Jared Leto Of “Dallas Buyers Club” To Receive The Hollywood Breakout Performance Award At The 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards

Despite a little rain, music from the Beach Boys set the scene for dozens of classic, modern and custom cars, trucks and other vehicles. After a one-year hiatus, the Dream Car Classic recently returned to downtown Hollywood. The show, which can feature up to 90 cars, is sponsored by the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency and the Downtown Hollywood Business Association. It will be staged the first Sunday of each month through May. “The venue makes this show really special,” said Joe Bevelacqua, event coordinator. “Merchants are offering discounts to car owners. And the downtown really gets a lot of foot traffic.” Bevelacqua said that in the past, the show was only open to cars of a certain era. “So many people wanted to get in, I opened it for all types of cars,” he said. “We have a lot of repeat attendees, but a lot of the cars here today, I haven’t seen before.” Before the start of the show, registration was nearly full and cars lined up for their spot along the street. The kickoff Dream Car Classic featured cars like Chevy Novas and Camaros, including the official pace car of the 53rd Indianapolis 500 from 1969. Volkswagens, Fords and Chryslers also were among the vehicles represented. Bevelacqua emphasized that the Dream Car Classic is a family-friendly event. Music from the 1950s and ’60s filled the air, and kids could enjoy face painting. “I’m 65 years old,” Bevelacqua said, “[and] I’ve been into cars since I was 16 years old. I enjoy these types of events and sharing the love for the cars.” The next Dream Car Classic will be on Oct.

Hollywood & Vine? The Latest in Wine Themed Movies


They reclaimed a small vineyard, planted with Syrah and Grenache, and started making wine six years earlier. The film, produced and directed by Fiona Cunningham-Reid, is structured to follow one season of winemaking. It begins with September’s grape harvest, then moves through fermentation, separation of the mark from the wine in November, winter pruning, March flowering, and bottling of the previous year’s production in May. We learn this is all a lot of work, even for two strong and resourceful women. They accomplish a lot, however, with the help of their friends. This community assists them in pruning the vines, picking the grapes and with bottling. As the film evolves, we begin to learn that many of their friends are not only expats, but also lesbian and gay. The women and their friends clearly derive a lot of joy and camaraderie from working together, as well as pride in making quality wines that are gaining a local reputation, winning medals in regional competitions. The women sell their wines from their small cellar across the street from the village’s city hall. There is some mention of a traditional culture of jealousy of the successes of others in the south of France, as well as some hostility on the part of a few neighbors based possibly on homophobia. This includes an uncooperative neighbor who refuses to move her vehicle on a day that’s long been posted as one on which cars need to be removed from the narrow street alongside the cellar so as to allow the mobile bottling line to set up there.

Deep in the heart of Texas, Ron’s pioneering underground collective beats loud and strong. With a growing community of friends and clients, Ron fights for dignity, education, and acceptance. In the years following his diagnosis, the embattled Lone Star loner lives life to the fullest like never before. “Dallas Buyers Club” will be released in theaters this November by Focus Features. ABOUT DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS Founded in 1957, dick clark productions, Inc. (DCP) is a leading independent producer of television programming. DCP produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” DCP also produces popular weekly television programming, including “So You Think You Can Dance,” and owns and maintains one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment libraries, which includes more than 30 years of “American Bandstand” footage. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com . ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS The Hollywood Film Awards, founded in 1997, were created to celebrate Hollywood and launch the awards season. The recipients of the awards are selected by an Advisory Team for their body of work and/or a film(s) that is to be released during the calendar year. In the last 10 years, a total of 96 Oscar nominations and 34 Oscars were given to the honorees of the Hollywood Film Awards.