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  • Emmy Rossum-Justin Long Romantic Comedy 'Comet' Bought by IFC for U.S.

    IFC has acquired North American rights to romantic comedy "Comet," starring Emmy Rossum and Justin Long. The story examines a six-year relationship through the lens of a couple who meet at a Hollywood cemetery during a meteor shower. Sam Esmail directed...
  • At the AFI Fest in Los Angeles, a world of ideas come calling

    At the AFI Fest in Los Angeles, a world of ideas come calling
    "A Most Violent Year," written and directed by J.C. Chandor, stars Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac in an explosive story of a couple struggling to grow their heating oil business that is part crime saga, part domestic drama. It's very much a New York...
  • Hollywood Film Fest puts the social action into lights and cameras

     Hollywood Film Fest puts the social action into lights and cameras
    Change has become a theme for the newly reorganized and reenergized Hollywood Film Festival. Looking to create a space for itself within the crowded fest landscape in Los Angeles, the event has changed its focus to emphasize social-impact filmmaking and...
  • Film Review: 'Meet the Patels'

    "Meet the Patels," a documentary directed by first-generation Indian-American siblings Geeta V. Patel and Ravi V. Patel about the latter's attempt to find a wife through traditional Indian means, is often riotously funny. It's also, in its own modest way,...
  • Elvis Mitchell Replaces David Ansen as Film Independent Curator

    David Ansen has stepped down as artistic director of the Los Angeles Film Festival and Elvis Mitchell will assume his role in the newly created post of Film Independent Curator. Mitchell will be responsible for programming the festival, which recently...
  • 'Levitated Mass,' Doug Pray's rock doc on LACMA's epic boulder

    'Levitated Mass,' Doug Pray's rock doc on LACMA's epic boulder
    If you were in Los Angeles in the spring of 2012, there seemed to be talk about one thing and one thing only: the rock. That was the informal name for "Levitated Mass," the 340-ton boulder that the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) spent 10 days...
  • Well Go USA Nabs Rights to Gren Wells' 'The Road Within'

    Well Go USA has acquired U.S. rights to Gren Wells' debut "The Road Within," the company's president and CEO Doris Pfardrescher announced Thursday. The distributor plans a theatrical and VOD day-and-date release. Coming-of-ager "Road," which world...
  • Elvis Mitchell, UNICEF Help Launch Greenwich Film Fest

    The Greenwich International Film Festival, which will hold its inaugural edition June 4-7, has tapped Elvis Mitchell as marquee director and has created a charity partnership with UNICEF. The fest will schedule over 25 films; the call for entry opens...
  • Liam Hemsworth's 'Cut Bank' Gets U.S. Distribution

    A24 and DirecTV have acquired U.S. rights to Liam Hemsworth's thriller "Cut Bank" two months after its premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival. "Cut Bank" will screen Sept. 10 at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival in the Contemporary World Cinema program....
  • L.A. Film Festival kicks off with sci-fi thriller 'Snowpiercer'

    L.A. Film Festival kicks off with sci-fi thriller 'Snowpiercer'
    L.A. Kings fans may have crowded downtown bars for Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final Wednesday night, but hundreds flocked to nearby L.A. Live to kick off the 20th Los Angeles Film Festival with their own icy spectacle: the sci-fi thriller “...
  • Cast of 'Dear White People' hopes the satire makes people think

    Cast of 'Dear White People' hopes the satire makes people think
    “Dear White People” may be a satire about race relations but cast members said they hope people walk away with more than just a few laughs. The film, which played at the recently concluded Los Angeles Film Festival, follows a group of...