Roya Rastegar, an Andrew W. Mellon post-doctoral fellow in the humanities, will be curating a new Los-Angeles-centric section in the Los Angeles Film Festival. The section, titled “LA Muse,” will be devoted to movies made in and about Los Angeles. Along with Rastegar, curators for the section include Elvis Mitchell, film critic and scholar who was formerly a critic for the New York Times, and Festival Director Stephanie Allain.
From a New York Times article:
“In a city where every food truck is a work of visual and culinary art, creative urges still flourish, said Stephanie Allain, the festival’s director, explaining why she thought a renewed emphasis on Los Angeles was appropriate. ‘There’s still a lot of energy here,’ she said in an interview last week. ‘People come here to realize their dreams.’”