'Lake Tahoe,' 'Gogol' top L.A. festival
The AFI Los Angeles Film Festival has set a lineup of 15 films for this year’s event, including the world premiere of documentary “Playing Columbine” and the North American premieres of “The Desert Within,” “Gogol Bordello Non-Stop” and “Lake Tahoe.”Event runs Oct. 30-Nov. 9. Danny Ledonne’s “Playing Columbine” follows the videogame “Super Columbine Massacre RPG!” from its creation through the 2006 shooting at Dawson College in which the game was singled out as an influence on the shooter. Drama “The Desert Within,” directed by Rodrigo Pla, follows the downward spiral of a father convinced that he’s received a vision from God telling him that he must take his family to the desert to build a church. Fernando Eimbcke’s “Lake Tahoe” is a dramedy about a young man in a Yucatan town seeking replacement parts for the car he just crashed. Margarita Jimeno’s docu “Gogol Bordello Non-Stop” is a look at the gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello. The AFI Fest will also screen 10 films that will unspool at the Toronto Film Festival (which begins tonight): “Adam Resurrected,” directed by Paul Schrader; “A Christmas Tale,” directed by Arnaud Desplechin; “Gomorrah,” from director Matteo Garrone; “The Good the Bad the Weird,” directed by Kim Jee Woon; “Lion’s Den,” directed by Pablo Trapero; “Liverpool,” directed by Lisandro Alonso; “Shakespeare and Victor Hugo’s Intimacies,” directed by Yulene Olaizola; “Skin,” directed by Anthony Fabian; “Waltz With Bashir,” directed by Ari Folman; and “Wendy and Lucy,” directed by Kelly Reichardt.