Cinema Paradiso http://wlrn.org en How Hollywood Is Cultivating Its Own Emerging Arts Scene http://wlrn.org/post/how-hollywood-cultivating-its-own-emerging-arts-scene <p></p><p>Since&nbsp;last summer's&nbsp;launch of the Downtown Hollywood Mural Project,&nbsp;in which&nbsp;a talented&nbsp;crew of commissioned artists&nbsp;began painting walls along a three-block stretch of the city, downtown Hollywood has garnered&nbsp;a lot of buzz as a&nbsp;rising&nbsp;cultural district.</p><p>So far the mural&nbsp;project, led by the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA),&nbsp;has&nbsp;unveiled a new and fresh mural each month by a different artist&nbsp;during the city's artwalk, held on the third Saturday of every month.</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Andrea Richard 19046 at http://wlrn.org How Hollywood Is Cultivating Its Own Emerging Arts Scene Rejecting The Megaplex Trend, Downtown Hollywood Adopts An Arthouse Theater http://wlrn.org/post/rejecting-megaplex-trend-downtown-hollywood-adopts-arthouse-theater <p>Downtown Hollywood hasn’t had a movie theater since 1996.</p><p>But that will all change when Fort Lauderdale art house Cinema Paradiso opens a second location later this year on Hollywood Boulevard.</p><p>While downtown Hollywood is home to a bustling entertainment scene along Young Circle and neighboring streets, the area hasn’t offered a proper cinema in 17 years.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 11:10:00 +0000 Andrea Richard 16238 at http://wlrn.org Rejecting The Megaplex Trend, Downtown Hollywood Adopts An Arthouse Theater Fort Lauderdale Native Premieres Film At FLIFF http://wlrn.org/post/fort-lauderdale-native-premieres-film-fliff <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Methamphetamine addiction came into the spotlight recently with the TV show,<a href="http://www.amctv.com/shows/breaking-bad">&nbsp;<em>Breaking Bad.</em></a>&nbsp;Now, a Fort Lauderdale native is returning to his hometown to premiere his first film about the subject.&nbsp;</p><p>The movie, Junction, premieres at <a href="http://www.fliff.com/Cinema_Paradiso">Cinema&nbsp;Paradiso</a>, as part of the <a href="http://www.fliff.com/">Fort Lauderdale Film Festival</a>. It’s a gritty portrayal of methamphetamine addicts who unravel before our eyes.</p> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 14:30:00 +0000 Patricia Sagastume 4360 at http://wlrn.org Fort Lauderdale Native Premieres Film At FLIFF