The Downtown Film Festival begins tomorrow night August 13th and runs until Sunday the 17th. The Downtown LA Film Festival was created to celebrate the resurgence of Downtown L.A. in all its facets – its historic movie palaces core, its legendary cultural and ethnic institutions, and its thriving business and residential communities. And they happen to have a number of great movie picks as well. From Don Cheadle’s latest film “Traitor” to the much raved about new indie film “In Search of a Midnight Kiss” as well as an awesome kick-off party for the festival.

The festival will be held in various theatrical venues throughout Downtown’s neighborhoods — Bunker Hill, the Historic Core, Little Tokyo, the Arts District and Chinatown — and including one or more of its historic movie palaces on Broadway. Additional venues may include outdoor parks such as California Plaza for night-time screenings, and such landmark theaters as The ImaginAsian Center and Japanese American National Museum, with panel discussions, video & art installations, and receptions among the ancillary events. The intention is to “tour and showcase” the diversity of Los Angeles’ Downtown neighborhoods through a rotating circuit of screenings and celebrations.

Tomorrow night is the opening gala which you can be a part of for $50. Come see the screening of “In Search of a Midnight Kiss” and then join the cast and crew for the after party/ film festival kick-off. There will be live music, complimentary catering, and of course free booze!

For a full list of films, events, dates and showtimes visit