GUEST DIRECTOR AND ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE AT LA FILM FEST
Academy Award-winning director William Friedkin (The Exorcist, The French Connection) will serve as the Los Angeles Film Festival’s Guest Director, presenting a screening of his latest film Killer Joe, starring Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch and Juno Temple.
Artists in Residence this year will be legendary musician and composer Danny Elfman, award-winning chef Michael Voltaggio and Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and producer Raphael Saadiq. Each Artist in Residence will participate in discussions on their craft and/or screen films that have inspired them.
Conversations at the Festival will include a session with Breaking Bad stars Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn and series creator Vince Gilligan, as well as screening of the premiere episode of Aaron Sorkin’s long anticipated HBO series The Newsroom, followed by a conversation with Sorkin, executive producer Alan Poul and director Greg Mottola. A spotlight will be shone on Women of Wonder: a series of panels celebrating women in the animation field. Additional films include a members-only screening of The Do-Deca Pentathlon, a free community screening of Question Bridge: Black Males and an unrevealed Exclusive Sneak Preview title which will be announced via clues on Twitter @LAFilmFest.
For more, read the full press release.
View the Film Guide, purchase a pass and get more information on the Festival at lafilmfest.com.
May 15th, 2012 • No Comments