La Film Fest 2011

Celebrating it’s seventeenth year, the Los Angeles Film Festival returns to downtown. The Festival is known as a world-class event, showcasing the best of American and international cinema. The Festival provides movie lovers access to critically acclaimed filmmakers, industry professional and talent from around the world. Beginning June 16th and running through June 26th, the Festival is presented by the Los Angeles Times and supported by L.A. LIVE.

The Festival features unique programs like the Filmmakers Retreat, Ford Amphitheater Outdoor Poolside Chats, Coffee Talks and so much more. With over 200 features, shorts, and music videos, representing more than 30 countries this is an event you won’t want to miss.

Festival passes for this event are available begining June 13th. Festival passes are available to get the fullest experience. In addition to movie screenings and events, Festival passes provide access to a series of networking receptions, entry to the Jameson Filmmaker Lounge, where passholders can mingle with Festival filmmakers and professionals in the film community.

Richard Linklater’s Bernie will kick off the Festival. The film is written by Skip Hollandsworth and Linklater, staring Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, and Matthew McConaughey. Black plays Bernie, the beloved mortician in a small Texas town.  MacLaine is the town’s richest, meanest widow, and even she adores him.  You can’t get anybody to say a bad word about Bernie—even after he commits a very nasty crime. With talent like this opening the Festival, it is sure to be a steller event. For a full listing of all events visit LA Film Fest today.

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