LA Film Fest: Day 6
Today the festival begins with another Director Lunch Talk at 12:30 p.m. at the Target Red Room. Los Angeles Times writer John Horn talks with Scott Prendergast, director of Kabluey (screening at this year's LAFF). At 7:00 p.m., Who Let the Blogs Out?, a panel discussion of L.A. film bloggers, kicks off at the W Los Angeles in Westwood. Variety's Anne Thompson moderates and one of my favorites, the curmudgeonlyJeffrey Wells, is on the panel. If you're in the audience, ask him about his infamous Last Action Hero story.
After that, it's screenings all day long. Unfortunately, Cannes winner 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days has been pulled from the festival. I don't know about you, but is there a better way to spend an afternoon than watching a depressing Romanian movie about abortion? I guess I'll just have to see something else. Afternoon screenings of note are War/Dance at 2:00 p.m. at Landmark's Regent, Build a Ship, Sail to Sadness at 4:00 p.m. at the Italian Cultural Institute,I Don't Want to Sleep Alone at 4:30 p.m. at Landmark's Regent, The Beautiful Ordinary at 5:00 p.m. at the Landmark and JUMP! also at 5:00 p.m. at the Mann Festival.
Evening screenings worth a look are Joshua at 7:00 p.m. at the National, Razzle Dazzle at 7:30 p.m. at the Mann Festival, Salty Air at 8:30 p.m. at the Italian Cultural Institute, Dead Daughters at 9:45 p.m. at the Majestic Crest, Syndromes and a Century also at 9:45 p.m. at the Landmark and Exiled at 10:00 p.m. at the Mann Festival.
Tickets appear to be available for all screenings. Check out the festival's calendar for other screenings, times and venues. Today should be a fairly quiet day since everyone is loading up for tomorrow's mammoth Transformers premiere that will essentially shut down Westwood. You've been warned.
ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE 1023 Hilgard Ave.
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
W LOS ANGELES - WESTWOOD 930 Hilgard Ave.
NATIONAL THEATRE 10925 Lindbrook Dr.
TARGET RED ROOM 1028 Westwood Blvd.
Photo courtesy of Simon Davison via Flickr