Jalopnik Film Festival Opens in L.A.

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The event begins Friday with a screening of Adam Carolla's documentary 'Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman.'

For its third celebration of the convergence of automobiles and movies, the car-enthusiast website Jalopnik moves its annual film festival to Los Angeles.

The festival opens Sept. 25 at Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Airport with a 7 p.m.screening of Adam Carolla's documentary Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Carolla, an unabashed gearhead and car collector.

On Sept. 26, the festival moves to the Theater at Ace Hotel in downtown L.A. for a full day of screenings, including two of the most beloved car-centric movies: the original Mad Max and John Frankenheimer's Ronin, which along with The French Connection features some of the most harrowing car chases ever filmed.

Eleven short films selected by the festival's panel of judges also will be screened Saturday.