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Film Independent Announces Official Film Selections for 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival.

- Universal Pictures' PUBLIC ENEMIES selected as Centerpiece Premiere -

LOS ANGELES Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. , May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced the official selections for the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival, presented by the Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times

Morning daily newspaper. Established in 1881, it was purchased and incorporated in 1884 by Harrison Gray Otis (1837–1917) under The Times-Mirror Co. (the hyphen was later dropped from the name).
. The Los Angeles Film Festival will run from Thursday Thursday: see week. , June 18 to Sunday Sunday: see Sabbath; week. , June 28. Now in its fifteenth In music, a fifteenth (sometimes abbreviated 15ma) is the interval between one musical note and another with one-quarter or quadruple the frequency. It corresponds to two octaves. It is the fourth harmonic.  year, the Los Angeles Film Festival is widely recognized as a world-class event, showcasing the best in new American and international cinema and providing the movie-loving public with access to some of the most critically acclaimed ac·claim  
v. ac·claimed, ac·claim·ing, ac·claims
1. To praise enthusiastically and often publicly; applaud. See Synonyms at praise.

 filmmakers, film industry professionals, and emerging talent from around the world.


The 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival will screen over 200 feature films, shorts, and music videos, representing more than 30 countries. This year, the Festival received more than 4,600 submissions from filmmakers around the world, with the final selections representing several World, International, North American North American

named after North America.

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North American cattle tick
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, and U.S. premieres. For the first time this year, international films will be included in the narrative and documentary documentary: see motion pictures.

Fact-based film that depicts actual events and persons. Documentaries can deal with scientific or educational topics, can be a form of journalism or social commentary, or can be a conduit for propaganda
 competition categories.

"The 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival is a celebration of culture, cinema and community: a festival where everyday movie lovers can see films they otherwise might not see, hear first-hand first-hand

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 from the artists and filmmakers that inspire them, and get a sneak peek at the great movies of the summer," said Los Angeles Film Festival Director Rebecca Rebecca or Rebekah (both: rēbĕk`ə), wife of Isaac and mother of Jacob. One day, as was her custom, she drew water at the city well; while there she showed kindness to Eliezer, Abraham's servant.  Yeldham. "It's a beautiful program, and I can't wait to share it with our audiences."

"We're very proud to be sharing a collection of outstanding work with the Los Angeles public this year," said Los Angeles Film Festival Director of Programming Rachel Rachel, in the Bible
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 Rosen Ros´en

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. "Whether it's discovering exciting new filmmaking film·mak·ing  
The making of movies.
 talent, seeing an anticipated film from a favorite director, or getting an in-depth look at a beloved classic, audiences have a range of unique film experiences to choose from in the Festival slate."

"Our goal at Film Independent is to represent the breadth Breadth

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 of stories being told and to reflect the issues that are happening on a local and global level through the art of cinema," said Dawn Hudson Hudson, towns, United States

1 Industrial town (1990 pop. 17,233), Middlesex co., E central Mass., on the Assabet River, in an apple-growing region; settled c.1699, inc. 1866.
, Executive Director of Film Independent. "With the Los Angeles Film Festival, we at Film Independent further support our year-round work of cultivating a community of filmmakers and filmgoers alike."

Universal Pictures' action-thriller Public Enemies will screen as the Centerpiece Premiere at this year's Festival. Acclaimed filmmaker Michael Mann Michael Mann is the name of:
  • Michael Mann (film director) (born 1943)
  • Michael Mann (scientist), climate researcher.
  • Michael Mann (politician), Federal Marijuana Party candidate in Canada.
 directs Johnny Depp John Christopher Depp II[1] (born June 9 1963) is an American actor. Biography
Early life
Depp was born in Owensboro, Kentucky, to John Christopher Depp Sr., a city engineer, and Betty Sue (Wells), a waitress.
, Christian Christian

flees the City of Destruction. [Br. Lit.: Pilgrim’s Progress]

See : Escape


travels to Celestial City with cumbrous burden on back. [Br. Lit.
 Bale, and Academy Award(R) winner Marion Cotillard in the story of legendary Depression-era outlaw John Dillinger John Dillinger (June 22, 1903 – July 22, 1934) was an American bank robber, considered by some to be a dangerous criminal, while others idealized him as a latter-day Robin Hood.  (Depp) -- the charismatic bank robber whose lightning lightning, electrical discharge accompanied by thunder, commonly occurring during a thunderstorm  raids made him the number one target of J. Edgar Hoover's fledgling FBI and its top agent, Melvin Purvis Melvin Horace Purvis, Jr. (October 24, 1903 - February 29, 1960) was an American lawman and FBI agent.

In 1934, this young FBI agent was named as one of the most admired men in the United States. Melvin Purvis joined the FBI in 1927 after a brief career as a lawyer.
 (Bale), and a folk hero A folk hero is type of hero, real or mythological. The single salient characteristic which makes a character a folk hero is the imprinting of the name, personality and deeds of the character in the popular consciousness.  to much of the public.

Passes to attend the Festival are available immediately for Film Independent members, and beginning May 18 for the general public. In addition to screenings and events, Festival passes provide access to a series of networking receptions and entry to the ZonePerfect ZonePerfect is the manufacturer of health food products, known for their nutrition bars and shakes. The brand is a part of the Ross Productions Division of Abbott Laboratories and is commonly available in grocery stores in the United States.  live.create. lounge Lounge may refer to:

In architecture:
  • Airline lounge, private waiting area offered by airlines to special customers or to those who pay an extra fee
  • Lounge room, room for entertaining guests, reading, watching TV or other activities
, where Festival pass holders can interact with Festival filmmakers and professionals in the film community. General admission tickets to individual films go on sale beginning May 29. Contact the Festival Ticketing Center for passes, tickets and event information by calling 866.FILM.FEST (866.345-6337) or visit Festival Passes and tickets can also be purchased in person beginning on Friday Friday: see Sabbath; week.


young Indian rescued by Crusoe and kept as servant and companion. [Br. Lit.: Robinson Crusoe]

See : Servant
, June 12 at the Festival Ticketing Center located at 1038 Westwood Westwood.

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2 Residential borough (1990 pop. 10,446), Bergen co., NE N.J.
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The 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival will screen more than 70 feature films, 70 shorts, and 50 music videos.

Narrative Competition (7): The Narrative Competition is comprised of films made by talented emerging filmmakers that compete for the Target Filmmaker Award, which carries a $50,000 unrestricted grant funded by Target. The winner is determined by a panel of jurors. Films in this section are also eligible for the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature.
  --  Dear Lemon Lima, Suzi Yoonessi - WORLD PREMIERE
  --  Harmony & Me, Bob Byington
  --  Hollywood, je t'aime, Jason Bushman - WORLD PREMIERE
  --  Passenger Side, Matt Bissonnette - Canada - WORLD PREMIERE
  --  Turistas, Alicia Scherson - Chile - U.S. PREMIERE
  --  Wa Do Dem (What They Do), Sam Fleischner, Ben Chace - WORLD PREMIERE

  --  Zero Bridge, Tariq Tapa - USA/India - U.S. PREMIERE

Documentary Competition (7): The Documentary Competition is comprised of films made by talented emerging filmmakers that compete for the Target Documentary Award, which carries a $50,000 unrestricted grant funded by Target. The winner is determined by a panel of jurors. Films in this section are also eligible for the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature.
  --  After the Storm, Hilla Medalia - WORLD PREMIERE
  --  Bananas!*, Fredrik Gertten - Sweden - WORLD PREMIERE
  --  Branson, Brent Meeske - WORLD PREMIERE
  --  Convention, AJ Schnack
  --  The Last Beekeeper, Jeremy Simmons
  --  October Country, Michael Palmieri, Donal Mosher - WORLD PREMIERE

  --  Those Who Remain, Juan Carlos Rulfo, Carlos Hagerman - Mexico - U.S.

