16th Annual LA Harbor International Film Festival March 14-17 at the Warner Grand Theatre
The Los Angeles Harbor International Film Festival will premiere with its “Read the Book, See the Movie” program featuring Black Beauty.
The program promotes literacy and more thoughtful ways to view films, with this year some 600 books being distributed to students throughout the region, who have been reading and discussing it and will see the movie at a special morning screening on Thursday, March 14 in the festival’s home, the historic Warner Grand Theatre.
The opening night will include a screening of “16 Candles” from 1984 at 7:30 p.m.
On Saturday, the festival will show the NewFilmakers LA “On Location The Los Angeles Video Project” show-case of short films that includes 26 shorts. The program begins at noon.
Saturday evening will feature the Hollywood Nostalgia Tribute film “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” at 7 p.m., pre-ceded by the “Diamonds On The Red Carpet Gala” from 5-6:45 p.m.
Sunday features documentaries, starting at 1 p.m. with “Rebel With A Cause: The Life of Aiko Herzig Yoshina-ga.” The film depicts Ms. Yoshinaga’s role in gaining restitution for the unlawful imprisonment and confiscation of property and money from Japanese Americans during World War II. Admission is free to this film.
The festival will culminate with “Stories of Los Angeles Harbor Area: For Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow,” an oral history project filmed in 2018 that includes interviews to preserve the history of the people and towns in the Harbor region.
For ticket information and the full schedule, visit www.LAHarborFilmFest.com