Nolan, Bigelow and more participate in LA Film Festival
Thursday 17 June 2010
Inception director Christopher Nolan (
The Dark Knight) will attend the Los Angeles Film Festival, June 17-27. He joins Hollywood celebrities like actors Ben Affleck, Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, and producer Roger Corman and more.
Nolan will introduce a screening of Pink Floyd the Wall, and then discuss the impact the film had on his own work. Oscar-winner Kathryn Bigelow ( The Hurt Locker) will be the Guest Director of the LA Film Festival and attend the annual Filmmaker Retreat at Skywalker Ranch in Northern California.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World director Edgar Wright will join writer/director/producer J.J. Abrams ( Star Trek, Lost) to discuss the film starring Michael Cera. Directors Jay and Mark Duplass will be there to screen and discuss Cyrus with Jonah Hill and Marisa Tomei.
Other participants include directors Richard Kelly ( Donnie Darko) and Adam Shankman ( Hairspray) on a panel about "the power of the tweet." Actress Rosanna Arquette, for a screening of Desperately Seeking Susan (which co-starred Madonna), and composer Moby are also on the program.
The festival opens Thursday night with the premiere of The Kids Are Alright costarring Annette Bening, Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo, and directed by Lisa Cholodenko ( High Art, Laurel Canyon).
TV review Nick Hewer, the man whose eyebrows speak a thousand words, is set to leave The Apprentice
Film The critics but sneer but these unfashionable festive films are our favourites
TV We're so close to knowing what happened to Oliver Hughes, but a last-minute bluff crushes expectations
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Peter Lik: The self-proclaimed 'fine-art photographer' whose work sells for millions
The best underrated Christmas movies from Love, Actually to While You Were Sleeping
Grace Dent on TV: The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies was a beautifully shot, immensely considered drama
The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, review: Jason Watkins is brilliant, but real victim Joanna Yeates is reduced to a footnote
Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking Lana Del Rey rape video
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food