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    Meet the 2011 LA Film Festival Filmmakers | “The Fatherless" Director Marie Kreutzer

    In a large, run-down house in the idyllic Austrian countryside—which, back in the ’80s, was the site of a sexually liberated commune—Hans, the charismatic former commune leader, dies, attended by his oldest son, who never got the approval he craved. In writer-director Marie Kreutzer's amazingly assu...

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    Meet the 2011 LA Film Festival Filmmakers | "The Bad Intentions" Director Rosario Garcia-Montero

    Growing up in Lima during the '80s, Cayetana is an only child who spends her days taunting the housekeepers who look after her and communing with her imaginary friends - a host of long-dead Peruvian heroes. What upsets the nine-year-old girl most is not the threat of homegrown terrorism, but rather ...

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    Meet the 2011 LA Film Festival Filmmakers | "Once I Was a Champion" Director Gerard Roxburgh

    In 2008, Ultimate Fighting Championship star Evan Tanner went on a solo trip to the desert. Several days later his body was found less than a mile from his campsite. A complex man and an anomaly in the world of mixed martial arts, Tanner was a self-taught philosopher with conflicted feelings about f...

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    Meet the 2011 LA Film Festival Filmmakers | "Cheonggyecheon Medley: A Dream of Iron" Director Park

    In the Cheonggyecheon district of Seoul, merchants started casting metal from military war scraps after the Japanese occupation. Generations later, iron workers continue their labor by hand in an era where technology has far surpassed their industrial skills.

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    Meet the 2011 LA Film Festival Filmmakers | "Salaam Dunk" Director David Fine

    Basketball is much more than a game in David Fine's stirring documentary about an Iraqi women's basketball team at the American University of Iraq—Sulaimani in Kurdistan. For the young women on the team, most of whom have never touched a basketball or been allowed to play any sport, it is a blissful...

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    Richard Linklater's "Bernie" To Open Los Angeles Film Festival

    The world premiere of Richard Linklater's "Bernie" will kick off the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 16, it was announced today. Written by Skip Hollandsworth and Linklater, the film stars Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey. Black plays Bernie, the beloved mortician in a small T...

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    "Green Lantern," "Drive," Franco, Taymor and Del Toro All On Tap For Los Angeles Film Fest

    The Los Angeles Film Festival made a slew of announcements regarding its 2011 edition today, including the appointment of Guillermo del Toro as the festival's guest director, as well as selections for closing night ("Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark"), a special screening ("Green Lantern"), galas (includ...

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    19 Films Set for Los Angeles Film Festival Competitions; Premieres & More

    Details of the Los Angeles Film Festival were unveiled today with 200 feature films, shorts, and music videos on tap for the event's 2011 edition, including 19 films screening in the ten-day event's Narrative and Documentary Competition. LAFF will return to its downtown hub at L.A. Live with 27 Worl...

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    Toolkit | Meet the Los Angeles Film Festival Programmers (In Their Own Words)

    Continuing our series profiling festival programmers, beginning with the Sundance Film Festival last Summer and later SXSW and Tribeca, indieWIRE is profiling the programmers of the Los Angeles Film Festival, taking place January 16 - 26 in Downtown Los Angeles.

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    "Kids" & "Despicable" Bookend Los Angeles Film Festival Lineup

    UPDATED 2:38pm EDT: Over 200 features, shorts and music videos are on tap for the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival, taking place at its new home at L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles. Focus Features' Sundance 2010 feature "The Kids Are All Right" will open the event June 17 at the Premiere Theater at R...

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