This weekend Westwood Village kicks off the 15th Annual Los Angeles Film Festival showcasing the best in new American and International cinema. This top film event gives you access to some of the most critically acclaimed filmmakers, industry professionals, and actors from around the world. Drawing a diverse audience of more than 80,000 people, the festival will showcase more than 100 feature films alongside premieres, panels and seminars, short film programs, music video showcases, free outdoor screenings, live musical performances, and unique signature events. What’s Playing?

The Festival’s opening film Paper Man stars Jeff Daniel and Ryan Reynolds. It’s the story of story of middle-aged Richard Dunn, a writer caught between the pressures of deadlines, the expectations of his wife, and the constant presence of the superhero who’s lived inside his head since 2nd Grade. And then he meets a girl–a Long Island teenager whose friendship shows him that no matter how much it hurts, it’s never too late to grow up. You can check out the festival’s full schedule and film lineup here. How Much? Costs vary, but all regular features, panels, short film programs, and music video programs are $12. Dates: The festival runs from June 18th through June 28th, 2009. How do I Purchase Tickets or Passes to a Screening? Passes and tickets can be purchased on the web site or over the phone at 866.FILMFEST (345-6337). LA Film Festival website

January 23, 2017

Makeup Artist Raises Mental Health Awareness With New #InsideOutChallenge

Canadian beauty blogger Yasaman Gheidi is using her makeup skills to spread mental health awareness with her new #InsideOutChallenge. While makeup can be fun and glamorous, Gheidi shows us a different side by using products to transform her face into a mirror for what’s within. The project came about after the 27-year-old self-taught beauty blogger left her staff Christmas party early due to an anxiety attack.

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