a public event
Film Screening: Family Instinct
Los Angeles Film Festival. June 17, June 19, and June 20.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Family Instinct (Ģimenes lietas)
Latvia | DIR Andris Gauja
In a ramshackle Latvian farmhouse lives impoverished mother Zanda, her tough, destitute mother, her frisky children and a constant crowd of reckless, ill-washed neighbors whose idea of nightly entertainment is to get falling-down drunk and fight. Zanda is awaiting, with a mixture of hope and dread, the release from prison of the father of her children, whom she loves despite the fact that he's in jail for domestic violence. He's also her brother, a revelation that her friends treat with startling nonchalance. You won't know whether to laugh or cry at this wilder than fiction documentary about destitution, self-destruction, and the fine line between delusion and hope.
Friday, June 17, 10:10 PM, Regal 14
Sunday, June 19, 4:50 PM, Downtown Independent
Monday, June 20, 5:00 PM, Regal 14
Now in its 17th year, Film Independent’s Los Angeles Film Festival, presented by Los Angeles Times, showcases the best of American and international cinema. The 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival takes place June 16-26, 2011 in downtown Los Angeles. The Festival screens more than 200 features, shorts, documentaries and music videos from more than 40 countries. The Festival connects the movie-loving public to critically acclaimed filmmakers, film industry professionals, and emerging talent in the heart of Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world.
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Sponsor(s): Center for European and Eurasian Studies, Los Angeles Film Festival