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Los Angeles Film Festival

June 11-19, 2014

What’s It All About?

The Los Angeles Film Festival (LAFF) celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and will feature a diverse slate of 200 features, shorts and music videos from 40 countries. The festival’s signature programmes include the Filmmaker Retreat, Music In Film Nights at the Grammy Museum, Celebrating Women Filmmakers, Master Classes, Spirit of Independence Award and Poolside Chats.

A special section – LA Muse – launches this year, focusing on Los Angeles as a source of inspiration for filmmakers and artists worldwide.

From Chinatown to Echo Park, LA has been a muse for artists to tell their stories and perfect their craft. The 20th anniversary of the festival is dedicated to the City of Angels, a cinematic reflection of the city-muse through a programme of films, performances and panels.

The festival is produced by Film Independent, whose marquee events include the popular Film Independent at LACMA series, and the annual Film Independent Spirit Awards, Film Independent Forum and Directors Close-Up.

The fest will screen more than 200 features, shorts and music videos from over 40 countries this year.

Watch Out For!

Opening Film: Snowpiercer

South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho’s post-apocalyptic sci-fi film, Snowpiercer, set aboard a speeding train, will open the fest. The film features Chris Evans, Jamie Bell and Tilda Swinton.

Gala Screenings

The fest’s Gala Screenings include Ira Sachs’ Love Is Strange, Justin Simien’s Dear White People and Hossein Amini’s The Two Faces Of January.

Lisa Cholodenko will serve as Guest Director for the event.

Sony Pictures Classics’ Tom Bernard and Michael Barker will receive the Spirit of Independence Award. A conversation with them will be followed by a screening of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000).

Some of the other screenings in other categories include:

Narrative Competition

• 10 Minutes

• Comet

• Lake Los Angeles

• Man From Reno

• Recommended By Enrique

• Runoff

• Someone You Love

• Uncertain Terms

• The Young Kieslowski

LA Muse

• Dreams Are Colder Than Death

• Eat With Me

• Echo Park

• The Ever After

• Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey

• Inner Demons

• Los Ángeles

• Nightingale

• The Road Within

• Supremacy

• Trouble Dolls

International Showcase

• Club Sandwich

• The Great Museum.

• Han Gong-Ju

• Joy of Man’s Desiring.

• The Kidnapping Of Michel Houellebecq

• The Liberator

• Natural Sciences

• Of Horses And Men

• Starred Up

• Stream Of Love

• Violette

Closing Film: Jersey Boys

Warner Bros Pictures’ Jersey Boys, directed by Clint Eastwood, will be the Closing Night film. The film stars John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Vincent Piazza and Oscar winner Christopher Walken.

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