LAFF Film Fest
LAFF Film Fest
LAFF Film Fest
Edward Ruscha
Lake Los Angeles
Lake Los Angeles
Narrative Competition
(USA, 2014, 85 mins, DCP)
In Spanish with English subtitles
World Premiere
Directed By: Mike Ott
Screenwriters: Atsuko Okatsuka, Mike Ott
Producers: Drea Clark, Fred Thornton, Atsuko Okatsuka, Trinity Shi, Alex Gioulakis, Athina Rachel Tsangari
Cinematographer: Michael Gioulakis
Editor: Santos S. Santos
Music: María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir
Cast: Roberto Sanchez, Johanna Trujillo, Eloy Mendez
After crossing into the U.S. with no family to speak of, young Cecilia finds herself in the charge of Francisco, a lonely Cuban immigrant long separated from his own family. Francisco operates a way station for border crossers on the outskirts of Lake Los Angeles, a surreal, desiccated lakebed in the California desert. While he copes with the alienation of living alone in a foreign land and the impossibility of realizing the American dream, Cecilia aimlessly wanders the dusty landscape, accompanied only by her fantastical imagination and distant memories of motherly love.

Writer/director Mike Ott returns to the Los Angeles Film Festival with the final installment of his Antelope Valley trilogy, a poetic tale of two strangers forced to find salvation in the unlikeliest of people and places.

Screening Schedule
Sat, Jun 14th 7:30pm
Regal Cinema L.A. Live- Theater 10
Tue, Jun 17th 9:45pm
Regal Cinema L.A. Live- Theater 10
Thu, Jun 19th 4:30pm
Regal Cinema L.A. Live- Theater 13
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