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Grandma. Starring Lily Tomlin will open LA Fest June10

Opening Night film will be the Los Angeles Premiere of Paul Weitz’s Grandma. Starring Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden, Judy Greer and Laverne Cox, Grandma is being released by Sony Pictures Classics. Also announced today, Rodrigo García was named Guest Director of the Festival, Gale Anne Hurd will receive the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award and Lily Tomlin will receive this year’s Spirit of Independence Award. Film Independent also a...

Open submissions to the Paris Art and Movie Awards

The PAMA will run sept 25-27th, 2015. The event will screen several blocks of shorts from all over the world, moreover from USA and France. Features and scripts are accepted too. 20 awards may be reward the best artists and filmmakers in a range of 10 categories. All categories can be found on the festival's website. All nominated movies, special events, french premiere and professional meetings will be held in the historical heart of Paris : Saint-Germain-des-Près. Out ...

POCHA (MANIFEST DESTINY) - an engaging story of a young woman caught in the cross hairs of life.

POCHA (MANIFEST DESTINY) - DIRECTED BY MICHAEL DWYER & CO-DIRECTED BY KAITLIN MCLAUGHLIN  WORLD PREMIERE - ZEITGEIST COMPETITION In this gorgeously filmed crime thriller, first time feature filmmaker Michael Dwyer and his co-director Kiatlin Mclaughlin bring the intensity to POCHA (MANIFEST DESTINY) - an engaging story of a young woman caught in the cross hairs of life.   Chasing the bling of the lux life, Claudia, a twenty-something Chicana, makes bad choices &n...

LA premiere of SWEET MICKY FOR PRESIDENT written by Pras Michel from the Fugees and directed by Ben Patterson

LOS ANGELES PREMIERE - BUZZ SECTION - JUNE 11, 2015 8:30 PM SWEET MICKY FOR PRESIDENT follows Pras Michel, Grammy award-winning rapper and founder of the hip-hop group The Fugees, as he returns to his homeland of Haiti post-earthquake and finds a corrupt government in paralysis. With no experience or money, Pras passionately mobilizes a presidential campaign for the unlikeliest of candidates: Michel Martelly, aka “Sweet Micky”, Haiti’s most popular and most outland...

The new 4K restoration of Carol Reed's classic: THE THIRD MAN screens in LA

LA/SF Press Screenings: 4k Restoration: THE THIRD MAN - With New Trailer The new 4K restoration of Carol Reed's THE THIRD MAN, starring Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, and Orson Welles, opens Friday June 26 at New York's Film Forum and Friday July 3 at Landmark's Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles! Winner of the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or, Oscar®-winner for Best Cinematography, and Oscar®-nominated for Best Director, THE THIRD MAN is regarded as one ...

THE CONFINES Directed by Eytan Rockaway will have its World Premiere at LA Fest

THE CONFINES  World Premiere in the Nightfall Category at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival Saturday, June 13 at 10:45PM       Directed by Eytan Rockaway Starring Louisa Krause, Jason Patric, and Mark Margolis THE CONFINES is a claustrophobic thriller that follows a troubled young woman who, in a last-ditch effort at getting her life together, takes a job working nights as a security guard at an abandoned luxury apar...

MTV and Dimension TV’s “Scream” is based on the eponymous, international hit horror franchise.

MTV AND DIMENSION TV’S HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW THRILLER “SCREAM” TO PREMIERE AT THE LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL ON SUNDAY, JUNE 14TH   First time in Festival history, television series to participate in a gala event. “Scream” will air an extended version of pilot and Q&A with cast and executive producers 21st Los Angeles Film Festival Gala Screening of MTV and Dimension TV’s “SCREAM” Sunday, June 14, 2015 Executive Producers/Showrunner...

PEOPLE PLACES THINGS by Jim Strouse will screen at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival:

  PEOPLE PLACES THINGS Written and Directed by: Jim Strouse  IN THEATERS AUGUST 14, 2015 Will Henry (Jemaine Clement) is a graphic novelist and a professor in NYC.  At his adorable twin girls’ fifth birthday party, Will’s life is turned upside down when he walks in on the mother of his children, and longtime girlfriend, Charlie, (Stephanie Allynne) with their friend Gary (Michael Chernus).  One year later, Will is still alone and trying to put his life bac...

