Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 8:30 PM (PT)
Lake Los Angeles will be the third film of Mike Ott’s Antelope Valley trilogy, following Littlerock (2010) and Pearblossom Hwy (2012). This time, we follow the story of Francisco, a middle-aged Cuban immigrant working at a holding house, and Cecilia, a 10 year old Mexican girl who ends up there with no family members to fend for her. When Cecilia ends up on her own, she turns the desert into a fantastical world – creating characters and stories to make the hopelessness of the empty landscape a survivable habitat. Through navigating what was supposed to be both Francisco and Cecilia’s promise land, they find a common hope in each other while journeying through the hauntingly beautiful and desolate world that is Lake Los Angeles
Mike Ott, Co-writer, Director
Alexandra Gioulakis, Producer
Fred Thornton, Producer
Moderated by Dennis Baker, LifeRaft Program Director.