International Showcase A showcase, or vitrine, is a glassed-in cabinet or case for displaying delicate or valuable articles such as objects d'art or merchandise in a shop, museum, or house.  (21): The International Showcase highlights innovative independent narrative and documentary features from outside of the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. . Films in this section are eligible for Audience Awards for Best International Feature, Best Narrative Feature, or Best Documentary Feature.
  --  Adhen, Rabah Ameur-Zaimeche - France/Algeria
  --  Autumn, Ozcan Alper - Turkey
  --  Birdwatchers, Marco Bechis - Italy/Brazil (IFC Festival Direct)
  --  Bronson, Nicolas Winding Refn - England (Magnolia Pictures)
  --  Calimucho, Eugenie Jansen - Netherlands
  --  Call If You Need Me, James Lee - Malaysia - NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
  --  Carmen Meets Borat, Mercedes Stalenhoef - Netherlands
  --  City of Borders, Yun Suh - Israel
  --  Elementary Training for Actors, Martin Rejtman - Argentina -
  --  Extraordinary Stories, Mariano Llinas - Argentina
  --  High-Rise, Gabriel Mascaro - Brazil - NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
  --  Los Bastardos, Amat Escalante - Mexico (Kino International)
  --  Mid-August Lunch, Gianni di Gregorio - Italy
  --  My Dear Enemy, Lee Yoon-ki - South Korea
  --  Our Beloved Month of August, Miguel Gomes - Portugal/France
  --  The Queen and I, Nahid Persson Sarvestani - Sweden (7th Art Releasing)
  --  Sacred Places, Jean-Marie Teno - France/Cameroon
  --  Stella, Sylvie Verheyde - France
  --  Unmade Beds, Alexis Dos Santos - England (IFC Festival Direct)
  --  A Week Alone, Celina Murga - Argentina

  --  West of Pluto, Henry Bernadet, Myriam Verreault - Canada

International Spotlight Spotlight can refer to at least three types of lighting:
  • a searchlight;
  • stage lighting used in theatre to focus an audience's attention on a performer or event, known as a Followspot;
 - Documenting Mexico Mexico, city, Mexico
Mexico or Mexico City, Span. Ciudad de México (Méjico), city (1990 pop. 8,236,960; 1991 met. area est. 20,899,000), central Mexico, capital and largest city of Mexico.
: Selections from the Ambulante Film Festival (3): Ambulante is a traveling documentary film festival produced by the non-profit organization Documental Ambulante A.C., in collaboration Working together on a project. See collaborative software.  with Canana, Cinepolis, and the Morelia Morelia (mōrā`lyä), city (1990 pop. 489,756), capital of Michoacán state, W Mexico. It is the commercial and processing center of an irrigated agricultural and cattle-raising area.  International Film Festival. It was created in 2005 by Gael Garcia Gar·ci·a   , Jerome John Known as "Jerry." 1942-1995.

American musician who gained fame as the cofounder and lead guitarist of the folk-rock group the Grateful Dead (1965-1995).
 Bernal Bernal may refer to:
  • People
  • Bernal Díaz del Castillo (c. 1492–1581), a conquistador.
  • Ralph Bernal Osborne (1808–1882), a British Liberal politician.
, Diego Luna Diego Luna (born December 29, 1979) is a Mexican actor. Biography
Early life
Luna was born Diego Luna Alexander in Mexico City, the son of Fiona Alexander, a British-born costume designer,[1] and Alejandro Luna, a set designer[2]
, and Pablo Pablo is the Spanish variant of the given name "Paul": Real-life
  • Pablo Casals, Catalan cello virtuoso
  • Pablo Cortés, a slave trader during the 18th century
  • Pablo Escobar, an infamous Colombian drug lord
  • Pablo Francisco, an American comedian
 Cruz Cruz   , Juana Inés de la 1648?-1695.

Mexican nun and poet noted for her love lyrics, courtly tributes, satires, and plays as well as theological writings on the role of women in the Roman Catholic church.
 to promote documentary culture across Mexico. In this selection from the festival, we highlight outstanding works by filmmakers documenting Mexico's past and present.
  --  Born Without, Eva Norvind - Mexico
  --  El General, Natalia Almada - Mexico/USA

  --  Rehje, Anais Huerta, Raul Cuesta - Mexico - INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

Summer Showcase (11): The Summer Showcase section offers an advance look at this summer's most talked about independent film releases from the festival circuit. Films in this section are eligible for Audience Awards for Best International Feature, Best Narrative Feature, or Best Documentary Feature.
  --  35 Shots of Rum, Claire Denis - France (Cinema Guild)
  --  Big River Man, John Maringouin
  --  Cold Souls, Sophie Barthes (Samuel Goldwyn Films)
  --  Facing Ali, Pete McCormack (Lionsgate)
  --  Humpday, Lynn Shelton (Magnolia Pictures)
  --  In the Loop, Armando Iannucci - England (IFC Films)
  --  It Might Get Loud, Davis Guggenheim (Sony Pictures Classics)
  --  No Impact Man, Laura Gabbert & Justin Schein
  --  Paper Heart, Nicholas Jasenovec (Overture Films)
  --  Still Walking, Hirokazu Kore-eda - Japan (IFC Films)

  --  We Live in Public, Ondi Timoner

Dark Wave (2): Dark Wave offers frightening and edgy films from around the world. Films in this section are eligible for Audience Awards for Best International Feature or Best Narrative Feature.
  --  Embodiment of Evil, Jose Mojica Marins - Brazil

  --  I Sell the Dead, Glenn McQuaid

Guilty Pleasures (2): Films in this section are eligible for the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature.
  --  Weather Girl, Blayne Weaver

  --  ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction, Kevin Hamedani

Outdoor Screenings at the Ford Amphitheatre List of Ford Amphitheatres
  • Hollywood, California - Ford Amphitheatre (Los Angeles)
  • Tampa, Florida - Ford Amphitheatre (Tampa)
 (4): These official Los Angeles Film Festival selections are included as part of the 2009 Ford Amphitheatre Summer Season, a multi-disciplinary arts series produced by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission in cooperation with Los Angeles County-based arts organizations.
  --  13 Most Beautiful ... Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests, with Live
      Accompaniment by Dean & Britta
  --  All Tomorrow's Parties, All Tomorrow's People & Jonathan Caouette -
  --  Black Dynamite, Scott Sanders (Sony Pictures)

  --  Soul Power, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte (Sony Pictures Classics)

  Special Screenings (2):

  --  Crude Oil, Wang Bing - China - NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

  --  Panda Diary, Tadashi Mori - Japan - NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

  Behind the Scenes - Films with Extended Conversations (2):
  --  Billy Jack, T.C. Frank (1971) - new digital restoration: followed by a
      conversation with Tom Laughlin.

  --  Midnight Cowboy, John Schlessinger (1969) - 40th anniversary: preceded
      by a conversation with Jon Voight.

L.A. Film Critics: The Films That Got Away (3): Co-presented by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and the UCLA UCLA University of California at Los Angeles
UCLA University Center for Learning Assistance (Illinois State University)
UCLA University of Carrollton, TX and Lower Addison, TX
 Film & Television Archive (1) A file that contains one or more compressed files. Most archive formats are also capable of storing folders in order to reconstruct the file/folder relationship when decompressed. See archive formats. .
  --  Musica Nocturna, Rafael Filipelli - Argentina
  --  Silence Before Bach, Pere Portabella - Spain

  --  United Red Army, Koji Wakamatsu - Japan

Hell on Wheels The phrase "Hell on Wheels" was originally used to describe the itinerant collection of flimsily assembled gambling houses, dance halls, saloons, and brothels that followed the army of Union Pacific railroad workers westward as they constructed the American transcontinental : Hot Rods and Fast Times (3): Co-presented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive.
  --  Hi-Riders, Greydon Clark (1978)
  --  Hot Rod Girl, Leslie H. Martinson (1956)

  --  Hot Rods to Hell, John Brahm (1967)

Film Foundation & American Express Preservation Screening Program: Presented by the Film Foundation & American Express.
  --  Night Tide, Curtis Harrington (1961)

  Free Screenings (8):

  --  Amreeka, Cherien Dabis (National Geographic Films) - Project:Involve
  --  Crude Oil, Wang Bing - China - NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
  --  Election, Alexander Payne (1999) - 10th Anniversary
  --  Ghostbusters, Ivan Reitman (1984) - 25th Anniversary
  --  Hot Rod Girl, Leslie H. Martinson (1956)
  --  How I See It: Youth Filmmaking From Streets to Streams,
  --  The Muppet Movie, James Frawley (1979) - 30th Anniversary

  --  Those Who Remain, Juan Carlos Rulfo, Carlos Hagerman - Mexico - U.S.

