I’m just getting around to posting something about this year’s Los Angeles Film Festival, which is now more than halfway over. Considering that most of the films play more than once, there is still an opportunity to see many (potentially) great movies. There are also repeat screening being added along the last four days of the fest.
For the past three years, Film Independent‘s LA Film Festival has played for 11 days toward the end of June in Westwood. Screenings occur in the many theaters located right in the village and expand over to other locations outside of the village, such as The Landmark on Pico at Westwood Blvd.
I had to scale back on my pass this year, so I’m seeing fewer films. In a way, I was more selective because of that and have been pleased with everything I’ve seen so far. I’ve found that the descriptions that festival programmers write, especially at Sundance, are often misleading and you end up seeing a completely different movie. I haven’t experienced that this time around though. It seems like the documentary lineup is very strong this year, but I’m a doc junkie and mostly only see those.