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Saturday, July 01, 2006

`The XXX factor' in the LA Times

This is not tech-related, but just a fun read from LA Times writer John Horn, whom I met last week at the LA Film Festival. Here's the opener:

    A drama about two Echo Park teenagers struggling to find acceptance, "QuinceaƱera" has become one of the season's indie darlings, winning awards and critical acclaim everywhere it goes.


    This from the same filmmakers who brought you hard-core porn titles such as "The Florida Erection," "The Hole" and "Toolbox."


    Not that long ago, it was nearly impossible for filmmakers, producers and actors to move from adult cinema into "legitimate" Hollywood. For every Barry Sonnenfeld (a former adult film cinematographer turned "Men in Black" blockbuster director), countless others failed to make the transition.


And here's an earlier CinemaTech post about `QuinceaƱera' from Sundance... I didn't get to see the movie, but did catch a panel featuring co-directors Wash Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer.


I just saw a postcard promoting it at the Landmark Embarcadero last night -- and look forward to seeing it in August, when it'll be released.