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FRIDAY | OCTOBER 11 PULL UP LA | DOCUMENTARY OPENING NIGHT SPECIAL SCREENING LAEMMLE THEATER | THEATER 5 7:00-9:15PM DIR: OWEN KORB RUNTIME: 1:39:18 In an era where everyone is stuck on their smart phones Los Angeles creatives are using social media to meet up together and explore their creative sides.

GANDHADA KUDI

INTERNATIONAL FEATURE (INDIA) LAEMMLE THEATER | THEATER 4 7:00-9:30PM DIR: SANTHOSH SHETTY KATEEL RUNTIME: 2:10:00 Ever imagined whether a tree can speak? The story revolves around a small town girl ‘Sanjana’, who finds herself in a battle to preserve the sandalwood trees.

HOMELESS ASHES

INTERNATIONAL FEATURE (UK) LAEMMLE THEATER | THEATER 5 9:45PM DIR: MARC ZAMMIT RUNTIME: 1:56:56 Frankie, a young boy who stands up to his fear and runs from home ending up homeless with no choice but trying to survive life on the streets.


THE CASE OF JONAS BOOKER | FEATURE FILM LAEMMLE THEATER | THEATER 4 10:00-12:00PM DIR: RAM BHARWANI RUNTIME: 1:28:34 Private Detective Jonas Booker awaits trial for a murder he has no recollection of as he recounts events leading up to the murder in an attempt to unravel his predicament.

SATURDAY | OCTOBER 12 ANIMATED SHORT FILMS LAEMMLE THEATER | THEATER 4 3:00-4:00PM

DON’T FEED THESE ANIMALS | RUNTIME: 0:10:00 Once upon a time there was a lobotomised bunny who lived in a research laboratory. He had bi-polar personality disorder, triggered by his huge appetite for carrots. One day the bunny brings a carrot to life by accident but also creates something evil. Now both carrot and bunny must surpass their differences and join forces, so that together they may end this threat.

FRESH AIR | RUNTIME: 0:02:30

A story about an alien boy who just wants to go outside and play but his digital technology has other plans.

AMATERASU | RUNTIME: 0:14:03

”Amaterasu” is based on an ancient Japanese tale about the sun goddess, Amaterasu, and her stormy relationship with her brother Susanowo. The sets and marionettes in this film are made of found objects.

DESTINATION: UNKNOWN | RUNTIME: 0:09:47

In the aftermath of a deep space collision, a lone astronaut fights for survival. But to repair his critically damaged ship, he must cross through the malfunctioning Virtual Reality chamber. Therein lurk ghosts of a life left behind on Earth, and questions about the true nature of his secret mission.

UNDERSEE | RUNTIME: 0:07:47

As the ocean gets polluted, the wild life gets effected.

THE JOURNEY | RUNTIME: 0:02:30

In a dark room solely lit by a moon beam onto the window seat sits a lone figure clothed in black. The pool of light that surrounds her casts a somber glow onto funeral flowers in the corner of the room and belongings being packed away. The figure – Ally – clutches a picture of her Ah-Ma (grandmother) who she has just lost. Willing time to be frozen, Ally goes into a dream-like state. Ah-Ma appears to her in the window, and the world around Ally vanishes as she goes on a roller coaster journey through the stages of grief.


SATURDAY | OCTOBER 12

VINTAGE SHORT FILMS: CREATIVITY, NOSTALGIA & TECHNOLOGY

CANCER AWARENESS SHORT FILMS

APPY DAYS | COMEDY | RUNTIME: 0:20:00

TREATMENT | EXPERIMENTAL |

LAEMMLE THEATER | THEATER 5 3:00-4:30PM

“If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” goes bad. Randy finds an app to solve his families mobile technology distraction problem.

THE FOUNTAIN PEN | COMEDY

RUNTIME: 0:12:50 A struggling cartoonist finds a magical pen. When he draws with the pen the pictures come to life.

NAILED | COMEDY | RUNTIME: 0:05:50

A nostalgic painter struggles to hang the last remaining painting of his long lost love... until he is struct with inspiration that may finally reunite them.

