The Los Angeles Film Festival announced today the full program lineup for the 2008 Los Angeles Film Festival (Thursday, June 19 – Sunday, June 29), including the Opening Night film, Closing Night film, and Centerpiece Premiere. This Festival’s Guest Director and Artist in Residence will be announced shortly.
“I am proud of the Festival’s on-going growth within the community, and pleased that we continue to attract world-class filmmakers like Guillermo Del Toro and Timur Bekmambetov,” said Festival Director Rich Raddon. “The Los Angeles Film Festival celebrates the best in filmmaking as well as discovering new voices from around the world.”
“We’re proud to be bringing a wonderfully diverse slate of films and events to Festival audiences,” said Los Angeles Film Festival Director of Programming Rachel Rosen. “This year’s program has everything from family films to a for-adults-only swear-a-long which provides audiences with a chance to discover a range of work, and meet and interact with some superbly talented filmmakers.”
“This year’s Festival displays a collection of vibrant and diverse films that maintain Film Independent’s spirit, quality, and originality,” said Dawn Hudson, Executive Director of Film Independent, the year-round filmmaker organization that produces the Festival. “The Festival is a chance for the film industry and filmgoers to have direct access to each other, which for Film Independent is an important on-going objective in building an interest for diverse films in art houses and multiplexes alike.”
Universal Pictures’ “Wanted,” from director Timur Bekmambetov, will kick off the 2008 Los Angeles Film Festival as the Opening Night film on Thursday, June 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mann Village Theatre. Wanted stars James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Terence Stamp, Thomas Kretschmann, Common, and Angelina Jolie.
Based upon Mark Millar’s explosive graphic novel series and helmed by stunning visualist director Timur Bekmambetov—creator of the most successful Russian film franchise in history, the Night Watch series— Wanted tells the tale of one apathetic nobody’s transformation into an unparalleled enforcer of justice.
In 2008, the world will be introduced to a hero for a new generation: Wesley Gibson. 25-year-old Wes (James McAvoy) was the most disaffected, cube-dwelling drone the planet had ever known. His boss chewed him out hourly, his girlfriend ignored him routinely and his life plodded on interminably. Everyone was certain this disengaged slacker would amount to nothing. There was little else for Wes to do but wile away the days and die in his slow, clock-punching rut. Until he met a woman named Fox (Angelina Jolie).
After his estranged father is murdered, the deadly sexy Fox recruits Wes into the Fraternity, a secret society that trains Wes to avenge his dad’s death by unlocking his dormant powers. As she teaches him how to develop lightning-quick reflexes and phenomenal agility, Wes discovers this team lives by an ancient, unbreakable code: carry out the death orders given by fate itself.
With wickedly brilliant tutors—including the Fraternity’s enigmatic leader, Sloan (Morgan Freeman)—Wes grows to enjoy all the strength he ever wanted. But, slowly, he begins to realize there is more to his dangerous associates than meets the eye. And as he wavers between newfound heroism and vengeance, Wes will come to learn what no one could ever teach him: he alone controls his destiny.
Universal Picture’s “Hellboy II: The Golden Army,” from writer/director Guillermo del Toro, will close this year’s Festival on Saturday, June 28 at 6:00 p.m. at the Mann Village Theatre. The film stars Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, Jeffrey Tambor, and John Hurt. With a signature blend of action, humor and character-based spectacle, the saga of the world’s toughest, kitten-loving hero from Hell continues to unfold in Hellboy II: The Golden Army. Bigger muscle, badder weapons and more ungodly villains arrive in an epic vision of imagination from Oscar®-nominated director Guillermo del Toro (“Pan’s Labyrinth,” “Hellboy”).
After an ancient truce existing between humankind and the invisible realm of the fantastic is broken, hell on Earth is ready to erupt. A ruthless leader who treads the world above and the one below defies his bloodline and awakens an unstoppable army of creatures. Now, it’s up to the planet’s toughest, roughest superhero to battle the merciless dictator and his marauders. He may be red. He may be horned. He may be misunderstood. But when you need the job done right, it’s time to call in Hellboy (Ron Perlman).
Along with his expanding team in the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense—pyrokinetic girlfriend Liz (Selma Blair), aquatic empath Abe (Doug Jones) and protoplasmic mystic Johann—the BPRD will travel between the surface strata and the unseen magical one, where creatures of fantasy become corporeal. And Hellboy, a creature of two worlds who’s accepted by neither, must choose between the life he knows and an unknown destiny that beckons him.
The Festival also announced that Sacha Gervasi’s critically acclaimed documentary “Anvil! The Story of Anvil” will screen as the 2008 Centerpiece Premiere on Thursday, June 26 at 8:30 p.m. at the Ford Amphitheatre. The outdoor film premiere will include live musical performances and special guests. The film features Steven “Lips” Kudlow and Robb Reiner.
A totally uncool twist of fate left pioneering Canadian metal band Anvil foundering in obscurity, despite the impact of its second album, 1982’s Metal on Metal, on the then-burgeoning metal scene. Covering two years of tireless touring and the recording of Anvil’s 13th album, former roadie Sacha Gervasi perfectly captures the humor and pathos of two middle-aged guys who still just want to rock and who never stopped believing that stardom could be just another gig away. Part comedy, part cautionary tale, “Anvil! The Story of Anvil” is an anthem to people who can’t give up on their dreams without one last fight.
The 2008 Los Angeles Film Festival will screen more than 230 feature films, shorts, and music videos. This year the Festival received more than 5000 submissions from filmmakers around the world with the final selections representing several World, North American, and U.S. premieres.
Based upon Mark Millar’s explosive graphic novel series, “Wanted” tells an action-packed story of a disaffected, cube-dwelling drone who discovers dormant powers after he is recruited into a secret society of assassins.
DIRECTOR Timur Bekmambetov STORY BY Michael Brandt, Derek Haas WRITERS Michael Brandt, Derek Haas, Chris Morgan PRODUCERS Marc Platt, Jim Lemley, Jason Netter, Iain Smith EXECUTVE PRODUCERS Marc Silvestri, Adam Siegel, Roger Birnbaum, Gary Barber CAST James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Terence Stamp, Thomas Kretschmann, Common, Angelina Jolie
“Hellboy II: The Golden Army”
With a signature blend of action, humor, and character-based spectacle, the saga of the world’s toughest kitten-loving hero from Hell continues to unfold in “Hellboy II: The Golden Army.” Bigger muscles, badder weapons, and more ungodly villains arrive in an epic vision of imagination from Guillermo del Toro.