Short Films (45): Shorts are shown before features and as part of five short film programs. With their diverse and complex content, these films shine brilliantly. Most short films, domestic and international, will compete for prizes in Narrative, Documentary, and Animation/Experimental categories. The winner is determined by a panel of jurors. An Audience Award for Best Short Film is also presented.

Future Filmmakers Showcase: High School Shorts (33): These two programs of shorts made by high school students from around the country feature work by the next generation of filmmakers.

Music Videos (54): The Music Video Showcase is sponsored by IFC (Internet Foundation Classes) A class library from Netscape that provides an application framework and graphical user interface (GUI) routines for Java programmers. IFC was later made part of the Java Foundation Classes (JFC). See JFC, AFC and AWT. See also ICF.  and consists of three programs. Our two Eclectic e·clec·tic  
1. Selecting or employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles: an eclectic taste in music; an eclectic approach to managing the economy.

 Mix programs are a visual mix tape of this year's best independent music videos, with a few innovative major label artists thrown in for good measure. Music videos will compete for an Audience Award.
  --  Eclectic Mix 1
  --  Eclectic Mix 2

  --  Where It Was At : A Propaganda & Satellite Films Tribute

This Festival's Opening and Closing Night Films, Guest Director, Artists in Residence, and special guests - as well as programming for the Festival Talks, Director Lunch Talks, Coffee Talks, Kodak (company) Kodak - The photographic company responsible for Photo CD.
 Focus and the Financing Conference - will be announced shortly.


Now in its fifteenth year, the Los Angeles Film Festival is widely recognized as a world-class event, showcasing the best in new American and international cinema and providing the movie-loving public with access to some of the most critically acclaimed filmmakers, film industry professionals, and emerging talent from around the world.

The Festival features unique signature programs including the Filmmaker Retreat Retreat may refer to:
  • Retreat (spiritual), a religious or spiritual term for time taken to reflect or meditate
  • Retreat (military), a withdrawal of military forces
  • Bugle call, a military signal for the end of day
  • The Retreat
, Film Financing Conference, Ford Amphitheatre Outdoor Screenings, Poolside pool·side  
The area next to or around a swimming pool.
 Chats at the W Los Angeles - Westwood Hotel, and more. Additionally, the Festival screens short films created by high school students and has a special section devoted to music videos.

Approximately ap·prox·i·mate  
1. Almost exact or correct: the approximate time of the accident.

 70 features, 70 shorts, and 50 music videos, representing more than 30 countries, make up the main body of the Festival.

Awards are given out in the following categories at the conclusion of the Festival: Target Filmmaker Award for Best Narrative Feature with an unrestricted cash prize of $50,000 funded by Target; Target Documentary Award with an unrestricted cash prize of $50,000 funded by Target; Outstanding Performance in the Narrative Competition; Best Narrative Short Film; Best Documentary Short Film; Best Animated/Experimental Short Film; and Audience Awards for Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, Best International Feature, Best Music Video, and Best Short Film.

The Los Angeles Film Festival is presented by the Los Angeles Times and is supported by Premier Sponsors Target and ZonePerfect(R) Nutrition nutrition, study of the materials that nourish an organism and of the manner in which the separate components are used for maintenance, repair, growth, and reproduction. Nutrition is achieved in various ways by different forms of life.  Bars and Principal Sponsors Kodak and IFC. Special support is provided by the National Endowment A transfer, generally as a gift, of money or property to an institution for a particular purpose. The bestowal of money as a permanent fund, the income of which is to be used for the benefit of a charity, college, or other institution.  for the Arts. American Airlines is the Official Airline Partner, WireImage is the Official Photography Agency of Film Independent, and W Los Angeles - Westwood Hotel and the Hotel Palomar Pal·o·mar   , Mount

A peak, 1,868.4 m (6,126 ft) high, of southern California northeast of San Diego. It is the site of an observatory with one of the world's largest reflecting telescopes.
 are the Official Hotel Partners of the Festival.


Film Independent is a non-profit arts organization who champions independent film and supports a community of artists who embody em·bod·y  
tr.v. em·bod·ied, em·bod·y·ing, em·bod·ies
1. To give a bodily form to; incarnate.

2. To represent in bodily or material form:
 diversity, innovation, and uniqueness of vision. Film Independent helps filmmakers make their movies, builds an audience for their projects, and works to diversify diversify

To acquire a variety of assets that do not tend to change in value at the same time. To diversify a securities portfolio is to purchase different types of securities in different companies in unrelated industries.
 the film industry. Film Independent's Board of Directors, filmmakers, staff, and constituents, is comprised of an inclusive (theory) inclusive - In domain theory, a predicate P : D -> Bool is inclusive iff

For any chain C, a subset of D, and for all c in C, P(c) => P(lub C)

In other words, if the predicate holds for all elements of an increasing sequence then it holds for their least upper
 community of individuals across ability, age, ethnicity ethnicity Vox populi Racial status–ie, African American, Asian, Caucasian, Hispanic , gender, race, and sexual orientation sexual orientation
The direction of one's sexual interest toward members of the same, opposite, or both sexes, especially a direction seen to be dictated by physiologic rather than sociologic forces.
. Anyone passionate about film can become a member, whether you are a filmmaker, industry leader, or a film lover Lover may refer to:
  • Lover (novel) is a novel by Bertha Harris.
  • Lover, Wiltshire is a village in Wiltshire (England) between Fordingbridge and Whiteparish.
  • Lover (clothing) is an Australian fashion label.

With over 250 annual screenings and events, Film Independent provides access to a network of likeminded artists who are driving creativity in the film industry. Film Independent offers free Filmmaker Labs for selected writers, directors, and producers; provides cut-rate services for filmmakers; and presents year-round networking opportunities. Film Independent's mentorship “Protégé” redirects here. For other uses, see Protégé (disambiguation).

Mentorship refers to a developmental relationship between a more experienced mentor and a less experienced partner referred to as a mentee or protégé
 and job placement program, Project:Involve, pairs emerging culturally diverse filmmakers with film industry professionals.

Film Independent produces the Los Angeles Film Festival and the Spirit Awards. For more information or to become a member, visit See .org.

(networking) org - The top-level domain for organisations or individuals that don't fit any other top-level domain (national, com, edu, or gov). Though many have .org domains, it was never intended to be limited to non-profit organisations.

RFC 1591.


  --  Public Enemies (DIRECTOR Michael Mann WRITERS Roman Bennett and Micael
      Mann & Ann Biderman PRODUCERS Kevin Misher, Michael Mann CAST Johnny
      Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard, Channing Tatum, Billy Crudup,
      Emilie de Ravin, Giovanni Ribisi) - In the action-thriller Public
      Enemies, acclaimed filmmaker Michael Mann directs Johnny Depp,
      Christian Bale, and Academy Award(R) winner Marion Cotillard in the
      story of legendary Depression-era outlaw John Dillinger (Depp) -- the
      charismatic bank robber whose lightning raids made him the number one
      target of J. Edgar Hoover's fledgling FBI and its top agent, Melvin
      Purvis (Bale), and a folk hero to much of the public.


  --  Dear Lemon Lima, (DIRECTOR/WRITER Suzi YoonessI PRODUCERS Melissa Lee,
      Jonako Donley CAST Savanah Wiltfong, Shayne Topp, Melissa Leo, Beth
      Grant, Elaine Hendrix, Meaghan Jette Martin, Vanessa Marano, Zane
      Huett, Eleonor Hutchins) - As sweet and colorful as a snow cone, this
      delightful happy-sad confection follows an awkward Alaskan teen as she
      discovers her Yup'ik heritage while rallying her fellow misfits to
      compete in her school's Snowstorm Survivor competition. World Premiere

  --  Harmony & Me (DIRECTOR/WRITER Bob Byington PRODUCER Kristen Tucker
      CAST Justin Rice, Kevin Corrigan, Pat Healy, Kristen Tucker) -
      Break-ups are never easy, but as twenty-something Harmony learns in
      this offbeat, eloquent film, there's nothing like weird family, odd
      friends, and great music to help you hang on to your pain.