STILL PLAYS WITH TRAINS | DOCUMENTARY

RUNTIME: 0:16:33 Still Plays With Trains captures one man’s passion to share the joy of childhood. By recreating his 10th birthday with a 3000 square foot replica of the old Lackawanna Railroad in his basement, he gives us a nostalgic glimpse of what it was like growing up in the 1950’s.

A PERFECT FIT | ROM-COM | RUNTIME: 0:09:15

Bridal shop owner Pamela Park spends her days hearing stories of love, romance and courtship, but has yet to experience anything of the sort in her own life. Is she on a fool’s quest to find a perfect fit? A romantic comedy for people who don’t believe in romantic comedies, this 10-minute short film examines the notion that no matter how many times we get knocked down, stomped on, or chewed up, we all find the courage to get back out there and try again.

SWIPE RIGHT | ROM-COM | RUNTIME: 0:09:29

Overly confident, shallow Andrew is on a trajectory for a major dating crash and burn. Thinking he could out-maneuver and out-swipe the female gender, he sets himself up with back to back dates at his favorite Seattle pub. He soon discovers, traffic and karma play a role in his downfall as yet a third prospective date arrives on the scene.

LAEMMLE THEATER | THEATER 4 4:30-6:00PM

RUNTIME: 0:07:55 Hannah fights for her life both literally and figuratively while summiting her own personal Everest. Along her journey she is faced with the challenging choice of either giving up her fight to ultimately find peace, or instead clawing her way through the pain to recovery. In the end her larger than life adversary eventually becomes her greatest ally.

BITTER SWEET | DOCUMENTARY |

RUNTIME: 0:03:39 Bitter Sweet is the story of Alex Scott and her lemonade stand movement, fighting childhood cancer one cup at a time.

DANNY & MAY | ROM-COM |

RUNTIME: 0:24:18 When Danny is given an uncertain diagnosis, May is forced to consider life without him.

WHEN IT RAINS | DRAMA | RUNTIME: 0:05:00

A young girl is burdened with the news that her cancer has returned for the second time. Does she succumb to her fathers rules once more or does she stand up to her father and create her own identity and take her fate into her own hands with her decision on treatment

DEAR BELLA | RUNTIME: 0:08:52

Bella accidentally discovers her mother is mysteriously ill and moved into an isolated bedroom. Through her innocent attempts to rebuild the relationship, they become pen pals. As the separation begins to take a toll on their relationship, Bella is left no choice but to confront the harsh realities of life.


WORLD UNITED THROUGH MUSIC

LAEMMLE THEATER | THEATER 5 5:00-7:00PM

SONG OF THE OPEN ROAD DOCUMENTARY SHORT DIR: MELISSA DOWLER RUNTIME: 0:26:56 In the 60s and 70s, the Vietnam War and the Cold War raged on and it seemed like the world could come to an end at any time. The teenagers of the day had decided to tune in, turn on and drop out with drugs and the counter culture. K. Gene Simmonds, a high school music teacher, had a hard time trying to make his students care about the rest of the world, preferring to stay snug in their own little corner of the state. But he was determined that he could make a difference in some lives if he could open their minds to the wonders of travel.

RAISED ON ROCK: THE BURNETTE FAMILY LEGACY DOCUMENTARY DIR: SALLY STEELE RUNTIME: 1:02:00 Sally Steele is on a mission to reunite the legendary battling Burnette family- a family United by Blood-Divided by Fame. The filmmaker travels across the United States interviewing special guests while learning the amazing rock history of Johnny Burnette and Dorsey Burnette and The Rock and Roll Trio who influenced Elvis, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and many others, on her quest to bring Rocky and Billy Burnette and the members of the family together for one final dramatic and exciting performance at the end of the film, trying to heal the rift that rocked the world and tore a family apart echoing down a generation to the family “Raised On Rock“.


SATURDAY | OCTOBER 12

SHORTS & FILMS

LAEMMLE THEATER | THEATER 4 6:30-8:30PM

GOING UNDER | DRAMA SHORT RUNTIME: 0:10:14

A man goes into therapy to rid himself of bad memories, but ends up losing much more.

