Father Gregory Boyle. (photo courtesy Maury Phillios, Coastline Pilot / September 9, 2010)

Ed Hardy film to screen at LAM

Laguna Art Museum will screen "Ed Hardy, Tattoo the World," a new documentary about artist Ed Hardy, by filmmaker Emiko Omori on Sept. 22 at the museum. Hardy is currently part of the Art Shack exhibit at the museum, and both he and Omori will be present to answer questions and sign autographs during the screening.

The event begins at 6 p.m. with a wine and cheese reception in the museum lobby, followed by the film at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15 each on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, contact Jackie Bunge at (949) 494-8971, ext. 207.

Jazz singer Karen Gallinger appears

Laguna Beach Live will present jazz vocalist Karen Gallinger from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the outdoor rose garden of the Hotel Laguna, 425 Coast Hwy.

Regarded as one of Southern California's finest jazz singers, Gallinger has performed across the country, Europe and Asia. She is also a gifted composer and lyricist. She has opened for artists like Tony Bennett, Toni Tennille and Kenny Rankin, and also played the lead in the 1996 musical "Is It Just Me or Is It Hot in Here."

Cover charge is $10; drinks and food are available for purchase. Doors open at 5:15 p.m.; reservations for eight or more may be made by prepaying online at http://www.lagunabeachlive.org. For more information call (949) 715-9713.

'Departures' to be shown

The Laguna Beach Film Society will present "Departures," a Japanese film about an out-of-work cellist who takes a job preparing the deceased for their entry into the next life, at 7 p.m. Thursday at South Coast Cinemas, 162 Coast Hwy.

Tickets are $15 at the door, or for just $5 more, you can enjoy a pre-film wine and hors d'oeuvres reception at 6 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Bank Community Room, 260 Ocean Ave.

To join the Film Society, contact JoAnne Story at jstory@lagunaartmuseum.org.

Support for Sawdust film

Filmmakers Kailee McGee and Rich Costales will host a fundraising soiree from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at 805 Laguna Canyon Road to celebrate and raise money for "The Dust," a documentary that takes an intimate look inside the Sawdust Art Festival's 44th season.

The event will include hors d'oeuvres and wine, a silent auction of original artwork and jewelry from Sawdust artists and an array of gift certificates to local businesses, a premiere screening of the film, and live music by locals Sasha Evans and Douglas Miller.

Proceeds will go toward completing the documentary.

"So far the project has been 95% personally funded by the directors and unfortunately, we haven't received as many monetary donations as expected," McGee said.

She estimates that after the post-production wraps on Sept 22, it will take about two months to edit the film before the completed version screens in Laguna Beach and is submitted to film festivals nationwide.

To RSVP or donate to the silent auction, contact thedustthefilm@gmail.com. Fore more information about the project, visit http://www.thedustfilm.info.