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LA Festival of Movies Opening Night: I Saw the TV Glow

Opens on April 4

Director: Jane Schoenbrun Run Time: 100 min. Format: Digital Release Year: 2024

Starring: Brigette Lundy-Paine, Helena Howard, Ian Foreman, Justice Smith, Lindsey Jordan

Screenwriter: Jane Schoenbrun

Producers: Emma Stone, Dave McCary, Ali Herting, Sam Intili, Sarah Winshall

Opening Night. West Coast Premiere, with director Jane Schoenbrun in person

Owen is just trying to make it through life in the suburbs when his classmate introduces him to a mysterious TV show — a vision of a supernatural world beneath their own. In the pale glow of the television, Owen’s view of reality begins to crack.

A mesmerizing coming-of-age film equally indebted to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and David Cronenberg, Jane Schoenbrun’s sophomore feature is a boldly conceived story of self-discovery, defined by the ecstatic highs and devastating pitfalls of pop-cultural obsession. With its magnetic cast and evocative ‘90s-set production design—set to a sensational soundtrack of original music from Alex G., Sloppy Jane, and Caroline Polachek among others—I Saw The TV Glow evinces a depth of feeling that dares to embrace the mournful and abstract, and feels destined to become one of the enduring teen movies.

An A24 release

Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival, SXSW

The Los Angeles Festival of Movies (presented by MUBI and Mezzanine) will redefine Los Angeles as a destination for independent film. Running April 4-7, 2024, we will showcase a curated selection of high-profile narrative and documentary film premieres, talks with local artists, luminaries, and thought leaders; and a party each night, at three exciting new venues on the east side of Los Angeles. LAFM will be the nexus for this city’s robust community to gather, and take advantage of a burgeoning audience for independent film.

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