  --  Hollywood, je t'aime (DIRECTOR/WRITER Jason Bushman PRODUCER Charles
      Herman-Wurmfeld CAST Eric Debets, Chad Allen) - After a spat with his
      boyfriend, Jerome escapes a wintery Paris in search of his California
      dreams, finding romance and friendship with the pot dealers, drag
      queens, and locals of the "real" Hollywood. World Premiere

  --  Passenger Side - Canada (DIRECTOR/WRITER Matt Bissonnette PRODUCER
      Corey Marr CAST Adam Scott, Joel Bissonnette, Robin Tunney) - Tobey
      needs a ride from his brother, except he won't say where to or what
      for. Family bonds bend but don't quite break on this comedic trail of
      lost loves and old grievances. World Premiere

  --  Turistas - Chile (DIRECTOR/WRITER Alicia Scherson PRODUCER Macarena
      Lopez CAST Aline Kuppenheim, Diego Noguera, Marcelo Alonso) -
      Abandoned by her husband while on holiday, Carla unexpectedly finds
      herself vacationing in a national park, alongside a Norwegian
      backpacker and a former pop star-turned-ranger, in this tale of
      self-discovery and the laws of nature. U.S. Premiere

  --  Wah Do Dem (What They Do) (DIRECTORS/WRITERS Sam Fleischner, Ben Chace
      PRODUCERS Sam Fleischner, Katina Hubbard, Ben Chace, Martha Lapham,
      Henry Kasdon; CAST Sean Bones, Norah Jones, Kevin Bewersdorf, Carl
      Bradshaw) - Max's dream Caribbean cruise becomes a solitary odyssey
      after his girlfriend dumps him days before their departure. Now, he'll
      have to go with the Jamaican flow in this disarming and incisive debut
      feature. World Premiere

  --  Zero Bridge (DIRECTOR/WRITER Tariq Tapa PRODUCERS Hilal Ahmed Langoo,
      Josee Lajoie, Tariq Tapa CAST Mohamad Emran Tapa, Ali Luhammed Dar,
      Taniya Khan) - Teen pickpocket Dilawar wants to escape his dreary
      life, but a chance encounter with one of his victims upends his plans
      in this gritty, moving story about life in occupied Kashmir. U.S.


  --  After the Storm (DIRECTOR Hilla Medalia WRITER Bob Eisenhardt, Hilla
      Medalia PRODUCERS Hilla Medalia, James Lecense FEATURING Gerry
      McIntyre, James Lecesne, Randy Redd) - A celebration of perseverance
      and rebirth through the arts, this inspiring documentary follows a
      group of New Orleans teens as they stage a revival of the
      hurricane-themed musical Once on this Island. World Premiere

  --  Bananas!* - Sweden (DIRECTOR Fredrik Gertten PRODUCER Margarete
      Jangard FEATURING Juan Dominguez) - The human cost of banana
      cultivation is revealed in this documentary chronicling the historic
      case of Nicaraguan laborers, represented by L.A. attorney Juan
      Dominguez, against the companies who poisoned them with pesticides.
      World Premiere

  --  Branson (DIRECTOR/WRITER Brent Meeske PRODUCERS Brent Meeske, Jack
      Black, Ben Cooley, Justin Moore-Lewy, Charlie Mason FEATURING Jackson
      Cash, Amber Campbell, Geoffrey Hastings Haberer) - Personal demons and
      backstage battles cannot deter the performers captured in this
      hearfelt documentary from living out their dreams of stardom on the
      strip-mall stages of Branson, Missouri. World Premiere

  --  Convention (DIRECTOR AJ Schnack PRODUCERS Jennifer Chikes, Britta
      Erickson, Shirley Moyers, AJ Schnack, Nathan Truesdell) - Capturing
      what the mainstream media missed, this fast-paced verite documentary
      follows the efforts of Denver city officials and reporters to deal
      with the impact of hosting the historic 2008 Democratic National

  --  The Last Beekeeper (DIRECTOR Jeremy Simmons PRODUCERS Fenton Bailey,
      Randy Barbato) - An intimate look at the struggles of three American
      beekeepers becomes a painful meditation on the devastating effects of
      economic and ecological change when a mysterious illness among the
      bees threatens both insects and businesses.

  --  October Country (DIRECTORS Michael Palmieri, Donal Mosher PRODUCERS
      Michael Palmieri, Donal Mosher FEATURING The Mosher Family) - A
      beautifully crafted, atmospheric portrait of a family in upstate New
      York haunted by the past, yet bound together by their struggles to
      break a cycle of hard luck and bad choices. World Premiere

  --  Those Who Remain - Mexico (DIRECTORS Juan Carlos Rulfo, Carlos
      Hagerman PRODUCERS Juan Carlos Rulfo, Carlos Hagerman, Martha Sosa
      Elizondo, Nicolas Vale) - From this intimate and discerning depiction
      of the impact of migration on families and villages left behind by
      loved ones who have traveled North for work emerges a nuanced portrait
      of "the other side" of the immigration story. U.S. Premiere


  --  Adhen - France/Algeria (DIRECTOR/PRODUCER Rabah Ameur-Zaimeche WRITERS
      Rabah Ameur-Zaimeche, Louise Thermes CAST Salim Ameur-Zaimeche, Abel
      Jafri, Sylvain Roume, Christian Milia-Darmezin) - Talk of living wages
      and religious observances upsets the delicate accord between the boss
      of a run-down truck yard and his workers in this visually arresting
      take on the French-Algerian immigrant experience.

  --  Autumn - Turkey/Germany (DIRECTOR/WRITER Ozcan Alper PRODUCER F.
      Serkan Acar CAST Yusuf Onur Saylak, Gulefer Raife Yenigul, Eka Megi
      Kobol) - Ozcan Alper's gorgeous debut follows a former student's
      return home after serving 10 years in prison for socialist activity.
      Weakened in body and soul, he struggles to find purpose in a life that
      has passed him by.

  --  Birdwatchers - Italy/Brazil (DIRECTOR Marco Bechis WRITERS Marco
      Bechis, Luiz Bolognesi PRODUCERS Marco Bechis, Caio Gullane, Fabiano
      Gullane, Amedeo Pagani CAST Claudio Santamaria, Chiara Caselli,
      Matheus Nachtergaele, Leonardo Medeiros, Alicelia Batista Cabreira,
      Taiane Arce) - Tensions escalate when a tribe of indigenous Guarani
      Indians attempts to re-inhabit their ancestral land--which lies on the
      border of a wealthy landowner's fields--in this powerful critique of
      contemporary life in the Amazon.

  --  Bronson - England (DIRECTOR Nicolas Winding Refn WRITERS Nicolas
      Winding Refn, Brock Norman Brock PRODUCERS Daniel Hansford, Rupert
      Preston CAST Tom Hardy, Matt King, James Lance, Amanda Burton) - A
      portrait of the artist as a bare-knuckled brawler, this take on
      "Britain's most dangerous prisoner" is a biopic like no other,
      providing eye-popping visuals and broken teeth in equal measure.

  --  Calimucho - Netherlands (DIRECTOR Eugenie Jansen WRITERS Natasha
      Gerson, Rogier Blok PRODUCER Stienette Bosklopper CAST Dicky Kilian,
      Willy Soeurt, Peter Verberk, Ellie Teeuw, Tarek Hannoudi, Freddy
      Kenton, Evelyne Bouglione, Timo Soeurt) - Taking a documentary
      approach to a fictional story with disarming results, Calimucho
      follows a woman growing weary of life with a small traveling circus
      and a man who can imagine nothing else.

  --  Call If You Need Me - Malaysia (DIRECTOR/WRITER James Lee PRODUCER
      Stienette Bosklopper CAST Sunny Pang, Pete Teo, Chua Thien See) - A
      newcomer rises through the ranks of Kuala Lumpur's criminal
      underworld, while his cousin makes plans to leave the life behind in
      this flawlessly shot heartbreaker, equal parts gangster epic and elegy
      to lost innocence. North American Premiere

  --  Carmen Meets Borat - Netherlands (DIRECTOR/WRITER Mercedes Stalenhoef
      PRODUCER Pieter van Huystee) - Truth is stranger--and far more
      compelling--than fiction in this darkly comic documentary about the
      aftermath of a Hollywood film shoot on a small Roma village and a
      17-year-old girl with dreams of a better life.

