The Los Angeles Film Festival is partnering with ArcLight Cinemas beginning with next year’s 22nd edition of the fest. The Film Independent-organized event will run from June 1-9 at ArcLight Cinemas around the city including ArcLight Hollywood and the new ArcLight Santa Monica. The festival headquarters will be at ArcLight Culver City.
As part of today’s news, fest director Stephanie Allain also announced the promotion of Roya Rastegar to Director of Programming and the full-time hire of Jennifer Cochis as Creative Director. The fest is now open for submissions; the early deadline is November 20, the official deadline is December 14 and the late deadline is January 15, 2016.
Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired worldwide rights to Havana Motor Club, a documentary about the underground drag racing scene in Cuba. Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt, who co-directed Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel, helmed it, and it premiered this year at Tribeca Film Festival. A 2016 release is planned.