FROM Everardo Gout
'Days of Grace' More people are kidnapped in Mexico than any other country in the world. Officially, the number is more than four a day. Unofficially it could be many times that. For a place that has suffered so much violence, it’s an ongoing torment, but one that people tend not to talk about. Mexican filmmaker Everardo Gout decided it was an issue that should be explored. He spent four years interviewing gang members, corrupt police, and kidnap victims and their families. Madeleine speaks with Gout about his feature film, Days of Grace, which opens in L.A. tonight.
In 'Free Fire,' Ben Wheatley wants to "meet the audience halfway" British filmmaker Ben Wheatley has built up a cult following with his hyper-violent, darkly funny movies. His newest film Free Fire is an action comedy starring Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, and a whole lot of guns. The movie has the broadest commercial appeal of any of his work to date, but it's still a Ben Wheatley film, which means, spoiler alert...a lot of people die.
Michael Flynn ensnared in foreign payments scandal Congressman Elijah Cummings has released documents showing that President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn was warned not to accept foreign government payments in 2014. Flynn still took a $45,000 speaking fee in 2015 from the Kremlin-backed news network RT.
Neutra landmark, Thom Mayne's home, I.M. Pei turns 100 Pioneering architect Richard Neutra's Silver Lake home has been added to the list of national historic landmarks, with an assist from Rep. Adam Schiff. Thom Mayne's new house in Cheviot Hills replaces the former home of writer Ray Bradbury, and the neighbors like it! Paul Revere Williams posthumously gets AIA's top prize, and I.M. Pei turns 100.