OUT OF MY HAND in Competition at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival

OUT OF MY HAND North American Premiere in Competition at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival  Friday, June 12 at 6:00PM     Written and directed by Takeshi Fukunaga Working as tree tapper on a rubber plantation in Liberia, West Africa, Cisco struggles to make a decent life for himself and his family. Despite his and his fellow workers’ attempt at unionizing, the rubber...

CAUGHT Premiere - Starring Anna Camp and Stefanie Scott - At LAFF June 12

SAM PAGE AND AMELIA ROSE BLAIRE JOIN FILMMAKERS TO CELEBRATE PREMIERE OF UPCOMING THRILLER STARRING ANNA CAMP AND STEFANIE SCOTT Debut Screening of the Fast-Paced, Deliciously Twisted Feature to take Place at Los Angeles Film Festival     Filmmakers and cast to gather to celebrate the premiere of Caught at the Los Angeles Film Festival in the Nightfall category.   Caught follows a jealous housewife who kidnaps her husband's teenage mistress as a pran...

LA Fest selection: MANSON FAMILY VACATION Starring: Jay Duplass, Linas Phillips, Tobin Bell, Lenora Pitts

MANSON FAMILY VACATION (Netflix) Buzz   Written and Directed by J. Davis Featuring: Jay Duplass, Linas Phillips, Tobin Bell, Leonora Pitts, Adam Chernick, Davie-Blue   **World Debut at SxSW 2015** ​ Synopsis: Nick Morgan (Jay Duplass) has it all: a loving family, a beautiful home and a successful law practice in Los Angeles. His estranged brother Conrad (Linas Phillips) has nothing but a backpack. When Conrad shows up for a surprise visit, all he wants to d...

Consumed by Daryl Wein will have its World Premiere at LA Fest

  Mister Lister Films presents CONSUMED  WORLD PREMIERE @ LA FILM FEST Monday, June 15th at 8:50pm at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live 8 (1000 W Olympic Blvd)   Directed by:                                    Daryl Wein Screenwriter & Producer:          Daryl Wein, ...

A NEW HIGH - LAFF Competition documentary Film

The film is about a homeless shelter and residential drug treatment facility in Seattle. Mike Johnson (the Expedition Team Leader who is featured in the film) has created a unique opportunity for residents to train for an epic hike to summit Mt. Rainier one year later. The hope is that the focus and commitment for the climb will give them the internal and external strength to help them maintain a lasting sobriety. This documentary is equal parts heart breaking and heart pounding… it&rsq...

THE END OF THE TOUR selected at LA Fest

      THE END OF THE TOUR tells the story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter (and novelist) David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel), which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace's groundbreaking epic novel, Infinite Jest.  As the days go on, a tenuous yet intense relationship seems to develop between journalist and subject.  The two men bob and weave around each other, ...

ARAM, ARAM, A Film by Christopher Chambers (LA Muse Selection)

ARAM, ARAM- the first ever Armenian film to screen at the LA Film Festival in its 20 year history. This ground breaking movie is special in more ways than one, as it’s also the first American independent drama to take viewers inside the Armenian Community of Los Angeles. Although the film centers on Little Armenia, the film’s director Christopher Chambers wanted the story to stay true to immigration as a whole and the importance of maintaining a cultural identity in a new world. &...

TOO LATE by Dennis Hauck will have a World Premiere at LA Film Fest 2015

  TOO LATE  -  (U.S. Fiction Competition) Written and Directed by: Dennis Hauck,  Featuring:  John Hawkes, Crystal Reed, Natalie Zea, Vail Bloom, Joanna Cassidy... ​ Synopsis: Private investigator Mel Sampson (Academy Award Nominee John Hawkes) is tasked with tracking down the whereabouts of a missing woman from his own past.  With this familiar setup, TOO LATE takes the spine of the classic private eye genre and tears it to pieces, weaving it back toget...

