The Los Angeles Film Festival
comes to our old stomping grounds, Westwood (go Bruins!) June 19-29.
WHAT IS THE LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL?
The Los Angeles Film Festival, held annually for ten days in June, showcases the best of American and international independent cinema. With an expected attendance of over 100,000, the festival screens over 175 narrative features, documentaries, shorts, and music videos. Now in its fourteenth year, the festival has grown into a world-class event, uniting new filmmakers with critics, scholars, film masters, and the movie-loving public.
WHO CAN ATTEND THE FESTIVAL?
The Festival attracts a huge spectrum of audiences from Los Angeles and around the world. This year, we anticipate over 100,000 attendees.
HOW DO I PURCHASE TICKETS OR PASSES TO A SCREENING?
Festival passes for the 2008 Los Angeles Film Festival are now on Wednesday, May 7. Tickets to individual screenings will be available for purchase beginning on June 2.
Passes and tickets can be purchased on the web site or over the phone at 866.FILMFEST (345-6337). Walk up sales of passes and tickets will begin at Festival Ticket Office on Sunday, June 8.
HOW MANY FILMS PLAY IN THE FESTIVAL? HOW MANY WERE SUBMITTED?
Approximately 108 features, 40 shorts, and 60 music videos make up the main body of the Festival. This year, Festival programmers considered more than 4,500 films.
WHAT'S BEING SCREENED?
The festival begins with the U.S. premiere of Wanted. Based upon Mark Millar's explosive graphic novel series, the film tells an action-packed story of a disaffected, cube-dwelling drone who discovers dormant powers after he is recruited into a secret society of assassins.
Closing Night is the the world premiere of Hellboy II:
The Golden Army. With a signature blend of action, humor and character-based spectacle, the saga of the world's toughest kitten-loving hero from Hell continues. Bigger muscle, badder weapons and more ungodly villains arrive in an epic vision of imagination from Guillermo del Toro.
and for those that just want to kick it by the W pool in Westwood and engage in an hour long poolside chat with the actors and directors of some screening movies, these events
are for you!