CICADA SONG | THRILLER DIR: MICHAEL STARR RUNTIME: 1:12:32 Karen is a tough, corn fed, outspoken, farm manager who cares about the people she works for and the migrant people who work for her. When one of her farmhands approaches her about a little girl that has recently disappeared, she becomes closer to her employees than she ever thought possible. But, when her lover, Annabelle, disappears, the bubble Karen lives in bursts and she begins an investigation only to uncover something dark in the little town she grew up in. CICADA SONG is a contemporary Mystery/Thriller, which tells the story of Karen’s search for the woman she loves, the truth about her hometown, and her desperate need for survival after being left for dead in the wilderness.

THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM | FEATURE FILM

LAEMMLE THEATER | THEATER 5 7:30-9:30PM DIR: ALLEN FREEMAN Based on true events A comical male nurse who treats terminally ill patients in an unconventional way, is challenged by a tough patient during his final journey.

RUNTIME: 1:34:53

CHUBBY CAFE | DRAMA

LAEMMLE THEATER | THEATER 4 9:00-11:00PM Chubby is the boss of DIR: QIA LI Chubby Café. She has RUNTIME: 1:20:13 four lovely employees: Lazy, Petty, Anger and Simple. Each of them have distinct personalities. One day they save a mysterious woman named Illusion from a suitcase. Illusion has lost her memory. She identifies two crying girls from the orphanage, two passionate lovers and a homeless who caused a lot of trouble. She strangely remembers them. At last, Illusion realizes all of the people are related to her.


HORROR SHORT FILMS LAEMMLE THEATER | THEATER 5 10:00PM-12:00AM WHITE NOISE | DRAMA | RUNTIME: 0:15:01 A young woman tries to purge the memory of a recent trauma.

VIDEO LIMBO | EXPERIMENTAL

RUNTIME: 0:15:00 A voyeuristic neighbor videos a woman leaving her apartment everyday, then realizes she is being followed by a mysterious man.

SHALLOW | DRAMA | RUNTIME: 0:09:48

A hideous creature roams the trashed apartment of a beautiful dead woman, and after experiencing her past memories, realizes that true beauty lies within.

BIRTH | HORROR | RUNTIME: 0:17:36

Years ago, in the basement of the Ravencrest Hospital, a deal was made to spare the life of a young child. In exchange for his life, he must give up the soul of his first born, and the time has come for that price to be paid.

SHADOW WALL | HORROR

RUNTIME: 0:12:57 A young woman haunted by her past has to battle her demons in order to free herself.

NOCTURNE | HORROR

RUNTIME: 0:12:10 After her date night goes bust, Erin must contend with an unexpected visitor at the door.

Johnny Burnette Dorsey Burnette Billy Burnette Rocky Burnette Appearances By

Gary Busey, Mick Fleetwood Slim Jim Phantom, Albert Lee

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SUNDAY | OCTOBER 13 STUDENT FILMS - COMEDY LAEMMLE THEATER | THEATER 4 12:30-2:30PM HAPPY BIRTHDAY HOLDEN DRAMA/COMEDY | RUNTIME: 0:10:00

Holden, a man with no friends, tries to make a friend to celebrate his 25th birthday with.

BUTTONS THE GREAT DRAMA/COMEDY | RUNTIME: 0:13:00

Buttons, a troubled and unsuccessful clown, must decide whether or not to say goodbye to his unaccepting, spiteful mother when he gets word that she is dying

MS. PIGGY | FANTASY | RUNTIME: 0:14:39

A policeman investigating the disappearance of a boy’s missing girlfriend (who happens to be a pig) is forced to confront his own insecurities.

MEDBOT COMEDY | RUNTIME:0:32:00

Armed with simplistic A.I. system, Medbot is programmed to provide companionship for the elderly at the Sunset Retirement Home. The film depicts a grim but humorous picture of what it means to age in a world where living longer is the goal. Should you be kept alive if you have to be kept alive? The film explores our medical definitions of life and volition as Medbot bounces from patient to patient.

