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Film Festival Van Rolls Through LA

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The Range Life Fall 2009 Film Fest crew and their trusty van. As for the pit bulls, guns and kimonos.... don't ask.
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A year ago, LAist wrote about a group of energetic, young, indie filmmakers who, instead of taking the traditional route of trying to get their movies into film festivals, invented a new model of film promotion by putting together their own little film festival and taking it on the road, touring from city to city in a van, rock band-style.This year, the gang from Range Life Entertainment is back in LA with an expanded slate of indie films for their Fall 2009 Tour. They've set up shop for the week at The Downtown Independent, a new film and event facility near city hall. Each film's screening is typically followed by a Q&A session with the director and cast.

Tonight's screenings include Assassination of A High School President (whose cast includes Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton and Michael Rappaport) at 7:00, followed by the documentary Last Cup (about the World Series of Beer Pong) at 9:00.

The tour wraps up tomorrow with screenings of White on Rice (a charming comedy about a Japanese immigrant's search for love) at 1:00, and Box Elder (coming-of-age comedy about slacker college students) at 3:00.

For more information, visit the Range Life website.