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Cannes winner comes to Los Angeles Film Festival

June 22, 2009 |  2:29 pm

Cannes favorite "Amreeka" is headed to the Los Angeles Film Festival this weekend. The touching journey of a single mom who moves to small-town Illinois to provide a better life for her teenage son won the Fipresci International Federation of Film Critics award at Cannes 2009 and marks the feature film debut for Cherien Dabis.

The free screening starts at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Regent Theater in Westwood and will include a Q&A after the showing.

National Geographic Entertainment will release the film in New York and Los Angeles on Sept. 4 followed by a national rollout.