NEWS FLASH: Be the First to Watch Channing Tatum's 'Public Enemies' at the Los Angeles Film Festival
'Public Enemies', Channing Tatum's highly-anticipated historical drama with Johnny Depp and Christian Bale, will have it's first public screening very soon, because the film has been chosen as the prestigious Centerpiece for Film Independent's 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival, which runs from June 18th - 28th.
Here's the festival description for the film where Channing Tatum plays the iconic criminal Pretty Boy Floyd...
- DIRECTOR: Michael Mann
- WRITERS: Roman Bennett and Micael Mann & Ann Biderman PRODUCERS Kevin Misher, Michael Mann
- CAST: Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard, Channing Tatum, Billy Crudup, Emilie de Ravin, Giovanni Ribisi)
In the action-thriller Public Enemies, acclaimed filmmaker Michael Mann directs Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, and Academy Award® winner Marion Cotillard in the story of legendary Depression-era outlaw John Dillinger (Depp) -- the charismatic bank robber whose lightning raids made him the number one target of J. Edgar Hoover’s fledgling FBI and its top agent, Melvin Purvis (Bale), and a folk hero to much of the public.
WHAT IS THE LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL?
Now in its fifteenth year, the Los Angeles Film Festival is widely recognized as a world-class event, showcasing the best in new American and international cinema and providing the movie-loving public with access to some of the most critically acclaimed filmmakers, film industry professionals, and emerging talent from around the world.
Drawing on an expected attendance of 85,000, the Festival provides films with the opportunity to be embraced by the public and discovered by the industry. More than 70 feature films – narrative and documentary - are featured in the Festival, alongside gala premieres, panels and seminars, short film programs, music video showcases, free outdoor screenings, live musical performances, and unique signature events.
HOW MANY FILMS PLAY IN THE FESTIVAL? HOW MANY WERE SUBMITTED?
More than 200 narrative, documentary, shorts and music videos will be screening at the Festival. This year, the Festival programmers considered more than 4,600 films.
WHAT ARE SOME FILMS THAT HAVE PLAYED IN PAST FESTIVALS?
Recent Festival films include Anvil! The Story of Anvil, Encounters at the End of the World, Man on Wire, Talk to Me, An Inconvenient Truth, Frozen River, Ballast, Wanted, Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, Medicine for Melancholy, Young @ Heart, Transformers, Deliver Us from Evil, 2 Days in Paris, Half Nelson, Rock School, The Devil Wears Prada, and Old Joy.
HOW DO I PURCHASE TICKETS OR PASSES TO A SCREENING?
Festival passes for the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival go on sale Monday, May 18, 2009. Tickets to individual screenings will be available for purchase beginning on May 29, 2009. Passes and tickets can be purchased on this web site or over the phone at 866.FILMFEST (345-6337). Walk up sales or pases and tickets will begin at the Festival Ticket Center on Friday, June 12.
Finally, 'Public Enemies' was featured in the April 24th issue of Entertainment Weekly. Thanks to CTU reader Belinda, you can read the article in it's entirety below, in case you missed it when it was on newsstands. Enjoy!!!
Fans can CLICK HERE to check out Chan in the first trailer for the movie. You can also CLICK HERE to watch the newly released international trailer on our video channel.
'Public Enemies' hits US theaters on July 1, 2009. Fans can CLICK HERE to get a current list of international release dates for the film.
Thanks again to CTU Reader Belinda for letting me know about the film festival and for sending me the high quality scans of the article!!!