Bel-Air Film Festival honors 'Crash' producer Bob Yari
The fourth annual Bel-Air Film Festival kicks off Oct. 12 at the Skirball Cultural Center with the world premiere of the feature film “My Father’s Will,” written and directed by Fraydun Manocherian, as well as tributes to writing partners Babaloo Mandel and Lowell Ganz (“Splash,” “A League of Their Own”), producer Bob Yari (“Crash”) and actor Victor Alfieri (“Angels and Demons”).
The week-long festival, which takes place at the Luxe Sunset Hotel and UCLA’s James Bridges Theatre, features 23 world premieres and six L.A. premieres. Short films and student shorts also will be screened.
Among the narrative and documentary features scheduled include Stuart Clarke’s doc “The World’s Tallest Man: Still Growing” from the United Kingdom; the Australian drama “The Wedding Party,” directed by Amanda Jane; the Finnish fairy tale “The Italian Key”; and David Grotell’s “The Wishmakers of West Hollywood,” a drama about three young gay men who come to seek their fame and fortunes in Los Angeles. The award ceremony takes place closing night on Oct. 17 at the Luxe Sunset.
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-- Susan King
Photo: Bob Yari. Credit: Los Angeles Times