Music documentary

Musical Documentary ‘Echo In The Canyon’ To Open LA Film Festival – Deadline

Musical documentary by Andrew Slater Echo in the Canyon has been set as the opening night film of Film Independent’s 2018 LA Film Festival, which kicks off September 20 and runs through September 28.

This will mark the world premiere of the documentary which highlights iconic music groups The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas & the Papas and how they gave birth to the beginnings of Laurel Canyon’s historic music scene. The documentary shows how the echo of the creations of these artists reverberated between them and ultimately throughout the world with a timelessness that continues today. The film also features guest appearances from Tom Petty, Brian Wilson, Stephen Stills, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Michelle Phillips, Jackson Browne, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Roger McGuinn, John Sebastian, Lou Adler, Jakob Dylan, Norah Jones, Beck , Regina Spektor, Cat Power and others. The film will premiere at Ford Theaters on September 20, followed by a live performance.

Film Independent also announced the Premieres section, the Future Filmmakers Showcase, the Music Video program and the Indie Pilot program. Read the premieres and indie pilots below.


American dreamer, dir. Derrick Borte, USA, world premiere
ashes in the snow, dir. Marius A. Markevicius, Lithuania/USA, World Premiere
Brian Banks, dir. Tom Shadyac, USA, world premiere
the chaperone, dir. Michael Engler, USA, world premiere
The Clove Killer, dir. Duncan Skiles, USA, world premiere
Good girls get high, dir. Laura Terruso, USA, world premiere
Kate Nash: underestimates the girl, dir. Amy Goldstein, USA, world premiere
Stroll, dir. Jeremy Ungar, USA, world premiere
Tea with the ladies, dir. Roger Michell, UK, US Premiere
We have always lived in the castle, dir. Stacie Passon, USA, American premiere

Independent pilots

2 Kawaii 4 Comfortco-dirs., Luke Palmer, John Bickerstaff, USA
40 years old and singledirector, Leila Djansi, USA/Ghana
Mulligandirector, Steve Parys, USA