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LAFF filmmakers on Los Angeles as cinematic muse

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The Los Angeles Film Festival is underway and this year, the festival is shining a spotlight on its namesake city with a new program called "LA Muse." It features 11 films shot or inspired by Los Angeles, from "Echo Park," about the budding romance between a British expat and a westside transplant in the hip L.A. enclave, to "Eat With Me," which follows a young, gay chef as he reluctantly deals with living with a new roommate: his conservative mom.

How do these filmmakers in the LA Muse program see Los Angeles? How is the city captured and reflected in their films?

Guest: David Au, director and writer of Eat With Me, one of 11 films that is part of the Los Angeles Film Festival’s new LA Muse program. Eat With Me is screening on Sun. June 15 at 4:30pm at Regal Cinema L.A. Live. Rush tickets are still available.

Guest: Amanda Marsalis, director of Echo Park, which is part of LAFF’s new LA Muse program featuring films inspired by or shot in the city. Echo Park will be screening on Sat. June 14 at 6:45pm at Regal Cinema L.A. Live. The film is sold out.