DIRECTOR Guillermo del Toro STORY BY Guillermo del Toro, Mike Mignola WRITER Guillermo del Toro PRODUCERS Lawrence Gordon, Mike Richardson, Lloyd Levin EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Chris Symes CAST Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, Jeffrey Tambor, Luke Goss, Anna Walton, John Hurt
“Anvil! The Story of Anvil”
Following the obscure Canadian heavy metal band Anvil on a last-stint effort to gain much-belated stardom, this emotionally evocative documentary proves it is never too late to chase your dream.
DIRECTOR Sacha Gervasi PRODUCER Rebecca Yeldham FEATURING Steven “Lips” Kudlow, Robb Reiner
“Big Heart City“
Frankie is a young man whose tales of domestic bliss are at odds with his mysteriously empty apartment in this taut look at life on the edges of a sun-blanched Los Angeles.
DIRECTOR/WRITER Ben Rodkin PRODUCER Matthew Harrison CAST Shawn Andrews, Seymour Cassel, Desi Lydic, Jake Alston
“HottieBoombaLottie“ –World Premiere
Cheerfully clueless and unexpectedly charming, clueless hipster doofus Ethan attempts to win the heart of high school hottie Madison Sweet, only to find himself in competition with his own brother.
DIRECTOR/WRITER Seth Packard PRODUCERS Ben Lakey, Seth Packard CAST Seth Packard, Lauren McKnight, Matthew Webb, Shay Williamson, Pam Eichner, Trace Williamson
“I’ll Come Running“ –World Premiere
An impulsive fling between a Danish tourist and a Texan waitress leads to a life-changing journey in this poignant, darkly humorous, and deeply affecting fractured romance starring Melonie Diaz in a breakout role.
DIRECTOR Spencer Parsons WRITERS Line Langebek, Spencer Parsons PRODUCERS Jay Van Hoy, Lars Knudsen, Anish Savjani CAST Melonie Diaz, Jon Lange, Christian Tafdrup, Birgitte Raaberg, Hallie Bulleit
“Medicine for Melancholy“
A one-night stand blossoms from awkwardness to romance during a day in San Francisco, as two twenty-something African-Americans forge a connection despite other lovers and different perspectives on identity.
DIRECTOR/WRITER Barry Jenkins PRODUCERS Justin Barber, Cherie Saulter CAST Wyatt Cenac, Tracey Heggins
“The Pleasure of Being Robbed“
Anchored by a quirky and seductive lead performance from Eléonore Hendricks, Josh Safdie’s inspired first feature adopts the skewed but wonderous perspective of a young woman who savors the imaginary connections that come from theft.
DIRECTOR Josh Safdie WRITERS Josh Safdie, Eléonore Hendricks PRODUCERS Josh Safdie, Brett Jutkiewicz, Zachary Treitz, Sam Lisenco CAST Eléonore Hendricks, Josh Safdie, Wayne Cin, Batman, Jordan Zaldez, Jerry Damons, Andy Spade, Alex Greenblatt, Gary Greenblatt
“The Poker House“ –World Premiere
Actress Lori Petty makes her directorial debut with this poignant, beautifully crafted film about a teenage girl trying to survive the dismal circumstances of her life with dignity, humor, and basketball.
DIRECTOR Lori Petty WRITERS Lori Petty, David Alan Grier PRODUCERS Steve Cannell, Mike Dubelko CAST Selma Blair, Jennifer Lawrence, Bokeem Woodbine, David Alan Grier, Sophia Bairley, Chloe Grace Moretz, Clarke Peters
“Prince of Broadway“ – World Premiere
A charming hustler in New York City’s vibrant Garment District has his life irrevocably thrown off course by the arrival of a toddler who may or may not be his.
DIRECTOR Sean Baker WRITERS Sean Baker, Darren Dean PRODUCER Darren Dean CAST Prince Adu, Karren Karaguilian, Aiden Noesi
“Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story“
This fascinating and telling documentary about one-time GOP chairman Lee Atwater chronicles how, in the 1980s, he pioneered the modern art of hardball campaigning and solidified the GOP’s hold on Middle America.
DIRECTOR Stefan Forbes PRODUCERS Stefan Forbes, Noland Walker FEATURING Ed Rollins, Mike Dukakis, Tucker Eskew, Howard Fineman, Mary Matalin, Sam Donaldson
“Dirty Hands: The Art & Crimes of David Choe“ –World Premiere
Underground artist David Choe’s rise to fame and bizarre adventures are chronicled by his lifelong friend Harry Kim, the only one brave enough to follow him from the mean streets of L.A. to the heart of the Congo.
DIRECTOR Harry Kim PRODUCERS Elizabeth Ai, Harry Kim FEATURING David Choe
“Finishing Heaven“ –World Premiere
In 1970, Robert Feinberg set out to make “Heaven, “ a feature film meant to be his directorial debut. In 2007, a documentary crew uncovers why it has taken so long to bring “Heaven“ to fruition.
DIRECTOR Mark Mann PRODUCERS David Shapiro, Laurie Gwen Shapiro, Ian Rosenberg FEATURING Robert Feinberg, Ruby Lynn Reyner
“Largo“ –World Premiere
Performances by Aimee Mann, Fiona Apple, Zach Galifianakis, Jon Brion and many more are featured in this intimate concert film shot in the famed Los Angeles music and comedy venue Largo.
DIRECTORS Andrew van Baal, Mark Flanagan PRODUCER Mark Flanagan FEATURING Jon Brion, Fiona Apple, Zach Galifianakis, Sarah Silverman, Aimee Mann, Patton Oswalt, Andrew Bird, Grant-Lee Phillips
“Loot“ –World Premiere
Despite the complications of fading memories and failing health, an amateur treasure hunter from Utah helps two WWII veterans search for the treasures they buried more than 60 years ago in this quietly devastating documentary.
DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER Darius Marder FEATURING Lance Larson, Andrew Seventy, Darrel Ross, Michael Larson
“Must Read After My Death“ –US Premiere
Audio recordings and home-movie footage create a shattering portrait of the dark, secret lives of one free-thinking family that roiled beneath the surface of the American dream in the 1960s.
DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER Morgan Dews
“Paper or Plastic?“ –World Premiere
Celebrating the spirit of the American working class, “Paper or Plastic?“ follows eight grocery-bagging state champions as they prepare for the nationals, held in the Mecca of the American dream, Las Vegas.
DIRECTORS Justine Jacob, Alex D. Da Silva PRODUCER Justine Jacob
“Pressure Cooker“ –World Premiere
Tyrannical Culinary Arts teacher Mrs. Stephenson disses her students’ “ghetto palates” but spurs them to win fortunes in scholarships to culinary schools in a high-heat documentary about three kids whose futures depend on making the perfect crêpe.
DIRECTORS Jennifer Grausman, Mark Becker PRODUCER Jennifer Grausman
“Thing With No Name“
A chronicle of two African women and their decisions to begin antiretroviral drug therapy for their late-stage HIV/AIDS, this sensitive documentary expands to show a culture struggling to maintain hope in the face of an epidemic.
