- Cyrus (this one hit most regular theaters...a comedy with John C. Reily, Jonah Hill and Marisa Tomei)
- Cane Toads: The Conquest (in 3D...a strange and fascinating documentary on the toads that are taking over Australia)
- The Hand in the Trap (a great 1961 Argentinian film)
- The Seven Madmen (a not-so-great 1973 Argentinian film)
The cast did a short and awkward Q&A after the screening. Here's my extremely poor photographic proof:
I was struck by how very different the LA Film Festival was from the New York Film Festival...and how the way they differ follows the stereotypes of both cities. The LA Film Festival featured a lot of Hollywood blockbuster films and actors...the energy of the festival was young, glitzy and energetic. The New York Film Festival shows serious art films that usually don't get distribution, and the crowd consists of either young film snobs chuckling at some inside film joke or old rich ladies who attend every cultural showing in Manhattan, regardless of what it is. It's a pretty solemn and serious event.