| Jun 9, 2015
| 1:03 PM
This year's Los Angeles Film Festival closer won't be screened. It will be performed.
Horror auteur Eli Roth ("Cabin Fever," "Hostel") is to direct a live reading of the 1982 teen comedy "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" to wrap up the fest on June 18,...
| Jun 6, 2015
| 8:00 AM
Like many young twentysomethings, the Los Angeles Film Festival has experimented with its identity as it's grown up, often screening scrappy indies, serious-minded documentaries and splashy studio pictures side by side.
For its 21st installment, which...
| Jun 5, 2015
| 11:00 AM
Lily Tomlin was driving down Moorpark Street in the Valley, talking about that time she ended up on the news for cutting down her eucalyptus trees. "They said I had dendrophobia, fear of trees!" Tomlin said with her characteristic cackle of a laugh. "I...
| May 28, 2015
| 4:50 PM
More than eight months before David Oyelowo went into production on "Selma," the movie that led to so many accolades for his performance as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., he filmed "Nightingale," an 85-minute solo tour de force.
Premiering Friday on...
| May 19, 2015
| 1:00 PM
When Blythe Danner turned 70, her daughter threw her a surprise party. Gwyneth Paltrow even decorated a cake for her mother: The icing read, "A Streetcar Named Retired."
"I said, 'Beg your pardon?'" Danner recalled. "She thought that was hilarious,...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 10:30 AM
"Grandma," writer-director Paul Weitz's dramedy about an ornery septuagenarian poet who helps her teenage granddaughter try to rustle up money for an abortion, will open the Los Angeles Film Festival, organizer Film Independent announced Tuesday.
| May 5, 2015
| 2:14 PM
Films starring John Hawkes, Imogen Poots and Luis Guzman, and documentaries about a community of Ukrainian women in Chernobyl's dead zone, actor Andy Whitfield's battle with cancer and men raised by single mothers are set to make their world premieres...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 12:07 PM
This year's Los Angeles Film Festival will introduce two new competitive sections: Zeitgeist, dedicated to key trends, and Nightfall, showcasing genre films.
Festival organizer Film Independent announced the lineups for both sections Tuesday.
| Apr 14, 2015
| 10:35 AM
Benson Lee's romantic teen comedy "Seoul Searching" and MTV's self-referential slasher series "Scream" will be featured as gala screenings at this year's Los Angeles Film Festival, organizer Film Independent announced Tuesday.
Starring Justin Chon and...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 7:20 PM
Amy Pascal, long considered one of the most powerful women in Hollywood — and a throwback to old-school moviemaking — is stepping down from her co-chair job at Sony Pictures Entertainment in the wake of the devastating cyberattack that...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 4:45 AM
The Spirit Awards. The Independent Spirit Awards. The Indie Spirits. It's an awards show so casual-cool that organizers don't even much mind what you call it.
The Film Independent Spirit Awards, as they are officially known to recognize the Los Angeles-...