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    "It's a Disaster,' 'Dead Man's Burden,' 'The Iran Job' & More Get Added Screenings at LAFF

    The Los Angeles Film Festival has just added screenings of a few titles from its program that have been drawing enthusiastic crowds. The additional showtimes have been slotted for Friday, Saturday and Sunday (check the LAFF website for specifics).

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    L.A. Film Fest Review: 'Girls' Star Alex Karpovsky's 'Red Flag' Is A Hilarious Meta Dark Comedy That Showcases Some Promising Talent

    Watching “Red Flag” at a film festival is a delightfully meta affair. In fact, the whole film is delightfully meta, a darkly funny autobiographical road movie from "Girls" and "Tiny Furniture" star Alex Karpovsky. Yes, he's not just one of Dunham's boys on the hit HBO show, he's also a promising fil...

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    LAFF Mid-Fest Report: Reviews, Exclusive Clips and Ursula Meier Talks Oscar-Worthy 'Sister' (VIDEO)

    Halfway through Film Independent's LA Film Fest, we've sampled a spectrum of films, among them a gala premiere ("Seeking a Friend for the End of the World"), an indie debut ("Pincus"), indie gems ("Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Gimme the Loot"), a foreign stunner ("Sister") and powerful docs ("The ...

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    19 Filmmakers Chosen for Fast Track Program at Los Angeles Film Festival; Grants Awarded

    Film Independent chose 19 filmmakers for its 10th Annual Fast Track program last night at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Reception in Los Angeles. The non-profit arts organization, which produces the Los Angeles Film Festival and Spirit Awards, also awarded a $15,000 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation grant...

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    L.A. Film Fest Review: 'Four' Is A Remarkable & Moving Portrait of Solitude

    We are all faced with loneliness at one time or another, perhaps for longer periods than we can understand or accept. In a modern world, with all the connectivity our technology and our society have to offer, we may still be confronted by the looming threat of isolation. This condition of being alon...

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    L.A. Film Fest Review: 'Gayby' Is A Slightly Amusing Little Comedy About...You Guessed It, Babymaking With Your Best Gay

    You have one chance to figure out what “Gayby” is about. If you said “gay baby,” ding ding ding, you got it! Or maybe it should be “baby with a gay,” but at any rate, “Gayby” treads the familiar narrative path of the contentious relationship between the single woman and her biological clock. Much li...

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    L.A. Film Fest Review: Cory McAbee's Microbudget 'Crazy & Thief' Is an Adorable Musical Fantasy

    Musician-turned-filmmaker Cory McAbee's first two movie musicals, "The American Astronaut" and the episodically-distributed "Stingray Sam," brilliantly melded a concept album approach with expressionistic science fiction imagery for a unique form of pop art. At just under an ...

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    L.A. Film Fest Review: 'The Queen Of Versailles' Is A Bundle Of Sarcastic Laughs With A Little Heart Thrown In

    “The Queen of Versailles” lives up to the dual meaning of its title. The documentary, directed by Lauren Greenfield, follows Jackie and David Siegel and their eight children – one of the wealthiest families in America – as they task themselves with building the largest home i...

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    L.A. Film Fest Review: 'Seeking a Friend for the End of the World' Struggles to Make Its Apocalyptic Romance Into a Touching Affair

    "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" valiantly tries to inject a familiar premise with renewed emotional discernment and instead flails about in search of it. The directorial debut of screenwriter Lorene Scafaria ("Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist"), "Seeking ...

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    'Little Miss Sunshine' Directors Dayton & Faris Sneak New 'Ruby Sparks' at LAFF With Stars Zoe Kazan & Paul Dano

    Six years after “Little Miss Sunshine,” directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris finally have another film ready to show fans of their Oscar-winning debut. “Ruby Sparks,” which has the same light touch and oddball tone as “Sunshine,” was a surprise present...

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