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Preview of 2015 LA Film Fest: More LA, more unique, more diverse artistry

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Guests attend the NUVOtv's "NUVO Point of View: The Emerging Latino Filmmakers" Screening At The NewFilmmakers LA Film Festival on November 15, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
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Promising the most unique, diverse, and entertaining lineup, plus master classes, live performances and more at L.A. Live downtown.

One of the more successful themed programs at the fest last year was LA Muse, with movies that feature the city of Angels. This year's LA Muse includes a Zoe Cassavetes feature about a struggling actress, "Day of Days," and "The Drew: No Excuse, Just Produce" - fast-paced documentary about a storied, competitive basketball league in South Central Los Angeles.

Those features also highlight another unique aspect of LAFF - an exceptional number of female and minority filmmakers. How did the curators find and choose a ton of first-time and second-time directors? Is LAFF on its way to rivalling Sundance?


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