THE INVISIBLE MAN AND THE BLIND GIRL COMEDY | RUNTIME: 0:15:25

William, invisible to everyone but a blind girl, discovers he can help her regain her sight, but at the cost of being visible to her.

SHORT SCREENPLAY READING CONTEST LAEMMLE THEATER | THEATER 4 7:30-10:00PM BLISS – Kelli Kuschman CAMINITO STREET – Mark A. Logan DEEP EAST TEXAS: THE ATTOYAC– Shaun Ireland DORNALAI CAILIN: GIRL BOXER– Lauren McCann

FEATURE SCREENPLAY READING CONTEST LAEMMLE THEATER | THEATER 4 7:30-10:00PM A HOLIDAY SENSATION - Michael B. Snow AND THEN THERE WAS US - Chandra Gerson FINDING FREEDOM - Bristol Mac Donald MEANIE - Guy Castillo OAKLAND - Andrew Koponen PRINCESS COYOTE - Johanna Falzone SAVE THE BUTTERFLY - Keith Mallory SCAREACTOR - Kim Donovan THE VENUSIAN CHRONICLES - Lynn Vincentnathan


GUSD STUDENT FILMS LAEMMLE THEATER | THEATER 5 3:00-5:00PM

ALL PROCEEDS FROM TICKET SALES DONATED TO GUSD TO ENCOURAGE AND SUPPORT STUDENT FILM-MAKING IN GLENDALE SCHOOLS VACANCY | DRAMA

DON’T GO DOWN

RUNTIME: 0:18:31

DRAMA/THRILLER RUNTIME: 0:14:05

A couple must deal with the arrival of unexpected guests at their motel in the dead of night.

Financially desperate college student takes on caretaker gig with horrifyingly unintended consequences.

THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW DRAMA/COMEDY RUNTIME:0:21:07

Unable to get a job at a law firm because of her student debt, a young bartender enters into the world of insurance scam.

DYBBUK

HORROR RUNTIME:0:26:06 Four recent graduates go on a camping trip in the desert. They encounter an old, run down bus which holds a mysterious Dybbuk box within. When one of them opens the box, it unleashes havoc upon the group.

A HOUSE DIVIDED DRAMA/PERIOD PIECE RUNTIME:0:18:36

Five Union soldiers becomeon edge when a Lieutenant suspects that a Confederatespy is among the ranks.


SUNDAY | OCTOBER 13

NINA | INTERNATIONAL CRIME THRILLER LAEMMLE THEATER | THEATER 4 3:00-4:45PM DIR: MARCO GÖBEL RUNTIME: 1:26:43 In search of her father’s murderer, Nina meets the aged ex-cop Rainer. Soon, the young loner and the failed family man fill a gap in each other’s lives. But Rainer withholds details about his shared past with Nina’s father and Nina must discover if he can be trusted. As Nina digs deeper into Rainer’s secrets, she finds him to be a broken and disillusioned man, who resigned from the force due to the corruption within his own ranks. Nina ultimately decides to clean up their past alone and in doing so ventures into mortal danger. Meanwhile the once withdrawn Rainer finally breaks out from his shell, having gotten a chance to correct his past mistakes.

MUSIC & DANCE SHORT FILMS LAEMMLE THEATER | THEATER 5 | 5:30-7:00PM RUMINATE | SHORT |

RUNTIME: 0:07:00 Ruminate is a short dance film about taking a chance on love regardless of what could go wrong.

PATCH OF GRASS SHORT | RUNTIME:

0:14:07 A young aspiring musician lost in a mundane world finds hope in a new friendship.

RE•ARTISTS | SHORT |

RUNTIME: 0:14:07 “Memory Revival” pianist Frederick confronts the “Memory Eraser” in a soulwrenching duet that forces them both to reckon with memories of their childhood they had long-since forgotten.

