5 Films to You'll Want to See at l.a. Film Fest Next Week
LAFF runs June 10-18 with a special "LA Muse" program--here are the highlights from our culture editor
- •Aram, AramA 12-year-old boy is uprooted from his Beirut home to live with his gramps in East Hollywood's Little Armenia district.
- •Can You Dig ThisActivist/gardener Ron Finley is leading the charge to make growing food in South LA food deserts a common practice. His TED talk is bad ass fyi
- •Day Out of DaysDirector Zoe R Cassavetes' feature about a 40 year old actress trying to keep up in cutthroat, agist Hollywood over the course of a single day
- •The Drew: No Excuse, Just ProduceFormer Clipper Baron Davis co-directs this documentary about an amateur South Central basketball team, The Drew League
- •No Mas BebesDoc about a landmark 1978 lawsuit filed by immigrant Mexican women who claimed they'd been sterilized without consent at USC med center. Directed by Renee Tajima-Pena (sorry about the lack of proper accents--need to download Spanish keypad)