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June 17, 2010 | 12:34 p.m.

Is ‘Monsters’ this year’s ‘District 9′? A fanboy guide to the Los Angeles Film Festival

LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL The Los Angeles Film Festival strives to be both urban and urbane with its move downtown and its far-ranging program of foreign films and serious documentary fare, but take a closer look and you’ll notice this is an event that covets the Comic-Con crowd as well. If you need proof, take note of the fact that people who dress up as Darth Vader or Yoda get free popcorn — and that’s not even a joke. The festival, which runs Thursday through June 27 and is sponsored by the Los Angeles Times, closes with a Nokia Theatre screening of “Despicable Me,” the animated superhero farce starring Steve Carrell, and on Wednesday the festival hosts the West Coast premiere of “The People vs. George Lucas,” a documentary that delves into the complicated legacy of the “Star Wars” films and, yes, that’s the outdoor […]
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