SAFE AND WARM MUSIC VIDEO |

ETERNAL RIDE OF A HEARTFUL MIND MUSIC VIDEO | RUNTIME: 0:04:30

“Eternal Ride of a Heartful Mind” puts all its eggs in the basket of feelings: force and tenderness, heart and brain, passion and thoughtfulness are melodically blended together in the most effective way. At the core stands the love for each other, confident and impetuous like a river flowing, patient and peaceful as a flower growing, unconcerned about those who may be watching.

RUNTIME: 0:04:09 Roots-Gospel singer/songwriter Katie Garibaldi has combined passionate vocals, soothing guitar melodies, breathtaking scenes of grassy fields, and a backdrop of the St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church in Morgan Hill, California to feature in her new music video “Safe and Warm (Lullaby for Jesus).”


INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILMS

LAEMMLE THEATER | THEATER 4 5:15-7:00PM RESIDENTS OF THE LAST FLOOR (IRAN) DRAMA | RUNTIME: 0:25:45

What happens when four strangers flee to the roof of their apartment building to escape the attention of the religious police who show up to investigate a noisy birthday party? Modern life in Iran requires everyone to have a public and private face. What will these strangers reveal to one another?

BROKEN TREASURES (ITALY) INSPIRATIONAL | RUNTIME: 0:07:34

A 1000 year old legend of an egg never found and how it holds a city in the balance of destruction. A young girl who is ready to toss aside her treasures just because they were damaged. A pure-hearted street orphan with courage finds a treasure that until then no one understood its value.

THE UNKNOWN MOTHER (CHINA) DRAMA | RUNTIME: 0:08:41

In their daily lives, John and his mother always engage in fights and arguments. One day, John and his mother visit their favorite restaurant together. During their meal, they quarrel over tiny matters as usual. the fight between John and his mother is nothing new to the restaurant manager. However, John’s behavior is somewhat absurd to the manager this time.

SHINING ASHES (PERU) DRAMA | RUNTIME: 0:12:46

After receiving a call telling him his son is missing, a passionate terrorist from the Shining Path, will go out to find his son before the government curfew starts.

LONTANE MA VICINE (ITALY) EXPERIMENTAL | RUNTIME: 0:14:56

Two women, two different lands, two different worlds, one destiny. An immigration story that leadS to an unexpected ending.

YOO KYUNG (KOREA) DRAMA | RUNTIME: 0:18:00

After receiving a call telling him his son is missing, a passionate terrorist from the Shining Path, will go out to find his son before the government curfew starts.


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SUNDAY | OCTOBER 13

STUDENT FILMS - DRAMA LAEMMLE THEATER | THEATER 5 7:30-9:00PM OUT OF MIND DRAMA | RUNTIME: 0:12:00

Out of Mind follows the story of a young Armenian man’s struggle with depression and anxiety disorder worsened by the stigma around mental illness in his family and the community.

BEFORE THE THUNDER DRAMA | RUNTIME: 0:17:03

Amber Laroux is a pro MMA fighter who gets knocked out for the third time which puts her career at risk. Advised by the doctor and the coach, she goes back home to her mother to rest. While there, Amber is haunted by the memories of her past and the ghost of the family dog until she confronts the suppressed memory about her father’s suicide and let’s go of the burden of his dark legacy.

KING OF THE BLUE RIDGE DRAMA | RUNTIME: 0:15:18

While clearing out their childhood home, sisters Mackenzie and Charlotte must learn to reconnect with each other in order to move on.

CAVE OF DA VINCI DRAMA | RUNTIME: 0:11:33

Two burglars break into a house but instead of a smooth robbery they encounter an unexpected surprise.

ALFREDO DRAMA | RUNTIME: 0:09:42

Julie is a lonely woman living in Brooklyn, New York. When she receives a letter from a mystery stalker, she has no idea that his attention will change her life. A tale about a repressed woman who may not be as repressed as she seems.