  --  City of Borders - Israel (DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER Yun Suh FEATURING
      Sa'ar Netanel, Boody, Samira Saraya, Ravit Geva, Adam Russo) - Borders
      and barbed wire are not enough to keep Israelis and Palestinians from
      mingling in the sole gay bar in Jerusalem, a city determined to deny
      the thriving gay community within its own walls.

  --  Elementary Training for Actors - Argentina (DIRECTORS/WRITERS Martin
      Rejtman, Federico Leon PRODUCERS Canal T Argentina, Ruda Films CAST
      Fabian Arenillas, Carlos Portaluppi, Matias Delgado) - Stanislavski
      has nothing on Sergio, who leads experimental acting workshops for the
      grade-school set. Equal parts droll and outlandish, this comedy will
      forever change the way you look at child actors. International

  --  Extraordinary Stories - Argentina (DIRECTORS/WRITERS Mariano Llinas
      PRODUCER Laura Citarella CAST Mariano Llinas, Agustin Mendilaharzu,
      Walter Jakob) - In this adventurous experiment in storytelling, secret
      identities, missing persons, lost treasures, exotic beasts and
      desperate criminals are only a few of the elements woven into a grand
      tapestry of mysteries.

  --  High-Rise - Brazil (DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER Gabriel Mascaro) - What
      does it mean to have a penthouse in poverty-filled Brazil?
      Interweaving resident interviews and vistas from above, this is a
      hypnotic and revealing examination of the real view from the top.
      North American Premiere

  --  Los Bastardos - Mexico (DIRECTOR Amat Escalante WRITERS Amat
      Escalante, Martin Escalante CAST Jesus Moises Rodriguez, Ruben Sosa,
      Nina Zavarin, Kenny Johnston) - Pulp crime and cinematic formalism
      collide in this hauntingly visceral portrait of two Mexican day
      laborers moved to desperate deeds in a hellish contemporary Los

  --  Mid-August Lunch - Italy (DIRECTOR/WRITER Gianni di Gregorio PRODUCER
      Miguel Bonilla, Marcos Cline-Marquez, Amat Escalante, Carlos Reygadas,
      Jaime Romandia CAST Gianni di Gregorio, Valeria de Franciscis, Marina
      Cacciotti, Maria Cali, Grazia Cesarini Sforza, Alfonso Santagata) - In
      this delightful comedy, an obliging middle-aged son finds himself
      waiting, hand and foot, on a spry but temperamental geriatric
      foursome--including his own mother--during the traditional August

  --  My Dear Enemy - South Korea (DIRECTOR Lee Yoon-ki WRITERS Lee Yoon-ki,
      Park Eunyoung PRODUCERS David Cho, Cho Kwang-hee, Oh Jung-wan CAST
      Jeon Do-youn, Ha Jungwoo) - When a stern young woman demands her
      charming but feckless ex repay a longstanding loan, the two embark on
      an all-day road trip around Seoul in this comedy of relationships and

  --  Our Beloved Month of August - Portugal/France (DIRECTOR Miguel Gomes
      WRITERS Miguel Gomes, Mariana Ricardo, Telmo Churro PRODUCERS Luis
      Urbano, Sandro Aguilar; CAST Miguel Gomes, Mariana Ricardo, Telmo
      Churro) - In this playfully inspired mix of documentary and
      fiction--steeped in the atmosphere of summer in a poor, mountainous
      region of Portugal--tensions mount between a father, daughter and
      cousin in a traveling pop band.

  --  The Queen and I - Sweden (DIRECTOR Nahid Persson Sarvestani WRITERS
      Nahid Persson Sarvestani, Zinat S. Lloyd) - Two Iranian exiles--a
      left-wing filmmaker and the deposed Shah's widow, Queen Farah--form an
      unlikely bond in this illuminating and compassionate documentary about
      life after the Islamic revolution.

  --  Sacred Places - France/Cameroon (DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER Jean-Marie
      Teno FEATURING Nanema Boubakar, Jules Cesar Bamouni, Abbo Idrissa
      Ouedraogo) - Tracing a lineage from the West African traditional
      djembe drum to makeshift cine-clubs in Ouagadougou where patrons pay a
      dime to watch Jackie Chan DVDs, this film celebrates community and
      cinema in equal measure.

  --  Stella - France (DIRECTOR/WRITER Sylvie Verheyde PRODUCER Bruno
      Berthemy CAST Leora Barbara, Karole Rocher, Benjamin Biolay, Guillaume
      Depardieu) - Paris, 1977. 11-year old Stella knows poker better than
      grammar when she starts the year at a prestigious new school. There,
      she discovers the possibilities of a whole new world outside her
      parents' bar.

  --  Unmade Beds - England (DIRECTOR/WRITER Alexis dos Santos PRODUCERS
      Soledad Gatti-Pascual, Peter Ettedgui CAST Deborah Francois, Fernando
      Tielve, Michiel Huisman, Iddo Goldberg, Richard Lintern) - Intimate
      and immediate, this look at the lives of two twent-somethings adrift
      in London's East Side pulsates with a youthful energy that is
      bolstered by a great soundtrack and winning performances.

  --  A Week Alone - Argentina (DIRECTOR Celina Murga WRITERS Celina Murga,
      Juan Villegas PRODUCER Juan Villegas CAST Magdalenta Capobianco,
      Eleonora Capobianco, Ignacio Gimenez) - Left to their own devices for
      a week in their gated community, a group of privileged kids occupy
      themselves with swimming, vandalism, and chocolate milk in this keenly
      observed portrait of teenage yearnings and summertime revelries.

  --  West of Pluto - Canada (DIRECTORS/WRITERS/PRODUCERS Henry Bernadet,
      Myriam Verreault CAST Alexis Drolet, David Bouchard, Anne-Sophie
      Lamontagne, Yoann Linteau, Sandra Jacques, Denis Marchand, Thomas
      Gionet-Lavigne) - With humor, style and an unerring ear for the
      language of youth, this mosaic look at a day in the lives of 12 Quebec
      high schoolers strikingly captures the unique nature of the teenage

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

  --  Born Without - Mexico (DIRECTOR/WRITER Eva Norvind PRODUCERS Eva
      Norvind, Nailea Norvind, Donald K. Ranvaud FEATURING Jose Flores,
      Graciela Flores, Alejandro Jodorowsky) - A remarkably frank portrait
      of the lives and loves of Jose Flores--a street musician, actor,
      father of six, and Romeo who was born without arms and stands only 3'

  --  El General - Mexico/USA (DIRECTOR Natalia Almada PRODUCERS Daniela
      Alatorre, Natalia Almada) - 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.

  --  Rehje - Mexico (DIRECTORS Anais Huerta, Raul Cuesta WRITER Anais
      Huerta PRODUCERS Raul Cuesta, Anais Huerta) - 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. International Premiere


  --  35 Shots of Rum - France (DIRECTOR Claire Denis WRITERS Claire Denis,
      Jean-Pol Fargeau PRODUCER Bruno Pesery CAST Alex Descas, Mati Diop,
      Nicole Dogue, Gregoire Colin, Jean-Christophe Folly) - A father and
      daughter's love for one another is at the heart of this intimate drama
      of friends and family dealing with the gentle passage of time and the
      ever-shifting bonds that hold them all together.

  --  Big River Man (DIRECTOR John Maringouin PRODUCERS Maria Florio, Molly
      Lynch, John Maringouin, Kevin Ragsdale; FEATURING Martin Strel, Borut
      Strel, Matthew Mohlke) - This hallucinatory epic follows a
      middle-aged, pot-bellied, hard-drinking Slovenian--the endurance
      swimmer Martin Strel--stroke by stroke into the heart of darkness as
      he attempts to swim the long and perilous Amazon River.

