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LA Film Festival Reveals 2014 Lineup, Includes Eastwood's 'Jersey Boys,' 'Dear White People,' 'Two Faces of January' and More

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood May 6, 2014 at 2:20PM

The Los Angeles Film Festival has revealed its lineup for the 2014 edition of the fest. Included is the premiere of Clint Eastwood's "Jersey Boys" (as the closer), and gala screenings of Ira Sachs' "Love Is Strange," Justin Simien's "Dear White People" and Hossein Amini's Patricia Highsmith adaptation "The Two Faces of January."
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"Jersey Boys."
"Jersey Boys."

The Los Angeles Film Festival has revealed its lineup for the 2014 edition of the fest. Included is the premiere of Clint Eastwood's "Jersey Boys" (as the closer), and gala screenings of Ira Sachs' "Love Is Strange," Justin Simien's "Dear White People" and Hossein Amini's Patricia Highsmith adaptation "The Two Faces of January."

Meanwhile, Bong Joon-ho's "Snowpiercer" is opening the fest.

'Dear White People'
'Dear White People'

Here's the complete program (NOTE: the Short Films program is not included, but is live on the LAFF website):

Narrative Competition (9): The Narrative Competition is comprised of films made by talented emerging filmmakers that compete for the Filmmaker Award. The winner is determined by a panel of jurors, and films in this section are also eligible for the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature or Best International Feature.

 

·         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.

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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.