THE EXTRAORDINARY ORDINARY | DRAMA LAEMMLE THEATER | THEATER 5 9:30PM-12:00AM DIR: NATALIE RODRIGUEZ RUNTIME: 1:38:00 Three college students find solace and healing in the arts, overcoming their personal history with mental health issues when old wounds resurface. Years after a traumatic high school experience, a young photography student moves across the country from New York to Southern California in search of a fresh start. She finds that she is not alone in her struggles with anxiety and depression and learns that the road to recovery is paved with more love, understanding, and community than she ever could have imagined. A gripping and heartwarming narrative that seeks to challenge the stigmas associated with mental health, trauma, and recovery and recognize the courage of those young adults struggling in silence everywhere.


THE YEAR I DID NOTHING | INTERNATIONAL FEATURE LAEMMLE THEATER | THEATER 4 10:30PM-12:00AM

DIR: ANA BARREDO RUNTIME: 1:15:00

Set in 1985, Manila, this coming-of-age story follows 15-year old Christina who convinces her parents not to send her and her younger siblings back to school after being notified by the US Immigration Office that their 10-year old application is about to be processed. But apparently, there was more waiting to be had as their papers inch at a snail’s pace through the US immigration process. With nothing to do and all the time in the world, see how these kids creatively kill time during the longest summer vacation of their lives - the same year a revolution is about to erupt as the exasperated Filipinos attempt to oust 20+ year dictator, Ferdinand Marcos.

MONDAY | OCTOBER 14 NIGHT OF THE COWBOYS LAEMMLE THEATER | THEATER 4 7:00-9:45PM

MY DECLARATION | ACTION/DRAMA SHORT DIR: JIAYI LI RUNTIME: 0:21:50 An old cowboy Burtis is tired and has lost passion in life. He tries looking for someone to make meaning of his existence. When the critical moment comes, a real choice will be made.

COWBOY’S HEART | INTERNATIONAL FEATURE DIR: GUI PEREIRA RUNTIME: 1:55:00 Lucca is a struggling country singer who is forced by his manager, Iolanda, to record cheesy pop-country songs. Upon a disagreement during a studio recording session, Lucca returns to his hometown in order to find inspiration for his music.


MONDAY | OCTOBER 14

OUT OF THIS WORLD - SCI-FI SHORTS LAEMMLE THEATER | THEATER 2 7:00-9:15PM ALONE | SCI-FI | RUNTIME: 0:13:35

A young, happy couple comes home for the last time to enjoy each other’s company and forget everything. Ginger wants her boyfriend, Raymond, to forget all his troubles just for one night. She wants to help him draw strength from his fears, to overcome them, and ease his mind back to the way it was.

COSMIC LIGHT | SCI-FI | RUNTIME: 0:34:00

An aspiring astronomer tackles the fate of humanity when the greatest discovery of all time comes into question - a mysterious cosmic light.

VIRTUALLY | SCI-FI | RUNTIME: 0:20:21

A woman struggling to survive alone in a postapocalyptic wasteland discovers a virtual-reality machine and escapes from her loneliness into a scenic virtual world. When she falls in love with a man inside this virtual world, she must choose between her love and her life in this romantic sci-fi short film.

STARIAN | SCI-FI | RUNTIME: 0:08:50

Two young women explore an alien planet with the intentions of releasing the mysterious content of the canister that caused the demise of the STARIAN ship years ago.

A PSALM OF SIGHT - VERSE 1: ZERFALL SCI-FI | RUNTIME: 0:14:53

Gifted with eternal life after drinking from the Holy Grail, a medieval knight spawns an alternate history where technology is God, and man is machine.

A MEDICINE FOR THE MIND SCI-FI | RUNTIME: 0:14:06

A new experimental drug for Alzheimer’s, gifts 65 year old Sandra Carter, a new opportunity in life - and unexpected new abilities.

MAGNETICK PATHWAYS

EXPERIMENTAL DRAMA (PORTUGAL) LAEMMLE THEATER | THEATER 4 10:15PM-12:00AM DIR: EDGAR PÊRA RUNTIME: 1:30:00 At first this story was conceived as science fiction, but these days it seems like hyper-reality. Portugal is ruled by an authoritarian plutocracy and one man, Raymond Vachs (Dominique Pinon) descends into a night of drunken soul searching and humiliation after his beloved daughter is wedded to one of the power elite. Written and directed by Edgar Pêra. Stars Dominique Pinon, Alba Baptista Albano Jerónimo, Iris Cayatte, Marina Albuquerque, Ney Matogrosso, Paulo Pires (II).


