The 5th annual Silver Lake Film Festival has announced an ambitious programming schedule of more than 250 film screenings and related arts events including live music performances, panel discussions, and a site-specific, curated art exhibit, scheduled for Sept, 23-30. The festival’s primary screening venue is the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood with special events programming to be held at Barnsdall Art Park, the Gene Autry Museum of the American West and other venues throughout the city’s Eastside. THE ZONE, a 32-000-square-foot loft-like space in the ArcLight complex, will serve as the festival headquarters and the hub of many of the festival’s activities.
Programming highlights include the national premiere of United Artists’ “The Yes Men”, a documentary about a band of merry corporate pranksters; the presentation of the 2004 festival’s Spirit of Silver Lake Awards for achievement in independent cinema to Laura Dern and Mark Ruffalo; the lifetime-achievement Filmmaker Award to Curtis Harrington; a film retrospective and performance encounter with diva Vaginal Davis; an Election Year political film series that includes the U.S. premiere of the controversial documentary “The World According To Bush”; a music film series that includes the world premiere of “Critical Times: Fishbone’s Hen House Sessions”; a foreign-language series with a focus on New Thai Cinema; the West Coast premiere of “David Hockney: The Colors of Music” as part of the festival’s documentary line-up, and five panel discussions about acting, architecture, film finance , music and politics.
For more info, visit the Silver Lake Film Festival website.