Magazine article Variety

'I Feel as If I'm Putting on 80 Weddings at Once'

Magazine article Variety

'I Feel as If I'm Putting on 80 Weddings at Once'

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Stephanie ai.lain is in her third year as director of the Los Angeles Film Festival, which runs June 11-19, kicking off with "Snowpiercer" and closing with "Jersey Boys." It's the fifth straight year that the festival - now in its 20th year - has been in downtown Los Angeles, dave mcnary

Why has the festival been shortened from 12 days to nine?

We need to adjust to people in L.A. being so busy. We have to give them a reason to get out of the house by creating a more compressed schedule.

How has it been to shift the fest from Westwood to Downtown?

I think there's a lot of civic pride as Downtown comes into its own. It's the most diverse place in LA., and not just from a racial standpoint.

How do you manage to find the time to produce films and be in charge of the festival? …

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