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LA Film Festival Reveals 2014 Lineup, Includes Eastwood’s ‘Jersey Boys,’ ‘Dear White People,’ ‘Two Faces of January’ and More

LA Film Festival Reveals 2014 Lineup, Includes Eastwood's 'Jersey Boys,' 'Dear White People,' 'Two Faces of January' and More

The Los Angeles Film Festival has revealed its lineup for the 2014 edition of the fest. Included is the premiere of Clint Eastwood’s “Jersey Boys” (as the closer), and gala screenings of Ira Sachs’ “Love Is Strange,” Justin Simien’s “Dear White People” and Hossein Amini’s Patricia Highsmith adaptation “The Two Faces of January.”

Meanwhile, Bong Joon-ho’s “Snowpiercer” is opening the fest.

Here’s the complete program (NOTE: the Short Films program is not included, but is live on the LAFF website):

Narrative Competition (9): The Narrative Competition is
comprised of films made by talented emerging filmmakers that compete for the
Filmmaker Award. The winner is determined by a panel of jurors, and films in
this section are also eligible for the Audience Award for Best Narrative
Feature or Best International Feature.

 

·         10 Minutes,
Dir. Lee Yong-Seung, South Korea. North American Premiere.

·         Comet, Dir.
Sam Esmail, USA. World Premiere.

·         Lake Los
Angeles, Dir. Mike Ott, USA. World Premiere.

·         Man From
Reno, Dir. Dave Boyle, USA. World Premiere.

·         Recommended
By Enrique, Dir. Rania Attieh, Daniel Garcia, USA/Argentina/France. World
Premiere.

·         Runoff, Dir.
Kimberly Levin, USA. World Premiere.

·         Someone You
Love, Dir. Pernille Fischer Christensen, Denmark. North American Premiere.

·         Uncertain
Terms, Dir. Nathan Silver, USA. World Premiere.

·         The Young
Kieslowski, Dir. Kerem Sanga, USA. World Premiere.

 

Documentary Competition (8): The Documentary Competition is
comprised of films made by talented emerging documentary filmmakers that compete
for the Documentary Award. The winner is determined by a panel of jurors, and
films in this section are also eligible for the Audience Award for Best
Documentary Feature or Best International Feature.

 

Billy Mize and the Bakersfield Sound, Dir. William J.
Saunders, USA. World Premiere.

The Life and Mind of Mark DeFriest, Dir. Gabriel London,
USA/Canada. US Premiere.

Meet the Patels, Dirs. Geeta V. Patel, Ravi V. Patel,
USA/India. US Premiere.

My Name Is Salt, Dir. Farida Pacha, Switzerland/India. North
American Premiere.

Out in the Night, Dir. blair dorosh-walther, USA. World
Premiere.

Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story, Dir. N.C.
Heikin, USA. World Premiere.

Stray Dog, Dir. Debra Granik, USA. World Premiere.

Walking Under Water, Dir. Eliza Kubarska, Poland/Germany/UK.
US Premiere.

 

LA Muse (11) Programmed by Stephanie Allain, Festival
Director, Film Independent at LACMA curator Elvis Mitchell and artist/scholar
Roya Rastegar, the LA Muse section is comprised of films made by talented
emerging filmmakers that are set, shot or inspired by Los Angeles. Select films
in this section are eligible for Audience Awards for Best LA Muse Feature, Best
Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature or Best International Feature.

 

Dreams are Colder than Death, Dirs. Arthur Jafa, Kahlil
Joseph, USA. World Premiere.

Eat With Me, Dir. David Au, USA. World Premiere.

Echo Park, Dir. Amanda Marsalis, USA. World Premiere.

The Ever After, Dir. Mark Webber, USA/Australia. World
Premiere.

Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey, Dir. Scott Teems, USA.
Sneak Peek.

Inner Demons, Dir. Seth Grossman, USA. World Premiere.

Los Ángeles, Dir. Damian John Harper, Mexico/Germany.
International Premiere.

