LA Film Fest: Day 5
Now that the frenzied first weekend is over, it should be much easier going at the L.A. Film Festival in terms of actually getting to see a movie. Virtually every film playing today shows either standby availability or tickets available at the door. Free events, unfortunately, are in short supply. Of course, there's the daily Bands on Broxton at noon and 7 p.m. at the Festival Promenade, but the only other free event is the Director Lunch Talk at 12:30 p.m. at the Target Red Room. Los Angeles Times entertainment writer John Horn will be speaking with Jeffrey Blitz, director of Rocket Science (at this year's LAFF) and the great spelling bee documentary from a few year's back, Spellbound.
As for paid events, there are three doozies today. At 6:00 p.m. Entertainment Weekly hosts a talk with documentarian/provocateur Michael Moore at the Geffen Playhouse. Senior Editor Dan Fierman and Moore will be discussing the latter's upcoming film Sicko, and I'd expect the discussion to get fairly raucous especially if Moore's rumored mistress Jenna Jameson is in attendance (it's a joke. I kid because I love). At 8:30 p.m., also at the Geffen, comedians Jeff Garlin and Andy Kindler will be performing comedy and improv based on suggestions from the audience. Garlin especially--the true star of Curb Your Enthusiasm--should not be missed. If only the LAFF were screening the star-studded I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With. Lastly, if you are in possession of some truly psychotropic weed you might want to re-live the glories of college by attending Dark Side of the Zeppelin: The Laserium Extravaganza at 8:30 p.m. at the Ford Amphitheatre.
Intriguing screenings for Monday are The Town That Was at 2:30 p.m. at the Landmark, Cat Dancers at 5:00 p.m. at the Majestic Crest, What We Do Is Secret also at 5:00 p.m. at the Mann Festival, Charlie Bartlett at 7:00 p.m. at the Majestic Crest, Kabluey at 7:30 p.m. at the Mann Festival, Saint Death at 7:45 p.m. at the Landmark's Regent, How to Rob a Bank at 9:45 p.m. at the Mann Festival and Trigger Man at 10:00 p.m. at the Landmark's Regent. For other Monday films, times and venues you can go right here.
THE LANDMARK 10850 W. Pico Blvd @ Westwood Blvd.
LANDMARK'S REGENT THEATRE 1045 Broxton Ave.
MAJESTIC CREST THEATRE 1262 Westwood Blvd.
MANN FESTIVAL THEATRE 10887 Lindbrook Drive
TARGET RED ROOM 1028 Westwood Blvd
FESTIVAL PROMENADE ON BROXTON Broxton Ave. between Weyburn & Kinross
AUDREY SKIRBALL KENIS THEATER AT THE GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE 10886 LeConte Ave.
JOHN ANSON FORD AMPHITHEATRE 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood
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