* Festival Screenings Just Added *
Due to popular demand, the following titles have been added to the schedule for the last half of the Los Angeles Film Festival.
Ballads, Blues, and Bluegrass ADDED SCREENING: Friday, June 22, 7:50 pm
Filmed in 1961 but never released until now, this impromptu concert film, shot by famed music archivist Alan Lomax in his West Village apartment, captures amazing performances by Roscoe Holcolm, Doc Watson, Willie Dixon, Jack Elliott and others.
It’s a Disaster ADDED SCREENING: Saturday, June 23, 2:30 pm
Assembled for their regular Sunday brunch, a clique of hip Angelinos become hilariously entangled in a web of personal drama so complex they hardly notice the apocalypse is knocking on their front door.
A Band Called Death ADDED SCREENING: Saturday, June 23, 9:20 pm
Equal parts electrifying rockumentary and inspiring family chronicle, this is the captivating and little known story of the Hackney brothers and their band Death, the best punk band the world almost never heard.
The Iran Job ADDED SCREENING: Sunday, June 23, 3:20 pm
An American pro basketball player signs up for a season with upstart Iranian Super League team A.S. Shiraz. This sports documentary takes a surprising turn when this gregarious charmer meets three strong Iranian women fighting the repressive regime.
Dead Man’s Burden ADDED SCREENING: Saturday, June 23, 1:00 pm
This tense, classically crafted indie Western, set in the aftermath of the Civil War, starts with a startling act of violence: a daughter shoots down her father on the open range. Then her long lost brother returns. This is not going to be just any old family reunion.
Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives ADDED SCREENING: Saturday, June 23, 7:20 pm
Ina May Gaskin and the courageous midwives of the Farm commune inspired the modern midwifery movement. This beguiling documentary tells their empowering story with depth, intelligence and wit.
Juan of the Dead ADDED SCREENING: Saturday, June 23, 10:00 pm
The streets of Havana are alive with the undead in Cuba’s first zombie comedy, a wild and bloody romp that sinks its sharp satirical teeth into the Cuban body politic. Castro may not be amused, but you will be.
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