DIRECTOR/WRITER Sarah Friedland PRODUCERS Sarah Friedland, Esy Casey
“Trinidad“ –World Premiere
With humor and sociological precision, this compelling documentary chronicles the contradictions of Trinidad, Colorado, a rodeo-loving Red State town that also happens to be the “sex change capital of America.”
DIRECTORS/PRODUCERS PJ Raval, Jay Hodges FEATURING Marci Bowers, Laura Ellis, Sabrina Marcus
“The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela“ – Iceland/Philippines/USA
Raquela, a charming and insightful Filipina transsexual longing for Parisian romances and a better life, takes the audience on a heartbreaking, profound, and ultimately inspiring journey.
DIRECTOR/WRITER Olaf De Fleur Johannesson PRODUCERS Olaf De Fleur Johannesson, Stefan Schaefer, Arleen Cuevas CAST Raquela Rios, Stefan Schaefer, Brax Villa, Via Galudo, Valerie Grand
“Captain Ahab (Capitaine Achab)“ – France
With stunning imagery reminiscent of French realist painting and early photography, Philippe Ramos constructs a mysterious portrait of Moby Dick’s Captain Ahab, revealing him as a man wounded as much by life as the whale.
DIRECTOR/WRITER Philippe Ramos PRODUCERS Florence Borelly CAST Denis Lavant, Philippe Katerine, Dominique Blanc, Jacques Bonnaffé
“The Choir“ – South Africa – North American Premiere
Led by a charismatic convicted bank robber, the prison choir of Leeuwkop Prison in South Africa teaches its members discipline and faith through the transformative power of music.
DIRECTOR Michael Davie PRODUCER Chris Hilton FEATURING Jabulani Shabangu, Coleman Mgogodlo, Richmond Febana, Thabo Molahli
“Exodus (Ceot Oi Kap Gei)“ – Hong Kong
Police officer Tsim can’t resist investigating a suspect’s wild claims about a cabal of women conspiring to kill all men in Pang Ho-Cheung’s deadpan black-comic fable about the eternal battle of the sexes.
DIRECTOR Pang Ho-Cheung WRITERS Pang Ho-Cheung, Cheuk Wan Chi, Jimmy Wan PRODUCERS Stanley Tong, Pang Ho-Cheung CAST Simon Yam, Annie Liu, Nick Cheung, Irene Wan
“Fear(s) of the Dark (Peur(s) du Noir)“ – France
Asked to draw from their own personal phobias and fears, six internationally renowned graphic artists have come together for this black and white omnibus film filled with ominous portents, paranoid delusions, and fears—rational and irrational.
DIRECTORS Blutch, Charles Burns, Marie Caillou, Pierre di Sciullo, Lorenzo Mattotti, Richard McGuire WRITERS Blutch, Charles Burns, Romain Slocombe, Pierre di Sciullo, Jerry Kramsky, Richard McGuire, Michel Pirus PRODUCERS Válerie Schermann, Christophe Jankovic CAST Aure Atika, Arthur H, Guillaume Depardieu, Nicole Garcia, Louisa Pili
“Four Wives – One Man“ – Sweden/Iran
In Iran, polygamy isn’t illegal. This outrageous three-year portrait of an outspoken family is funny and infuriating, as rural farmer Heda’s solution to marital discord is to bring home another bride.
DIRECTOR/WRITER Nahid Persson PRODUCER Setareh Persson FEATURING Farang, Goli, Shahpar, Ziba, Heda, Golshah
“Hafner’s Paradise (Hafners Paradies)“ – Austria/Spain – US Premiere
Paul Hafner would be the model octogenarian if he weren’t penning a book called “Hitler for Eternity.“ The former SS officer considers his life perfect in this documentary that tries to probe his conscience.
DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER Günter Schwaiger
“Heartbeat Detector (La Question Humaine)“ – France
In Nicholas Klotz’s haunting mystery, a corporate psychologist starts to lose his grip when he has to investigate his company’s CEO and uncovers long-buried secrets about the firm’s past.
DIRECTOR Nicolas Klotz WRITER Elisabeth Perceval PRODUCERS Sophie Dulac, Michel Zana CAST Mathieu Amalric, Michael Lonsdale
“Hello, Stranger (Cher-eum Man-nan Sa-ram-deul)“ – South Korea – North American Premiere
The wondrous strangeness and difficulty of daily life for a newly “adjusted” North Korean defector in South Korea forms the core of this gentle and moving drama about uprooted connections.
DIRECTOR/ WRITER Kim Dong-hyun PRODUCERS Kim Dong-hyun, Park Jin-soo CAST Park In-soo, Choi Hee-jin, Quang Su, Bang Young
“Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go“ – England
Documentarian Kim Longinotto follows the experience of four boys at the unconventional Mulberry Bush School, where emotionally traumatized children who’ve been written off as lost causes get a last shot at fixing their lives.
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER Kim Longinotto
“Hotel Very Welcome“ – Germany
The overly-romanticized notion of finding oneself in an exotic land may not be all it’s cracked up to be for five hapless twenty-somethings traveling through South Asia in this delightful comedy.
DIRECTOR Sonja Heiss WRITERS Sonja Heiss, Nikolai von Graevenitz PRODUCERS Janine Jackowksi, Maren Ade, Sonja Heiss CAST Svenja Steinfelder, Eva Lobau, Chris O’Dowd, Ricky Champ, Gareth Llewelyn
“Infinite Border (La Frontera Infinita)“ – Mexico – US Premiere
As a northbound train gathers speed, migrants quickly jump onboard to hitch a clandestine ride toward a better life in this transcendent portrait of the present-day migration from Central America toward the U.S.
DIRECTOR/WRITER Juan Manuel Sepúlveda PRODUCER Patricia Coronado Nobrega
“La France“ – France
Serge Bozon’s absolutely singular film sets a band of pop-singing soldiers in the midst of battle-ravaged WWI France, crossing paths with a woman disguised as a man searching for her husband at the front.
DIRECTOR Serge Bozon WRITER Axelle Ropert PRODUCER David Thion CAST Sylvie Testud, Pascal Greggory, Guillaume Verdier, François Negret, Laurent Talon, Pierre Leon, Benjamin Esdraffo
“Mechanical Love“ – Denmark
Can emotions be transmitted through circuitry? Is love given to a machine still love? These questions are at the heart of Phie Ambo’s fascinating look at the developing field of therapeutic robotics.
