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Los Angeles Film Festival

Los Angeles Film Festival Photos

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    Hangin' at the "Prada" Party

    Filmmakers and industry mixed at the after party for LAFF's opening night film, "The Devil Wears Prada" (David Frankel) outdoors in Westwood Thursday night. Among the attendees were William Morris' Craig Kestel (who was also in the area the night before for the "Superman" premiere) and "Half Nelson" director Ryan Fleck and co-writer/editor/producer Anna Boden. Both Fleck and Boden touted LAFF's Filmmaker Retreat, which they attended prior to the fest's opening, which took place at George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch in Marin, CA. ThinkFilm opens "Half Nelson," which premiered in January at Sundance in August.
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    Ozon, Posey, Araki and Hu Do Westwood

    We ran into a rather cool crowd while exiting the Mann Village theater in Westwood Thursday night following the Los Angeles Film Festival's opening night screening of "The Devil Wears Prada." Strand Releasing co-president Marcus Hu (right) took us over to meet French filmmaker Francois Ozon (left) who was hanging out with actress Paker Posey and fellow director Gregg Araki. Ozon is attending LAFF with his latest, "Time to Leave," which Strand is releasing in the U.S. July 14th.
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    Adrian Grenier at LAFF Premiere

    "I feel like I'm in an episode of 'Entourage,'" said one indie producer after seeing Adrian Grenier at the after party for "The Devil Wears Prada," which opened the Los Angeles Film Festival Thursday. Grenier, who stars in the film, was very Vincent-esque as he posed for photos and chatted with fans and press. Actually, he was very friendly, though we remember him most fondly from a few years ago at the Woodstock Film Festival where he and a friend took full advantage of a pool at a party. Not a bad sight to behold...
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    SAGIndie Throws a Bash

    Line up, it's photo call time! Outside Tengu restaurant in Westwood for the SAGIndie party, actors Elliott Gould, Debi Mazar ("Entourage"), Jason Lee ("Clerks II"), Ilyanne Kichaven (Hollywood executive director at SAG), Paul Bales (SagIndie executive director) and actor Eddie Izzard ("Ocean's Twelve").
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    "Islander" Brings on the Lobster

    The folks from Los Angeles Film Festival film "Islander" threw quite an afternoon bash Sunday ahead of the screening for their film in Westwood. New England lobster was on the menu including the one pictured here held by star/co-writer/producer Thomas Hildreth. Also joining in on the photo were co-writer/director Ian McCrudden and "Islander" star Amy Jo Johnson.
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    Raddon and Brown Do SAGIndie

    Socializing at the SAGIndie party in Westwood Sunday afternoon, Los Angeles Film Festival director Rich Raddon takes in a chat with producer Effie Brown ("Everyday People").
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    By the Pool Waiting for Harrison

    Hanging out poolside at the W Hotel in Westwood waiting for Harrison Ford at the Filmmaker's Reception at LAFF, Ben Piety (director), Scott Uhfelder (DP) and producer Jon Jones. The trio are attending the festival with their music video "Stickin' Around" by Heathens. They also recently relocated to LA.
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    "Undoing" in the Red Room

    In the festival's Red Room, decorated in Target red and white, the team from "Undoing" gather for a shot. Joining the photo are director Chris Chan Lee (center), actor/producer Sung Kang (left), associate producer Cynthia Hong (right) and producer Karin Chien. Their film, which is set in Los Angeles' Koreatown neighborhood, is having its world debut at LAFF.
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    Goldwater at LAFF

    Former HBO exec Julie Anderson (right) took on a doc with her latest effort, "Mr. Conservative: Goldwater on Goldwater," which is having its LA premiere at LAFF. Joining Anderson are the film's producers Tani Cohen and CC Goldwater (left), granddaughter of the subject, Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona.
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    Harrison Ford and the Filmmakers

    Hollywood gave a thumbs up to the indies at the filmmakers' reception at the W Hotel Tuesday. Actor Harrison Ford gave a short but sweet speech poolside to the Los Angeles Film Festival's participating directors who greeted him excitedly. Ford encouraged the filmmakers to think outside the box, saying, "conventional wisdom produces conventional movies, and that's about the last thing we need more of right now." Ford is serving as one of four honorary co-chairs at this year's festival.

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