Every year the Los Angeles Film Festival brings a wonderful selection of indie films to the big festival circuit right here in the heart of entertainment. Whether you love drama, or documentaries the LAFF has something for you.
Check out our curated list of films we’re brimming with anticipation for and let us know, which ones you’ll be watching. Film festivals can also be overwhelming, as they are host to hundreds of films. Sometimes giving yourself a narrow list can really help you make your decision, on what screenings to attend. Pro-tip, always read the festival’s film page. A synopsis can go a long way in determining whats right for your film viewing interests.
“Stuntman” chronicles the highs and lows of veteran Hollywood stuntman, Eddie Braun as he attempts what many argue is the most dangerous stunt in cinematic history. Following in the footsteps of his childhood idol, Evel Knievel, Braun reflects on having survived multiple car crashes, explosions and death defying leaps over the course of his 30+ year career in film and television. Now, in his mid-50s and contemplating retirement, Braun decides to cap off an extraordinary career by recreating Evel Knievel’s infamous unsuccessful Snake River Canyon rocket jump. In 1974, Knievel narrowly escaped death as his rocket crashed within the canyon’s walls and famously vowed never to do the jump again because it was simply too dangerous. Dwayne Johnson & Dany Garcia’s Seven Bucks Productions joins Driven Pictures as executive producers on the film.
A dramatic comedy following a Korean-American performance artist who struggles to be authentically heard and seen through her multiple identities in modern Los Angeles.
Bethany Hamilton : Unstoppable
Bethany Hamilton is rewriting the rules on being a fearless athlete. This is the untold story of the heart of a champion and her resilience against all odds to become one of the leading professional surfers of our time. The ‘Soul Surfer’ movie revealed her courage and determination to get back in the water. Now follow her journey as a new mother chasing a toddler to chasing the biggest waves on her quest to be the best, bringing new power to the phrase #SurfsLikeAGirl. When you don’t know how to stop you become UNSTOPPABLE. Bethany Hamilton is UNSTOPPABLE.
Two veterinary school drop-outs find that they are in way over-their-heads when they commit Mexico’s most improbable heist — the looting of its sacred Anthropology Museum. But the invaluable treasure quickly turns into an inescapable and ruinous curse that is impossible to fence.
Take a trip into the resurgence of skating. A culture blooming with creativity, this documentary takes you inside the movement.
The Happy Prince
The film features a stellar supporting cast of British actors including Colin Firth (The King’s Speech, A Single Man), Emily Watson (On Chesil Beach, Gosford Park), Colin Morgan (The Fall, Testament of Youth) and Edwin Thomas (Endeavour).