Face the Music at the Los Angeles Film Festival

The Los Angeles Film Festival line-up was announced, and among the diverse slate are films with musical ties. Both narrative and documentary, these movies showcase talent from a perspective you may not otherwise experience.

All Together Now
DIRECTOR Alexander Mirecki WRITERS Alexander Mirecki, Ryan Kasmiskie
Youth, in all its messy, drunken glory, is the connective thread at an all night noise-rock concert in the woods, where a motley assortment of music lovers prove that it isn’t always darkest before the dawn.

Brasslands
DIRECTORS Meerkat Media Collective

Half a million people descend upon a tiny Serbian village for the 50th anniversary of the world’s largest trumpet festival. Brasslands chronicles the cultural and musical collisions through the personal journeys of 3 musicians – American, Serbian, Roma – whose lives are bound to Balkan brass for very different reasons.

Brothers Hypnotic
DIRECTOR Reuben Atlas

Producing some of the most energetic, riveting and symphonic sounds in jazz today, the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble is comprised of eight brothers raised on Chicago’s South Side and determined to succeed on their own uncompromising terms

Harry Dean Stanton:
Partly Fiction
DIRECTOR Sophie Huber

The laconic, chain-smoking Harry Dean Stanton, beloved and iconic actor of more than 200 films, reveals, often in song, glimmers of his fascinating life in this captivating, beautifully composed tribute.

Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton (This is Stones Throw Records)
DIRECTOR Jeff Broadway

Featuring musical visionaries the likes of J Dilla, Madlib, Mayer Hawthorne and Dam-Funk, this chronicle of groundbreaking Los Angeles indie label Stones Throw Records and its enigmatic founder, DJ Peanut Butter Wolf, reveals an unexpected history of tragedy and triumph.

Passes now on sale. Pass holders ticket selection begins Friday, May 10.
Film Independent Members Ticket Pre-Sale begins Thursday, May 16.
General Public Ticket On-Sale begins Friday, May 21.

JUNE 2013 (13-23)
lafilmfest.com