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  • Los Angeles Film Fest 2013: 'Coffee Talks' panels announced

    Los Angeles Film Fest 2013: 'Coffee Talks' panels announced
    The  Los Angeles Film Festival's Sunday "Coffee Talks" panels on June 16 are scheduled to feature "Iron Man 3" director/co-writer Shane Black and actors Joe Manganiello ("True Blood") and Virgina Madsen ("Sideways"). The four "Coffee Talks" will shine a...
  • Eclectic mix of movies takes off at Los Angeles Film Festival 2013

    Eclectic mix of movies takes off at Los Angeles Film Festival 2013
    The Los Angeles Film Festival occupies a unique and challenging middle ground. It comes after the annual opening festival rounds of Sundance, Berlin, South by Southwest and Cannes but before the fall circuit that includes Telluride, Venice, Toronto, New...
  • '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...
  • Los Angeles Film Fest 2013: James Wan's 'The Conjuring' to debut

    Filmmaker James Wan's ("Saw," "Insidious") latest scare fest, "The Conjuring," will have its debut at the Los Angeles Film Festival at the Regal Cinema at L.A. Live on June 21. The film will be shown at 10 and 10:30 p.m. Both screenings will follow with...
  • Palm Springs International ShortFest lines up 330 films

    Palm Springs International ShortFest lines up 330 films
    The 2013 Palm Springs International ShortFest & Short Film Market, now in its 19th year, will feature 330 films from 49 countries, including 70 world premieres, 55 North American premieres and 14 U.S. premieres. The films will be showcased in 53...
  • 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...
  • 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...