The Los Angeles Film Festival has completed its line-up with The Dark Horse flying the flag for NZ.
The festival has programmed 74 feature films, 60 short films, and over 50 new media works, including a programme strand dedicated to web series. The festival presents six competitive feature line-ups: U.S. Fiction, World Fiction, Documentary, LA Muse, Nightfall, and Zeitgeist.
The Dark Horse plays out of competition in the festival’s Buzz programme (“celebrated favorites from around the world”) alongside Ben Patterson’s Sweet Micky for President, which opens this year’s Doc Edge Festival here in two weeks.
Lining up in the documentary competition is Lilibet Foster’s USA-Australia production Be Here Now, which tells the story of actor Andy Whitfield, diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma not long after commencing his role as Spartacus in the Auckland-shot Starz series.
Other Australian feature titles selected are The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul from Kitty Green, director of Ukraine is not a Brothel, and Sotiris Dounoukos Australia-France-Greece production, A Single Body.
The Los Angeles Film Festival runs 10 – 18 June.