Garcia, Quinn, Washington add star power
Film Independent has tapped Andy Garcia, Aidan Quinn, and Kerry Washington as honorary festival chairs for the Los Angeles Film Festival.Org topper Dawn Hudson noted that the trio all have roots in independent film and have remained committed to working outside the status quo. Garcia will host the opening night on Thursday, including introducing “Talk to Me” director Kasi Lemmons at the film’s premiere at the Mann Village Theater. Washington and Quinn will announce the winners of the Target Filmmaker Awards for Best Narrative Feature and Best Documentary Feature at the Spirit of Independence event on June 28. Each award carries an unrestricted $50,000 cash prize funded by Target.