  --  Cold Souls (DIRECTOR/WRITER Sophie Barthes PRODUCERS Dan Carey,
      Elizabeth Giamatti, Paul Mezey, Andrij Parekh, Jeremy Kipp Walker CAST
      Paul Giamatti, David Strathairn, Dina Korzun, Emily Watson) - Paul
      Giamatti plays Paul Giamatti in this idiosyncratic comedy in which
      soul extraction is a unique form of stress relief. He soon finds out
      that the side effects of "soul storage" can get absurdly complicated.

  --  Facing Ali (DIRECTOR Pete McCormack PRODUCER Derik Murray FEATURING
      Muhammad Ali, George Chuvalo, Sir Henry Cooper, George Foreman, Joe
      Frazier) - A gorgeous documentary portrait of the men who braved the
      boxing ring to face the greatest: Muhammad Ali. These heavyweights
      provide an intimate and moving study of the sport and the man.

  --  Humpday (DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER Lynn Shelton CAST Mark Duplass,
      Joshua Leonard, Alycia Delmore, Steven Schardt) - One drunken evening,
      two old buddies dare each other to have sex together for an "art" porn
      film in the most hilarious, awkward, and surprisingly authentic
      bromance of them all.

  --  In the Loop - England (DIRECTOR Armando lannucci WRITERS Jesse
      Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche PRODUCERS
      Adam Tandy, Kevin Loader CAST Peter Capaldi, Tom Hollander, Gina
      McKee, James Gandolfini) - In this hilarious, multi-character
      political satire, Brits and Americans engage in backroom manipulation,
      backstabbing, seduction, and other dirty dealings in the build up to
      an international military engagement.

  --  It Might Get Loud (DIRECTOR Davis Guggenheim PRODUCERS Peter Afterman,
      Lesley Chilcott, Davis Guggenheim, Carson Hood, Thomas Tull FEATURING
      Jimmy Page, The Edge, Jack White) - Witness the stuff legends are made
      of when Jack White, The Edge, and Jimmy Page come together to
      talk--and play--guitars in this exhilarating jam session of distinct
      philosophies and atomic sounds.

  --  No Impact Man (DIRECTORS Laura Gabbert, Justin Schein PRODUCERS Laura
      Gabbert, Eden Wurmfeld CAST Colin Beavan, Michelle Conlin) -
      Environmentalist Colin Beavan embarks on an extreme experiment in
      green living--forgoing take-out, electricity, and even toilet
      paper--and drags his retail and caffeine-loving wife along with him in
      this smart and entertaining documentary.

  --  Paper Heart (DIRECTOR Nicholas Jasenovec WRITERS Nicholas Jasenovec,
      Charlyne Yi PRODUCERS Sandra Murillo, Elise Salomon CAST Charlyne Yi,
      Michael Cera, Jake Johnson) - Despite professing a belief that she's
      incapable of love, comedian and actress Charlyne Yi finds herself
      falling for Michael Cera in this utterly charming and intoxicating mix
      of documentary, improvisation, and romance.

  --  Still Walking - Japan (DIRECTOR/WRITER Hirokazu Kore-eda PRODUCERS
      Yoshihiro Kato, Hijiri Taguchi CAST Hiroshi Abe, Yui Natsukawa, You,
      Kazuya Takahashi, Shohei Tanaka, Kirin Kiki, Yoshio Harada) - In this
      bittersweet, quietly poetic film, old resentments and new tensions
      bubble to the surface when a family reunites for the fifteenth
      anniversary of its eldest son's premature death.

  --  We Live In Public (DIRECTOR Ondi Timoner PRODUCERS Ondi Timoner,
      Keirda Bahruth) - Now forgotten, Josh Harris was once dubbed the
      internet's Andy Warhol -- only instead of 15 minutes, he streamed his
      entire life for voyeurs. This disturbing documentary is a cautionary
      tale about technology, privacy, and fame.


  --  Embodiment of Evil - Brazil (DIRECTOR Jose Mojica Marins WRITERS Jose
      Mojica Marins, Dennison Ramalho PRODUCERS Paulo Sacramento, Debora
      Ivanov, Caio Gullane, Fabiano Gullane CAST Jose Mojica Marins, Helena
      Ignez, Luis Melo, Jece Valadao) - Brazilian horror icon Coffin Joe
      returns in this delightfully demonic cavalcade of bloody bodies and
      bared breasts, slaying his way through a small town as he searches for
      a worthy mate.

  --  I Sell the Dead (DIRECTOR/WRITER Glenn McQuaid PRODUCERS Peter Phok,
      Larry Fessenden CAST Dominic Monaghan, Larry Fessenden, Angus Scrimm,
      Ron Perlman) - Two wily grave robbers in 18th century England get more
      than they bargained for when their corpses start biting back in this
      ghoulishly delightful comedy horror romp.


  --  Weather Girl (DIRECTOR/WRITER Blayne Weaver PRODUCERS Tricia O'Kelley,
      Steak House CAST Tricia O'Kelley, Patrick J. Adams, Ryan Devlin, Mark
      Harmon, Kaitlin Olson, Mark Harmon) - After she melts down on live
      television, a Seattle weather girl finds herself with no job, no
      boyfriend, and no apartment. It could be the best thing that's ever
      happened to her.

  --  ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction (DIRECTOR Kevin Hamedani WRITERS
      Kevin Hamedani, Ramon Isao PRODUCER John Sinno CAST Janette Armand,
      Ali Hamedani, Doug Fahl, Cooper Hopkins, Ryan Barret, James Mesher,
      Bill Johns, Cornelia D. Moore) - Life in a conservative small town is
      complicated enough for a young Iranian-American woman and a
      not-completely-out gay couple, but now they also have to deal with
      zombie hordes in this splatter-filled comedy.


  --  13 Most Beautiful ... Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests (DIRECTOR
      Andy Warhol FEATURING Richard Rheem, Ann Buchanan, Paul America, Edie
      Sedgwick, Billy Name, Susan Bottomly, Dennis Hopper, Mary Woronov,
      Freddy Herko, Nico, Ingrid Superstar, Lou Reed, Jane Holzer) -
      Acclaimed musical group Dean & Britta provide live accompaniment to
      Andy Warhol's starkly beautiful black & white 16mm portraits of
      Factory luminaries like Nico, Lou Reed, and Edie Sedgwick.

  --  All Tomorrow's Parties - England (DIRECTOR Jonathan Caouette, All
      Tomorrow's People PRODUCER Luke Morris FEATURING Sonic Youth, Belle
      and Sebastian, Daniel Johnston, Nick Cave, Mogwai) - This vibrant
      kaleidoscope of sounds and images from the history of the legendary
      British music festival features performances by Belle and Sebastian,
      Mogwai, Animal Collective, Sonic Youth, and more.

  --  Black Dynamite (DIRECTOR Scott Sanders WRITERS Michael Jai White,
      Byron Minns, Scott Sanders PRODUCERS Jon Steingart, Jenny Weiner
      Steingart CAST Michael Jai White, Tommy Davidson, Arsenio Hall
      FEATURING James Brown, Bill Withers, B.B. King, The Spinners, Celia
      Cruz and the Fania All-Stars, Muhammad Ali, Don King, Stewart Levine)
      - Decked out with afros, polyester and nunchucks, this badass
      '70s-style blaxploitation comedy stars Michael Jai White as a former
      CIA operative who uncovers a nefarious plot while avenging his
      brother's death.

  --  Soul Power (DIRECTOR Jeff Levy-Hinte PRODUCERS Leon Gast, Jeffrey
      Levy-Hinte, David Sonenberg) - This blazing concert film documents
      Zaire '74, the sister event to the famed Ali/Foreman "Rumble in the
      Jungle," featuring previously unseen performances by James Brown, B.B.
      King, Bill Withers, Celia Cruz and others.


  --  Crude Oil - China (DIRECTOR Wang Bing PRODUCERS Kong Lihong, Wang
      Bing) - 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. North American Premiere

  --  Panda Diary - Japan (DIRECTOR Tadashi Mori PRODUCERS Shigeaki Yoshida,
      Hiromi Fuji, Keiko Hashimoto, Zhang Yun Hui) - 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. North American Premiere

  BEHIND THE SCENES - Films with Extended Conversations:

  --  Billy Jack (1971) (DIRECTOR T.C. Frank WRITERS Frank Christina, Teresa
      Christina PRODUCER Mary Rose Solti 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) - 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.

