The Los Angeles Film Festival

The Los Angeles Film Festival kicks off tomorrow with an opening-night gala screening of Grandma. It stars Lily Tomlin as a mature misanthrope trying to help out her 18-year-old granddaughter. The screening will be a star-studded event with a red carpet and all the accompanying mayhem, but that’s just the first of eight days of films, events and parties downtown at L.A. Live. It’s Matt Holzman’s favorite film festival. He’s a Press Play producer and the host of KCRW’s screening series, First Take, and he tells Madeleine about some of the films he’s excited to see this week.