DIRECTOR/WRITER Phie Ambo PRODUCER Sigrid Helene Dyekjœr FEATURING Hiroshi Ishiguro, Takanori Shibata, Frau Körner
“Sonetàula“ – Italy/France/Belgium
A young boy in the idyllic Sardinian countryside grows up to become a man on the run from both the law and his own past in this moving, beautifully filmed historical drama.
DIRECTOR Salvatore Mereu WRITERS Salvatore Mereu, Giuseppe Fiori PRODUCER Gianluca Arcopinto CAST Francesco Falchetto, Manuela Martelli, Antonio Crisponi, Serafino Spiggia
“Tricks (Sztuczki)“ – Poland
As his older sister begins to make plans for her future, a young boy attempts to bribe fate with small offerings in order to reunite his family with the father who abandoned them years ago.
DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER Andrzej Jakimowski CAST Damian Ul, Ewelina Walendziak, Rafal Guzniczak, Tomasz Sapryk
“Useless (Wu Yong)“ – China
Jia Zhang-ke’s gorgeous documentary examines China’s shift from artisanal to industrial through its fashion industry, drawing connections between textile factory workers, an uber-hip designer, and an old man taking his pants to be mended.
DIRECTOR Jia Zhang-ke PRODUCER Chow Keung FEATURING Ma Ke
“When Clouds Clear (Después de la Neblina)“ – Ecuador/USA
Despite frequent threats of violence and conflicts that have split families apart, a community in the mountainous central region of Ecuador fights back against international mining corporations.
DIRECTORS/WRITERS Anne Slick, Danielle Bernstein PRODUCERS Anne Slick, Danielle Bernstein, Gabriela Calvache
“Where Are Their Stories? (¿Donde Estan Sus Historias?)“ – Mexico/Canada
Further evidence of a new Mexican cinema of bold aesthetics and keen social conscience, this startling debut employs mesmerizing long takes to tell the story of a young man’s attempt to save his grandmother’s land from being sold.
DIRECTOR/ WRITER Nicolás Pereda PRODUCER Catalina Pereda CAST Gabino Rodriguez, Teresa Sanchez
“Wonderful Town“ – Thailand
Visually stunning, with an entrancing soundtrack, this debut feature follows a fragile romance between a Bangkok architect and a rural hotel owner in a Thai coastal town still recovering from the 2004 tsunami.
DIRECTOR/WRITER Aditya Assarat PRODUCERS Soros Sukhum, Jetnipith Teerakulchanyut CAST Anchalee Saisoontorn, Supphasit Kansen, Dul Yaambunying
“You, the Living (Du Levande)“ – Sweden
This is the way the world ends—not with a bang but a tuba—in Roy Andersson’s ultra-black comedy, featuring a symphony of downtrodden city-dwellers complaining to the camera while watching the skies for the final end.
DIRECTOR/WRITER Roy Andersson PRODUCER Pernilla Sandstrom CAST Jessica Lundberg, Elisabet Helander, Bjorn Englund, Leif Larsson, Ollie Olson
With 96 hours before his deployment to Iraq, a young Marine struggles to deal with expectations of old friends, lingering family tensions, and the excitement of new love.
DIRECTOR Neil Abramson WRITER Eric Schmid PRODUCERS Danielle Renfrew, Michael Roiff CAST Nick Cannon, Melonie Diaz, Matt O’Leary, Jay Hernandez, Chi McBride, Tom Sizemore, April Grace
“The Art of Failure: Chuck Connelly Not For Sale“ – WORLD PREMIERE
Painter Chuck Connelly should have been a star like Schnabel or Basquiat—but he’s not. Combining unvarnished interviews and revealing home movies, Jeff Stimmel creates a striking portrait of the artist as his own worst enemy.
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER Jeff Stimmel
In this improvisational comedy, four struggling actors head to a secluded cabin. When it seems they are being stalked, it’s hard to know what’s scarier: the thing in the woods or the awkward sexual tensions between them.
DIRECTORS/WRITERS Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass PRODUCERS John Bryant, Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass CAST Steve Zissis, Ross Partridge, Greta Gerwig, Elise Muller
Lance Hammer creates one of the year’s most exciting debuts with a precise, moving, delicately modulated look at lives teetering on the brink, as a family struggles to come to terms with a death in their midst.
DIRECTOR Lance Hammer WRITER Lance Hammer PRODUCERS Lance Hammer, Nina Parikh CAST Micheal J. Smith Sr., JimMyron Ross, Tarra Riggs, Johnny McPhail
“Boy A“ – England
Anchored by finely nuanced performances by Peter Mullan and newcomer Andrew Garfield, “Boy A” is a powerful story of a young man slowly re-entering society in search of rehabilitation and redemption.
DIRECTOR John Crowley WRITER Mark O’Rowe PRODUCER Lynn Horsford CAST Andrew Garfield, Peter Mullan, Katie Lyons
Somehow tying together sexual addiction, low-grade con artistry, and historical theme parks, Clark Gregg’s adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk’s darkly comic novel captures one man’s struggles to escape his own worst impulses.
DIRECTOR/WRITER Clark Gregg PRODUCERS Beau Flynn, Tripp Vinson, Jonathan Dorfman CAST Sam Rockwell, Anjelica Huston, Kelly Macdonald
“Elite Squad (Tropa de Elite)“ – Brazil
Filmmaker José Padilha’s latest follows three police officers—two rookies and their burnt-out captain—as they are drawn into a world of rampant police corruption and Rio’s most dangerous gang-controlled neighborhoods.
DIRECTOR José Padilha WRITERS José Padilha, Bráulio Mantovani, Rodrigo Pimentel PRODUCERS Marcos Prado, José Padilha CAST Wagner Moura, André Ramiro, Caio Janqueira, Milhem Cortaz, Fernando Machado, Maria Ribeiro
“Encounters at the End of the World“
In his most recent tongue-in-poetic-cheek study, Warner Herzog takes a bizarre and profound look at the people and creatures living in nature’s most extreme environment—Antartica.
DIRECTOR/WRITER Werner Herzog PRODUCER Henry Kaiser
A knockout of carefully modulated storytelling with astounding dramatic heft, “Frozen River“ is a tale of two women who form an unlikely bond and provide each other with a way forward.
DIRECTOR/WRITER Courtney Hunt PRODUCER Heather Rae CAST Melissa Leo, Misty Upham, Charlie McDermott, Michael O’Keefe, Mark Boone Jr., Jay Klaitz, Bernie Littlewolf
“A Girl Cut in Two (La Fille Coupée en Deux)“ – France
Claude Chabrol’s latest sharp-eyed social satire follows a young TV weathergirl pursued by both a jaded novelist and an unstable heir to a pharmaceutical fortune.