  --  Midnight Cowboy (1969) (DIRECTOR John Schlesinger WRITER Waldo Salt
      PRODUCER Jerome Hellman CAST Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Milis,
      Brenda Vaccaro) - 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

  L.A. FILM CRITICS: The Film That Got Away:

  --  Musica Nocturna - Argentina (DIRECTOR Rafael Filipelli WRITERS Rafael
      Filipelli, David Oubina PRODUCER Nathalie Cabiron CAST Horacio Acosta,
      Silvia Arazi, Enrique Pineyro) - Rafael Filipelli's lovely film,
      drenched in the atmosphere of Buenos Aires deep in the wee hours of
      the morning, observes the quietly building fissures in a marriage
      between a writer and a playwright.

  --  The Silence Before Bach - Spain (DIRECTOR Pere Portabella WRITERS Pere
      Portabella, Xavier Alberti, Carles Santos PRODUCER Pere Portabella) -
      A blind piano tuner, a harmonica-playing truck driver and a
      tap-dancing horse are just three of the unlikely bedfellows in this
      dazzlingly original meditation on the great German composer and his
      influence across the centuries.

  --  United Red Army - Japan (DIRECTOR Koji Wakamatsu WRITERS Koji
      Wakamatsu, Masayuki Kakegawa PRODUCER Muneko Ozaki CAST Maki Sakai,
      Arata, Akie Namiki, Go Jibiki) - A Japanese Che, this electrifying
      docudrama depicts the violent 1972 standoff between police and members
      of the eponymous student radical group detail by harrowing detail. Set
      to an original psychedelic rock score by Sonic Youth's Jim O'Rourke.

  HELL ON WHEELS: Hot Rods and Fast Times:

  --  Hi-Riders (1978) (DIRECTOR/WRITER Greydon Clark PRODUCER Mike
      MacFarland CAST Mel Ferrer, Stephen McNally, Darby Hinton, Neville
      Brand, Ralph Meeker, Diane Peterson, Karen Fredrik, Roger Hampton,
      Brad Rearden) - 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.

  --  Hot Rod Girl (1956) (DIRECTOR Leslie H. Martinson WRITER John
      McGreevey PRODUCER Norman T. Herman 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) - 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?

  --  Hot Rods to Hell (1967) (DIRECTOR John Brahm WRITER Robert E. Kent
      PRODUCER Sam Katzman CAST Dana Andrews, Jeanne Crain, Mimsy Farmer,
      Laurie Mock, Paul Bertoya) - 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.


  --  Night Tide (1961) (DIRECTOR/WRITER Curtis Harrington PRODUCER Aram
      Kantarian CAST Dennis Hopper, Linda Lawson, Gavin Muir, Luana Anders,
      Marjorie Eaton, Marjorie Cameron, H.E. West, Tom Dillon, Ben Roseman)
      - A young Dennis Hopper stars in Curtis Harrington's haunting feature
      debut about a sailor who falls in love with a mysterious woman who
      believes she is a descendant of mythical Sirens.


  --  Amreeka (DIRECTOR/WRITER Cherien Dabis PRODUCERS Christina Piovesan,
      Paul Barkin; CAST Nisreen Faour, Melkar Muallem, Hiam Abbas, Alia
      Shawkat) - Funny and poignant, Cherien Dabis' debut follows a plucky
      Palestinian single mom who emigrates from the West Bank to America for
      the sake of her teenage son, learning along the way that home
      transcends borders.

  --  Crude Oil - See Special Screenings

  --  Election (1979) (DIRECTOR Alexander Payne WRITERS Alexander Payne, Jim
      Taylor PRODUCERS Albert Berger, David Gale, Keith Samples, Ron Yerxa
      CAST Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein) - This wicked
      satire of high school politics pits an overachieving student running
      for class president against a frustrated civics teacher determined to
      stop her rise to power.

  --  Ghostbusters (1984) (DIRECTOR Ivan Reitman WRITERS Dan Aykroyd, Harold
      Ramis, Rick Moranis PRODUCER Ivan Reitman CAST Bill Murray, Dan
      Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Annie Potts,
      William Atherton, Ernie Hudson) - "Who you gonna call?" If you're
      looking for one of the funniest comedies of the Eighties featuring a
      classic Bill Murray performance, the answer is obvious.

  --  Hot Rod Girl - See Hell On Wheels

  --  How I See It: Youth Filmmaking From Streets to Streams - Young
      filmmakers offer three unique takes on life in California, from
      Oakland's Cambodian-American community to the interaction between
      native and non-native youth in rural Siskiyou County to hard life
      choices in San Francisco's Bayview-Hunters Point.

  --  The Muppet Movie (1979) (DIRECTOR James Frawley WRITERS Jack Burns,
      Jerry Juhl PRODUCER Jim Henson CAST Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry
      Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Charles Durning, Austin Pendleton) -
      Hit the road with Kermit, Fozzie, Ms. Piggy and all their friends in
      this beloved classic for all ages, bursting with cameos, comedy and
      fantastic songs like "The Rainbow Connection."

  --  Those Who Remain - See Documentary Competition


  --  2 Birds - Iceland (DIRECTOR Runar Runarsson)
  --  575 Castro St. (DIRECTOR Jenni Olson)
  --  The Archive (DIRECTOR Sean Dunne)
  --  Bill's Visitors - England (DIRECTOR Simon Deshon)
  --  The Blindness of the Woods - Argentina (DIRECTORS Javier Lourenco,
      Martin Jalfen)
  --  The Cable Car - Switzerland (DIRECTORS Claudius Gentinetta, Frank
  --  Codswallop - England (DIRECTOR The Brothers McLeod)
  --  Danse Macabre - Canada (DIRECTOR Pedro Pires)
  --  Dropping Furniture - Austria (DIRECTORS Harald Hund, Paul Horn)
  --  Every Day is Not the Same - Slovenia (DIRECTOR Martin Turk)
  --  Everyday Everyday - Malaysia (DIRECTOR Tan Chui Mui)
  --  Forbach - France (DIRECTOR Claire Burger)
  --  The Herd - Ireland (DIRECTOR Ken Wardrop)
  --  How I Met Your Father - Spain (DIRECTOR Alex Montoya)
  --  I Live in the Woods (DIRECTOR Max Winston)
  --  Instead of Abracadabra - Sweden (DIRECTOR Patrik Eklund)
  --  Joy Ride: An Auto Theft (1976) (DIRECTOR William Crain)
  --  L'Arbitro - Italy (DIRECTOR Paolo Zucca)
  --  La Battue - Canada (DIRECTOR Guy Edoin)
  --  Last Date (1950) (DIRECTOR Lewis D. Collins)
  --  Lessons From the Night - Australia (DIRECTOR Adrian Francis)
  --  Love You More - England (DIRECTOR Sam Taylor-Wood)
  --  A Mate - Finland (DIRECTOR Teemu Nikki)
  --  Next Floor - Canada (DIRECTOR Denis Villeneuve)
  --  PAL/SECAM - Russia/USA (DIRECTOR Dmitry Povolotsky)
  --  Photograph of Jesus - England (DIRECTOR Laurie Hill)
  --  Pockets - England (DIRECTOR James Lees)
  --  Rains (L'ondee) - Canada (DIRECTOR David Coquard-Dassault)
  --  Replayground (DIRECTOR Anna Gaskell)
  --  The Royal Nightmare (DIRECTOR Alex Budovsky)
  --  Sister Wife (DIRECTOR Jill Orschel)
  --  Skhizein - France (DIRECTOR Jeremy Clapin)
  --  Stand Up - England (DIRECTOR Joseph Pierce)
  --  Steel Homes - Scotland (DIRECTOR Eva Weber)
  --  Summer Breaks - Australia (DIRECTOR Sean Kruck)
  --  Ten for Grandpa - Canada/USA (DIRECTOR Doug Karr)
  --  Thompson (DIRECTOR Jason Tippet)
  --  Time and Again (DIRECTOR Antonio Mendez Esparza)
  --  Tomorrow's Drivers (1954)
  --  Top Girl - England (DIRECTOR Rebecca Johnson)
  --  The Transformation of Genesis P-Orridge - The Netherlands/USA
      (DIRECTORS Eline Jongsma, Kel O'Neill)
  --  Trece Anos - Cuba/ USA (DIRECTOR Topaz Adizes)
  --  Utopia, Part 3: The World's Largest Shopping Mall (DIRECTORS Sam
      Green, Carrie Lozano)
  --  Western Spaghetti (DIRECTOR PES)

