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    Spike Jonze Presentation Of 'Her,' 'Man of Steel' & 'Monsters University Added To L.A. Film Fest

    The LA Film Festival, which starts next month and already has a packed slate, announced three notable late additions to the roster this week.

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    LatinoBuzz: WTF is Latino at the 2013 LA Film Festival?

    The summertime, downtown set, glitzy yet ‘cashz’ LA Film Festival, presented by Film Independent has announced their film lineup today. The verdict on the Latino rep? Compared to the last three festivals I’ve examined this year, Sundance, SXSW and Tribeca, LA Film Festival comes through with argua...

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    Yes You Cannes! Euro Fests & Selling Internationally

    Film Independent’s annual orientation on European film festivals and markets, hosted by festival experts Peter Belsito (co-founder of Film Finders) and Kristen Figeroid (SVP of International Sales, Sierra Affinity), guided our members through the festival and market calendar, including CineMart, Ber...

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    Inaugural Online Film Festival "The Shortlist"

    The 12 finalists for the first annual “ShortList” Online Film festival, August 20 - September 4, 2012 include shorts prize winners from the Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, Venice Film Festival and the LA Film Festival, and come from the United States, Kenya, Italy, Brazil and elsewhere. The shorts w...

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    L.A. Film Fest Review: 'Beauty Is Embarrassing' Is A Laugh Out Loud Portrait Of The Wild & Wacky Wayne White

    “Beauty is Embarrassing” is such a warm, laugh out loud charmer of a documentary thanks entirely to its subject, the wild and wonderful Wayne White, that it leaves you wondering, just where has this delightful man been all this time? And that’s the question “Beauty is Embarrassing” posits too -- ser...

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    L.A. Film Fest: 'Dead Man's Burden Director Jared Moshé & Cast Talk Favorite Westerns, 35mm & Shooting In New Mexico

    “Dead Man’s Burden” premiered at the L.A Film Fest to excellent reviews and and plaudits for first time director Jared Moshé and his cast: Clare Bowen as the fierce Martha, David Call as her husband Heck, and Barlow Jacobs as her long lost brother Wade. Our review said the film “is worth the watch f...

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    L.A. Film Fest Review: 'La Camioneta' Provides An Intimate And Hopeful Look At Modern Migration

    The Guatemalan documentary “La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus,” from American director Mark Kendall, sheds light on a little known connection between the United States and Central America. After discovering that most of Guatemala’s public transportation buses – known as camionetas...

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    L.A. Film Fest Review: In 'Teddy Bear,' Bodybuilders Are People Too; Show Them Some Love

    Where the phrase “Teddy Bear” implies a certain squashy cuddliness, the film’s subject is anything but. At least on the outside. But, then again, bears aren’t that cuddly in real life either. Danish Director Mads Matthiesen developed this feature from his acclaimed 2007 short, “Dennis,” which began ...

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    L.A. Film Fest Review: 'Pincus' Is An Ambiguously Formatted, Inconclusive Study Of Spirituality And Self-Destruction

    One of the best things about film festivals is that they provide an opportunity for smaller, perhaps lesser-known movies to be shown to a considerable audience, and to receive a certain amount of buzz from publicists, press, and fans. Sometimes, festival planning committees choose these independent ...

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    L.A. Film Fest Review: The Well-Acted 'LUV' Suffers From Gaps In Plausibility

    This year’s L.A. Film Fest has showcased a number of coming of age stories that feature very young characters at their centers. Filmmakers are forging stories as seen from the minds of these children, making use of their innocence and unawareness to present deconstructed interpretations of the world...

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