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Can you help me identify this indie film from the last half of the 90s?

Can you help me identify this indie film from the last half of the 90s? It was shown repeatedly on either IFC or Sundance in that period. Set in LA, it seems now like a precursor to "mumblecore" films with non-actors poorly recorded with only a bit of a plot. The protagonist was male, shorter, dark-haired, and kind of aggressive in the way he would talk to people; I especially remember he would mostly repeat what other people would say, maybe two or three times, rapidly, with this angry tone. [more inside]
posted by stevil on Aug 18, 2012 - 2 answers

Need a last day of work treat delivered for the lady friend.

It's the lady's last day at work this week and I'd like to send her something nice. Flowers won't do it, I'm looking for cookies, cake or other tasty treats. I'm in LA! [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Aug 13, 2012 - 11 answers

Toes-down best pedicurist in Hollywood?

Please recommend the best plan of action for a man in Hollywood, CA who has some fairly wicked ingrown toenails. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Aug 13, 2012 - 19 answers

Why did LA get sprayed with a pesticide?

Was a pesticide sprayed over Los Angeles in the late 80s? [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta on Aug 11, 2012 - 13 answers

NY to LA Transplant Question

I was just offered a job in Los Angeles starting April of next year. We are considering it, and just starting to look around on Craigslist etc at housing/ neighborhoods. I am wondering which areas are good for our "prerequisites" which are really just things that are ideal and are in no way deal breakers: [more inside]
posted by rubyeyo on Aug 10, 2012 - 16 answers

LA to DC - Fabric and leather supply stores

LA to DC Crafting - Fabric and Leather supply stores? [more inside]
posted by krikany on Aug 4, 2012 - 4 answers

How can she be gone when she was just here and I see her everywhere?

My mom died. Now what? (In the abstract, existential sense.) [more inside]
posted by ApathyGirl on Jul 31, 2012 - 28 answers

Take me to LA

What films, songs and books should I see/hear/read to get a feel for LA? [more inside]
posted by litleozy on Jul 13, 2012 - 54 answers

Can this old CD ROM be resurrected?

Dear AskMe tech folks- there's an older CDROM out there that was designed to play and display on the IBM 286, Mac II, and Mac LC. Is there a tool, emulator, or hack out there that would allow me to play and view it on my current Apple (running OSX)? [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Jun 26, 2012 - 10 answers

one burns money and makes you fat, the other burns fat and saves you money

Getting around LA via bicycle? [more inside]
posted by Aubergine on May 9, 2012 - 27 answers

I Love Food

You filled my eyeballs, now please stuff my belly! [more inside]
posted by sprezzy on Apr 23, 2012 - 3 answers

Where in LA do I take someone who hates LA?

I live in L.A. and I have someone special coming to visit. He didn't much care for this city the last few times he visited, so I want to take him to places that are very un-L.A. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta on Apr 4, 2012 - 40 answers

L.A. Mefites, I have a only couple of hours in your city. What should I do?

L.A. Mefites, I have only a couple of hours in your city. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by justgary on Apr 2, 2012 - 14 answers

Does changing the swing on my bathroom door actually buy me any space?

What is considered good practice (but not ADA) for interior door clearance in a small residential bathroom with an outswing or pocket door? [more inside]
posted by pizzazz on Mar 29, 2012 - 5 answers

Seeking guidance on reestablishing oneself on West Coast - on finding work, friends, community

How difficult is it to move from East coast to West coast and find comparable work in Federal Government? Is it hard to start fresh in the LA area knowing noone? What are the biggest challenges to consider and how to overcome? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 3, 2012 - 7 answers

I'm sofa-king clueless on furniture (hur hur hur)

Affordable furniture in Los Angeles? What should we even look for in terms of a (moderate) quality couch? [more inside]
posted by fillsthepews on Mar 3, 2012 - 18 answers

Awesome Kick-Off

As part of my interview process, I have been asked to kick-off a project to a pretend client. This is for an interactive agency in LA. There will be 5 people acting as stakeholders. I really want this job and want to leave an awesome impression. What things can I do to set myself apart? What are your tips for awesome kick-off meetings? I need to demonstrate my skills as a meeting facilitator and project manager. I am looking for anything that will set me apart including handing out candy / fruit, using an awesome slide deck, or simply facilitating a awesome kick-off. Have you seen anyone do something awesome in a meeting that wasn't borderline cheesy? I need to demonstrate imagination but also an ability to drive and get things done. Links or videos appreciated as well. Help me get this job!
posted by kaizen on Feb 24, 2012 - 7 answers

LA birthday spots--what should we do?

