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Steven Soderbergh's dramatic comedy, "Magic Mike," will have its world premiere as the closing night program of the Los Angeles Film Festival next month.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The film, which stars Matthew McConughey and Channing Tatum, opens theatrically on June 29. The festival, from June 14-24 at L.A. Live's Regal Cinemas, announced its lineup on Tuesday morning.
Presenting the festival, Film Independent previously announced the opening night presentation (Woody Allen's "To Rome With Love") and its three galas ("Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Middle of Nowhere" and "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World"). The festival, sponsored by the Los Angeles times, will be screening more than 200 features, short-films, and music videos.
Ten films are to be featured in the Narrative Competition category, including several world premieres:
"Breakfast With Curtis," from writer/director/producer Laura Colella
"Dead Man's Burden," from writer/director Jared Moshe
"Four" from writer/director Joshua Sanchez
"Pincus" from writer/director David Fenster
"Red Flag" from writer/director/producer Alex Karpovsky
There are also several world premieres in the Documentary Competition category, including "Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives," "The Iran Job:," "A Band Called Death," "25 to Life," "Sun Kissed" and "Vampira and Me."
Classic films will also be showing at the festival, including 30th anniversary presentations of Steven Spielberg's "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" and "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan."
Rounding out the festival will be shorts, future filmmakers showcase, and music videos.
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General Intention: The Faith of Christians. That in this Year of Faith Christians may deepen their knowledge of the mystery of Christ and witness joyfully to the gift of faith in him.
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