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L.A. Film Festival: Audience favorites coming soon to a theater near you

June 26, 2011 |  1:39 pm


Audiences and jurors at the L.A. Film Festival this year seemed partial to international entries and those with a musical bent -- filmmakers from Canada, Iran and England were among the prize winners, as were films about the band A Tribe Called Quest and country singer Chely Wright.

If you missed the festival, which wraps up Sunday, you'll soon be able to catch some of the award-winners in theaters, among them "Attack the Block," which won the audience award for best narrative. The British comedy from director Joe Cornish, about a group of London teens fending off invaders from outer space, arrives in theaters July 29.

"Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest," which won the audience award for best documentary, will open in limited release July 8. "Senna," a documentary about Brazilian race car driver Ayrton Senna, which was named the audience favorite for international feature and has been raking in millions at the box office overseas, also comes to U.S. theaters Aug. 12.

See our rundown of all the winners.


'Beats, Rhymes & Life' premiere turns emotional

Teenagers take on extraterrestrials in 'Attack the Block'

Tears and thrills from the Formula One racetrack in documentary 'Senna'

-- Julie Makinen

Photo: Scene from "Senna." Credit: Courtesy L.A. Film Festival