Los Angeles Film Festival, announced the official lineup of the 16th edition of the film festival that will run June 17 -27. In comparison to other many similar US festivals, the L.A. Film Festival will showcase a healthy dose of Latin American cinema presenting the diversity of the region's production. The Colombian-Costa Rican production De amor y otros demonios / Of Love and Other Demons by Hilda Hidalgo, as well as the US-Mexico documentary Circo by Aaron Schock will be both in the official competition, whilst the Argentinean production El ambulante / The peddler and the film Secrets of the Tribe by Brazilian director José Padilha will be screened in the 'International Showcase' section. Additionally the feature film Revolución composed by ten segments made by prominent young Mexican filmmakers will have its US premiere as a gala screening, and the Chilean film Mandrill by Ernesto Díaz Espinosa will be screened in 'The Beyond' section.
The festival will also have a special program presented by the Ambulante Film Festival composed of the Mexican documentary films Un día menos / One Day Less by Daniela Ludlow; Presunto culpable / Presumed Guilty by Roberto Hernández and Geoffrey Smith; and El reporte Toledo / The Toledo Report by Albino Álvarez Gómez. Furthermore, this year's 'International Spotlight' section has been dedicated to the late renowned Argentinean filmmaker Leopoldo Torre Nilsson with the showing of four of his classic films including La casa del ángel / The House of the Angel from 1957.