With Pixar’s newest short, La Luna, playing the festival circuit, film fans around the world are clamoring for the short to screen in their backyard. The short enjoyed its world premiere at the Annecy Film Festival in France and is actually playing at the Paris Film Festival on July 7, as part of a celebration of Pixar’s 25 years. The short film will premiere in North America on the opening night of the LA Shorts Fest and will also screen with a making-of talk by director Enrico Casarosa a few days later. Read on for more details about the premiere in Los Angeles and when we might see screenings in other cities!
La Luna will screen on July 21, the opening night of the festival. While opening night will surely be special, you will want to attend on July 24, when Casarosa will screen the short and will host a behind-the-scenes talk. LA Shorts Fest’s website provides the following description:
The North American premiere screening of Pixar’s La Luna followed by a special presentationof “The Making of Pixar’s La Luna” by its director Enrico Casarosa. This keynote presentation is loaded with original artwork and insightful looks into Pixar’s production process.
Enrico will discuss the journey that led him to create this very personal short, and along the way demonstrate the singularly artistic style by which the film was crafted. Sunday 12noon July 24.
For more details on tickets and location, visit the official website of the LA Shorts Fest.
Additionally, Casarosa has hinted that we will be seeing other screenings in the near future. A few days ago, the director tweeted:
New York City! You are getting a La Luna screening before the end of September! I swear!
— enrico casarosa (@sketchcrawl) July 1, 2011
If all goes well, I will be in attendance to cover the NY premiere. We will have more on when and where further screenings will be held as dates are announced!
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