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Little Birds

Review: Little Birds Never Soars High

Zach Udko | Posted 10.31.2012 | Entertainment
Zach Udko

Set in California's forgotten Salton Sea, writer-director Elgin James' debut follows 15 year-old Lily (Juno Temple) and her best friend Alison (Kay Panabaker) as they attempt to flee their impoverished community and build a nest in Los Angeles with a group of runaway squatters.

Lucas Kavner

Sundance Director Fights His Violent Past

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 08.29.2012 | Arts

On Tuesday Elgin James sat in a plush room in his publicist's office, filled with Nintendo Wii systems, controllers and a Kirby pillow. It seemed like...

WATCH: Ex-Gang Member's Stunning Indie Debut

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.28.2012 | Arts

James Elgin's first film "Little Birds" debuts in theaters tomorrow. It is hard to believe that just over six years ago, the budding indie filmmaker w...

Hot Summer Reading: Good Dirty Books VS. Bad Dirty Books

Gina Barreca | Posted 09.13.2012 | Books
Gina Barreca

My best bet is that Anais Nin would have flung 50 Shades of Grey across the floor and said "Who are you kidding, honey? If you're going to read filth, read well-written, smart, sexy and good filth."

Gang Leader Turned Filmmaker Gets Jail Time

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In 2009, Elgin Nathan James was arrested in Los Angeles for allegedly attempting to extort a member of a Chicago-area punk band years earlier. On Tues...