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    'Supremacy' Director Deon Taylor Talks Race, Horror, and Working With Lela Rochon (LAFF Premiere)

    Making its premiere tonight at the 20th Annual Los Angeles Film Festival, Deon Taylor’s dramatic thriller "Supremacy," is based on the true story of a recently-paroled white supremacist, who, after killing a cop, breaks into a black family’s home and takes them hostage.

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    'Echo Park' Star Tony Okungbowa on Culture Clashes, Interracial Dating, and the Revolution in Diasporic Cinema

    Premiering on Saturday, June 14th at the Los Angeles Film Festival, Echo Park is an understated indie romance starring Mamie Gummer and Tony Okungbowa as Sophie and Alex, a pair whose shifting lives and relationships mirror the gentrification shifts in their Los Angeles neighborhood.

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    L.A. Film Festival Exclusive: Clip From Prison Escape Artist Documentary 'The Life And Mind Of Mark DeFriest'

    There are a few ways you can spend your time in prison: putting your head down and doing the time, fighting the system that put you there in the first place or simply trying to find a way to survive. But for Mark DeFriest, he spent his time behind bars concocting ways to break out. And his fascinati...

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    Bong Joon-Ho's ‘Snowpiercer’ Will Open The L.A. Film Festival On June 11th

    I can’t remember the last time the media squawked so hard over a movie. It seemed like there was two years of fighting over “Snowpiercer,” Bong Joon-ho’s sci-fi thriller that’s been seen over most of the world and not North America. Harvey Weinstein owns the right and there was a protracted battle o...

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    Guild Presentation on Diversity & Director's Roundtable

    The Guild Presentation: Focus on Diversity Programs panel and Director's Roundtable are scheduled during the Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival (July 31-August 4, Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood). Both panels will be held at the Arena Cinema - 1625 North Las Palmas Avenue (adjacent to the Egyptian Theatr...

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    LatinoBuzz: Pedro Almodovar's Airplane-Set I'm So Excited Is an Orgy in the Sky

    I am pretty sure the first time I saw one of Pedro Almodóvar's movies was in my high school Spanish class. I was completely entranced, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown was unlike anything I had ever seen before. And hence began my long love affair with his films.

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    L.A. Film Fest Interview: 'Four Dogs' Team Talks Comedy, Drama, Honesty & Friendship

    One of our favorite films from L.A. Film Fest last week was the lo-fi dramedy “Four Dogs,” about two unlikely friends making it through the Hollywood doldrums. Our review called it, "unflinchingly honest in its portrayal of this little pocket of humanity, it finds both the pathos and humor in the mo...

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    L.A. Film Fest Review: 'Levitated Mass' Tells the Story Of A Rock Star Meeting The Masses

    The new documentary from Doug Pray, "Levitated Mass," is a story about an artist, a museum, a city, a piece of art. But what it's really about is a rock. A rock that's a star. Quite possibly one of the most famous rocks in the world, Levitated Mass, the massive monolithic land sculpture by land arti...

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    L.A. Film Fest Review: 'Delivery' Brings Scary and Entertaining New Life to Well-Known Horror Genres

    "Found Footage" is a tired trope, so one hesitates to lump in "Delivery" with the rest of the found footage horror genre because it's not under the guise of amateur "found" footage, it's footage that was specifically created— just for something quite different than what it was intended. "Delivery" m...

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    L.A. Film Fest: Spike Jonze Talks Music Videos, James Gandolfini, 'Wild Things,' Maurice Sendak & More

    Yesterday, we brought you our first installment of the Spike Jonze and David O. Russell chat at L.A. Film Fest, where the filmmaker presented clip from his upcoming oddball romantic comedy “Her.” But now we’ve got a recap of the previous hour of the chat, a friendly and lively discussion between the...

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