DIRECTOR Claude Chabrol WRITERS Claude Chabrol, Cécile Maistre PRODUCER Patrick Godeau CAST Ludivine Sagnier, Benoît Magimel, François Berléand
“Man on Wire“ – England
A tribute to the art of dreaming big, “Man on Wire“ tells the story of how Philippe Petit came to walk a tight-rope between the newly-erected twin towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.
DIRECTOR James Marsh PRODUCERS Simon Chinn, Jonathan Hewes FEATURING Philippe Petit
Azazel Jacobs crafts this funny and subtly touching look at adult men who can’t grow up, as well as a tribute to the waning bohemian wonderland fast disappearing from lower Manhattan.
DIRECTOR/WRITER Azazel Jacobs PRODUCERS Hunter Gray, Alex Orlovsky CAST Matt Boren, Flo Jacobs, Ken Jacobs, Richard Edson, Dana Varon, Nan Arcilesi, Eleanor Hutchins, Piero Arcilesi
“The Order of Myths“
Margaret Brown’s superb documentary illuminates Mobile, Alabama’s Mardi Gras celebrations as a pageant of racial division, separating townspeople at the same time as it brings them together.
DIRECTOR/WRITER Margaret Brown PRODUCERS Margaret Brown, Sara Alize Cross
“Cargo 200 (Gruz 200)“ – Russia
Alexei Balabanov’s sardonic, grittily realistic take on a true story of rape, murder, and kidnapping is a stinging, unforgettable indictment of 1984 Soviet Russia’s corruption and inhumanity.
DIRECTOR/WRITER Alexei Balabanov PRODUCERS Sergey Selyanov, Maxim Ukhanov CAST Alexey Serebryakov, Leonid Gromov, Yuri Stepanov, Agniya Kuznetsova, Alexei Poluyan, Natalya Akimova, Valentina Andryukova, Leonid Bicevin
“Let the Right One In (Låt Den Rätte Komma In)“ – Sweden
A prepubescent vampire and a lonely weakling discover they are soulmates, only to have their loyalty to one another tested as each of them goes through their darkest hour.
DIRECTOR Tomas Alfredson WRITER John Ajvide Lindqvist PRODUCERS Carl Molinder, John Nordling CAST Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson
“X-Cross (Ekusu-Kurosu)“ – Japan
From the screenwriter of “Death Note“ and the director of “Battle Royale II“ and “Yo-Yo Girl Cop“ comes this fabulously fractured film about two friends running for their lives — just not from the same things.
DIRECTOR Kenta Fukasaku WRITERS Oishi Tetsuya, Joko Nobuyuki PRODUCERS Koike Kentaro, Matsuhashi Shinzo, Kondo Masatake CAST Mizuno Shiyori, Hiuke Aiko, Asamiya Keiichi
Best friends J and Steve get the opportunity to help a Mexican friend cross the border. Finding it surprisingly easy, the guys take a chance to corner the market as the “kindler, gentler” people smugglers.
DIRECTOR Brian Petersen WRITERS Brian Petersen, Brett Spackman PRODUCERS Chris Wyatt, Devin Colvin CAST Brian Petersen, Brett Spackman, Marina Valle, Carley Adams, David C. Thompson
“Heidi Fleiss: The Would-Be Madam of Crystal“
With their signature humor and sympathy, Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato document infamous madam Heidi Fleiss’ long, strange trip through the Nevada desert and brothel politics to open Heidi’s Stud Farm.
DIRECTORS/PRODUCERS Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato FEATURING Heidi Fleiss, Monique La Barr, Katelyn Pacitto
“Mirage Man“ – Chile
This wickedly funny, fight-filled Chilean superhero flick follows a strip-club bouncer who decides one night to don a costume and fight crime. Unfortunately, in real life, crime fights back.
DIRECTOR Ernesto Díaz Espinoza WRITER Ernesto Díaz Espinoza PRODUCER Derek Rundell CAST Marko Zaror
SPECIAL EVENT SCREENINGS AT THE FORD AMPHITHEATRE
The minds behind the cult classic TV show “Mystery Science Theater 3000“ presents “Cinematic Titanic, “ a hilarious combination of comedy and B-movies, in a special live performance by Joel Hodgson and his crew.
FEATURING Joel Hodgson, Trace Beaulieu, J. Elvis Weinstein, Frank Conniff, Mary Jo Pehl
“Highwater“ – WORLD PREMIERE
Both a portrait of a distinctly Hawaiian way of life and an incredible surf documentary, “Highwater“ profiles the men and women who gather every year on Oahu’s North Shore for big wave surfing’s ultimate challenge.
DIRECTOR Dana Brown PRODUCER C. Rich Wilson FEATURING Kelly Slater, Tom Curren, Rochelle Ballard, Andy Irons, Jon Jon Florence, Carrissa Moore, Malik Joyeux, Mark Healy, Poncho Sullivan, Kalani Chapman, Sunny Garcia, Pat O’Connell, Sofia Mulanovich, Chelsea Georgeson
Think you’ve got what it takes to swear alongside Tony Montana and his foul-mouthed crew? Don’t miss this opportunity to curse under the stars at this special “Adults Only” screening of a timeless f#*!*ing classic.
DIRECTOR Brian de Palma WRITER Oliver Stone PRODUCERS Martin Bregman, Peter Saphier CAST Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Robert Loggia, Miriam Colon,
F. Murray Abraham
“Derek“ – Derek Jarman (1942 – 1994)
Isaac Julien creates a vivid illustrated portrait of the pioneering British director Derek Jarman, featuring a little-seen interview and a gorgeous tapestry of clips and remembrances.
DIRECTOR Isaac Julien PRODUCERS Eliza Mellor, Colin MacCabe, Issac Julien FEATURING Tilda Swinton
“The Makioka Sisters“ (1983) – Kon Ichikawa (1915–2008)
In a career that spanned more than 70 years, Kon Ichikawa did many acclaimed literary adaptations, and this is one of his finest from the ’80s, a visually stunning film about fading traditions in the modern world.
DIRECTOR Kon Ichikawa WRITERS Shinya Hidaka, Kon Ichikawa PRODUCERS Kon Ichikawa, Tomoyuki Tanaka CAST Keiko Kishi, Yoshiko Sakuma, Sayuri Yoshinaga, Yuko Kotegawa
“Nothing But A Man“ (1964) – Ivan Dixon (1931 – 2008)
Reputedly Malcolm X’s favorite film, this little-screened gem features Ivan Dixon in a tremendous performance as a railroad worker in the American South of the 1960s, struggling to retain both a job and his dignity.
DIRECTOR Michael Roemer WRITERS Michael Roemer, Robert M. Young PRODUCERS Irwin Young, Robert Young, Michael Roemer, Robert Rubin CAST Ivan Dixon, Abbey Lincoln, Gloria Foster, Julius Harris, Yaphet Kotto
“Peter Pan“ (1953) – Ollie Johnston (1912–2008)
The recent passing of Ollie Johnston marked the end of an era—that of classic hand-drawn Disney animation by the studio’s “Nine Old Men.” As their final film together, “Peter Pan“ is a fitting tribute to their lasting legacy.
