World Premiere Of Andrew Slater’s Documentary "Echo In The Canyon" To Open The LA Film Festival

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Today the LA Film Festival, produced by Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that also produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards, announced that the Opening Night Film is Andrew Slater's Echo in the Canyon at the Ford Theatres.

The World Premiere of the documentary, which features some of music's biggest names reflecting on the sustained influence of Laurel Canyon's historic music scene, will be followed by a live performance. 

Also announced today the Premieres section, the Future Filmmakers Showcase, the Music Video program and the Indie Pilot program. 


Film Independent’s LA Film Festival Showcases Global Media Makers Summit At Cairo International Film Festival


"I'm so proud to be opening the Festival with a love song to Los Angeles via Andrew Slater's Echo in the Canyon," said Jennifer Cochis, Festival Director. "We are committed to showcasing documentaries, and premiering this work at the Ford Theatres to be followed by a live musical performance is going to be a once in a lifetime experience."

Opening Night Film 

Thursday, September 20, the Ford Theatres

Echo in the Canyon, dir. Andrew Slater, USA, World Premiere 
Echo in the Canyon is a look at how The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, The Mamas & the Papas birthed the beginnings of the Laurel Canyon music scene and how the echo of these artists' creations reverberated between each other and ultimately across the world with a timelessness that continues today. With appearances by Tom Petty, Brian Wilson, Stephen Stills, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Michelle Phillips, Jackson Browne, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Roger McGuinn, John Sebastian, Lou Adler, Jakob Dylan, Norah Jones, Beck, Regina Spektor, Cat Power, and others. The film was executive produced by Jakob Dylan.

Premieres (10)

World and US Premieres of fiction and documentary films featuring noteworthy talent. 

American Dreamer, dir. Derrick Borte, USA, World Premiere

Ashes in the Snow, dir. Marius A. Markevicius, Lithuania/USA, World Premiere

Brian Banks, dir. Tom Shadyac, USA, World Premiere

The Chaperone, dir. Michael Engler, USA, World Premiere

The Clovehitch Killer, dir. Duncan Skiles, USA, World Premiere

Good Girls Get High, dir. Laura Terruso, USA, World Premiere

Kate Nash: Underestimate the Girl, dir. Amy Goldstein, USA, World Premiere

Ride, dir. Jeremy Ungar, USA, World Premiere

Tea With the Dames, dir. Roger Michell, UK, US Premiere

We Have Always Lived in the Castle, dir. Stacie Passon, USA, US Premiere

Music Videos (21)

Celebrating the marriage of music and visuals in these groundbreaking works.

·         Apartment, dir. Ellis Bahl, USA

·         Art in Motion, dir. Hayk Matevosyan, USA, World Premiere

·         Bones, dir. Hunter Brumfield, USA

·         Camisa Al Reves, dir. Andrew Vasquez, USA

·         Clutch, dir. Christopher Ripley, USA

·         Dis Generation, dir. Hiro Murai, USA

·         Dreams, dir. Elliott Sellers & Erik Ferguson, USA

·         Found, dir. rubber.band, USA

·         Half a Million, dir. Lamar + Nik, USA

·         Hard World, dir. Mike Hollingsworth, USA

·         Heart Attack, dir. Mimi Cave, USA

·         Indie, dir. Angel Kristi Williams, USA

·         I Want You, dir. NORTON, USA

·         Land of the Fairies, dir. Amiel Kestenbaum, Israel

·         Lost Angeles, dir. Evanston Moore, USA

·         Loving is Easy, dir. Chris Ullens, United Kingdom

·         My Way, dir. WATTS., USA

·         Pleader, dir. Isaiah Seret, United Kingdom

·         Side by Side, dir. Bohdan Zajcenko, Czech Republic

·         Terraform, dir. Sil van der Woerd & Jorik Dozy, Spain

·         True Love Waits, dir. Adi Halfin, Israel


2018 LA Film Festival Competition Lineup Revealed


Future Filmmakers Showcase: High School Shorts (15):

Made by incredibly accomplished high school filmmakers from across the country and globe, 43% of the short films in this diverse slate are directed by young women and 47% are directed by filmmakers from diverse backgrounds. Program sponsored by Time Warner Foundation. Additional support is provided by Lisa Argyros/Argyros Family Foundation and Employees Community Fund of Boeing, California, Jason Delane Lee and Yvonne Huff Lee | Lagralane Group, and Brenda Robinson.

Indie Pilots

In this section, each pilot stands on its own and navigates the full hour of an episodic show. Storytellers bring an independent sensibility to these original series.

