“Crash Reel,” “Our Nixon” join LA Film Fest line-up

Lucy Walker's The Crash Reel (pictured), Penny Lane's Our Nixon and Joshua Oppenheimer's The Act of Killing are among the documentaries screening at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June.
May 1, 2013

Lucy Walker’s The Crash Reel (pictured), Penny Lane’s Our Nixon, Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing and Alan Berliner’s IDFA winner First Cousin Once Removed are among the documentaries that will screen during the 19th annual Los Angeles Film Festival in June.

Organizers unveiled this year’s complete line-up on Wednesday (May 1), including the 10 titles that will screen in the Documentary Competition category for emerging filmmakers.

Seven of the 10 titles are world premieres: director Alexandra Lescaze’s All of Me, Grace Lee’s American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs, Ryan McGarry’s Code Black, Christopher Quilty and Tamar Halpern’s Llyn Foulkes: One Man Band, Yoruba Richen’s The New Black, and Eddie Alcazar’s Tapia.

Kevin Jerome Everson’s The Island of Saint Matthews, Nahid Persson Sarvestani’s My Stolen Revolution, Olivia Rochette and Gerard-Jan Claes’ Rain, and Rodrigo Reyes’ Purgatorio will also vie for the Documentary Award.

Other docs set to screen during the fest include Eva Weber’s Black Out, Andy Heathcote and Heike Bachelier’s The Moo Man, Valentina Mac-Pherson and Patricia Correra’s The Women and the Passenger, Reuben Atlas’ Brothers Hypnotic, Tom Donahue’s Casting By, Sophie Huber’s Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction, Jeff Broadway’s Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton and Ava DuVernay’s Venus Vs.

The festival is organized by Film Independent, the non-profit that also produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards. The fest runs from June 13 to 23.

Check out the complete line-up on the festival’s website.

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