The 2017 L.A. Film Festival closed with the Los Angeles premiere of Matt Spicer’s Aubrey Plaza– and Elizabeth Olsen–starring “Ingrid Goes West” after its award ceremony, which took place earlier in the day on June 22. The festival, which kicked off June 14, featured 37 world premieres, two international premieres and nine North American premieres. It boasted impressive stats related to diversity, with 42 percent of the films directed by women and 40 percent by people of color.
Festival highlights included the world premiere of Colin Trevorrow’s “The Book of Henry,” plus Sofia Coppola’s “The Beguiled,” Ric Roman Waugh’s “Shot Caller,” Dave McCary’s “Brigsby Bear,” and the prestigious award ceremony. Of this year’s festivities, director Jennifer Cochis said in a statement, “This year the L.A. Film Festival stretched all across our city, from downtown to the beach. We’re so grateful to the film lovers who packed our theaters in support of our storytellers.”
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The jury bestowed a wide variety of awards on a multitude of films. The U.S.
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