LA Film Fest Celebrates 20 Years | June 11-19, 2014

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The Los Angeles Film Fest is produced by Film Independent, a non-profit arts organization dedicated to promoting and supporting independent films and filmmakers that embody diversity, innovation and uniqueness of vision. The festival, in its 20th year, features close to 200 features, shorts and music videos from over 40 countries. It runs from June 11 – 19, 2014.

The hub of the festival is LA Live, with convenient parking ($10 a day). Most of the screenings take place in and around the LA Live district. But there are other venues away from LA Live – including LACMA and Union Station – so be sure to check screening location when committing to tickets.

Highlights

Snowpiercer | June 11 – Bong Joon-ho, directs an all-star international cast and delivers ‘Snowpiercer’ an original–and darkly funny–vision of the future. Cast includes Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, Ko Asung, John Hurt, Ed Harris

LA Muse Series – a special section 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 find their voice, tell their story and perfect their craft. See films in this category here.

La Bamba | June 13 – see this classic movie starring Lou Diamond Phillips in a free screening at Union Station.

Sherlock Jr./Cops | June 13 – two Buster Keaton silent comic masterpieces will be shown with an original score performed by French garage rockers Magnetix. Screened at California Plaza downtown as part of Grand Performances. Free.

Jersey Boys | June 19 – Clint Eastwood’s adaptation of the Broadway Musical depicting the rise of the group The Four Seasons.

Check out all films on the LA Film Fest website below.

Website – LA Film Fest

 

 

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