The 2015 L A Film Festival Review: “Maiko: Dancing Child”

  By: Vernon Nickerson Norwegian Writer and Director Ase Svenheim Drivenes has crafted a beautiful tone poem of an artist risking all for the love of her chosen profession – prima ballerina – in his film “Maiko: Dancing Child”. It is easy to see why it was nominated as Best Documentary at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival. We are introduced to this story of … Continue reading The 2015 L A Film Festival Review: “Maiko: Dancing Child”

The 2015 L A Film Festival Review: “Sweet Mickey for President”

By: Vernon Nickerson Director Ben Patterson and Writer Pras Michel (member of the Fugees) have combined forces to bring us a vivid and vibrant 21st Century snapshot of life in Haiti in their documentary, “Sweet Mickey for President”. The film focuses on the post 2010 earthquake campaign of Haitian pop music icon and populist and activist Michel Martelly (aka Sweet Mickey) as he seeks to become … Continue reading The 2015 L A Film Festival Review: “Sweet Mickey for President”

The 2015 L A Film Festival Review: “In Football We Trust”

  By; Vernon Nickerson For the love of the game or for the power and fame? This is one question directors Tony Vainuku and Erika Cohn address by telling the stories of 4 Polynesian football players struggling to overcome gang violence and poverty in a world where a contract to play football in the NFL is the only endgame in town as depicted in the documentary … Continue reading The 2015 L A Film Festival Review: “In Football We Trust”

LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FULL 2015 LINE-UP

30 Films chosen for U.S. Fiction, Documentary and World Fiction Competitions  18 World Premieres   Full competition lineup showcases 54 feature films and 39 World Premieres  The Los Angeles Film Festival, produced by Film Independent with Presenting Media Sponsor the Los Angeles Times and Host Partner L.A. LIVE, announced its official U.S. Fiction, Documentary and World Competition sections. Now in its 21st year, the Los Angeles … Continue reading LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FULL 2015 LINE-UP

LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LA PREMIERE OF RICK FAMUYIWA’S DOPE AND MASTER CLASS WITH PETE DOCTER FOLLOWED BY SCREENING OF INSIDE OUT

    GALA SCREENING OF TODD STRAUSS-SCHULSON’S THE FINAL GIRLS ALSO ANNOUNCED The Los Angeles Film Festival, produced by Film Independent with Presenting Media Sponsor the Los Angeles Times and Host Partner L.A. LIVE, announced two special Pre-Festival Screenings: Rick Famuyiwa’s Dope will have its LA Premiere on Monday, June 8 and Inside Out will screen on Tuesday, June 9 preceded by a Master Class … Continue reading LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LA PREMIERE OF RICK FAMUYIWA’S DOPE AND MASTER CLASS WITH PETE DOCTER FOLLOWED BY SCREENING OF INSIDE OUT