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Arts and Entertainment

LA Film Fest: Day 2

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It's the first real day of the LA Film Festival so naturally a lot of films have sold out. But take heart--there are plenty of things to see. As of this morning, stand-by tickets are still available for Interview. Directed by Steve Buscemi and starring Buscemi and Sienna Miller, Interview tells the story of a journalist interviewing a celebrity that he doesn't particularly like (imagine that?). An adaptation of Theo Van Gogh's 2003 film of the same name, Interview received glowing reviews when it premiered at Sundance in the winter and is definitely worth your time. It plays at 2:00 p.m. at the Landmark Regent Theater.

A free screening of Miss Navajo plays at 3:00 p.m. at the Mann Festival Theater. The film's press notes describe it with this intriguing blurb, "In 1952, as part of their modernization process, the Navajos began a Miss Navajo Nation pageant." That's good enough for me. Another free screening rolls at 8:30 p.m. at the Festival Promenade at Broxton. It is the awesome fairy-tale, The Princess Bride. If you've somehow managed to never see this movie, go tonight and experience first-hand the ethereal beauty of Princess Buttercup.

Other screenings and events that still have stand-by tickets are The Beautiful Ordinary at 7:30 p.m. at the Landmark Regent, the Entertainment Weekly Talk with the Cast and Crew of Hairspray at 9:00 p.m. at the Italian Culture Institute and The Wizard of Gore at Midnight at the Majestic Crest Theater. I'll be checking out The Wizard of Gore tonight along with The Year After this afternoon. Come back tomorrow for reviews of both. And to whet your appetite, an interview with The Wizard of Gore director Jeremy Kasten and a short blurb with Gore actor Crispin Glover after the jump!

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Jeremy Kasten, director of The Wizard of Gore

Crispin Glover, Montag the Magnificent in The Wizard of Gore