LA Film Fest 2013

Los Angeles Film Fest 2013

19th Annual Los Angeles Film Fest will be held  June 13-23, 2013. The two Chilean films in this year’s film festival are: The Crystal Fairy and The Women and The Passenger. These two films are highlighted in two sections mentioned below, of the film festival. There are also two short films participating in the Short Film Competition. Both of the short films were sponsored  by Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes and Direccion de Asuntos Culturales del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Chile. Of the full length features, The Women and the Passenger was also sponsored by the National Chilean Cultural and Arts Council,  Consejo Nacional de la Cultural and las Artes.  Parking details as posted by Los Angeles Film Fest are at end of article.

The Crystal Fairy

The Crystal Fairy by Sebastián Silva – Chile (IFC Films) has been placed in The Summer Showcase section. This section offers an advance look at this summer’s most talked about independent film releases and will include highlights from the festival circuit and premieres. Starring in this comedy is Canadian actor, Micheal Cera of Scott Pilgrim fame and New York born and bred,  Gaby Hoffmann.  Films in this section are eligible for Audience Awards for Best International Feature, Best Narrative Feature, or Best Documentary Feature.

Screening Schedule for CRYSTAL FAIRY:
Friday, Jun 14th 10:00pm
Regal Cinemas 8
$13.00
Regal Cinemas 8 is at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE

1000 West Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90015

Tuesday, Jun 18th 4:40pm
Regal Cinemas 13
$13.00
Regal Cinemas 13 is  at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE
1000 West Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90015

 

Las Mujeres del Pasajero

Meanwhile,  this will be the US premier of The Women and the Passenger (Las Mujeres del Pasajero) by Valentina Mac-Pherson, Patricia Correra. This film has been placed in The International Showcase section. This section highlights innovative independent narrative and documentary features from outside of the United States.   Films in this section are eligible for Audience Awards for Best International Feature, Best Narrative Feature, or Best Documentary Feature.

The synopsis of this film, by Taskovski Films Ltd website is written so well – that we shall directly quote here: “The women in this documentary have a lot of cleaning to do. They work in motel El Pasajero, where the guests generally don’t stay longer than a few hours. The rooms don’t have to be particularly beautiful, either; as long as there’s a bed on which the couples can indulge their carnal passions, sometimes under the influence of alcohol and drugs. We don’t see or hear much of these visitors, other than the odd leg, disembodied voices and – increasingly as the film progresses – moaning. They are filmed nonchalantly, from a strange, accidental-looking angle, as if they are not important. The visitors are in fact just extras in this love story. How else could you get a positive view of love in a place like this? We follow four female cleaners during their daily rounds. They change the beds, polish the mirrors and energetically wipe down a clinical-looking sex chair. As they work, they talk about love. In spite of everything they see and hear at work, their idea of love is strikingly romantic. They put negative experiences into perspective, while positive ones make them blush. It would seem that working in this motel hasn’t made them cynical about love, but believe in it all the more.

Screening Schedule for THE WOMEN AND THE PASSENGER:
Sat, Jun 15th 3:30pm
DIRECTV Theatre/Regal 9
$13.00
DIRECTV Theatre/Regal 9 at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE

1000 West Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90015

Mon, Jun 17th 9:30pm
Regal Cinemas 13
Regal Cinemas 13 at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE

1000 West Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90015

Short Film Competition

 

Now for the two short films which are participating in the Short Film Competition. They are The Man Beside Norma (Al lado de Norma)  and Saint John, the Longest Night (San Juan, la noche mas larga).

The Man Beside Norma Al Lado de Norma

The Man Beside Norma (Al Lado de Norma) by directors, Camila Luna, Gabriela Maturana (Chile, 2012, 15 min) is about a middle-aged man who cares for his mother with Alzheimers develops feelings for an insensitive neighbor. This short film will screen with other shorts in Shorts Program 2.

Screenings for THE MAN BESIDE NORMA (AL LADO DE NORMA) :

Sun, Jun 16th 7:10pm
Regal Cinemas 13
$13.00                                                                                                                       Regal Cinemas 13 at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE
1000 West Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90015

Tue, Jun 18th 10:00pm
Regal Cinemas 12
$13.00
Regal Cinemas 12 is at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE
1000 West Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90015

Saint John, the Longest Night San Juan, la noche mas larga

 

Saint John, the Longest Night (San Juan, la noche mas larga) directed by Claudia Huaiquimilla (Chile, 2012, 17 min). A short in which, at the height of a holiday celebration, a young native Chilean boy clashes with his violent father. This short film will screen with other shorts in Shorts Program 4.

Screening for SAINT JOHN, THE LONGEST NIGHT (SAN JUAN, LA NOCHE MAS LARGA) :

Thu, Jun 20th 9:20pm
Regal Cinemas 12
$13.00
Regal Cinemas 12 is at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE
1000 West Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90015

 

Sat, Jun 22nd 6:00pm
DIRECTV Theatre/Regal 9
$13.00
DIRECTV Theatre/Regal 9 at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE
1000 West Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90015

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Official Festival Parking at L.A. LIVE – – $8 / vehicle / day
Discount good June 13 – 23 only

Cash only / pay in advance / no in-and-out privileges

West Parking Garage (Lot W), GATE B (enter off of Chick Hearn Ct.)
NOTE: GATE B opens one hour before the first Festival screening/event of the day

Most of the Festival screenings and events occur in and around the L.A. LIVE district. There is ample parking available at L.A. LIVE, but in the rare case that the West Parking Garage is full, you will be directed to a different nearby lot and the $8 rate will be honored.

Other entrances in the West Parking Garage (Lot W) or other L.A. LIVE lots are subject to the posted rate.

 

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