L.A. festival toasts Irish film, culture
Inaugural event set for early OctoberThe first Los Angeles Irish Film Festival will take place Oct. 2-5 at the Clarity Theatre in Beverly Hills with a closing-night celebration and screening at the Silent Movie Theatre in Los Angeles.
Focusing on recent Irish production as well as classic films, the fest will showcase Irish culture through its films.
Lisa McLaughlin-Strassman and Niall McKay will serve as the fest's directors. Its advisory board includes film directors Jim Sheridan, Neil Jordan and Mary McGuckian, screenwriter and critic F.X. Feeney and THR international editor Steve Brennan.
In advance of the fest, programmer John Lyons will offer monthly screenings of Irish films at the Clarity Theatre, with the next program set for June 29.