DIRECTORS Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske WRITERS Ted Sears, Bill Peet, Joe Rinaldi, Erdman Penner, Winston Hibler, Milt Banta, Ralph Wright CAST Bobby Driscoll, Kathryn Beaumont, Hans Conried, Bill Thompson, Heather Angel, Paul Collins, Tommy Luske, Candy Candido, Tom Conway
“Planet of the Apes“ (1968) – Charlton Heston (1923–2008)
“Planet of the Apes“ makes a perfect tribute to Charlton Heston, as the role of a stranded astronaut was in many ways the perfect one for the actor, playing off both his steel-jawed authority and the tormented sensitivity that lurked underneath.
DIRECTOR Franklin J. Schaffner WRITERS Michael Wilson, Rod Sterling PRODUCER Arthur P. Jacobs CAST Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, James Whitmore
“The Lost Boys“
Smokin’ hot vampires, a rockin’ ’80s soundtrack and a couple of Coreys in their prime — what’s not to love? Sexy, bloody, and hilariously funny, The Lost Boys truly stands the test of time.
DIRECTOR Joel Schumacher WRITERS Janice Fischer, James Jeremias, Jeffrey Boam PRODUCER Harvey Bernhard CAST Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Dianne Wiest, Barnard Hughes, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Alex Winter
“Night Flight: Born Again“
Twenty years ago, the cult TV show “Night Flight“ was required late-night viewing for its unbelievable mix of music, movies, and more. This “Best Of” show will bring tears of joy to fans’ sleep-deprived eyes.
DIRECTOR/WRITER Stuart Samuels PRODUCERS Stuart S. Shapiro, Stuart Samuels
“Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman“
Indisputably the master of architectural photography, Julius Shulman has popularized the work of many of this century’s most prominent architects, imparting his own perspective on living spaces in the process, as displayed in this lively portrait.
DIRECTOR Eric Bricker WRITERS Eric Bricker, Phil Ethington PRODUCERS Eric Bricker, Babette Zilch FEATURING Dustin Hoffman, Benedikt Taschen, Dante Spinotti, Ed Ruscha, Frank Gehry, Julius Shulman, Juergen Nogai, Kelly Lynch, Leo Marol, Mitch Glazer, Raymond Neutra, Ricardo Legorreta, Tom Ford, Wim de Wit
L.A. Film Critics: The Films That Got Away
Co-presented by Los Angeles Film Critics Association and the UCLA Film & Television Archive
An American guerilla group struggles to maintain unity while combating government fascism in director Robert Kramer’s prescient neo-futuristic parable, a masterpiece of the 1960s counterculture cinema.
DIRECTOR/WRITER Robert Kramer PRODUCER David C. Stone CAST Leo Braudy, Tom Griffin, Robert Kramer, Paul McIsaac
Praised by The New York Times’ A.O. Scott as “as sad and compassionate a movie as I have ever seen,” Robert Kramer and John Douglas’ epic deconstruction of the 1960s’ American underground returns in a new restoration.
DIRECTORS/WRITERS Robert Kramer, John Douglas PRODUCERS Barbara Stone, David C. Stone CAST Mary Chapelle, John Douglas, Kalaho, Lou Ho, Grace Parey, Tina Shepherd, Suie Solf, David C. Stone, Paul Zimet
“Reunion“ (1989)– France/Germany/England
Director Jerry Schatzberg and screenwriter Harold Pinter’s deeply moving portrait of individuality and friendship at odds with groupthink in 1930s Germany is one of the great, unknown movies of the 1980s.
DIRECTOR Jerry Schatzberg WRITER Harold Pinter PRODUCER Anne Francois CAST Jason Robards, Christien Anholt, Samuel West
Co-presented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive
“The Boxer of Shantung (Ma Yongzhen)“ – China
In one of the signature “heroic bloodshed” films by the “Godfather of Kungfu” Zhang Che, a young hick muscles his way to the top of the Shanghai underworld in the 1930s.
DIRECTORS Zhang Che (Chang Cheh), Bao Xueli WRITERS Ni Kuang, Zhang Che PRODUCER Runme Shaw CAST Chen Guantai, Jing Li, David Jiang, Ma Lannu
“Eight Diagram Pole Fighter“ – China
The masterminds of “The 36th Chamber of Shaolin“—director Lau Kar-leung and actor Gordon Liu—reteam for a gripping account of a Song Dynasty hero who perfects Shaolin pole-fighting to right injustice.
DIRECTOR Lau Kar-leung (Liu Jialiang) WRITERS Lau Kar-leung, Ni Kuang PRODUCER Mona Fong CAST Gordon Liu Jiahui, Alexander Fu Sheng, Li Lili, Kara Hui Yinghong
“Hong Kong Nocturne (Xiang Jiang Hua Yue Ye)“ – China
It’s “Viva Hong Kong“ as Zheng Peipei headlines a triple threat of up-and-coming Shaw starlets. This effervescent backstage musical follows three sisters who find different paths to happiness on- and off-stage.
DIRECTOR Umetsugu Inoue PRODUCER Run Run Shaw CAST Zheng Peipei, He Lily (Lily Ho), Qin Ping, Peter Chen Ho
“Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan (Ai Nu)“– China
In this martial arts murder mystery, a sword-fighting prostitute plots revenge against the lesbian brothel madam who’s also her lover and the lecherous men who deflowered her.
DIRECTORChu Yuan WRITER Qiu Gangjian PRODUCER Runme Shaw CAST He Lili (Lily Ho), Yue Hua, Betty Bei Di, Dong Lin
“The Singing Thief (Da Dao Ge Wang)“ – China
A cat thief–turned–cabaret singer comes under suspicion for a new spate of copycat crimes in which the burglar leaves behind a red carnation as a calling card.
DIRECTOR Zhang Che WRITER Qiu Gangjian PRODUCER Run Run Shaw CAST He Lily (Lily Ho), Jimmy Lin Chong, Lo Lie, Essie Lin Jia
The Film Foundation & American Express’ Preservation Screening Program
Presented by the Film Foundation and American Express. Co-presented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive
John Cassavetes’ seminal directorial debut explores the lives and interracial relationships of three African-American siblings in 1950s beat-era New York.
DIRECTOR/WRITER John Cassavetes PRODUCERS Maurice McEndree, Nikos Papatakis CAST Hugh Hurd, Lelia Goldoni, Ben Carruthers, Anthony Ray
“The Short Films of George and Mike Kuchar“ (1958 – 1963)
Using any available friends, family members and locations, George and Mike Kuchar captured the peculiarities of everyday working-class life with the campy plotlines and Hollywood-inspired themes of these 8mm avant-garde shorts.
