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L.A. Film Festival kicks off with sci-fi thriller 'Snowpiercer'
L.A. Film Festival kicks off with sci-fi thriller 'Snowpiercer'

L.A. Kings fans may have crowded downtown bars for Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final Wednesday night, but hundreds flocked to nearby L.A. Live to kick off the 20th Los Angeles Film Festival with their own icy spectacle: the sci-fi thriller “Snowpiercer.”  Based on the 1983 French graphic novel “Le Transperceneige,” the film takes place on a train that is maneuvering a post-apocalyptic frozen world via a perpetual-motion engine. The action-packed film follows the oppressed passengers in the rear section of the train as they attempt to revolt against the elites upfront. “It’s an allegory,” said cast member Tilda Swinton on the festival red...

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