LA Film Fest announces world premiere of Zedd doc, free screenings and conversations

Zedd at Coachella
INDIO, CA - APRIL 23: DJ Zedd performs onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 2 at the Empire Polo Club on April 23, 2016 in Indio, California.
(Mike Windle/Getty Images for Coachella)

With the LA Film Festival just around the corner, running June 1 to 9, organizers have released an announcement with a few more events.

The festival will see the world premiere of the feature-length documentary “Zedd True Colors,” directed by Susan Bonds and Alex Lieu. A look at the making of the recent album “True Colors” by the Grammy-winning electronic dance music artist, the film will screen at the Theatre at Ace Hotel on June 2.

The movie will be followed by what has been billed as “a short acoustic performance with Zedd and special guests.” It’s hard not to speculate that could mean an appearance by Kesha, the embattled singer who appeared onstage with Zedd recently at Coachella. The duo subsequently released a version of Zedd’s “True Colors” with Kesha on vocals.

On June 5 the LAFF will feature four sessions of its long-running “Coffee Talks” programs, billed as “some of today’s most interesting film figures discussing their craft with their peers in fun and freewheeling conversations.” Named as participants in the announcements are directors Damien Chazelle (“Whiplash”), Tim Miller (“Deadpool”), Lucy Walker (“Waste Land”) and Patricia Riggen (“The 33”) along with screenwriters Fede Alvarez (“Evil Dead”), Phil Johnston (“Zootopia”) and Phyllis Nagy (“Carol”).


There will also be a handful of free screenings as part of the festival. In downtown Los Angeles there will be screenings of the original “Ghostbusters” on June 3 and “Independence Day” on June 4. In Cluver City on June 4 will be a free showing of “Shrek.”

On June 6 there will be an event billed as “Talk Score to Me,” in which the 2016 directing fellows in Film Independent’s Project Involve will screen their short films and be in conversation with composers from ASCAP. On June 7 there will be a free screening of the short-film documentary series “Versus: Sports for Change,” produced by Eva Longoria.

The LA Film Festival, produced by Film Independent, will open with the world premiere of “Lowriders” on June 1. Also showing will be the world premiere of “The Conjuring 2” and the closing night screening of Jonás Cuarón’s “Desierto.” This year the festival will take place at ArcLight Cinemas.

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