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LifeRaft: Q&A with LAKE LOS ANGELES

Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 8:30 PM (PT)

SYNOPSIS

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

PANELISTS

Mike Ott, Co-writer, Director

Alexandra Gioulakis, Producer

Fred Thornton, Producer

Moderated by Dennis Baker, LifeRaft Program Director.

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