If you were one of the lucky Angelinos (or even an honorary, just-visiting Angelino) at this year’s LA Film Festival, then you already know what a great time it was—nine exciting, sun-filled days full of indie film excellence, diverse perspectives, provocative storytelling and the warm camaraderie of knowing that you’re surrounded by creative peers.
But if you didn’t make it to ArcLight Cinemas Culver City (or Hollywood, or Santa Monica, or LACMA or The Theatre at Ace Hotel) this year, never fear. We’ve got you covered in the form of blog recaps of key Festival events and panels.
You could also visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel or even just rotate your eyeballs ever so slightly downward. Sound like a plan? Good! Let’s hope in the not-so-way-back machine, get our precipitously short-cycled nostalgia engines firing and take a trip back to the 2017 LA Film Festival:
2017 LA FILM FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
‘THE BOOK OF HENRY’ OPENING NIGHT
SOFIA COPPOLA Q&A AT LACMA
DAY 1-3 RECAP AND FILMMAKER INTERVIEWS
WARREN G ‘G-FUNK’ LIVE PERFORMANCE
DAY 4-6 RECAP AND FILMMAKER INTERVIEWS
MIGUEL ARTETA, SPIRIT OF INDEPENDENCE
DAY 7-9 RECAP AND FILMMAKER INTERVIEWS
FRED & CARRIE’S ‘PORTLANDIA’ PANEL
WINNERS’ ACCEPTANCE SPEECHES
So thanks to everyone who made this year so special, whether you were a filmmaker, programmer, attendee, panelist, Film Independent Member, sponsor, staff member or volunteer. See you next year!
The 2017 LA Film Festival took place June 14-22, headquartered at the ArcLight Cinemas Culver City, with additional screenings at ArcLight Hollywood, ArcLight Santa Monica, LACMA and The Theatre at Ace Hotel. Not a Member of Film Independent yet? Become one today.