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  • Los Angeles Film Fest: Jurors announced for award competitions

    Film Independent has announce the jurors for the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival. The jury for the DIRECTTV Narrative Competition consists of Film Independent Spirit Award-winning producer Gina Kwon ("Chuck & Buck"), Spirit Award-nominated director...
  • Film Independent Spirit Awards announces filmmaker grant winners

    Film Independent Spirit Awards announces filmmaker grant winners
    It might be a little early in the year to hear the phrase “…and the winners are…” But those words rung throughout BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood on Saturday -- a happy day for a handful of fimmakers. Film Independent, which...
  • Patton Oswalt tapped to host 2014 Independent Spirit Awards

    Patton Oswalt tapped to host 2014 Independent Spirit Awards
    Actor-comedian Patton Oswalt ("Ratatouille," "Big Fan") will host the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards, the nonprofit announced Tuesday. Film Independent, the organization which also produces the Los Angeles Film Festival, will hold the 29th annual...
  • Los Angeles Film Festival: Watch exclusive trailer

    Los Angeles Film Festival: Watch exclusive trailer
    The Los Angeles Film Festival has unveiled a new trailer for this year's fest, paying homage to the diverse creative community that calls the city home and inspires the annual event, now in its 20th year. Debuting exclusively on latimes.com, the trailer...
  • Bong Joon-ho's 'Snowpiercer' to open Los Angeles Film Festival

    Bong Joon-ho's 'Snowpiercer' to open Los Angeles Film Festival
    "Snowpiercer," South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho's post-apocalyptic sci-fi film set aboard a speeding train, is to open the 20th annual Los Angeles Film Festival, which runs June 11-19. Starring Chris Evans, Jamie Bell and Tilda Swinton, "Snowpiercer"...
  • 'The Way, Way Back' and five other films set at amusement parks

    'The Way, Way Back' and five other films set at amusement parks
    In "The Way, Way Back," which arrives in theaters Friday, much of the action unfolds at the Water Wizz Water Park, where 14-year-old Duncan (Liam James) finds escape from the pains of seeing his mom (Toni Collette) being wooed by a car salesman (Steve...
  • 'Crystal Fairy' brings free spirit to screen

     'Crystal Fairy' brings free spirit to screen
    It almost seemed like a typo when the Sundance Film Festival announced not one but two films made by Sebastián Silva in Chile with American actor Michael Cera. Yet it was no mistake, as the pair have indeed collaborated twice, with "Crystal Fairy" an...
  • Ava DuVernay to direct Martin Luther King Jr. drama 'Selma'

    Ava DuVernay to direct Martin Luther King Jr. drama 'Selma'
    Ava DuVernay has proved that there is little she can't do. The publicist-turned-writer-director-distributor who was just invited into the Motion Picture Academy has already directed two micro-budgeted films that have garnered her critical acclaim: 2011'...
  • 'The Conjuring': Five ways to scare up an unlikely hit

    "The Conjuring" looks to cast a spell over audiences this weekend, with our own box-office reporter Amy Kaufman estimating the film with a $20-million budget may open to more than $30 million in ticket sales. It joins other recent return-on-investment...
  • L.A. Film Fest: New take on end of humanity in 'Goodbye World'

    After watching the first season of the television series “The Walking Dead,” Denis Henry Hennelly had an epiphany. He decided he should make an apocalypse movie. Though not the first to pursue such a plot line, the screenwriter and...
  • L.A. Film Fest: Rebuilding Joe Vasquez's 'House that Jack Built'

    Nearly 20 years ago Michael Lieber promised his friend and colleague Joseph Vasquez that he would see his final project, "The House that Jack Built," come to fruition in a way Vasquez would be proud of. The filmmaker died of complications from AIDS...