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Chris Weitz

See This Movie: David Rosenthal on His 'White Trash Noir' Film

Chris Weitz | Posted 11.19.2013 | Entertainment
Chris Weitz

A Single Shot, is good because it made me feel envious. How did he get that cast? How did he get that look? How did he manage to maintain such a gnarly tone and pace in a laconic backwoods noir? I asked...

Actor Demian Bichir Talks Hollywood, Scarlett, Oscars & Being Latino (PHOTOS)

S.J. Main, Ph.D. | Posted 04.28.2012 | Latino Voices
S.J. Main, Ph.D.

Whether Oriol's subject in frame is gang life, a fashion model or celebrity, he presents an artistic voice that is distinctly Los Angeles-bred.

Elise Foley

Video Series Asks On Immigration Law: 'Is This Alabama?'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Not all Alabamians support the state's HB 56 immigration law, explicitly designed to drive undocumented immigrants out of the state. In ...

I Want to Live a Better Life

Tom Gregory | Posted 02.20.2012 | Entertainment
Tom Gregory

A Better Life may not end the death and heartache of those squeezing into America for a future, but it does tell their story. Ignorance does not survive in A Better Life. It can't survive in an evolved America.

2011 Workers Voice Awards Named, Signals Strong Year for Worker-Based Themes in Pop Culture

Wyatt Closs | Posted 01.28.2012 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

Can a film about an immigrant father struggling to start a gardening business be a defining work of 2011? Yes. Who was best at amplifying workers' voi...

Best Films and More About Work, for Labor Day

Wyatt Closs | Posted 11.01.2011 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

This Labor Day week, we take a look at a listing of nominees for best films, tv shows, and other artistic expressions in what are called the "2011 Workers' Voice Awards" from PopWork USA.

Immigration and Birthright Citizenship: Constitutional and Personal Narratives

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth B. Wydra

A Better Life show that the dreams of immigrant parents for their children, and the struggles of such children to forge their own identities, are not just Latino, Asian, European, or African immigrant stories. These are American stories.

ReThink Interview: Chris Weitz, Director of A Better Life

Jonathan Kim | Posted 09.01.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

If you had just directed a movie that went on to gross over $700 million worldwide, what would you direct next? Director Chris Weitz chose to make a small movie from a screenplay that had been languishing for over 20 years.

Willow Bay

WATCH: Jami Gertz And Stacy Lubliner Talk Movies, Motherhood, And 'A Better Life'

HuffingtonPost.com | Willow Bay | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

After twenty years as an actress, Jami Gertz decided to step into the new role of producer. Enlisting the help of veteran dealmaker and former ICM age...

My LA: Chris Weitz On Hidden Neighborhoods, Food Trucks & Malibu

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 08.27.2011 | Los Angeles

Who: Chris Weitz -- Director, best known for the American Pie franchise, New Moon, The Golden Compass, and About A Boy, which gained him an Academy Aw...

ReThink Review: A Better Life -- Chasing A Truck and the American Dream

Jonathan Kim | Posted 08.24.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

A Better Life reveals the truth that immigrants are perhaps the purest reflection of the American dream, which isn't to become a millionaire, but to improve the lives of their families through hard work.

Willow Bay

WATCH: 'A Love Letter To LA'

HuffingtonPost.com | Willow Bay | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

Well in advance of it’s June 24th release, Chris Weitz's latest film, "A Better Life" -- a moving story of an undocumented worker and single father ...

Los Angeles Film Festival

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 08.15.2011 | Los Angeles

On June 16, Film Independent and the Los Angeles Times present the highly anticipated, seventeenth annual, ten-day-long movie-watching extravaganza th...

Anna Almendrala

VIDEO: Inner-City Students React To 'A Better Life'

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.15.2011 | Los Angeles

"A Better Life," directed by Chris Weitz, chronicles the struggles of an undocumented landscaper in Los Angeles trying to protect his teen son from ga...

PHOTOS: Chris Weitz & Lime Orchard Present 'A Better Life'

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 02.02.2012 | Los Angeles

"I’ve lived in Los Angeles for twenty years, and I feel like I’ve never really known it," said Academy Award nominated Chris Weitz, at the screeni...

New Moon Opening Night: Box Office Sales Go WILD, Advanced Tickets Help Break Records

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

From all indications, "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" was a major hit on its opening night, midnight on Friday, November 20, with great success at the b...

What to See: New Moon and Broken Embraces

Meg Hemphill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Meg Hemphill

The Twilight Saga: New Moon comes out today. And it's a safe bet that it'll be number one at the box office. If you're unconvinced whether this flick is for you, here's an overview to help you along your way ... or not.

A Full Moon, Werewolves, and Betrayed Love

Jane Minogue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jane Minogue

Werewolves are in the news these days, so let's analyze a story of werewolves, love, and betrayal circa 1180 from Marie de France.

Unfilmed "Twilight" Sequel Gets 2009 Release Date

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — "Twilight" fans have a short wait for the next installment of the vampire saga. Summit Entertainment spokesman Paul Pflug says "N...