Running June 10-18 in downtown LA, Film Independent’s Los Angeles Film Festival 2015 program includes its second annual Muse lineup of films set in, inspired by or shot in Los Angeles. Below, we reveal an exclusive video series documenting the making of these films.
The 2015 LA Muse lineup consists of three documentaries and seven fiction films; five films are by first time directors. All the films are having their world premiere at the Festival. You may recognize one name: Zoe Cassavetes, daughter of John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands, who makes her first film since 2007 breakout “Broken English.”
“LA is one of the most creative cities in the world –it’s where stars and rebels are born,” Roya Rastegar, Associate Director of Programming and Curated Content. “From Inglewood to Laurel Canyon, Venice Beach to Little Armenia, the films in the LA Muse section feature the triumphs and tribulations of ballet dancers, Hollywood actresses and improv comedians, alongside long legacies of social justice organizing and community activism.”
Here are the films premiering in the Muse section; watch the video series below.
“Aram, Aram,” dir. Christopher Chambers, USA, World Premiere
“A Beautiful Now,” dir. Daniela Amavia, USA, World Premiere
“Can You Dig This,” dir. Delila Vallot, USA, World Premiere
“Day Out of Days,” dir. Zoe R. Cassavetes, USA, World Premiere
“The Drew: No Excuse, Just Produce,” dir. Baron Davis, Chad Gordon, USA, World Premiere
“The Escort,” dir. Will Slocombe, USA, World Premiere
“Flock of Dudes,” dir. Bob Castrone, USA, World Premiere
“French Dirty,” dir. Wade Allain-Marcus & Jesse Allain-Marcus, USA, World Premiere
“No Más Bebés Por Vida,” dir. Renee Tajima-Peña, USA, World Premiere
“Weepah Way for Now,” dir. Stephen Ringer, USA, World Premiere