Magazine article Screen International

Jersey Boys to Close LAFF 2014

Magazine article Screen International

Jersey Boys to Close LAFF 2014

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The 20th annual Los Angeles Film Festival presented by Film Independent will close with Clint Eastwood's stage musical adaptation.

Warner Bros will release Jersey Boys starring John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Vincent Piazza and Christopher Walken on June 20.

Gala Screenings include Ira Sachs' Love Is Strange, Justin Simien's Dear White People and Hossein Amini's The Two Faces Of January.

For the fifth year the festival will run in downtown Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE from June 11-19.

As previously announced, Lisa Cholodenko will serve as guest director and Sony Pictures Classics' Tom Bernard and Michael Barker will receive the Spirit Of Independence Award and take part in an on-stage conversation followed by a screening of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

"Los Angeles has nurtured the collective hopes and dreams of generations," said festival director Stephanie Allain. …

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