Lowlands screening

Critics' pick
Photograph: Courtesy Lowlands
Lowlands.

This indie filmmade up of a collection of eight shortsdeals with all things LA and tries to figure out how Angelenos form their own identities within a city with an identity crisis. Shot everywhere from Echo Park to Venicewithout permitsthe film's stories include a lost driver trying to find a hospital, a philosopher hunting for good Chinese food and a character trying to defend the Los Angeles River from East-Coast scoffing. It's an honest interpretation and a bittersweet love song for our city.