  --  Zietek - Poland (DIRECTOR Bartosz Blaschke)


  --  Almost (DIRECTOR Lori Dinsmore)
  --  Arterial Deposition in Thought and Being (DIRECTOR Mason Shefa)
  --  Bon Voyage ( DIRECTOR Allyssa Kaiser)
  --  Change the Nation (DIRECTORS Jessica Gonzalez, Krista Kim, Brian
      McArthur, Elliot McGreggor & Ruben Palomares)
  --  Cookie Cutter (DIRECTOR Maggie Smith)
  --  Cue The Coup (DIRECTOR Woodrow White)
  --  Divine Intervention (DIRECTORS Reid Hildebrand, David Griffin)
  --  First Kiss (DIRECTOR Janey Miles Feingold)
  --  Fletcher (DIRECTOR Daniel Lipson, James Perkins)
  --  A Flying Project (DIRECTOR Bryan Navarro)
  --  Forget Me Not (DIRECTOR Mirabelle Korn)
  --  Hill Soda (DIRECTOR Suzanne Walsh)
  --  Homophobia is Gay (DIRECTOR Tiffany Maria Flick)
  --  I have a dream today. (DIRECTOR Hannah Holtgeerts)
  --  It Only Takes One (DIRECTOR Gabe Benjamin & Nick Lieberman)
  --  In Unexpected Places (DIRECTOR Mel Guel)
  --  Killers of the Earth (DIRECTOR Jeff Bruno)
  --  Ladies in Armor (DIRECTOR Sami Kubo)
  --  Ladies, Please (DIRECTOR Xochi Maberry-Gaulke)
  --  Lipstick (DIRECTOR Sam Rubin)
  --  M.O.D - moment of decision (DIRECTORS Bianca Mia Alvarez, Edgar
      Andres, Berenice Bautista, Najee Clark, Elijah Douresseau, Yaddi
      Garcia, Markus Hobbs, Desmond Johnson, Lemias Paige & Gerica Preston)
  --  Marcul City (DIRECTOR Abram Pineda-Fischer)
  --  National Day Without a Bag (DIRECTOR Samantha Speiser)
  --  Napua Ilima O'Kehaulani (DIRECTOR Ryan Medel)
  --  Only One (DIRECTOR Conor Arnodo)
  --  Our Dignity (Nuestra Dignidad) (DIRECTOR Kathy Vega-Munoz)
  --  Portrait: Anais Kane (DIRECTOR Jazmin Jones & Sydney Matterson)
  --  Reality Check (DIRECTOR Matthew Prescott)
  --  Repercussion of the Masses (DIRECTOR Brian Reves)
  --  Return To Sender (DIRECTORS Sarah Bailin & Emma Bailin)
  --  Untouchable (DIRECTORS Justin Levine, Jack Heston)
  --  We Got Dreams (DIRECTOR Ricky Hermosillo)

  --  You're In Control! (DIRECTOR Maria Midtlyng)


  --  Eclectic Mix 1 & 2
      --  21st Century Life: Sam Sparro (DIRECTOR Mariah Garnett)
      --  Going On: Gnarls Barkley (DIRECTOR Wendy Morgan)
      --  Her Morning Elegance: Oren Lavie (DIRECTORS Oren Lavie Yuval &
          Merav Nathan)
      --  Dance With Me: Old 97's (DIRECTOR Keven McAlester)
      --  Electric Feel: MGMT (DIRECTOR Ray Tintori)
      --  Everybody Wants Me: The Pigeon Detectives (DIRECTOR David Mullett)
      --  Fortress: Pinback (DIRECTOR Elliot Jokelson)
      --  Golden Age: TV on the Radio (DIRECTOR Petro)
      --  Grapevine Fires: Death Cab for Cutie (DIRECTOR Walter Robot)
      --  Hang Them All: Tapes 'n Tapes (DIRECTOR Jonnie Ross)
      --  Happy Up Here: Royksopp (DIRECTORS Reuben Sutherland & Joyrider)
      --  Haven't Been Yourself: Seventeen Evergreen (DIRECTOR Encycolpedia
      --  Honey Honey: Feist (DIRECTOR Anthony Seck)
      --  Impatience: We Are Scientists (DIRECTOR Chris Bran)
      --  In My Eyes: Pistol Youth (DIRECTOR Isaac Rentz)
      --  Jesus Saves, I Spend: St. Vincent (DIRECTORS Andy Bruntel & Bucky
      --  L.E.S. Artistes: Santogold (DIRECTOR Nima Nourizadeh)
      --  Lights: Lyapis Trubetskoy (DIRECTOR Alexey Terexov)
      --  Little Motel: Modest Mouse (DIRECTOR Justin Francis)
      --  LoP: SOCADIA (DIRECTOR Andrea Giacomini)
      --  Nth Degree: Morningwood (DIRECTOR Adam Neustadter)
      --  Mykonos: Fleet Foxes (DIRECTOR Sean Pecknold)
      --  Oh My: Office (DIRECTOR Adam Neustadter)
      --  Restless: Langhorne Slim (DIRECTOR Joey Garfield)
      --  Ruler of Everything: Tally Hall (DIRECTOR Sean Donnelly)
      --  Shake Shake Shake: White Denim (DIRECTOR Tom Haines)
      --  Sideways Ponytail: Natalie Portman's Shaved Head (DIRECTOR That
      --  Signs: Bloc Party (DIRECTOR Hiro Murai)
      --  Soon We'll Be Found: Sia (DIRECTOR Claire Carre)
      --  Stress: Justice (DIRECTOR Romain Gavras)
      --  Talk To Me: Peaches (DIRECTOR Price James)
      --  Sugarbaby: Morningwood (DIRECTOR Adam Neustadter)
      --  Under the Pines: Bodies of Water (DIRECTOR Andy Bruntel)
      --  Wanderlust: Bjork (DIRECTOR Encyclopedia Pictura)
      --  Welcome to Heartbreak: Kanye West feat. Kid Cudi (DIRECTOR NABIL)
      --  Who's Gonna Save My Soul: Gnarls Barkley (DIRECTOR Chris Milk)
      --  Work It Out: RJD2 (DIRECTOR Joey Garfield)

      --  Wrong: Depeche Mode (DIRECTOR Patrick Daughters)

  --  Where It Was At : A Propaganda & Satellite Films Tribute
      --  Closer: Nine Inch Nails (DIRECTOR Mark Romanek)
      --  Devil's Haircut: Beck (DIRECTOR Mark Romanek)
      --  Drive: R.E.M. (DIRECTOR Peter Care)
      --  Drop: The Pharcyde (DIRECTOR Spike Jonze)
      --  Express Yourself: Madonna (DIRECTOR David Fincher)
      --  Frontier Psychiatrist: The Avalanches (DIRECTORS Kuntz & Maguire)
      --  Home: Iggy Pop (DIRECTOR David Fincher)
      --  I Can't Wait: Mirwais (DIRECTOR Stephane Sednaoui)
      --  If: Janet Jackson (DIRECTOR Dominic Sena)
      --  It's Oh So Quiet: Bjork (DIRECTOR Spike Jonze)
      --  Pumpkin: Tricky (DIRECTOR Stephane Sednaoui)
      --  Push It: Garbage (DIRECTOR Andrea Giacobbe)
      --  Rhythm Nation: Janet Jackson (DIRECTOR Dominic Sena)
      --  Virtual Insanity: Jamiroquai (DIRECTOR Jonathan Glazer)
      --  Welcome to the Jungle: Guns N' Roses (DIRECTOR Nigel Dick)

      --  Where It's At: Beck (DIRECTOR Steve Hanft)

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