HEGEL’S ANGELS (HAITI) | EXPERIMENTAL DRAMA LAEMMLE THEATER | THEATER 2 9:45PM-12:00AM DIR: SIMONE RAPISARDA CASANOVA RUNTIME: 1:10:00 Inspired by southern Haiti’s Vodou and Kanaval cosmologies, and co-written with the entire cast and crew, Zanj Hegel La (Hegel’s Angel) is a cinematic fable challenging the boundaries between fiction, ethnography and reverie. The film follows an inquisitive boy named Widley whose life, suspended between mundane activities and foreign myths, unfolds away from the turmoil of an upcoming presidential election. As the boy wanders through an evanescent countryside, running errands for his father and paying furtive visits to a local film editor, his searching eyes become a mirror for the exotic new spell sweeping his people from one empire to another.

TUESDAY | OCTOBER 15

WELLNESS WORKS PRESENTS:

DRAMAS ON THE HUMAN CONDITION LAEMMLE THEATER | THEATER 4 7:00-9:00PM THE CHARLES EFFECT DRAMA | RUNTIME: 0:09:26

Charles Jones is a participant in an experiment to see if people living on the autistic spectrum (neuro-diverse) can use their special gifts to offer alternative solutions to challenges in the medical field. He has always found it difficult to express his ideas. He wants to contribute, but there is always a breakdown in communication that he cannot seem to overcome. He must step out of his own world or an important medical breakthrough will be lost in his silence.

RESCUED (RESCATADO) DRAMA/ACTION | RUNTIME: 0:15:00

A young boy, Anselmo, faces his fears of bullies and his drunk abusive father. He escapes reality by reading his comic book “The Mighty Blitz” and learns to stand up for himself with the help of his mother.

#3 NORMANDY LANE DRAMA | RUNTIME: 0:21:10

Army wife and young mother, Sarah Winston’s life is inextricably altered when a series of visitors arrive on her doorstep.

VETERAN WARRIORS, VETERAN MOBILITY PROJECT DRAMA/DOCUMENTARY | RUNTIME: 0:10:12

The Veteran Warriors are the first all veterans team in the U.S. Power Soccer Association. The Veteran Warriors are William Hendrickson, Al Marconi, Julian “Big Daddy Perez and Johnny Samdoval. They discuss how getting involved in wheelchair sports changed their lives.


TUESDAY | OCTOBER 15 HANK

DRAMA | RUNTIME: 0:16:20 After reluctantly agreeing to an open relationship, middle aged gay man Hank starts a wild journey with a mysterious young man only to find he’s put himself in danger. Narrowly escaping with just his life, and forced to walk home alone and naked in the middle of the night, Hank realizes the compromise he made to save his marriage has gone too far.

THE BROKEN SOUL DRAMA | RUNTIME: 0:14:08

17-year-old Emma Rowens, a tortured soul bullied in high school, thinks suicide is the only option to end her misery. Her high school crush Nick Adams is the only person that has kept her alive up to this point. Will love win or has she reached a point of no return?

SiCKO! DRAMA | RUNTIME: 0:10:50

While discussing gun laws with his wife, a Muslim man living in America soon finds his daughter fooling around with a friend of hers in the bedroom, resulting in a fight about ethics between the father and mother, threatening dangerous consequences.

TICKET | INTERNATIONAL FEATURE LAEMMLE THEATER | THEATER 2 7:00-9:00PM DIR: YOH KOMAYA RUNTIME: 1:28:00 A mysterious girl, Shiori, moves into a house shared by recovering online game addicts. Taking control of her new life in the shared house, Shiori introduces Ticket, a system of cards she has designed to make it easier for roommates to trade favors around the house. Forbidden to access the internet, or any kind of games, the bored roommates start to discover new ways to enjoy Ticket, including exchanging it, betting it, and cashing it. Before long, they become Ticket addicts, as Shiori had planned from the beginning. The boyfriend of another roommate, Mutoh, suspects Shiori’s plans for Ticket. However, Mutoh has his own plan for a very rare online game weapon that is held in the possession of one of the roommates.


