Last night the Los Angeles Film Festival kicked off another year of awesome content with the premiere of SNOWPIERCER, and the closing film will be JERSEY BOYS, with many delights in between. Now that it is officially summer in Los Angeles, everyone can use a movie, some a/c, snacks, a fun time, and The Los Angeles Film Festival is the place to be.
Of the movies I've been able to pre-screen I have to say I am impressed at the diverse content available for your/mine/our viewing pleasure.
From the exploration of love and the life of the privileged class in, ECHO PARK. To the life of a white supremacist and what happened during his one day free from jail, in SUPREMACY. To THE MAN FROM RENO, about a stranger who kills people to assume their identity, told as we follow a crime novelist running from her life in Japan, as she encounters this strange man in San Francisco. The 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival is a slam dunk to please just about anyone.
Other movies to look forward to that I highly suggest you check out are HARMONTOWN, directed by Neil Berkeley playing Monday June 16, 2014 at 7:30 p.m., and this Friday the 13th at 10 p.m., INNER DEMONS directed by Seth Grossman.
Along with movies, this year there is an interesting panel on Saturday June 14 at 1pm called, WOMEN WHO CALL THE SHOTS: A Celebration of Women Directors and Showrunners. On the panel will be Nicole Holofcener (Lovely & Amazing, Enough Said), show runner Marta Kauffmank (Co-Creator/executive producer, Friends, Grace and Frankie), Debra Granik (Stray Dog, Winter’s Bone), and Gina Prince-Bythewood (Blackbird & Love and Basketball).
Playing tonight, Thursday June 12, 2014 at 9:45 p.m., is SUPREMACY, Directed by Deon Taylor with an ensemble cast giving outstanding performances by Danny Glover, Joe Anderson, Lela Rochon, Anson Mount, Evan Ross, Derek Lukeand and Dawn Olivieri. With a tag line, “He was free for a day.” SUPREMACY is truly a remarkable film that tells the tale of, Garrett Tully and his journey of what can go wrong in one day, after 14 years in solitary confinement in maximum security Pelican Bay State Prison, as he takes a family hostage, and his world comes crashing down. This movie explores race relations, and is hands down, one of the best I’ve seen in the festival this year.
SUPREMACY screens tonight June 12, 2014 at 9:45 p.m.
INNER DEMONS screens June 13, 2014 at 10 p.m.
ECHO PARK screens Saturday June 14, 2014 at 6:45 p.m.
MAN FROM RENO screens Sunday June 15, 2014 at 6:40 p.m. and Wednesday June 18th at 9 p.m.
HARMONTOWN screens Monday June 16, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
The 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival is a must attend as it celebrates it's 20th anniversary with some seriously fun films.
As always, check the link below to confirm movie screening times and to find ticket information.
For more information on the Los Angeles film festival go here: http://www.lafilmfest.com/