DIRECTORS George Kuchar, Mike Kuchar
MOVIES AND MORE – FILMS WITH EXTENDED CONVERSATIONS
“The American President“ (1995) – Conversation with director Rob Reiner and select cast and crew
“The American President“ brings a sense of humanity and warmth to the most unknowable of jobs. Join director Rob Reiner for an election-year conversation about his movie and its insider-smart portrait of modern politics.
DIRECTOR Rob Reiner WRITER Aaron Sorkin PRODUCERS Rob Reiner, Charles Newirth, Jeffrey Stott CAST Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, Michael J. Fox, Richard Dreyfuss, David Paymer, Samantha Mathis, John Mahoney
“Silverado“ (1985) – Conversation with writer–director Lawrence Kasdan, writer Mark Kasdan, and select cast and crew.
Lawrence Kasdan will introduce this hugely entertaining Western which highlights the easy-going camaraderie of its stellar leads — Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Danny Glover, and Kevin Costner — providing a good old-fashioned tale of good guys saving a small town from a corrupt lawman.
DIRECTOR Lawrence Kasdan WRITERS Lawrence Kasdan, Mark Kasdan PRODUCER Lawrence Kasdan CAST Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Kevin Costner, Danny Glover, John Cleese, Rosanna Arquette, Brian Dennehy, Linda Hunt, Jeff Goldblum, Lynn Whitfield
“The Women“ (1939) – Conversation with Diane English, writer–director of the upcoming remake.
With its all-female, all-star cast, director George Cukor’s “The Women“ has long been a favorite for devotees of classic Hollywood’s effortless style, sense of fun and pure camp. Join Diane English, director of the upcoming remake, for a discussion of now vs. then.
DIRECTOR George Cukor WRITERS Anita Loos, Jane Murfin PRODUCER Hunt Stromberg CAST Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Mary Boland, Paulette Goddard, Joan Fontaine, Virginia Weidler
“Bye Bye Birdie“ (1963) – 45th Anniversary
Postmodern before such a concept much existed, “Bye Bye Birdie” is a razor-smart satire on show-biz and small-town Americana, as Ann-Margret wins a chance to kiss an Elvis-esque singer.
DIRECTOR George Sidney WRITER Irving Brecher PRODUCER Fred Kohlmar CAST Janet Leigh, Dick Van D**e, Ann-Margret, Maureen Stapleton, Bobby Rydell
“A Fish Called Wanda“ (1988) – 20th Anniversary
Four h***y bank robbers and a repressed Brit barrister engage in a battle of wits over $20 million in this 1988 romantic-heist-comedy sensation jammed with Monthy Python–style humor and goofy sexuality.
DIRECTOR Charles Crichton WRITER John Cleese PRODUCER Michael Shamberg CAST John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin
This activist documentary looks back at the struggle of the South Central Farmers who, when faced with eviction from their urban farmland, struggled against all odds to keep their land and their community.
DIRECTOR Scott Hamilton Kennedy PRODUCERS Scott Hamilton Kennedy, Julie Bergman Sender, Stuart Sender, Vivianne Nacif, Dominique Derrenger CAST Rufina Juarez, Tezozomoc, Dan Stormer, Deacon Alexander, Miguel Perez, the farmers of the South Central Farm, Antonio Villaraigosa, Daryl Hannah, John Quigley, Joan Baez, Dennis Kucinich
“Half-Life“ – Project:Involve Screening
Jennifer Phang’s exceptional feature debut is part apocalyptic allegory, part dysfunctional family drama about an Asian-American single mother, a destructive teenage daughter, and a paranormally gifted son on the edge of crisis.
DIRECTOR/WRITER Jennifer Phang PRODUCERS Reuben Lim, Alan T. Chan, Robert Zimmer Jr. CAST Sanoe Lake, Julia Nickson, Leonardo Nam, Ben Redgrave, Lee Marks, Susan Ruttan, James Eckhouse, Alexander Agate
“Made In America“ – Grand Performances Screening
With compelling interviews, archival footage, and an energetic soundtrack, Stacy Peralta explores how the block-by-block gang warfare that has held South Los Angeles and its black communities captive for decades is distinctively American made.
DIRECTOR Stacy Peralta WRITERS Stacy Peralta, Sam George PRODUCERS Baron Davis, Dan Halsted, Stacy Peralta, Jesse Dylan, Steve Luczo, Quincy “QD3” Jones III
“How I See It“
Made by youth, ages 14 to 24, and funded by the California Council for Humanities, these short documentaries candidly explore teen homelessness in Los Angeles, queer history in the Bay Area and the legacy of the Cambodian genocide in Long Beach.
