Lively and in-depth discussions of city news, politics, science, entertainment, the arts, and more.
Hosted by Larry Mantle
Airs Weekdays 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Preview of 2015 LA Film Fest: More LA, more unique, more diverse artistry




Elisa Sednaoui, Zoe Cassavetes and Ana Girardot attend the Closing and Award Ceremony during 14th Marrakech International Film Festival at  on December 13, 2014 in Marrakech, Morocco.
Elisa Sednaoui, Zoe Cassavetes and Ana Girardot attend the Closing and Award Ceremony during 14th Marrakech International Film Festival at on December 13, 2014 in Marrakech, Morocco.
Dominique Charriau/Getty Images

Listen to story

10:02
Download this story 4MB

Promising the most unique, diverse, and entertaining lineup, plus master classes, live performances and more at L.A. Live downtown.

One of the more successful themed programs at the fest last year was LA Muse, with movies that feature the city of Angels. This year's LA Muse includes a Zoe Cassavetes feature about a struggling actress, "Day of Days," and "The Drew: No Excuse, Just Produce" - fast-paced documentary about a storied, competitive basketball league in South Central Los Angeles.

Those features also highlight another unique aspect of LAFF - an exceptional number of female and minority filmmakers. How did the curators find and choose a ton of first-time and second-time directors? Is LAFF on its way to rivalling Sundance?

The LA Film Festival runs from June 10-18.

Guest:

John Horn, host of KPCC’s “The Frame