[LA Filter] I need last minute restaurant or other fun experience for husband's birthday in LA [more inside]
posted by biscuits on Feb 4, 2012 - 9 answers

Temping in LA

Good temp agencies in LA? [more inside]
posted by Bunny Ultramod on Feb 3, 2012 - 7 answers

Where to eat on I5?

We're driving down to LA from the East Bay Area later via I5 next month, and we'd love to get your recommendations on a place to eat on the way. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Jan 30, 2012 - 15 answers

I got tricked by a rental scam in LA. What are my legal options?

Okay, so it finally happened. I got hit by a rental scam in LA. Now what? More inside. [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Jan 30, 2012 - 15 answers

DJ or Dominion?

Wedding DJ recommendations in L.A.? Alternatively, do we really need dancing at an evening wedding? [more inside]
posted by Diagonalize on Jan 24, 2012 - 22 answers

Searching for Lady Things in LA!

Hello savvy LA lady shoppers, male or female! My sister's boyfriend is visiting LA and would like to scope out some local lady stores/boutiques (clothes, jewelry, accessories) for a gift for my sister. He doesn't have a car, is in Venice, and can get to Santa Monica. Any suggestions for good places to hit?
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Jan 6, 2012 - 6 answers

Make me love LA.

I've never liked LA, but I have a job opportunity there and I'm about to spend a week checking out the city. Tell me what you love about it and what I should see. More inside! [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Jan 5, 2012 - 26 answers

Time to buy a quickie white tux (LA/SF)

I need a white tuxedo, cheap (low-quality is fine), and fast. In LA or SF (needs to be faster if in SF). Ideally get it bought and altered within a week. Does anyone have any leads?
posted by paultopia on Jan 2, 2012 - 9 answers

Finding Art Classes

I would like to buy my girlfriend a gift certificate for some art classes, but I don't know where to start. Help! We're in Los Angeles. [more inside]
posted by phaedon on Dec 21, 2011 - 8 answers

Dangling Chinese Sunflower Seeds

After seeing Ai Weiwei's sunflower seed exhibit at Tate Modern in London with my girlfriend earlier this year, I was inspired to translate the afternoon into a thoughtful Christmas gift. I've purchased 6 of the seeds on eBay and need help finding a jeweler in Los Angeles that can help me design a pair of earrings incorporating them. HELP! [more inside]
posted by Dr.James.Orin.Incandenza on Dec 7, 2011 - 8 answers

See, kids, grandma and grandpa were young and photogenic once...

Great locations in L.A. for an engagement photo shoot? Bonus for unconventional or indoor suggestions. [more inside]
posted by Diagonalize on Dec 1, 2011 - 13 answers

Things to do in LA - mid- to late-December

Dobbs and I are going to Los Angeles from Dec 15 - 23rd. Recommendations for any film, music, theatre, or gallery events that should not be missed (screenings, tributes, retrospectives, concerts, etc)? Restaurant recommendations are also welcome. I'll be staying downtown and he'll be in West Hollywood. Also, as Canadians who've never been to LA in winter, what outerwear is appropriate (rain much? how cold?)? Thanks!
posted by You Should See the Other Guy on Nov 30, 2011 - 16 answers

Help me certify a copy of my Brit passport in LA!

Which is the best way to certify a copy of my UK passport in Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by Bwithh on Oct 31, 2011 - 7 answers

Tell me what I need to know about living in LA

Moving back to LA. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by Bunny Ultramod on Oct 25, 2011 - 26 answers

Need advice for trip to Palm Springs and maybe Los Angeles.

Need advice for trip to Los Angeles and Palm Springs, CA. [more inside]
posted by kdern on Oct 13, 2011 - 16 answers

Map of Los Angeles area

Is there a map available online of the boundaries of the cities around Los Angeles? For example, the map would show the streets where places like Culver City, Bell, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, etc. begin and end. Bonus points if the map shows neighborhoods within LA proper. Double bonus points if it includes light rail and commuter rail. [more inside]
posted by Pruitt-Igoe on Oct 10, 2011 - 9 answers

What sculpture in LA looks like Chicago?

