A number of world premiere documentaries join the previously screened Darkon (SXSW Audience Award winner), Mr. Conservative: Goldwater on Goldwater and Matthew Barney: No Restraint in competition at this year's Los Angeles Film Festival, running June 22 - July 2 in its new home in Westwood Village.
In addition to the competition selections, the fest will host special screenings of the new Peter Bart-inspired look at Hollywood Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters, Kirby Dick's This Film is Not Yet Rated, Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man and Julien Temple's look back at the Sex Pistols - The Filth and the Fury.
Here, via Indiewire (which has the full list of films screening), are the films playing in the documentary competition:
Beyond Conviction - World Premiere
In this emotionally engrossing documentary, the victims and imprisoned perpetrators of violent crimes have the opportunity to confront one another and talk through years of pain, grief, and regrets.
DIRECTOR Rachel Libert PRODUCER Rachel Libert FEATURING Angela Alford, Angelo Barrett, Shawn L. Burton, Leatrice Floyd, Lyndy Kelley, Timothy Kelley
The Creek Runs Red - World Premiere
The Creek Runs Red carries us into the heart of Picher, Oklahoma, one of the most toxic places in America thanks to decades of lead mining, to reveal with extraordinary intimacy and insight the full human tragedy of an ongoing environmental catastrophe.
DIRECTORS Julianna Brannum, Bradley Beesley, James Payne PRODUCERS Julianna Brannum, James Payne
Members of a live action role-playing game bring us into their fantasy lives in the make-believe medieval world of Darkon.
DIRECTORS Andrew Neel, Luke Meyer PRODUCERS Tom Davis, Ethan Palmer, Christopher Kikis, Thoma Kikis, Nicholas Levis, Cherise Wolas, Alan Zelenetz FEATURING Skip Lipman, Kenyon Wells, Daniel Mcarthur, Rebecca Thurmond, James Iddings, James Shirk, Domenic Prince, Andrew Mattingly, Gary Black, Frank Kanach, Leah Kanach
Deliver Us From Evil - Ireland, Italy, USA - World Premiere
This powerful expose of how the Catholic hierarchy allowed a notorious Californian pedophile priest to remain in service for over 30 years is told through interviews with Church officials, the victims and their families, and the abuser himself.
DIRECTOR Amy Berg WRITER Amy Berg PRODUCERS Amy Berg, Hermas Lassalle, Frank Donner FEATURING Ann Jyono, Bob Jyono, Marie Jyono, Nancy Sloan, Cardinal Roger Mahoney, Oliver O'Grady, Monseigner Cain, Tom Doyle
East of Havana - Cuba, USA
A trio of underground rappers in Cuba struggle to get their music heard while bypassing the official government-sanctioned music industry, an inspiring reminder that the creative drive cannot be stopped.
DIRECTORS Jauretsi Saizarbitoria, Emilia Menocal WRITERS Jauretsi Saizarbitoria, Emilia Menocal PRODUCERS Charlize Theron, Juan Carlos Saizarbitoria, Clark Peterson, Meagan Riley-Grant FEATURING Soandres Del Rio Ferrer, Magyori Martinez Veitia, Michel "Mikki Flow" Hermida
Inheritance - USA, Germany, Poland - World Premiere
Oscar-winning documentarian James Moll sheds new light on the Holocaust's devastating impact when the daughter of a monstrous Nazi officer meets a survivor who experienced her father's brutality first-hand.
DIRECTOR James Moll PRODUCERS Christopher Pavlick, James Moll FEATURING Monika Hertwig, Helen Jonas-Rosenzweig
Diverse residents of Kabul meditate upon the enigmatic present and hopeful future in their ancient war-torn city in this engrossing, wry, and ultimately haunting documentary.
DIRECTORS David Edwards, Gregory Whitmore PRODUCERS David Edwards, Gregory Whitmore, Maliha Zulfacar
Mario's Story - World Premiere
As a teenager in East Los Angeles, Mario Rocha was sentenced to life in prison for a murder he did not commit. Undaunted, Mario, his family, and a steadfast team of advocates have spent more than 10 years fighting for his freedom.
DIRECTORS Jeff Werner, Susan Koch PRODUCER Susan Koch
Matthew Barney: No Restraint
In this revealing documentary, audiences get a behind-the-scenes look at enigmatic sculptor-filmmaker Matthew Barney's latest artistic endeavor, Drawing Restraint 9.
DIRECTOR Alison Chernick WRITER Alison Chernick PRODUCER Alison Chernick FEATURING Matthew Barney, Bjoerk
Mr. Conservative: Goldwater on Goldwater
The portrait of legendary Republican politician Barry Goldwater, as told by his relatives, his admirers, and his critics, serves a compelling homage to an inimitable man and a bygone era of American politics.
DIRECTOR Julie Anderson PRODUCERS CC Goldwater, Tani Cohen FEATURING Barry Goldwater, Hillary Clinton, Sandra Day O'Connor, James Carville, Walter Cronkite, Al Franken, Norman Lear, George Will, Edward Kennedy, John McCain, John Warner, Andy Rooney, Helen Thomas
A Place to Dance - World Premiere
Enter the wonderland of the Jefferson Orleans dance hall, where big band music still plays every Sunday night as seniors swing to wartime classics.
DIRECTOR Alan Berg WRITER Alan Berg PRODUCERS Alan Berg, Troy Campbell, Anne Walker-McBay FEATURING Pat Barberot, Bryan Barberot, EJ Brinkmann, Shirley Dimm, William Walsten, Al Wehmeier, Hector Penagos, Frank Alessi, Corliss Schmidt
All films, including those in sections called "Guilty Pleasures" and "Dark Wave" are posted on the LA Film Festival's website.