Two documentaries shine the light on South America. "Yasuni" explains the stakes for Ecuador's Yasuni-ITT Initiative, which aims to protect Yasuni National Park from oil exploration. "Viva Lucha Libre" goes behind the mask to reveal the truths and the myths of Mexican wrestling.
Viva Lucha Libre directed by Bradley Bemis
Yasuni directed by Nicolas Entel
IF IT’S SUMMER IN THE CITY, THEN IT’S TIME FOR DOWNTOWN FILM FESTIVAL L.A.
The award-winning Downtown Film Festival L.A., now in its 5th year, will be held this year July 10-20 at the Downtown Independent Theater, the AT&T Center Theater, the Grammy Museum Clive Davis Theater, and alternative venues throughout downtown.
This year’s festival will screen more than 100 films — features, documentaries and shorts — from local, national and international filmmakers. The festival will showcase Los Angeles premieres from other leading festivals including Sundance, Slamdance, SXSW and Tribeca. Winners from the festival’s international digital shorts competition will be presented at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art during the July 11th Downtown L.A. Art Walk. A special showcase of 3-D short films from France will screen on Sunday, July 14th.