What is the large red sculpture in LA? I was watching Ruthless People and noticed the final ransom drop took place in front of a large metal sculpture. To my mind, this sculpture looks like the Flamingo sculpture in Chicago. The scene can't have been filmed in Chicago, so what's the name of this similar sculpture in LA?
posted by Monochrome on Oct 9, 2011 - 3 answers

Simi Valley Day Tripper

Los Angeles tourism filter: Day trip to Simi Valley and Reagan Library? Help. [more inside]
posted by Flood on Sep 4, 2011 - 7 answers

Anyone know a great mobile dog groomer for standard poodles? (in the South Bay of Los Angeles)

Anyone know a great mobile dog groomer for standard poodles? (in the South Bay of Los Angeles) [more inside]
posted by Temeraria on Sep 1, 2011 - 1 answer

Best Hollywood tour bus?

A dear friend from overseas is visiting me on her first trip to L.A... but unfortunately I'm going through a bit of a rough patch health-wise, and so can't help her sightsee as much as I'd like. She's expressed interest in hopping on one of the Hollywood bus tours while I get some rest over the weekend, but I have no idea which ones are best and which ones to avoid. Any former tourists to my fair city have any suggestions?
posted by scody on Aug 20, 2011 - 6 answers

A countertop dishwasher for all my woe?

What do you know about countertop dishwashers? What should *I* know about them before purchasing one? Where can I find a selection (or heck, even 1) in stock at a brick'n'mortar here in Los Angeles? and, barring a local retailer, Which countertop dishwasher should I buy online? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Aug 19, 2011 - 12 answers

Necklace Repair

Where in LA can I get a bead necklace restrung inexpensively? [more inside]
posted by tacoma1 on Jul 28, 2011 - 6 answers

What was that crime novel that used carmageddon as a plot point

What-was-that-book-filter: 70's or 80's (?) heist (?) novel that involved shutting down L.A. by closing a couple of freeways and the central telephone switching system. [more inside]
posted by dersins on Jul 15, 2011 - 10 answers

Help make my LA trip unforgettable

LA-filter: Venice, Abbott Kinney. Places to stay, eat, drink in walking or biking distance? And: what or who replaced Stroh's? [more inside]
posted by NekulturnY on Jul 8, 2011 - 12 answers

Help needed for my last minute Cali trip

Going from SF to Pasadena via public transport -- is this possible? [more inside]
posted by peacheater on Jun 29, 2011 - 21 answers

What is this warehouse in LA?

What is the warehouse in Los Angeles at W Bluff Creek Drive and S Campus Center Drive near Playa Vista? [more inside]
posted by sharding on Jun 26, 2011 - 4 answers

Although, the plumber she hires isn't named Joe...

LA Rent Control: I'm not sure my landlord is aware that our unit is rent controlled. June is rent control re-registration month. Do I bring this up? Oh, our landlord is a Tea Party chairperson for the region. [more inside]
posted by hwyengr on Jun 8, 2011 - 19 answers

Best food bank in north San Fernando Valley?

Any suggestions for a good food bank or food pantry in the north or west San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles? We're going to see lots of grapefruit and avocado from our trees this year, and I'd like to donate it to needy folks. Google is not a big help.
posted by infinitewindow on Jun 6, 2011 - 5 answers

How to rent an apt with bad credit

Renting an apartment in LA with bad credit, possible? [more inside]
posted by HonestAsian on May 26, 2011 - 5 answers

A romantic weekend from LA?

What's a great weekend getaway from Los Angeles at a resonable price? [more inside]
posted by YoungAmerican on May 13, 2011 - 11 answers

Looking for outdoor shopping locations in Los Angeles.

Looking for outdoor shopping locations in Los Angeles. [more inside]
posted by JPowers on May 6, 2011 - 15 answers

What are some helpful tips for planning a beach wedding in La Jolla, CA on a budget?

My fiance and I have been together for almost four years. She wants to get married in her home town, probably on the beach in La Jolla. I've never been married before, and neither has she, and I guess what I'm wondering is... What are some resources I can use to estimate the cost and planning necessary?
posted by anonymous on May 2, 2011 - 13 answers

Commute from Glendale to Long Beach

LA Traffic Filter: How long will it take me to drive from Glendale to Long Beach tomorrow morning? And when should I leave to arrive by 8:00am? And what's the best route?
posted by JPowers on Apr 21, 2011 - 5 answers

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