Actor John McGinley to Be Honored at La Costa Film Festival

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The festival, which runs Sept. 10-13, will present its Ambassador of Sport Award to Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson.

Actor John McGinley will be presented with the Legacy Award at the La Costa Film Festival, which will be held in Carlsbad, California from Sept. 10-13. The fest also will honor Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson with its Ambassador of Sport Award for keeping the Kings in Sacramento and supporting the documentary Down in the Valley, about the effort to keep the team in his city, which will be screening at the festival.

The four-day LCFF — will be held at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas-La Costa and the Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium at the Carlsbad Dove Library — and screen more than 45 films. Founded by Carlsbad residents Michael and Ruby Callihan in 2013, the festival will open with the dramatic comedy All in Time, starring Lynn Cohen, Sean Modica, Laura Shay and Pritesh Shah and co-written and co-directed by Marina Donahue and Christopher Fetchko.

Other films to be featured include the documentary The Great Alone, the story of champion sled dog racer, Lance Mackey, directed by Greg KohsWelcome to Happiness, a comedy about a children’s book author who discovers a mysterious door, written and directed by Oliver Thompson; and the documentaries 7 Miles of Paradise, directed by Philip Waller; The Play, directed by Peter Vogt; and Leonard Tose, directed by Mike Tollin.