Thursday, 2 May 2013


In its nineteenth year, the LA Film Fest, presented by Film Independent, will occur between the 13th and the 23rd of June. Its Narrative Competition features twelve films, eight of which are world premieres, three of which are North American premieres and the twelfth and final of which is a US premiere. Also receiving its North American premiere is Nicolas Winding Refn's Only God Forgives in a gala screening, alongside Sundance-winner Fruitvale, The Way Way Back, the closing night film, and Pedro Almodovar's I'm So Excited, which is the opening night film. Being screened in the Summer Showcase section of the festival are David Lowery's Ain't Them Bodies Saints, starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara, James Ponsoldt's The Spectacular Now, with Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley, and Ava DuVernay's Venus Vs. The International Showcase features such titles as the controversial Indonesian documentary The Act of Killing and three films which have been reviewed on Screen on Screen: The Patience Stone, Dormant Beauty and Ernest & Celestine. Here's their site.

Narrative Competition:
All Together Now (Alexander Mirecki)
Forev (Molly Green and James Leffler)
Forty Years From Yesterday (Robert Machoian and Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck)
Four Dogs (Joe Burke)
Goodbye World (Denis Henry Hennelly)
The House That Jack Built (Henry Barrial)
I.D. (Kamal K M)
Mother, I Love You (Janis Nords)
My Sisterʼs Quinceañera (Aaron Douglas Johnston)
Pollywogs (Karl Jacob)
Winter in the Blood (Andrew Smith and Alex Smith)
Workers (Jose Luis Valle)
Documentary Competition:
All of Me (Alexandra Lescaze)
American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs (Grace Lee)
Code Black (Ryan McGarry)
The Island of Saint Matthews (Kevin Jerome Everson)
Llyn Foulkes: One Man Band (Christopher Quilty and Tamar Halpern)
My Stolen Revolution (Nahid Persson Sarvestani)
The New Black (Yoruba Richen)
Rain (Olivia Rochette and Gerard-Jan Claes)
Tapia (Eddie Alcazar)
Purgatorio (Rodrigo Reyes)

International Showcase:
The Act of Killing (Anonymous, Christine Cynn and Joshua Oppenheimer)
Black Out (Eva Weber)
Boxing Day (Bernard Rose)
Dormant Beauty  (Marco Bellocchio)
Drug War (Johnnie To)
Ernest & Celestine (Stephane Aubier, Vincent Patar and Benjamin Renner)
The Expedition to the End of the World (Daniel Dancik)
The Fifth Season (Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth)
House with a Turret (Eva Meymann)
The Moo Man (Andy Heathcote and Heike Bachelier)
Nobodyʼs Daughter Haewon (Hong Sang-Soo)
The Patience Stone (Atiq Rahimi)
Wadjda (Haifaa Al Mansour)
When I Saw You (Annemarie Jacir)
The Women and the Passenger (Valentina MacPherson and Patricia Correra)

Summer Showcase:
Ainʼt Them Bodies Saints (David Lowery)
Brothers Hypnotic (Reuben Atlas)
Casting By (Tom Donahue)
Concussion (Stacie Passon)
The Crash Reel (Lucy Walker)
Crystal Fairy (Sebastian Silva)
Europa Report (Sebastian Cordero)
First Cousin Once Removed (Alan Berliner)
Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction (Sophie Huber)
In a World... (Lake Bell)
Our Nixon (Penny Lane)
Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton (This is Stones Throw Records) (Jeff Broadway)
Short Term 12 (Destin Daniel Cretton)
The Spectacular Now (James Ponsoldt)
Venus Vs. (Ava DuVernay)

Community Screenings:
Brasslands (Adam Pogoff, Jay Sterrenberg and Bryan Chang)
Dazed and Confused (Richard Linklater)
Hairspray (John Waters)
Inequality for All (Jacob Kornbluth)
Life of a King (Jake Goldberger)

The Beyond:
Delivery (Brian Netto)
Lesson of the Evil (Takashi Miike)
Youʼre Next (Adam Wingard)
Amarcord (Federico Fellini)
Between Two Worlds (Vimukthi Jayasundara)
Two Men in Manhattan (Jean Pierre-Melville)