LA Film Festival 2013

la film fest 2013 posterThe LA Film Fest was taking place from June 13th to June 23rd at L.A. Live, downtown Los Angeles.

Pedro Almodóvar’s I’m So Excited opened the festival.

Read our exclusive reviews (below) and check out our festival blog for pictures and commentaries.


Best Narrative Feature: Mother, I Love You
Best Documentary: Code Black
Best Performance: Geetanjali Thapa – Kamar K.M’s I.D.
Best Narrative Feature (Audience): Short Term 12
Best Documentary (Audience): American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs
Best International Feature (Audience): Wadjda
Best Short Film (Audience): Grandpa and Me and a Helicopter to Heaven
Best Music Video (Audience): Katachi

Here is the full line-up:


Fruitvale Station, Ryan Coogler
Levitated Mass, Doug Pray
Only God Forgives (our review), Nicolas Winding Refn


All Together Now (All Together Now review), Alexander Mireck
Forev, Molly Green, James Leffler
Forty Years From Yesterday, Robert Machoian, Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck
Four Dogs, Joe Burke
Goodbye World, Denis Henry Hennelly
The House That Jack Built, Henry Barrial
I.D., Kamal K M
Mother, I Love You, Janis Nords – Latvia
My Sister’s Quinceañera, Aaron Douglas Johnston
Pollywogs, Karl Jacob, Todd Arthur Cottam
Winter in the Blood (Winter in the Blood review), Andrew Smith, Alex Smith
Workers, Jose Luis Valle


All of Me, Alexandra Lescaze
American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs, Grace Lee
Code Black, Ryan McGarry
The Island of Saint Matthews, Kevin Jerome Everson
Llyn Foulkes: One Man Band, Christopher Quilty, Tamar Halpern
My Stolen Revolution, Nahid Persson Sarvestani
The New Black, Yoruba Richen
Rain, Olivia Rochette, Gerard-Jan Claes
Tapia, Eddie Alcazar
Purgatorio (Purgatorio review), Rodrigo Reyes


The Act of Killing, Joshua Oppenheimer, Christine Cynn
Black Out, Eva Webber
Boxing Day, Bernard Rose
Dormant Beauty, Marco Bellocchio
Drug War (Drug War review), Johnnie To
Ernest & Celestine, Stéphanie Aubier, Vincent Patar, Benjamin Renner
The Expedition to the End of the World, Daniel Dancik
The Fifth Season (The Fifth Season review), Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth
House with a Turret, Eva Neymann
The Moo Man, Andy Heathcote, Heike Bachelier
Nobody’s Daughter, Hong Sang-soo
The Patience Stone, Atiq Rahimi
Wadjda, Haifaa Al Mansour
When I Saw You, Annemarie Jacir
The Women and the Passenger (The Woman and the Passenger review), Valentina Mac-Pherson, Patricia Correra


Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints review), David Lowery
Brothers Hypnotic, Reuben Atlas
Casting By (Casting By review), Tom Donahue
Concussion, Stacie Passon
The Crash Reel, Lucy Walker
Crystal Fairy (Crystal Fairy review), Sebastián Silva
Europa Report, Sebastián Cordero
First Cousin Once Removed, Alan Berliner
Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction, Sophie Huber
In a World…, Lake Bel
Our Nixon, Penny Lane
Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton, Jeff Broadway
Short Term 12, Daniel Cretton
The Spectacular Now, James Ponsoldt
Venus Vs., Ava DuVernay


Brasslands, Adam Pogoff, Jay Sterrenberg, Bryan Chang
Dazed and Confused, Richard Linklater
Hairspray, John Waters
Inequality for All, Jacob Kornbluth
Life of a King, Jake Goldberger


Delivery, Brian Netto
Lesson of the Evil, Takashi Miike
You’re Next, Adam Wingard


Amarcord, Federico Fellini
Two Men in Manhattan, Jean Pierre-Melville

Short Films
Music Videos

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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.