LA Film Fest 2014 Sunday Recap

There was quite a few films worth watching on Sunday at the LA film festival as well as plenty of Coffee Talks taking place at the Luxe City Center Hotel.

My pick for the day was the much buzzed-about Trouble Dolls (read our review)Trouble Dolls Premiere, the debut from writer/director duo Jennifer Prediger and Jess Weixler, also starring here. This indie film about two troubled New York girls going on a trip to LA was charming and amusing at times but wasn’t the announced laugh riot it was supposed to be. While the movie looked good and professional, avoiding most of the flaws affecting first features,¬†there was still something missing, making it an anecdotal work. The premiere screening was followed by a lively and fun Q&A with members of the cast including the two leads¬†as well as the hilarious Megan Mullally and Will Forte (see picture).

Another highlight was the 30th anniversary screening of Alex Cox’s cult film Repo Man starring Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean Stanton. Mixing punk and sci-fi, this is a must-see and if you didn’t get the chance to catch it here, it is also available on Blu-Ray in the Criterion Collection.

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Fred Thom

Fred Thom

Editor-in-Chief/Founder/Film Critic at Plume Noire
The founder and editor-in-chief of Plume Noire, Fred Thom covers film festivals and writes movie reviews. He was born in Marseilles, France and is now living in Los Angeles, California.