STAGE DOOR // Saturday MAY 9 // 3:40PM
LAKE LOS ANGELES
dir. Mike Ott
2014, USA, 85min, Narrative Feature (English subtitles)
A middle-aged man from Cuba and a 10-year-old girl from Mexico bond over being away from home in Lake Los Angeles.
Mike Ott studied under Thom Andersen at the California Institute of the Arts where he received his MFA in Film/Video. His feature film, LITTLENECK, won numerous awards, including the Audience Award at the 2010 AFI Fest, a Gotham Award, and in 2011, Mike won an Independent Spirit Award for “Someone to Watch”. In June 2014, Mike released LAKE LOS ANGELES (2014), the third film in his Antelope Valley desert trilogy which includes LITTLENECK (2010) and PEARBLOSSOM HWY (2012).
“LAKE LOS ANGELES is a dreamy slice of desert sun-baked magical realism.”
— Katie Walsh, IndieWire
Preceded by short film SLEEPING GIANT (dir. Andrew Cividino)