Nightingale, Dir. Elliott Lester, USA. World Premiere.

The Road Within, Dir. Gren Wells, USA. World Premiere.

Supremacy, Dir. Deon Taylor, USA. World Premiere.

Trouble Dolls, Dirs. Jess Weixler, Jennifer Prediger, USA.
World Premiere

 

International Showcase (11): The International Showcase
highlights innovative independent narrative and documentary features from
outside of the United States. Films in this section are eligible for Audience
Awards for Best International Feature, Best Narrative Feature or Best
Documentary Feature.

 

Club Sandwich, Dir. Fernando Eimbcke, Mexico.

The Great Museum, Dir. Johannes Holzhausen, Austria.

Han Gong-Ju, Dir. Lee Sujin, South Korea.

Joy of Man’s Desiring, Dir. Denis Coté, Canada. US Premiere.

The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq, Dir. Guillaume
Nicloux, France.

The Liberator, Dir. Alberto Arvelo, Venezuela/Spain.

Natural Sciences, Dir. Matías Lucchesi, Argentina/France.

Of Horses and Men, Dir. Benedikt Erlingsson,
Iceland/Germany.

Starred Up, Dir. David Mackenzie, Northern Ireland/UK.

Stream of Love, Dir. Àgnes Sòs, Hungary.

Violette, Dir. Martin Provost, France.

 

Summer Showcase (11): The Summer Showcase section offers an
advanced look at this summer’s most talked about independent film releases and
will include highlights from the festival circuit and premieres. Films in this
section are eligible for Audience Awards for Best International Feature, Best
Narrative Feature or Best Documentary Feature.

 

The Battered Bastards of Baseball, Dirs. Chapman Way,
Maclain Way, USA.

Cut Bank, Dir. Matt Shakman, USA. World Premiere.

Evolution of a Criminal, Dir. Darius Clark Monroe, USA.

Frank, Dir. Lenny Abrahamson, Ireland/UK.

Harmontown, Dir. Neil Berkley, USA.

Jimi: All is By My Side, Dir. John Ridley, USA.

Land Ho!, Dirs. Martha Stephens, Aaron Katz, Iceland/USA.

Last Days in Vietnam, Dir. Rory Kennedy, USA.

The Last Time You Had Fun, Dir. Mo Perkins, USA. World
Premiere.

The Overnighters, Dir. Jesse Moss, USA.

A Thousand Times Good Night, Dir. Erik Poppe,
Ireland/Norway/Sweden.

 

Free Community Screenings (5): These films will be presented
free to the public. New films in this section are eligible for Audience Awards
for Best Narrative Feature or Best Documentary Feature.

 

Clueless, Dir. Amy Heckerling, USA  – Pre-Festival Screening

La Bamba (1987), Dir. Luis Valdez, USA. – Dance-A-Long at
Union Station

Limited Partnership, Dir. Thomas G. Miller, USA. – Project
Involve Screening

I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story, Dir. Dave
LaMattina, Chad Walker, USA. – Grand Performances Screening

Sherlock Jr. (1924)/Cops (1922), Dir. Buster Keaton, USA. –
Grand Performances Screening

 

The Beyond (3): The Beyond offers films that dare to be
different. Films in this section are eligible for Audience Awards for Best
International Feature, Best Narrative Feature or Best Documentary Feature.

 

Giuseppe Makes a Movie, Dir. Adam Rifkin, USA. US Premiere.

Jossy’s, Dir. Yuichi Fukuda, Japan. International Premiere.

The Well, Dir. Tom Hammock, USA. World Premiere.

Retro (2):

 

Friday (1995), Dir. F. Gary Gray, USA. – Ice Cube in
Conversation

Repo Man (1984), Dir. Alex Cox, USA. – 30th Anniversary
Screening

 

The Film That Got Away: The Film That Got Away is an ongoing
series of outstanding recent films that haven’t yet screened locally, curated
by members of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association

 

·         Caterpillar
(2010), Dir. Koji Wakamatsu, Japan

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