Wednesday, May 9, 2012

LA Film Festival Selection Is Out

 I was kind of hoping for some more entertaining and international films. Here's my top pics below.

 Check out the rest of the selection with eventual schedule here

The Queen of Versailles – (DIRECTOR Lauren Greenfield PRODUCER Danielle Renfrew Behrens FEATURING David Siegel, Jackie Siegel, the Siegel Family) – When their plans for constructing the world’s largest home are halted by the 2008 economic collapse, a flamboyant billionaire couple must reconcile their grandiose dreams with new financial realities in Lauren Greenfield’s award-winning documentary.

Robot & Frank – (DIRECTOR Jake Schreier WRITER Christopher D. Ford PRODUCERS Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Sam Bisbee, Galt Niederhoffer CAST Frank Langella, James Marsden, Liv Tyler, Susan Sarandon, Peter Sarsgaard) – In the near future, an aging widower is forced to accept a robot caretaker into his home, which inspires him to pick up some old bad habits in this charming comedy of circuits and companionship

Juan of the Dead – Cuba (DIRECTOR/WRITER Alejandro Brugués PRODUCERS Gervasio Iglesias, Inti Herrera CAST Alexis Días de Villegas, Jorge Molina, Andrea Duro, Andros Perugorría, Jazz Vila, Eliecer Ramírez) – The streets of Havana are alive with the undead in Cuba’s first zombie comedy, a wild and bloody romp that sinks its sharp satirical teeth into the Cuban body politic. Castro may not be amused, but you will be.

Saturday Morning Massacre – (DIRECTOR Spencer Parsons WRITERS Jory Balsimo, Aaron Leggett, Jason Wehling PRODUCERS Jonny Mars, Jason Wehling, Jesse Lyda CAST Josephine Decker, Paul Gordon, Jonny Mars, Ashley Spillers, Adam Tate) – Four professional ghost hunters, who travel in a vintage van accompanied by their canine companion (sound familiar?), get far more than they bargained for when they take on a rambling mansion with a mysterious past. ★ World Premiere