iPOP at the IFP/Los Angeles Film Festival

by Jonny Leahan/indieWIRE

The 2004 IFP/Los Angeles Film Festival hosted over 40,000 attendees and more than 200 narratives, docs, shorts and music videos. The fest took place primarily at the Directors Guild of America on Sunset Blvd., as well as the Laemmle Sunset 5 with special screenings at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, Laemmle Town Center 5 Encino, Wadsworth Theater, and the ArcLight Cinerama Dome. Some of the festivities captured in this iPOP include the opening night at the Hollywood Athletic Club, Neil Young's appearance at the fest as this year's "artist in residence," and of course, more. (Brian Brooks)

"Rock School" director Don Argott and Producer Sheena M. Joyce celebrate after the sold-out screening.

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Katherine Vallin, translator extraordinaire, enjoys the LAFF opening night festivities at the Hollywood Athletic Club with "La Vie Comme Elle Va" director Jean-Henri Meunier.

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"Tarnation" publicist Mickey Cottrell enjoys an oceanside stroll on the Santa Monica Pier with John Cameron Mitchell, the film's co-executive producer, following a celebratory dinner at Buca di Beppo with the rest of the gang.

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Honorary LAFF Co-Chair Samuel L. Jackson presents Jeanette Brox of ¨Wilderness Survival for Girls¨ the award for "outstanding performance in the narrative competition" at the closing night's awards reception.

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The real-life "Rock School" boys before hitting the stage at the big after party: Smokin' bassist Max Dimezza, soulful singer and saxophonist Dom Malendro, and kick-ass drummer Brandon King.

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Closing down the festival: Robert Wood, "Tarnation" director Jonathan Caouette, Jonny Leahan, and "Tarnation" star David Sanin, celebrating the film's receipt of the "Target documentary award for best documentary feature."

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Prolific actor Eddie Jones enjoys the LAFF awards reception with his "Fighting Tommy Riley" co-star J.P. Davis, who also penned the script.

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"Tarnation" producer Stephen Winter rides a plastic purple monster with a certain laissez-faire confidence.

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Mara Keagle plays keyboards at the party for "DiG!", which also featured The Dandy Warhols and other musicians playing to a packed house.

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