As June approaches, so does the Los Angeles Film Festival. LAFF is proud to announce that it will continue to present the always-popular Outdoor Movie Screenings at the Ford Amphitheatre: 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. These outdoor films are a coveted portion of the film fest, and are always enjoyable for film festival attendees. This year, the open air cinema will feature the following films:
* 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 - England
* Black Dynamite, Scott Sanders (Sony Pictures)
* Soul Power, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte (Sony Pictures Classics)
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. The Los Angeles Film Festival will run from Thursday, June 18 to Sunday, June 28. 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.
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.
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Excerpt from the LAFF official press release -PR Newswire. Read full article at: http://sev.prnewswire.com/entertainment/20090505/LA1107305052009-1.html