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Kickstarter Film Festival Hits Los Angeles

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood August 14, 2014 at 5:13PM

Kickstarter has made a lot of projects possible, including many films, and as there are more Kickstarter creators in Los Angeles than anywhere in the world, the crowdsourcing site is continuing the 4th Annual Kickstarter Film Festival--which launched in Brooklyn's Fort Greene (where the company is headquartered) on July 18 --in Los Angeles. London is still to come.
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'Rich Hill' Filmmakers at Sundance
'Rich Hill' Filmmakers at Sundance
Kickstarter has made a lot of projects possible, including many films, and as there are more Kickstarter creators in Los Angeles than anywhere in the world, the crowdsourcing site is continuing the 4th Annual Kickstarter Film Festival--which launched in Brooklyn's Fort Greene (where the company is headquartered) on July 18 --in Los Angeles. London is still to come. 


Three hours clips and footage from such Kickstarter hits as "Obvious Child," Sundance doc award-winner "Rich Hill," animated films "Me & Ewe" and "Stan" will screen September 12 at Griffith Park's Autry Museum in L.A. Multiple food, drink and film festivities will happen from 6-11pm.

Fittingly, given its Internet origins, Kickstarter is also giving fans the option to have a mini festival in their own backyard, offering a high-quality stream of programming that went live on July 18.

This article is related to: Kickstarter , Festivals, Festivals, Obvious Child, Rich Hill


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.