Beginning with 1999’s bittersweet teen-tragedy The Virgin Suicides, Sofia Coppola has consistently been one of indie film’s most celebrated visionaries, authoring six narrative features including the upcoming period drama The Beguiled—to be distributed by Focus Features on June 23. To commemorate its 15th anniversary, Focus will be presenting revival screenings of three classic Focus titles at this year’s LA Film Festival, culminating in an advance screening of The Beguiled with Coppola herself in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.
The film, set during the Civil War, tells the story of a wounded Union Army soldier (Colin Farrell) sequestered at a female boarding school in rural Mississippi. Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning and Kirsten Dunst co-star. The film will play on Thursday, June 15 at LACMA. Buy your tickets today.
But wait—there’s more! Following the June 15 Q&A, there will be a bonus screening of Coppola’s landmark 2003 Japan travelogue Lost in Translation—double the (melancholic yet heartbreakingly beautiful) bang for your buck.
Additional Focus anniversary screenings will include Wes Anderson’s hit 2012 young adult adventure yarn Moonrise Kingdom (June 17, ArcLight Culver City) and Lisa Cholodenko’s acclaimed relationship dramedy The Kids Are Alright (June 21, ArcLight Culver City). So give your streaming device a much-needed break and come watch these classic indies on the big screen. And the best news? Both Moonrise Kingdom and The Kids Are All Right are FREE ticketed events. Learn more here.
The 2017 LA Film Festival takes place June 14-22, headquartered at the ArcLight Cinemas Culver City, with additional screenings at ArcLight Hollywood, ArcLight Santa Monica and more. Stay tuned to Film Independent’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for the latest new additions and updates. And don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more exciting announcements.
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