Nearly 200 feature films, shorts and music videos from 40 countries will be showcased during the nine-day Los Angeles Film Festival.
Check out the movies that made it on our must-see list so far:
Directed by Elliot Lester, this American film makes its world premiere at LA Film Festival with no other actor in frame other than David Oyelowo as Peter Snowden. Oyelowo's solo performance allows the audience to experience how an Iraq war veteran comes undone.
When: 9:15 p.m. June 17
Where: Regal Cinema L.A. Live — Theater 11, 1000 W. Olympic Blvd.
This film explores the life of Billy Mize, who was instrumental in defining the Bakersfield Sound, a movement that changed country music. Director William J. Saunders uses archival footage, rare photos and interviews with country legends like Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Ray Price and Mize himself to convey how country music history was made.
When: 4:50 p.m. June 14, 9:30 p.m. June 16
Where: Regal Cinema L.A. Live — Theater 10 and 12
Jack O'Connell, Ben Mendelsohn, Rupert Friend and David Ajala star in this gritty prison drama about a young criminal who ends up in the same correctional facility as his estranged father. The film is particularly rich with detail because the script was by former prison psychotherapist Jonathan Asser.
When: 4 p.m. June 12, 9 p.m. June 16
Where: Regal Cinema L.A. Live — Theater 13 and 8
LA Film Festival welcomes back writer/director Mike Ott for the final installment of his Antelope Valley trilogy, which tells the story of two strangers forced to find salvation in the California desert.
When: 7:30 p.m. June 14, 4:30 p.m. June 19
Where: Regal Cinema L.A. Live — Theater 10 and 13
Documentarian Johannes Holzhausen spent more than two years exploring Vienna's world-renowned Kunsthistorisches Museum to give its audience “the greatest VIP museum tour ever.”
When: 4:45 p.m. June 13, 1:40 p.m. June 14
Where: Regal Cinema L.A. Live — Theater 9 and 14
Tyler James Williams, known for his role in the Chris Rock-inspired sitcom “Everybody Hates Chris,” stars in this film that takes a satirical look at college life, politics and racial identity in a “post-racial” America. The film is Justin Simien's directorial debut.
When: 7:30 p.m. June 18
Where: Regal Cinema L.A. Live — Theater 1
For more LA Film Festival news and reviews during the festival, be sure to check out www.dailynews.com/la-film-festival.
L.A. Film Festival
What: The 20th annual event showcases nearly 200 feature films, shorts and music videos from 40 countries, along with signature programs such as the Filmmaker Retreat, Music in Film Nights at The GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE, Master Classes, LA Muse and more.
When: June 11-19
Where: Official venue is L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles, with many movie screenings at Regal Cinemas Stadium 14, 1000 W. Olympic Blvd. Other downtown venues include The Grammy Museum, 800 W. Olympic Blvd.; Grand Performances (at California Plaza), 350 S. Grand Ave.; LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd.; Luxe City Center Hotel, 1020 S. Figueroa St.; Union Station, 800 N. Alameda St.
Tickets: Individual tickets and package costs range from $9-$2,500.
For event news and reviews during the festival, be sure to check out www.dailynews.com/topic/la-film-festival.