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2009 Los Angeles Film Festival June 18 - 28 in Westwood


by Oliver Carnay

From the arresting portraits of Mexico under International Spotlight, Documenting Mexico, to the high-octane fun of Hell on Wheels film series, the Los Angeles Film Festival (running from June 18 through the 28th, has something for everyone this summer.

BEHIND THE SCENES

Billy Jack (New Digital Restoration)

Conversation with Tom Laughlin and Delores Taylor following screening



Join writer/director Tom Laughlin for a special screening of this cult classic, in which he stars as a part Native American ex-Green Beret who defends a counterculture-friendly Freedom School against the ultra-conservative local townsfolk.

DIRECTOR T.C. Frank
WRITERS Frank Christina, Teresa Christina
CAST Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor, Clark Howat, Victor Izay, Julie Webb, Debbie Schock, Teresa Kelly, Lynn Baker, Stan Rice, David Roya, John McClure, Susan Foster, Susan Sosa


Midnight Cowboy (40th Anniversary Screening)

Conversation with Jon Voight before screening



Forty years after its release, Midnight Cowboy has lost none of its audaciousness. Prior to the screening, Jon Voight will take the stage for an extended conversation about this landmark film.

DIRECTOR John Schlesinger
WRITER Waldo Salt
CAST Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles, John McGiver, Brenda Vaccaro


INTERNATIONAL SPOTLIGHT:
Documenting Mexico: Selections from the Ambulante Film Festival

Born Without (Nacido Sin)


A remarkably frank portrait of the lives and loves of José Flores—a street musician, actor, father of six, and Romeo who was born without arms and stands only three feet tall.

WRITER/DIRECTOR Eva Norvind
FEATURING José Flores, Graciela Flores, Alejandro Jodorowsky

Spanish with English subtitles

This poetic film essay by his great-granddaughter on the imposing and controversial General Calles—President of Mexico from 1924-28—is a rich reflection on memory, family biography and national history.

DIRECTOR Natalia Almada




Rehje
Spanish with English subtitles

Longing to escape the pressure and turmoil of Mexico City, a native Mazahua woman returns to her hometown only to find that things are not as idyllic as she remembered.

DIRECTORS Anaís Huerta, Raúl Cuesta
WRITER Anaís Huerta



HELL ON WHEELS: HOT RODS AND FAST TIMES

Co-presented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive


Hi-Riders (1978)

PLUS SHORT Joy Ride: An Auto Theft (1976), directed by William Crain

New in town and sporting a sweet, souped-up ride, a sexy young couple races with the hard-partying local hot-rod gang, leading to a high-octane face-off with explosive consequences.

DIRECTOR/WRITER Greydon Clark
CAST Mel Ferrer, Stephen McNally, Darby Hinton, Neville Brand, Ralph Meeker, Diane Peterson, Karen Fredrik, Roger Hampton, Brad Rearden


Hot Rod Girl (1956)

PLUS SHORT Tomorrow’s Drivers (1954)

Thrill-seeking teens in hot rods terrorize the quiet streets of ’50s suburbia. Will a city-sponsored racetrack restore order to the streets, or simply push the pedal to the metal?

DIRECTOR Leslie H. Martinson
WRITER John McGreevey
CAST Lori Nelson, Chuck Connors, John Smith, Mark Andrews, Roxanne Arlen, Frank Gorshin, Fred Essler, Eddie Ryder, Carolyn Kearney, Del Erickson, Russell Thorson, Dabbs Greer


Hot Rods to Hell (1967)

PLUS SHORT The Last Date (1950), directed by Lewis D. Collins

A middle-class American family moving across the country is terrorized by a band of teenaged hot-rod hellions on the desert highway. It's total war in overdrive.

DIRECTOR John Brahm
WRITER Robert E. Kent
CAST Dana Andrews, Jeanne Crain, Mimsy Farmer, Laurie Mock, Paul Bertoya


SPECIAL SCREENINGS
Crude Oil (Yuan You)
Mandarin with English subtitles
Free Admission

An audacious undertaking for both filmmaker and audience, this film installation documents a workday at a remote Chinese oil field, from a stolen nap in a break room to the massive drills plunging into the earth.

DIRECTOR Wang Bing


Panda Diary (Pandafuru Raifu)
English, Chinese, and Japanese with English subtitles Subtitles will be read aloud for the benefit of younger audience members

In this family-friendly documentary, Shu Hin, a four-year-old panda, narrates her and her twin brother’s story as they move from a Japanese zoo to a panda reserve in China and make new panda friends.

DIRECTOR Tadashi M?ri


TICKETS AND PASSES NOW ON SALE


SEE THE COMPLETE FILM LINEUP at www.LAfilmfest.com

Or Call: 1.866.FilmFest

Festival Ticket Center opens June 12,
1038 Westwood Blvd. Westwood Village.

Get Festival Discounts With a Film Independent Membership.
Visit www.FilmIndependent.org
06.10.09 by OC
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