2 Kawaii 4 Comfort, co-dirs., Luke Palmer, John Bickerstaff, USA

40 And Single, dir, Leila Djansi, USA/Ghana

Mulligan, dir, Steve Parys, USA

Passes are on sale now and only Film Independent Members get early access and save up to 25% and gets you in to screenings and conversations (even after they sell out). General admission tickets to individual films go on sale to Film Independent Members beginning today and to the general public beginning Tuesday, August 21. Contact the Festival Box Office for passes, tickets and event information or visit lafilmfestival.com.

Venues for the 2018 Festival include the ArcLight Cinemas in Culver City, Hollywood and Santa Monica, as well as the new LMU Playa Vista Campus (opening this fall), the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, the Writers Guild Theater and the Ford Theatres.

Haute Tease

  • I Can Only Imagine Review - Inspiring, Ensemble Cast Shines in this Character Driven Film

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    I Can Only Imagine, from Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions, presents the heartfelt and uplifting story of a song from up and coming Christian band, Mercy Me, that exploded across all charts making it the most played in history.

     
  • Interview with Executive Chef Jaime Chavez – Bringing The Heat to San Diego’s Seafood Scene

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Amid a renaissance underway in San Diego's Little Italy neighborhood, one exciting new eatery, Sirena  promises to bring hot Latin flair to the restaurant fare served up in this burgeoning community.

     
  • Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts Plays Host to an Exciting Spring Line-Up

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The 2ube is a weekly live music show that takes place on Friday evenings in LIPA Cafe where some of the most exciting bands from Liverpool's diverse music scene have been appearing. Every few weeks these live shows are streamed to an online global audience - the next live stream happens on March 20th when you're invited to embed the YouTube feed on your website.  

     
  • di Rosa Center For Contemporary Art Reschedules Major Exhibition In Wake Of Wildfires; Opens For Select Programs November

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Due to fire and smoke damage from the recent Northern California wildfires, di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art, 5200 Sonoma Hwy, Napa, has rescheduled the opening of its next exhibition, Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times, for January 27, 2018.

     
  • Beach Boy Brian Wilson Selling Vacation Home

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    After Elvis and before the Beatles, the Beach Boys were America's favorite rock 'n roll group ruling the U.S. air waves with “Surfin' Safari,” “Surfin' USA” and “Surfer Girl” and virtually creating the California beach music sound.

     
  • Business News: Epic Rights and Pan Inc. Announce New Strategic Partnership in Japan

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Epic Rights, a leading global music branding and merchandising company, and Japan's Pan Inc. announce a partnership to develop concert artists' fashion brands, television commercials, sponsorship and endorsements, themed restaurants, cafes and other themed experiences.

     
  • Cal Phil Takes Center Stage With During Festival On The Green At Santa Anita Race Track Saturday August 10

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Arcadia – The San Gabriel Mountains will come alive with the glorious sounds of music when Cal Phil presents Rodgers, Hammerstein and Gershwin during Festival on the Green at Santa Anita Race Track, Saturday August 10, 2013. 

     
  • Theater Shooter Charged; Prosecutor Plans Two Fold Strategy

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Accused theater shooter James Holmes was officially charged for the crimes committed during the midnight screening of the Warner Bros film, "The Dark Knight Rises."

     
  • Inside Out Review – A Fun Filled Neon Trip Down Memory Lane

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Inside Out, from Walt Disney Pictures and PIXAR, brings to life the team of emotions inside the mind of an adolescent tween as they help her cope with the cross country move as her family begins a new life from her Minnesota roots.

     
  • Beverly Hills Doc Offers Five Fast Tips For Summer Shape Up

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Beverly Hills Dr. Ehsan Ali, M.D., a primary care physician who also offers concierge home services, is well-known, highly respected and sought after by many including celebrities Liam Hemsworth, Emma Stone and Bella Thorne for his anti-aging care.

     
  • Hey, You're That Guy: Actor Paul Willson Talks Improv and an Actor's Life

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Hollywood has launched a thousand careers, and among them are the many extremely talented character actors and comedians we’ve watched for years, whose nuanced performances knock us on our asses every time we see them.

     
  • Anthony DiBlasi, Director of the Occult Flick Cassadaga, Talks on the Challenges of Creating Realistic Horror

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Anthony DiBlasi has earned a reputation for horror films and his newest flick, “Cassadaga,” is no different as he tackles the extremes of a serial killers fantasy through the occult and a deaf woman.

 

Login Form