The Los Angeles Film Festival, in conjunction with Presenting Media Sponsor the Los Angeles Times and Host Partner L.A. LIVE, announced the Gala Screenings of Seeking a Friend for the End of The World, Beasts of the Southern Wild and Middle of Nowhere for the 2012 Festival.
Additional Galas and the major line-up will be announced on May 1. The Festival is widely recognized as a world-class event, showcasing the best in new American and international cinema, and is produced by Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that also produces the Spirit Awards. The 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival will screen a diverse slate of over 200 feature films, shorts, and music videos, representing more than 30 countries, along with signature programs such as the Filmmaker Retreat, Poolside Chats, Coffee Talks, Music Events and more.
“We’re proud to shine the spotlight on unique films that embody the spirit of independence. These movies, though vastly different, all explore the importance of human connection in a rapidly changing world. Entertaining, emotional and thought provoking, there’s something for everyone—and more to come,” said Festival Director Stephanie Allain.
As previously announced, the North American premiere of Woody Allen’s To Rome With Love will kick off the Festival on June 14, with Virgin America as the Opening Night Sponsor. Returning to downtown Los Angeles and headquartered at L.A. LIVE, the LA Film Fest runs from Thursday, June 14 to Sunday, June 24. Now in its eighteenth year, the Festival provides the movie-loving public with access to critically acclaimed filmmakers, film industry professionals, and emerging talent from around the world.
Passes are currently on sale to Film Independent members and the general public. In addition to screenings and events, Festival passes provide access to a series of networking receptions and entry to the Filmmaker Lounge, 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 Ticket Office for passes, tickets and event information by calling 866.FILM.FEST (866.345.6337) or visit LAFilmFest.com. The Official Film Guide, the comprehensive source for all movie info, screenings, locations, and related events is produced by the Los Angeles Times. It will top The Los Angeles Times on Sunday, June 10 in Los Angeles and Orange County and be made available throughout downtown during the ten-day event.