la film fest 2013
We weren’t surprised when Nicolas Winding Refn came to the Los Angeles Film Festival for the North American premiere of Only God Forgives, and gave an introduction that was as provocative as his work. (“I’m a pornographer,” he told the audience, “and I make films -- continue reading →
They talked about poker hands and favorite films from the Criterion Collection. They talked about legendary magic tricks and vaudeville performers. They talked about eating sushi and staying at the Chateau Marmont. Two good friends, Ricky Jay, the sleight-of-hand artist and actor, and David Mamet, -- continue reading →
It was a big enough treat to see Spike Jonze and his good friend/sometime collaborator David O. Russell bantering, laughing, whispering and talking shop on the stage together during the “Spike Jonze: A Rubber Band and His Comb” conversation at the recent Los Angeles Film -- continue reading →
It’s exciting to see all the buzz building about tonight’s theatrical release of Fruitvale Station. Now the whole country gets to see what won us over when we selected it for a Gala Screening at the 2013 LA Film Fest last month. The award-winning film -- continue reading →
By Pamela Miller / Website & Grants Manager There are a lot of reasons everyone’s talking about the new Michael Cera film, Crystal Fairy, which screened at the Los Angeles Film Festival and is being released theatrically today. First off, there’s the fact that Cera, -- continue reading →
Director Ryan Coogler, cast members Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer, Melonie Diaz, and producers Forest Whitaker and Nina Yang Bongiovi join Elvis Mitchell for a conversation following the gala screening of Fruitvale Station at the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival.
Excerpts from the Q&A following the screening of Crystal Fairy at the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival featuring director Sebastian Silva and actor Michael Cera, moderated by David Ansen.
By Lee Jameson / Film Education Coordinator Could “blockbuster mania” cause Hollywood to implode? Steven Spielberg thinks so. “You’re at the point right now,” Spielberg recently said, “where a studio would rather invest $250 million in one film for a real shot at the brass -- continue reading →
“Music is changing pretty fast, and that’s great, that’s exciting.” Drew Sardy on the evolution of music and composition at this year’s Coffee Talks: Composers, sponsored by BMI. By Wendy Chuong / LA Film Fest Guest Blogger This year, the LA Film Fest brought together -- continue reading →
By Jim Lichacz / LA Film Fest Guest Blogger One of the things that makes the Los Angeles Film Festival so great is its ability to assemble a group of films that act as a showcase within the larger festival. This year’s Festival treated attendees -- continue reading →