18 FEIK FAMILY ROTUNDA 9PM 12-IN-12 BEVERLY HILLS, CA / 2HR
Twelve months in LA. Twelve filmmakers. Twelve short films tied together to make one movie. Produced by Matthew Stevens, Cindy Rucker Trost & Scott Trost. SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2016 – TOBIN CENTER ALVAREZ STUDIO 4PM A CLASSY BROAD
DIR: ANNE GOURSAUD / LOS ANGELES, CA / 1HR33MIN
The new documentary, “A Classy Broad,” chronicles the career of trailblazing Hollywood executive Marcia Nasatir of San Antonio, who broke through the glass ceiling back in the ‘70s. At a time when gender inequality in Hollywood continued to make headlines, Marcia achieved success as a producer and as the first woman to serve as vice-president of production at a major Hollywood studio, United Artists. DONE. NEXT! Through interviews, stock footage, and Marcia’s own narrative, this “untold Hollywood story” unfolds, following Marcia’s career from lone female literary agent at The Ziegler Agency where she represented writers like William Goldman (BUTCH CASSIDY and The SUNDANCE KID), Lorenzo Semple (THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR, PARALLAX VIEW) and Robert Towne (CHINATOWN), to United Artists where she became the first female vice-president in charge of production. At UA, Marcia championed films that have become American classics, including: ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST, ROCKY, CARRIE, COMING HOME, APOCALYPSE NOW, THE BLACK STALLION. Unceremoniously dismissed, she moved on to a career as an independent producer where she continued to fight for films that were difficult to make. She took on THE BIG CHILL, a film that had been turned down by seventeen companies and fought to get it financed. Larry Kasdan, the writer/director credits Marcia for getting his picture made. We will honor Marcia Nasatir with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Awards Brunch at noon on Sunday, July 31. ALVAREZ STUDIO
HARBINGER DIR: CODY DUCKWORTH / AUSTIN, TX / 1HR24MIN This fantasy/eco-thriller follows twelve-year-old Mira Gonzaga who has been having terrible dreams. As her haunting nightmares escalate, Mira’s father moves her and her pregnant mother away from the city to a secluded ranch in the Texas Hill Country for some much-needed family healing. Unfortunately, the night terrors do not end for Mira as warnings from her deceased grandmother and visions of things-to-come haunt her dreams as well as her waking reality. When nearby fracking operations begin to infiltrate the ranch’s water supply, Mira’s parents begin to feel it’s dire effects as a transformation begins and Mira’s worst nightmares become real. THE TEACHER DIR: ALEXEY A. PETRUKHIN / MOSCOW / 2HR14MIN Suddenly a gunshot breaks the silence of the school hallways. A desperate history teacher holds the whole class hostage. But very soon the situation changes, now the teacher herself becomes a hostage instead. SHORTS 8
HONOR STUDENT DIR: AARON B. KOONTZ / AUSTIN, TEXAS / 10MIN A middle-aged woman with nothing left to give meanders through a day just like any other, or so she thought. DIM BLOOD DIR: DAVID ZONANA / MEXICO CITY, MEXICO / 15MIN Andrea is devastated after realizing her sister has leukemia, but a closer look will reveal something else hidden in her psyche. MORE THAN ONE DIR: TAKAHISA SHIRAISHI / MARINA DEL REY, CA / 20MIN This is the story of Daniel, a young man who’s forced to reconcile the differences of his dreams with the reality of his present in order for him to live a truthful life. Whatever choice they decide on, they will have to live with in the aftermath. CROSS DIR: GERRY MARAVILLA / LOS ANGELES, CA / 10MIN A young man is lured into the world of backyard boxing in order to save his mother’s life.
July 25 - 31, 2016