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Clint Eastwood’s ‘Jersey Boys’ to Close LA Film Festival

Eastwood’s musical will be joined by galas including ”Love Is Strange,“ ”Dear White People“ and ”The Two Faces of January“


Clint Eastwood‘s Broadway adaptation “Jersey Boys” will close the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival, Film Independent said on Tuesday.

His version of the long-running musical stars John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen and Christopher Walken, and is one of more than 100 features and shorts that were announced for the 20th anniversary LAFF.

Other gala screenings at the festival are Ira Sachs’ “Love Is Strange,” Justin Simien’s “Dear White People” and Hossein Amini’s “The Two Faces of January.”

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Free community screenings include “Clueless,” “La Bamba” and a double bill of Buster Keaton’s “Sherlock Jr.” and “Cops.”

Other films at the festival include John Ridley‘s “Jimi: All Is by My Side,” Rory Kennedy’s “Last Days in Vietnam,” Debra Granik’s “Stray Dog,” Mike Ott’s “Lake Los Angeles,” Denis Cote’s “Joy of Man’s Desiring” and William J. Saunders’ “Billy Mize and the Bakersfield Sound.”

The festival will feature 35 premieres, 23 of them world premieres. The festival previously announced that it will open with the North American premiere of Bong Joon-ho’s “Snowpiercer.”

The festival will begin on June 11 and run through June 19 at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. Additional information, and the lineup of short films, can be found at www.lafilmfest.com.

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The lineup:

Narrative Competition (9):
10 Minutes, Dir. Lee Yong-Seung, South Korea. North American Premiere.
Comet, Dir. Sam Esmail, USA. World Premiere.
Lake Los Angeles, Dir. Mike Ott, USA. World Premiere.
Man From Reno, Dir. Dave Boyle, USA. World Premiere.
Recommended By Enrique, Dir. Rania Attieh, Daniel Garcia, USA/Argentina/France. World Premiere.
Runoff, Dir. Kimberly Levin, USA. World Premiere.
Someone You Love, Dir. Pernille Fischer Christensen, Denmark. North American Premiere.
Uncertain Terms, Dir. Nathan Silver, USA. World Premiere.
The Young Kieslowski, Dir. Kerem Sanga, USA. World Premiere.

Documentary Competition (8):
Billy Mize and the Bakersfield Sound, Dir. William J. Saunders, USA. World Premiere.
The Life and Mind of Mark DeFriest, Dir. Gabriel London, USA/Canada. US Premiere.
Meet the Patels, Dirs. Geeta V. Patel, Ravi V. Patel, USA/India. US Premiere.
My Name Is Salt, Dir. Farida Pacha, Switzerland/India. North American Premiere.
Out in the Night, Dir. blair dorosh-walther, USA. World Premiere.
Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story, Dir. N.C. Heikin, USA. World Premiere.
Stray Dog, Dir. Debra Granik, USA. World Premiere.
Walking Under Water, Dir. Eliza Kubarska, Poland/Germany/UK. US Premiere.

LA Muse (11)
Dreams are Colder than Death, Dirs. Arthur Jafa, Kahlil Joseph, USA. World Premiere.
Eat With Me, Dir. David Au, USA. World Premiere.
Echo Park, Dir. Amanda Marsalis, USA. World Premiere.
The Ever After, Dir. Mark Webber, USA/Australia. World Premiere.
Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey, Dir. Scott Teems, USA. Sneak Peek.
Inner Demons, Dir. Seth Grossman, USA. World Premiere.
Los Ángeles, Dir. Damian John Harper, Mexico/Germany. International Premiere.
Nightingale, Dir. Elliott Lester, USA. World Premiere.
The Road Within, Dir. Gren Wells, USA. World Premiere.
Supremacy, Dir. Deon Taylor, USA. World Premiere.
Trouble Dolls, Dirs. Jess Weixler, Jennifer Prediger, USA. World Premiere

International Showcase (11):
Club Sandwich, Dir. Fernando Eimbcke, Mexico.
The Great Museum, Dir. Johannes Holzhausen, Austria.
Han Gong-Ju, Dir. Lee Sujin, South Korea.
Joy of Man’s Desiring, Dir. Denis Coté, Canada. US Premiere.
The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq, Dir. Guillaume Nicloux, France.
The Liberator, Dir. Alberto Arvelo, Venezuela/Spain.
Natural Sciences, Dir. Matías Lucchesi, Argentina/France.
Of Horses and Men, Dir. Benedikt Erlingsson, Iceland/Germany.
Starred Up, Dir. David Mackenzie, Northern Ireland/UK.
Stream of Love, Dir. Àgnes Sòs, Hungary.
Violette, Dir. Martin Provost, France.

Summer Showcase (11):
The Battered Bastards of Baseball, Dirs. Chapman Way, Maclain Way, USA.
Cut Bank, Dir. Matt Shakman, USA. World Premiere.
Evolution of a Criminal, Dir. Darius Clark Monroe, USA.
Frank, Dir. Lenny Abrahamson, Ireland/UK.
Harmontown, Dir. Neil Berkley, USA.
Jimi: All is By My Side, Dir. John Ridley, USA.
Land Ho!, Dirs. Martha Stephens, Aaron Katz, Iceland/USA.
Last Days in Vietnam, Dir. Rory Kennedy, USA.
The Last Time You Had Fun, Dir. Mo Perkins, USA. World Premiere.
The Overnighters, Dir. Jesse Moss, USA.
A Thousand Times Good Night, Dir. Erik Poppe, Ireland/Norway/Sweden.

Free Community Screenings (5):
Clueless, Dir. Amy Heckerling, USA  - Pre-Festival Screening
La Bamba (1987), Dir. Luis Valdez, USA. – Dance-A-Long at Union Station
Limited Partnership, Dir. Thomas G. Miller, USA.Project Involve Screening
I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story, Dir. Dave LaMattina, Chad Walker, USA. - Grand Performances Screening
Sherlock Jr. (1924)/Cops (1922), Dir. Buster Keaton, USA.Grand Performances Screening

The Beyond (3):
Giuseppe Makes a Movie, Dir. Adam Rifkin, USA. US Premiere.
Jossy’s, Dir. Yuichi Fukuda, Japan. International Premiere.
The Well, Dir. Tom Hammock, USA. World Premiere.

Retro (2):
(1995), Dir. F. Gary Gray, USA. – Ice Cube in Conversation
Repo Man (1984), Dir. Alex Cox, USA. – 30th Anniversary Screening

The Film That Got Away:
Caterpillar (2010), Dir. Koji Wakamatsu, Japan