L.A. fest focuses on food, film

Broxton Avenue street party kicks off event

HOLLYWOOD — After the biopic “Talk to Me,” starring Don Cheadle and Martin Sheen, had its opening-night screening Friday at the Village, Film Independent’s L.A. Film Festival programmer Rachel Rosen described the fest’s attitude toward films as “omnivorous.”

The word would also describe the 2,000 guests who packed the opening-night Broxton Avenue street party and dined on everything from salads to chocolate-dipped Rice Krispies cookies.

Among them was Film Independent exec director Dawn Hudson, who said she felt the fest had “found a home in Westwood and a voice in programming.”

As for that voice, fest director Rich Raddon said he wanted the event “to reflect Los Angeles: It has a love of film history, a thirst for new talent and a craving for glamour in a casual setting.”

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