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15th Annual LA Femme International Film Festival Celebrity Films To Screen

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LA Femme International Film Festival
The 15th Annual La Femme International Film Festival launches Oct 17-20, 2019 with talented filmmakers and celebrity stars. Our four day festival spreads over two theaters, screening at the REGAL CINEMAS at LA LIVE in Downtown Los Angeles.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - EntSun -- The LA Femme International Film Festival (LAFIFF) is attended by Audiances across the globe, Hollywood Insiders, Filmmakers, and the indie film crowds. The Festival screens over 100 film content in two screens over four days. LAFIFF is a highly acclaimed premier film festival offering five educational panels, mixers, special screenings, networking galas and an Awards Show. LAFIFF has launched the careers of 1000's of women filmmakers over its 15 year span of breaking the glass ceiling. The go-to fest for all things created by women. The first of its kind offering and supporting women entertainment professional before it was cool and giving a VOICE to diversity amongst women filmmakers worldwide.

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

Boy Genius,
Directed by: Bridget Stokes (LAFIFF Alumni): A twelve year-old child prodigy teams up with a quirky retiree to solve a crime and save his family from splitting up. Featuring: Miles Brown, Tracie Thoms, Zach Gilford, Rita Wilson, Arden Myrin

FRANKIE, Directed by: Ira Sachs:Unfolding over the course of a late summer's day in the fabled resort town of Sintra, Portugal, FRANKIE follows three generations who have gathered for a vacation organized by the family matriarch (Isabelle Huppert). Screenplay by Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias. Staring: Isabelle Huppert, Brendan Gleeson, Marisa Tomei, Jérémie Renier, Pascal Greggory, Vinette Robinson, Ariyon Bakare, Greg Kinnear, Sennia Nanua, and Carloto Cotta

FEATURES

Alaska Is A Drag
, Director/Producer/Writer Shazz Bennet: Everyone who slices fish all day daydreams - his are just glamtastic. He's had to learn to fight to survive, and his boss, who is also an amateur boxer takes note. When a new kid offers to be his sparring partner – he and his twin are forced to confront the real reason they're stuck in fish guts. Featuring: Maya Washington, Matt Dallas, Christopher O'Shea, Jason Scott Lee, Margaret Cho, Kevin Daniels, Nia Peeples

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Bad Art, Directed by Tania Raymonde, Zio Ziegler & Hilton Jamal Day: In 'BAD ART', five art world archetypes show up to a female artist's studio to buy a painting they've never seen (that may or may not exist) engaging in a hilarious debate about commerce, value, and identity. Featuring: Tania Raymonde, Sarah Wynter, Mark L. Young, Josh Stamberg, Vincent Pastore, Géza Röhrig, Wynton Odd

If Not Now, When?, Directed by Meagan Good & Tamara Bass: Four friends, who met in high school and are bonded by an event, are suddenly forced back together fifteen years later, when one of them suffers a crisis. It's a story of love, forgiveness and the incredible bond between women. Featuring: Meagan Good, Joelle Ashley, Jon Chaffin, Mekia Cox, Li Eubanks, Niles Fitch, McKinley Freeman

More Beautiful...for Having Been Broken, Director/Producer/Writer Nicole Conn: 10 year old Freddie, with special needs, brings his burdened but devoted mother, Samantha, and newcomer McKenzie together, where they discover love and passion, a salve to their deep wounds as characterized by the Japanese term "Kintsukuroi" - more beautiful for having been broken. Featuring: Harley Jane Kozak, French Stewart, Kay Lenz, Lesley Nicol, Felissa Rose, Bruce Davison, Brooke Elliott, Gabrielle Christian, Zoe Ventoura, Kayla Radomski, Wally Kurth, Patti Tippo, Stephanie Kerbis, Ally Iseman, Krista Dane Hoffman, Antonio Badrani, Cale Ferrin

Salvation, Director/Producer/Writer Carmen Sangion: A young man on the run from the law goes in search of his estranged sister, a hopeless stripper discovers the son she never knew, and a priest suffering a crisis of faith reconnects with his spirituality. Featuring: Clayton Evertson, Vatiswa Ndara, Kira Wilkinson, Nandi Nyembe

Jessie - The Golden Heart, Directed by Zelie Dember-Slack: A Scottish servant girl wars against her forbidden passion for her Master and its destruction of all of Stratton Castle. Featuring: Eric Roberts, Andrew Shelton, Kat Fairaway

The Social Ones, Directed by Laura Kosann: The Social Ones is a madcap comedy satirizing the most timely topic right now: Social media. A love letter to our generation, this female-led production is sure to be a generational, resonating classic we watch for years to come. Featuring: Debra Jo Rupp, Peter Scolari, Richard Kind, Stephanie March, Nicole Kang, Jackie Hoffman, Camila Perez, Allegra Edwards, Colton Ryan, Nancy Nagrant, Desi Domo, David T. Patterson, Nicky Maindiratta, Martin Tsien, Setareki Wainiqolo, Davram Stiefler

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The Wheel, Directed by Dee McLachlan: Paraplegic prison inmate Matt Mills meets "The Board" of Satoshi-Telefair Industries. With a promise to make him walk again, Mills agrees to volunteer for an experiment, one that is designed to kill, but Mills is determined to survive. Featuring: David Arquette, Belinda McClory, Jackson Gallagher, Kendal Rae, Belinda McClory, Christopher Kirby, Matthew Connell, Eliza D'Souza, Anna Burgess

SHORT ANIMATION

Passage
, Director/Writer/Producer Asvari Kumar: Finding herself in a state of limbo, an Indian woman revisits her immigration journey and voyages through a tempestuous emotional landscape of memory, identity, belonging and the illusion of the American Dream. Featuring: Madame Gandhi

MUSIC VIDEOS

Lost
, Directed by Madeline Kate Kann: In this music video for Clara Mae's "Lost", directed by Madeline Kann, she deals with the relatable feelings of going back and forth with her lover. Featuring: Clara Mae

WEBISODES

Switch
, Director/Producer/Writer Stavroula Toska: Based on the true life story of creator Stavroula Toska, SWITCH follows Stella, a woman who begins working as a dominatrix at The Temp, Manhattan's upscale BDSM establishment, as a way of making ends meet. Featuring: Olympia Dukakis, Cady McClain, India Ennenga, Jon Lindstrom

DOCS

Candice
, Director/Producer/Writer Sheona McDonald: Candice Vadala is known to many as the "godmother of feminist porn." McDonald goes beyond the headlines to craft a layered portrait of the woman behind the icon. Candice is ultimately a tribute to a resilient woman who unapologetically carved her own path. Featuring: Candida Royalle

General Magic Director/Producer/Writer Sarah Kerruish & Matt Maude: Combining rare archive footage with contemporary stories of the Magicians today, this documentary tracks the progress of anytime, anywhere communication from a thing of sci-fi fiction. Featuring: Tony Fadell, Andy Hertzfeld, Marc Porat, John Sculley, Megan Smith

The Festival Screenings & Panels at Regal Cinemas at LA LIVE
1000 West Olympic Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90015

The Festival: Thursday, October 17th to Sunday, October 20th, 2019
Films screening starting: 10am-10pm Thursday-Saturday, Sunday 10am-4pm
Panels: Saturday & Sunday - 11am to 5pm (Sat) 10am-3pm (Sun)

Parties, Opening Gala, Awards Ceremony info at www.LAFemme.org

Contact
Deborah Gilels
***@lafemme.org


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