Magazine article Screen International

'London Town', 'Play the Devil' to Premiere at LA Film Festival

Magazine article Screen International

'London Town', 'Play the Devil' to Premiere at LA Film Festival

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Derrick Borte's London Town (UK), Maria Govan's Play The Devil (pictured, Trinidad-Bahamas-USA) are among the World Fiction Competition entries, while Amber Tamblyn's Paint It Black (USA) plays in the US Fiction Competition.

The Documentary Competition includes Out Of Iraq (Canada-Iraq-Lebanon-USA) by Eva Orner and Chris McKim, and Darren Lynn Bousman's Abattoir (USA) plays in genre section Nightfall, and Actors Of Sound (Argentina-Finland-Germany-India-Ireland-USA) screens in the LA Muse programme.

Across the five feature competition categories, 43% of the films are directed by women and 38% by people of colour.

As previously announced, the opening night film is the world premiere of Ricardo De Montreuil's Lowriders, while this year's guest director is Ryan Coogler. Ava DuVernay and Array Releasing will receive the Spirit of Independence Award. …

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