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  • L.A. Fest Filmmakers Bond in Palm Springs

    Thirty-nine filmmakers, plus Hollywood honchos including Sue Kroll, Catherine Hardwicke and Nancy Utley, descended on the Parker Meridien Palm Springs hotel this week for an event that's totally unique on the festival circuit: a day-and-a-half retreat...
  • 'The Frank Morgan Story' sounds like a fine fit at L.A. Film Festival

     'The Frank Morgan Story' sounds like a fine fit at L.A. Film Festival
    Frank Morgan was a legendary jazz saxophonist, recording 20 albums and crafting a unique sound that attracted the likes of Charlie Parker and Duke Ellington. But perhaps what's most remarkable is that Morgan accomplished all this while spending 30 years...
  • Film Review: 'Inner Demons'

    A clever premise is executed with minimal imagination in "Inner Demons," a found-footage horror pic in which a crew from an "Intervention"-like reality show slowly realize their drug-addict subject may be possessed by a demon. Most convincing as an...
  • LAFF 2014: 'Beyoncé' visual album comes to life at screening

    LAFF 2014: 'Beyoncé' visual album comes to life at screening
    Last December, Beyoncé fans were treated to a sudden surprise: the unannounced release of the star’s self-titled visual album, featuring 14 new songs and 17 new music videos.  “I see music. It’s more than just what I hear,”...
  • LAFF 2014: 'Earth to Echo' premieres as rare PG sci-fi flick

    A Los Angeles Film Festival audience turned out Saturday for the premiere of “Earth to Echo,” a PG-rated sci-fi flick that follows kids in Nevada aiding an alien on his journey home. Director Dave Green, who makes his feature film debut,...
  • 'Earth to Echo' Cast Talk World Cup, Social Media, 'E.T.' Comparisons

    Kids will be kids. At the L.A. Film Festival's "Earth to Echo" premiere at L.A. Live Saturday afternoon, 15-year-old star Teo Halm said his favorite scene to shoot in the film was driving a car. "I couldn't really drive it because I'm under age, but they...
  • Film Review: 'Earth to Echo'

    Boasting the dubious distinction of being the first found-footage adventure made for family audiences, "Earth to Echo" reaches for the stars with its gentle sci-fi shenanigans, but the rote result remains decidedly earthbound. Tyro helmer Dave Green wears...
  • David Wain's 'They Came Together' Completes 12-Year Journey at L.A. Film Festival

    David Wain found himself in reflective mood as his romcom spoof "They Came Together" had its West Coast premiere Monday night at the Los Angeles Film Festival. "We tried to make this in 2002 but we couldn't get the studio to do it," he told the...
  • LAFF: Sony Pictures Classics Revisits 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon'

    Sony Pictures Classics co-presidents Michael Barker and Tom Bernard accepted the Spirit of Independence Award Monday at the Los Angeles Film Festival and discussed their paths into the industry as well as the relevance of foreign films on younger...
  • Debra Granik tells a Vietnam veteran's tale in 'Stray Dog' documentary

    Debra Granik tells a Vietnam veteran's tale in 'Stray Dog' documentary
    Since Jennifer Lawrence's breakout performance in 2010's "Winter's Bone," she's won an Oscar, launched a young adult blockbuster franchise and become the face of Dior. Since Debra Granik directed "Winter's Bone," she's been camped out at a Southern...
  • Viggo Mortensen 'Embraces the Ugly Side of Characters,' Says 'Two Faces of January' Director Hossein Amini

    Hossein Amini admitted to a bit of jet lag before Tuesday night's screening of "The Two Faces of January" at the Regal at LA Live at the Los Angeles Film Festival. "I've just been at the Sydney Film Festival and came back through London, which is where I...