Is it already time for another LA INDIE Film Fest? It is, and I’m SO okay with that. The LA INDIE Film Festival (partner of the LA Comedy Festival) will run from March 14-24th and brings award-winning films from around the globe, world premiers and stellar documentaries. If you need an idea of how legit fun the festival is, just got back and read our recap of last years LA INDIE Film Fest 2012. The LA INDIE FILM FESTIVAL will take place March 14- 24 at the LET LIVE THEATRE (916 N. Formosa Ave.). Over 70 films from 13 countries make up the Features and Shorts lineup! The LA INDIE Film Festival is the partner festival of the well-established LA Comedy Festival. Having launched this past Fall, it is clear that this companion festival is a welcome addition. The response has been wonderful. From the over 1000 submissions received these 70 films were chosen.
My Name Is Faith Trailer
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The LA Premiere of MY NAME IS FAITH chronicles the story of a 13-year old girl working hard to overcome a troubling past, embrace vulnerability and accept the love and possibility that now surround her. “Just because a child has a past doesn’t mean they’re broken forever.” From foster homes to believing she is finally safe. The Documentaries cover a wide range of subjects. World Premiere of DEAD MAN ROCKIN’ covers the life and music of JOHN HARRELSON. It offers a portrait of a unique and uncompromising artist, a true American Bluesman, a ‘you can never forget him’ type of character, a man who lives (and dies) for his craft and art every day of his life. The West Coast Premiere of the award winning, BEAUTY AND THE BREAST, where a first- time documentary filmmaker offers a compelling insight into the devastating reality of breast cancer, seen through the eyes of female patients helping demystify the disease while painting poignant and often humorous portraits of survival. Rounding out the documentaries, focuses on the life of YAVAUGHNIE WILKINS, including her early life and eight and a half year relationship with high profile executive CHARLES E. PHILLIPS, Jr. The documentary explores the couple’s love story from bliss to bitter end.
FEATURES FROM AROUND THE GLOBE
The Employer Trailer
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Among the features is the thriller, THE EMPLOYER starring MALCOLM McDOWELL. Five candidates for a high-ranking position at a powerful and mysterious corporation are given a final interview unlike any they could have imagined. Presiding over this life-or-death contest is the CEO of the corporation, known only as The Employer. From Australia, comes the world premiere of AD NAUSEAM which tells the comedic story of Derek and Clive, two young viral ad producers from Sydney, who have 12 hours to get a million Youtube views or they’re out of a job. Lucky they don’t have any morals! MATT’S CHANCE is a darkly comedic tale of love, revenge, and the fickle nature of human morality starring EDWARD FURLONG, LEE MAJORS, MARGOT KIDDER and GARY BUSEY. World premiere of , where a man goes on an evening jog only to have it turn into a race for his life when he is stalked by a psychotic killer.
NINE SHORTS BLOCKS
Arrested Development – “Living”
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There are also nine short program blocks featuring a wide range of genres and styles of filmmaking. In the mix are many premiering and multi-award winning narrative and animated films. Some featured performances are by MICHAEL RICHARDS (WALK THE LIGHT), SHARON LAWRENCE (THE VISIT), JORGE GARCIA (SHREDDED), BILL NIGHY (PLACEBO), JANINA GAVANKAR (WAITING FOR GODOT) and the music video for ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT’s latest single, LIVING. Short Films are featured from Iran, Israel, Hungary, Italy, France, Morocco, South Africa, Canada, UK, Switzerland, France, Columbia and all over the USA.
ABOUT LA INDIE FILM FESTIVAL
The LA INDIE Film Festival is the partner festival to the well-established LA COMEDY Festival, LAComedyFest.com. After having worked with hundreds of funny filmmakers over the years, the continued desire to support filmmakers led to the LA INDIE Film Festival. Sponsored by GREENHOUSE STUDIOS.
SO Note: LA INDIE FILM FESTIVAL runs from March 14-24. No screenings March 18-19. Tickets are $8 online and $12 at the door. For information, call (323) 463-2942 or RESERVE ONLINE: LAIndieFilmFest.com. VENUE: All Film Screenings: LET LIVE THEATRE 916 N. Formosa Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90046