“A: Head, B: Body“ by Jim Fields
“Alexandra“ by Radu Jude – Romania
“The Apology Line“ by James Lees – England
“At the End of the Street“ by Jenifer Malmqvist – Poland
“August 15th“ by Xuan Jiang – China
“Carlin“ by Brent Green
“Chonto“ by Carson Mell
“City of Cranes“ by Eva Weber – England
“Dennis“ by Mads Matthiesen – Denmark
“Dog“ by Hermann Karlsson – Iceland
“Farewell Packets of Ten“ by Ken Wardrop – Ireland
“For the Unseen“ by Chi Jang Yin – China/USA
“Frankie“ by Darren Thornton – Ireland
“How to Save a Fish From Drowning“ by Kelly Neal – Scotland/USA
“I Have Seen the Future“ by Cam Christiansen – Canada
“I Love Sarah Jane“ by Spencer Susser – Australia
“John and Kren“ by Matthew Walker – England
“KJFG No. 5“ by Alexei Alexeev – Hungary
“La Saint Festin“ by Annelaure Daffis, Léo Marchand – France
“Like Everyone Else“ by Fanco Lolli – France/Colombia
“Little Minx Exquisite Corpse: Cara“ by Chris Nelson
“Little Minx Exquisite Corpse: Rope A Dope“ by Laurent Briet
“The Livelong Day“ by David Fenster
“The Lumpkin’s in ‘Couch Potatoes’“ by Dan and Jason
“Magic Paris“ by Alice Winocour – France
“Magnetic Movie“ by Semiconductor: Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt – England/USA
“Mostly Untitled“ by Griffin Newman
“The New Yorkist“ by Dana O’Keefe
“One of the Last“ by Paul Zinder – Italy
“Peter and Ben“ by Pinny Grylls – England
“Pinatas Revenge“ by Delaney Bishop
“Run“ by Mark Albiston – New Zealand
“Salim Baba“ by Tim Sternberg – India
“Self-Portrait of Cows Going Home and Other Works — A Portrait of Sylvia Plachy“ by Rebecca Dreyfus
“Sikumi“ by Andrew Okpeaha MacLean
“Silent Snow“ by Jan van den Berg – The Netherlands
“Single Girl“ by Kristen Swanbeck
“The Smallest River in Almirante“ by Joshua Rofe – Trinidad/Tobago/USA
“Spider“ by Nash Edgerton – Australia
“Terminus“ by Trevor Cawood – Canada
“The White Dress“ by Vanessa Gildea – Ireland
“Wunderkammer“ by Andrea Pallaoro
FUTURE FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE (HIGH SCHOOL SHORTS)
“2X2“ by Grant Bielefeld
“10 Italian Lessons“ by Alexandra Adams
“Child (Bird)“ by Emmi Laakso
“Cross Over“ by The Bridge
“Danger Zone“ by John Dargan
“Dinner Surprise“ by Mel Guel
“Doggy Style“ by Nicholas Cox
“Don’t Mess With Cooper“ by Harrison Rego
“Fish“ by Sami Kubo, Antonia Ramos
“Fruits and Vegetables“ by Royce Brown
“In a Place Like This“ by Sakeenah Aleem, Robert Barnes, Jessica Bonner, Jennifer Brown, Dominique Collier, Kayla Gillaspy, Janie Richards
“The Life and Times of Buster Chaplin“ by Evan Hamilton
“Life in Washington Heights“ by Elio Genao, Camillo Rodriguez, Willing Gonzalez
“Look to Both Sides“ by Jessica Jones
“A Modern Witch Hunt: The Dale Akiki Story“ by Adam Lee
“The Morning News“ by Max Sokoloff
“New Jack Swing“ by Dave Brown
“Nuclear Peace“ by Abel Vargas
“Ode to the Eyebrow“ by Lena Takamori
“outFITin“ by Amanda Lin
“Path of a Plant“ by Sean Struble
“Playing with the Other Tigers“ by Zachary-Lennon Simon
“The Revenge“ by Edgard De La Cruz
“Roberto Molina“ by Yarisell Molina
“Sew What?“ by Quintin Franklyn
“Special 13“ by Azain Bustamante, José García
“A Strange Job“ by Sabrina Cotugno
“Until It Ends“ by Dustin Muenchow, Evan Jones
“Urea“ by Trevor Wilson
“Yellow Cracks“ by Samantha Hiller
“Zombie Slayer“ by Mel Guel
MUSIC VIDEO SHOWCASE
Eclectic Mix 1 and 2
”Ankle Injuries,” Fujiya & Miyagi, directed by Wade Shotter
”Bad Blood,” Supergrass, directed by Keith Schofield
”Boys Wanna Be Her,” Peaches, directed by Kris Lefcoe
”Coffee,” Aesop Rock, directed by Ace Norton
”Darkhorse,” Uncut, directed by Kris Lefcoe
”Death to Los Campesinos,” Los Campesinos, directed by Cat Solen
”Dr. Blind,” Emily Haines,Jaron, directed by Albertin
”Evil Son,” The Willowz, directed by Ace Norton
”Feel It, Like It,” The D4, directed by Wade Shotter
”Flux,” Bloc Party, directed by Ace Norton
”Hitchcock,” Phoenix Foundation, directed by Reuben Sutherland
”Hustler,” Simian Mobile Disco, directed by Ace Norton
”I Feel It All,” Feist, directed by Patrick Daughters
”I’m Impressed,” They Might Be Giants, directed by Rob Shaw
”Invincible,” Muse, Jonnie Ross
”Kiss,” Scout Niblett & Will Oldham, directed by Judah Switzer
”Lay Down Your Weapons,” Scissors For Lefty, directed by Sharp / Ford
”Like Something 4 Porno!”, Felix da Housecat, directed by Walter Van Cleynenbreugel
”Lollipop,” Mika, directed by Bonzom
”Me-I,” TV on the Radio, directed by Mixtape Club & Daniel Garcia
”Mental Cabaret,” Polyphonic Spree, directed by Glen Real
”My Impure Hair,” Blonde Redhead, directed by Mike Mills
”My People,” The Presets, directed by Kris Moyes
”My Slang,” Spiss, directed by Joco Sandor
”Peacebone,” Animal Collective, directed by Timothy Saccenti
”Plaster Casts of Everything,” Liars, directed by Patrick Daughters
”Postcards From Italy,” Beirut, directed by Alma Har’el
”Pro Nails,” Kid Sister featuring Kanye West, directed by Ruben Fleischer
”Rotten Hell,” Menomena, directed by Warren Julius
”Run,” Air, directed by Melanie Mandl
”Salmon Dance,” Chemical Brothers with Fat Lip, directed by Dom & Nic
”Sax Rohmer #1,” Mountain Goats, directed by Ace Norton
”Sheila (Director’s Cut),” Jamie T, directed by Adam Smith
”Sirens, ” Dizzee Rascal, directed by Wade Shotter
”Strata, ” Moby, directed by Antonio Galloro
”Tesco vs Sainsburys,” Trans Am, directed by Subway Lung
”Time to Pretend,” Mgmt, directed by Ray Tintori
”The Vice & Virtue Ministry,” Happy Bullets, directed by Nader Husseini
”You Are Never Alone,” Socalled, directed by Benjamin Steiger Levine
Declare Yourself: Spotlight on Scandinavia
”Animal Chin,” Jaga Jazzist, directed by Namo & Roch
”Baby’s Got a Temper,” Prodigy, directed by Traktor
”Declare Yourself,” Bjork, directed by Michel Gondry
”Eple,” Royksopp, directed by Thomas Hilland
”Glosoli,” Sigur Ros, directed by Arni & Kinski
”Good Looks, Big Deal,” Sweatmaster, directed by Las Palmas
”Green Grass of Tunnel,” Mum, directed by Semiconductor: Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt
”Hands Remember,” Seabear, directed by Lars Skjelbreia
”Human,” Carpark North, directed by Martin de Thurah
”I Sing I Swim,” Seabear, directed by Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir, Sindri Már Sigfússon
”I’m Ready,” Madrugada, directed by Thomas Hilland
”Like a Pen,” The Knife, directed by Andreas Nilsson
”Pass This On,” The Knife, directed by Johan Renck
”Silent Shout,” The Knife, directed by Andreas Nilsson
”Teardrop,” Jose Gonzalez, directed by Andreas Nilsson
”They Made Frogs Smoke ‘Til They Exploded,” Mum, directed by Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir
”What Else Is There,” Royksopp, directed by Martin de Thurah
”Where’s Your Head At,” Basement Jaxx, directed by Traktor
”Ya Mama,” Fatboy Slim, directed by Traktor