Last year, The Los Angeles Film Festival came into a city that is its own with Coffee Talks – where filmmakers, directors and commentators talked over coffee. Given that Los Angeles is a film town and having coffee is like the infamous film saying, ‘lets do lunch’, its exciting to hear the announcement of the ten films playing in the festival’s L.A. Muse Section which features film “that are set, shot or inspired by Los Angeles.”
Given the culture of coffee in Los Angeles – blossoming specialty shops and home to current U.S. Barista Champion Charles Babinski – It will be exciting to see what local scenes from coffee shops make it into the landscape of these films. See the full line-up of films announced on May 5. The twenty-first installment of the festival runs June 10-18, 2015.
General passes are on sale now. Single admission tickets for the general public on Tuesday, May 19.
A few series, shorts and films to be on the watch.
In Indie Series From the Web playing as part of LAUNCH, an inaugural program showcasing stories through digital mediums.
- Croissant Man Dir. Tulica Sigh, A depressed croissant trying to find meaning in the superficial world of Bourgeois pastries.
US Fiction Competition
- Out of My Hand Dir. Takesia Fukunaga, The feature debut follows devoted husband Cisco from Liberia to N.Y. where he attempts to make it in America despite not being an American.
- Six shorts program are on the film festival schedule. Shorts are always prime cinematic compositions lending to pivotal action happening in intimate spaces, like the coffee shop. Take a look at them, they go on sale individually starting May 19th
Updated May 26th
All the coffee talks fit to talk about with coffee. See the four sessions here: directors, actors, composers, screenwriters.