Magazine article Screen International

'Village People', 'Moko Jumbie' among LA Film Festival Roster

Magazine article Screen International

'Village People', 'Moko Jumbie' among LA Film Festival Roster

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Slate includes 48 films. The Book Of Henry to open festival as previously announced.

The 2017 LA Film Festival has unveiled the official US Fiction, Documentary, World Fiction, LA Muse and Nightfall sections.

The festival's slate consists of 48 feature films, 51 short films, 15 high school shorts and 10 short episodic works representing 32 countries. The festival is set to run from June 14-22 in Los Angeles.

Leena Pendharkar's 20 Weeks (US), Paul Briganti's Village People (US), and Camille Thoman's Never Here (US) are among the US Fiction Competition entries, with each having their world premiere.

The World Competition includes the world premieres of Vashti Anderson's Moko Jumbie (pictured, Trinidad & Tobago) by Vashti Anderson and Catching Feelings (South Africa) from director Kagiso Lediga, while Arshad Khan's Abu (Canada) plays in the Documentary Competition.

Mark Hayes' Skid Row Marathon (US) and Brandon Buczek's Your Own Road (US) will play in the LA Muse section, while Derek Nguyen's The Housemaid (Vietnam-US) will receive its North American premiere in the NIghtfall section. …

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