Posted: Friday, April 27, 2012 9:37 am
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – It’s going to be another big summer for film in Downtown, with two festivals returning to the community.
Officials with the Los Angeles Film Festival last week announced that its lineup will take place June 14-24, with the more than 200-film strong event again headquartered at L.A. Live, which has served as its home since 2010.
The opening screening will be the North American premiere of Woody Allen’s To Rome With Love, which stars Allen along with Alec Baldwin and Penelope Cruz. Passes for the festival are now on sale (tickets to individual films will be available May 29) and are available at (866) 345-6337 or lafilmfest.com.
Meanwhile, the organizers of the Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles announced last week that the fourth edition of the independent film showcase will return July 6-13. Officials are inviting filmmakers to submit their features, documentaries or shorts (submission information is at withoutabox.com).
In addition to screenings, the DFFLA will include workshops, lectures, art exhibits and receptions. Venues so far include the Downtown Independent and the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art.