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L.A. Film Festival

The LA Film Festival 2016: A Life Inspired

Lisa Adams | Posted 06.10.2016 | Arts
Lisa Adams

This year marks my fifth year attending the LA Film Festival. The festival's new venue, ArcLight Cinemas Culver City, seemed more user-friendly and re...

Newcomer Talitha Bateman Shines in "So B. It" Movie -- a Heartbreaking Story that Will Leave You Smiling

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 05.23.2017 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

Talitha Bateman. Tuck that name away in your memory palace. The teenage actor gives a brave, eye-opening performance in So B. It, a poignantly swee...

Kindred Spirits: South L.A. and Chernobyl at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival

Lisa Adams | Posted 06.19.2016 | Arts
Lisa Adams

This is my fourth year attending the Los Angeles Film Festival, produced by Film Independent and hosted by L.A. Live Regal Cinemas in downtown Los Angeles.

Sidekicks in the Spotlight at LA Film Fest

John Lopez | Posted 06.19.2016 | Los Angeles
John Lopez

Well, the 2015 LA Film Fest came to a close yesterday, which means traffic around L.A. Live should get marginally better as long as Obama doesn't decide to hold a fundraising event there.

Song of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 08.31.2014 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

I caught up with director N.C. Heikin to ask her what inspired her to want to bring to life the "reality" of Frank Morgan's life and she graciously took the time to give me some insight into her journey.

The Inspiration Behind LA Film Festival Favorite Nightingale

Elliott Lester | Posted 08.17.2014 | Los Angeles
Elliott Lester

What happens when we reach the point where the chorus of voices -- all competing to be heard at all times -- simply drown each other out? What if, in the end, no one is really paying attention?

Taking Photos in Front of Your Business Earns Them Bragging Rights

Kare Anderson | Posted 04.02.2014 | Business
Kare Anderson

Spurring passersby to take photos or videos in front of your business can pull them through the door and pull columnists to cover "our" story. "The ci...

Talking About Women's Roles With Director Kat Coiro of And While We Were Here

Govindini Murty | Posted 11.14.2013 | Entertainment
Govindini Murty

It's a welcome development to see more women directors emerging in the indie film scene and it's my hope that this will soon translate into more women directing studio features, as well. One indie woman director whose work I've enjoyed in recent years is Kat Coiro.

The L.A. Film Festival 2013: An Expedition to the End of the World, and Then Some

Lisa Adams | Posted 08.27.2013 | Arts
Lisa Adams

This was my second year attending the LA Film Festival. Most of my interest lies in documentary or documentary-like film.

The Best Of The LA Film Festival

Los Angeles Daily News | Bob Strauss | Posted 08.10.2013 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Film Festival has grown into an all-things-for-all-moviegoing-people kind of event. The 19th edition officially starts Thursday with ...

The LA Film Festival: From Sun Kissed to The Queen Of Versailles, a Thoughtful and Emotional Adventure

Lisa Adams | Posted 08.28.2012 | Arts
Lisa Adams

Presented by Film Independent and hosted by LA Live Regal Cinemas, the LA Film Festival was the best staycation one could have ever hoped for.

Sun Kissed: A Documentary About XP and Harmony

Deborah Stambler | Posted 06.25.2012 | Impact
Deborah Stambler

There's no cure for XP. Those with the disease burn, freckle and blister after minimal sun exposure. They are at much greater risk for skin cancers. The disease has neurological implications and leaves the child developmentally delayed. People with XP rarely live past the age of 20.

The Los Angeles Film Festival

John Lopez | Posted 08.13.2012 | Los Angeles
John Lopez

The Los Angeles Film Festival kicks off this week downtown with an eclectic slate of alternative stimulation. Run by Film Independent, the LAFF has a more chill, familial air than Sundance, and unlike Sundance, you can usually get tickets.

The Miracle of Film Festival Programming

Stephanie Allain | Posted 07.24.2012 | Los Angeles
Stephanie Allain

The latest Census Bureau data shows that the United States is on its way to becoming a "majority minority." What does this have to do with film festivals? Everything.

Senna: Director Asif Kapadia Explores The Man Vs. The Myth

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 10.18.2011 | Entertainment
Cynthia Ellis

You will laugh, you will cry, it is better than CATS. But most importantly, you will be moved. Senna is one of the most successful documentaries to come out of England to the States, ever.

A Film Called Quest: A Peek At Beats, Rhymes And Life

Wyatt Closs | Posted 09.05.2011 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs


FILM: 'One Lucky Elephant' Premieres At Los Angeles Film Festival

Hollywood Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The story of Flora, a pachyderm who for 18 years starred in a St. Louis circus that bore her name, is one of good intentions and evolving awareness. A...

John Legend at Premiere of Waiting for "Superman"

Tabby Biddle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tabby Biddle

"I really believe in the need for real change in the education system," said John Legend. Anyone who is a fan of Legend knows what a heartfelt guy he is.

Waiting for Superman Premieres at LA Film Festival

Tabby Biddle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tabby Biddle

Waiting for Superman is the kind of film we need more of in Hollywood. I say this because it takes an important social issue (education) and educates all of us.

David Ansen's L.A. Film Festival Approach: Mass With Class

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Most film festivals are torn between playing art-house obscurities and movies with mass appeal. But new Los Angeles Film Festival artistic director Da...

Lust & Larceny, Primeval Love, & Our Thirsty World: Your Weekend-To-Do List

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

For the rest of the best in Los Angeles cultural happenings, check out Flavorpill LA....