LA Film Festival 2013 – Day 2

Friday’s film selection was pretty varied, with high and lows.

The Moo Man, a documentary about a farmer and his cows was pretty disappointing and should have been better suited for a PBS segment. The following Q&A was also pretty weak, the filmmaker being unable to answer some basic questions.

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Winter in the Blood, the adaptation of a James Welch’s novel about a Black Foot Indian’s journey, was an uneven work. While this story was pretty ambitious, the film suffered from a few poor performances and awkward editing.  The screening was followed by a Q&A with the cast (picture above) and crew, which came in force for the premiere.

When I Saw You, the story of Palestinian kid looking for his father in 60’s Jordan, provided some great, poignant moments. Unfortunately the filmmaker, Annemarie Jacir, wasn’t able to make it for a Q&A.

crystal fairy cera hoffman

Crystal Fairy (read our review), the new film from Sebastian Silva (The Maid) was a pleasant surprise, providing quite some fun and laughs. The film about a group of guys going on a road trip looking for the hallucinogenic cactus Mescale was followed by an entertaining Q&A with the director and his cast, including Michael Cera and Gabby Hoffman (photo above) – as a side note, her mother who was in the attendance was Andy Warhol’s lead actress Viva Hoffman.

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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.