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Actor Mark Ruffalo arrives at the premiere of Focus Features' "The Kids Are All Right" during the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival held at Regal Cinemas at LA Live Downtown on June 17, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
Los Angeles is better known for making films than it is for exhibiting them, but for 17 years the festival now known as the L.A. Film Fest has been showcasing independent, international, and short films in the City of Angels.
Returning to L.A. Live for the third year in a row, this year’s festival will feature a diverse slate of nearly 200 feature-length films, shorts and music videos, representing more than 30 countries, along with such signature programs as Poolside Chats, Coffee Talks, music events and more.
In addition to the limited festival screenings, there will also be a number of free community screenings, including the "Dirty Dancing Dance-A-Long" and 30th anniversary screenings of "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" and "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan."
The Los Angeles Film Festival is produced by Film Independent, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to promoting and supporting independent films and filmmakers.
This year, the event will open with Woody Allen’s latest romantic comedy, "To Rome With Love."
Will you be going to the film festival? What films are you looking forward to seeing?
Doug Jones, Associate Director of Programming, Los Angeles Film Festival
Amy Kaufman, entertainment writer, Los Angeles Times