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iPOP at the IFP Los Angeles Film Festival

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire July 3, 2003 at 2:0AM

iPOP at the IFP Los Angeles Film Festival
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iPOP at the IFP Los Angeles Film Festival

by Brian Brooks/indieWIRE with contributions by John Leahan

iPOP traveled to LA for the IFP Los Angeles Film Festival during its final several days. Among those posing for the camera were filmmakers Helen Stickler, George Hickenlooper, Jennifer Elster and and fest director Richard Raddon. Festgoers packed into the evening "Porch Parties" held at 8000 Sunset Blvd., enjoying nosh and booze under the grey skies of L.A. in June. The closing night party welcomed a glam evening hosted by Isaac Mizrahi complete with a performance by the "Camp" kids and mingling with Target Filmmaker award-winner Paxton Winters, as well as John C. Reilly, IFP Los Angeles' Dawn Hudson and more.




Richard Raddon, festival director for LAFF chats with producer Diana Williams (who also served on the fest's shorts jury) outside the Target Room at 8000 Sunset Blvd.


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Actress Savannah Haske, who stars in Alison Bagnall's "Piggie," which screened at LAFF, hanging and sittin' pretty in the Target Room.


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Also hanging out, "Particles of Truth" director/writer/producer/star Jennifer Elster saddles up to the bar. Credit: Brian Brooks/indieWIRE


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"Jesus Freak" writer and star Laura Bahr shares a seat with the film's director Morgan Nichols at 8000 Sunset.


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Dennis O'Connor, VP of marketing at United Artists, and Strand Releasing co-president Marcus Hu enjoy an afternoon Porch Party.


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"Mayor of Sunset Strip" director George Hickenlooper (center) following an afternoon screening of his film at the Laemmle Sunset 5.


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"Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator" director Helen Stickler (far right) enjoys a little Veuve Clicquot during the after party for her film's Southern California premiere during the fest at a Korea Town art gallery. Pictured also from left to right is John Hoffman (Warner Bros.), David Mueller (United Artists), and Ryan Werner from Palm Pictures, which is releasing the film in August.


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Sporting flowers in their hair, Chase Maller and Robert Wood look oh-so-cute serving up vodka and Red Bull at the "Stoked" after-party.


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"Crude" director Paxton Winters (who won the fest's Target Filmmaker Award) along with one of the film's stars, David Connolly, enjoy a little frolic with "A Fine State This Is" director Jessica Chandler at the closing night party on the lawn outside Westwood's Wadsworth Theatre.


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Closing night party host Isaac Mizrahi and IFP/Los Angeles head Dawn Hudson have an encounter amidst the festivities.


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Strollin' through the admirers at the party, actor John C. Reilly flashes a smile.


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The kids from Todd Graff's musical "Camp" give a rousing performance during the party. The film will be released by IFC Films in late July.


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(Special Note: iPOP would like to sincerely thank John Leahan for his help in producing this edition of iPOP)

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