A skate doc with a social conscience I AM THALENTE, world premiering at LAF

A skate doc with a social conscience I AM THALENTE, world premiering at LAFF on June 15th at 8:30pm.    An exuberant, action filled skate doc with a social conscience, it follows Thalente Biyela, a 17 year old homeless skateboard prodigy in South Africa who catches the eye of the professional skate-world when a DIY video of him skating goes viral. A group of top pro-skaters and figures in the skate world, including Kenny Anderson and legend Tony Hawk, offer Thalente ...

LAS MALAS LENGUAS (Sweet and Vicious) breaks the silence about abortion and homosexuality in Colombia

Check the Colombian filmmaker Juan Paulo Laserna, who recently graduated from the New York School of Visual Arts.  He graduated with honors and won several awards for his work, and now debuts his first feature LAS MALAS LENGUAS (“Sweet & Vicious”) at the 21st LAFF.  The film will to compete amongst eight films vying in the World Fiction Competition of the festival.   Public screening:  Saturday, June 13 at 1:50pm at Regal Cinemas #14 Press & Industry:...

THE CONFINES | World Premiere | Nightfall

THE CONFINES is a claustrophobic thriller that follows a troubled young woman who, in a last-ditch effort at getting her life together, takes a job working nights as a security guard at an abandoned luxury apartment building. Stuck with a brusque rent-a-cop as her partner, she struggles to keep her mind from playing tricks on her while she patrols the empty halls. But as the night progresses strange things begin to happen - and she realizes it may not all be in her head. Making his di...

The Babushkas of Chernobyl LAFF World Premiere

  A Film by Holly Morris & Anne Bogart ​ World Premiere Los Angeles Film Festival June 2015  Documentary Competition     "They lived through Stalin's Holodomor -- the genocide-by famine of the 1930s that wiped out millions of Ukrainians -- and the Nazis in the1940s.  Some of the women were shipped to Germany as forced labor.  When the Chernobyl&n...

A BEAUTIFUL NOW - World Premiere - LA Muse Section

Writer / Director: Daniela Amavia (Directorial Debut) Producers: Keith Kjarval, Lynn Kressel, Daniela Amavia Principal Cast: Abigail Spencer, Cheyenne Jackson, Sonja Kinski, Collette Wolfe, Elena Satine, Patrick Heusinger Running Time: 98 minutes   Synopsis: A group of five friends reunite for one night to save the woman, Romy (Abigail Spencer), at the center of their former circle. As the night progresses they struggle with their past relationships and finally truths are ...

Band of Robbers LAFF World Premiere – Zeitgeist Category

Premiere:                  Saturday, June 13th at 7:15pm at Regal LA Live Cinemas Website:                     www.bandofrobbers.com Zeitgeist Spanish, English (2015 , 95 min.) Directed by: Adam Nee, Aaron Nee Screenwriter: Adam Nee, Aaron Nee Producers: John Will, Rick Rosentha...

CATCHING THE SUN is a documentary feature by award-winning filmmaker and eco-activist Shalini Kantayya

CATCHING THE SUN  is a documentary feature by award-winning filmmaker and eco-activist Shalini Kantayya about people daring to lead a massive global energy transition from dependence on fossil fuels to clean renewable energy.   The film will premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 11, 2015 at 6:15 PM at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE 9.   The solar revolution is about much more than just saving energy; it is the intersection of environmental stewardship, social justice, an...

World Premiere Skate Doc I AM THALENTE, June 15th - moving action packed skate doc

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Skate doc I AM THALENTE world premieres at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival (details below). An exuberant, action filled skate doc with a social conscience, it follows Thalente Biyela, a 17 year old homeless skateboard prodigy in South Africa who catches the eye of the professional skate-world when a DIY video of him skating goes viral. A group of top pro-skaters and figures in the skate world, including Kenny Anderson and legend Tony Hawk, offer Thalente support and an opportunity t...

AYANDA AND THE MECHANIC selected at 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival

  Aynada's director: Sara Blecher Fuelled by the electric energy and ethnic diversity of 21st century Johannesburg, AYANDA tells the story of a young woman whose dreams of running a retro car restoration business are threatened by dark family secrets, the complications of love and the challenges of day-to-day life in the sprawling African metropolis.   Set in the vibrant community of Yeoville, where African migrants from across the continent live among indigenous South...
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