WOMEN FILMMAKERS: DOCUMENTARIES CHANGING THE WORLD LAEMMLE THEATER | THEATER 4 9:30PM-12:00AM

THE WAR INSIDE ME | DOCUMENTARY SHORT DIR: STEPHANIE NEUMEN RUNTIME: 0:23:16

A short documentary that follows one refugee on her search to find her missing family members while taking a journey through her troubled past.

A GROWING THING | DOCUMENTARY DIR: SARAH GROSS RUNTIME: 1:32:00 25 years after the end of apartheid, a black South African mother is training to become a leader in her township community and change her place in the world. A Growing Thing provides a glimpse of post-apartheid life from a woman’s perspective.

THE SLEEPER BY THE RIVER | COMEDY LAEMMLE THEATER | THEATER 2 9:30PM-12:00AM DIR: MANUEL SANCHEZ RUNTIME: 1:50:25 Dominique Pinon (Delicatessen, Amelie) stars in this quirky, touchingly heartbreaking ‘dramedy.” Based on the award winning dark comedy novel “Les Bottes Rouges” (“The Red Boots”) by Franz Bartelt, it is a story of love, sex, friendship, madness, the Zen of making French fries and homemade beer. Filmed in the beautiful French Ardennes and directed by Manuel Sanchez (Les Arcandiers). Also stars Marina Tomé, Pascal Turmo and Delphine Depardieu.


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WEDNESDAY | OCTOBER 16

WOMEN FILMMAKERS SHORT FILMS LAEMMLE THEATER | THEATER 4 7:00-9:45PM

CROWBAR DRAMA | RUNTIME: 0:27:59

Based on a true story, a lonely young child is out searching for love and attention. However, it’s a predator that spots her hungry hollow look and takes her in. Still searching, as a teenager, she allows abuse in exchange for cheap friendships and counterfeit love, until an unexpected hero creates a ‘Crowbar Moment’ which changes her life forever.

HOTCAKE

DRAMA/COMEDY | RUNTIME: 0:19:13 In this semi auto biography, 15-year-old Shelly must decide whether to follow the example of her party-girl BFF or remain the good girl in order to please her father.

A CHANCE

DRAMA/ROMANCE | RUNTIME: 0:16:00 When Mia and Caroline reunite in a city park, they soon find out that the past is not always quite past. Conflicts are resurrected, sparks fly - and then things get complicated.

ST. BERNIE

DRAMA/COMEDY | RUNTIME: 0:14:30 When fourteen-year-old Bernie is caught with her meticulously compiled “sex bible”, she must convince her religious mother that she isn’t depraved or sex-obsessed, but just a girl forced to navigate her crucial teenage years alone.

JONES

THE RIDE HOME DRAMA | RUNTIME: 0:13:57

RING OF FIRE

CHERRY PICKING DRAMA/COMEDY | RUNTIME: 0:14:57

DRAMA | RUNTIME: 0:08:35 Aware that her drinking has become destructive, Jones takes a go at living the sober life. Not wanting to be someone else’s problem, she pushes away help and comes face to face with herself and her lack of control. DRAMA/THRILLER | RUNTIME: 0:12:12 Callie embarks on the run from Los Angeles through the desert. Seeking refuge from the open road, Callie finds herself in a small, local dive bar. Though only populated by a few townie drunks, a young woman named Mac mans the bar. Callie recognizes the signs of an abused woman, and the interaction they share forces her to ultimately come to terms with what or whom she is running from.

A young girl makes the painful and complicated decision to terminate an pregnancy and the unexpected connection she makes with a couple who offer her a ride home.

A soon-to-be virgin bride questions whether or not waiting until marriage was the right choice, so she confides in her three unmarried, very sexually active female cousins. But, is she telling them everything?

VINTAGE GLORIOUS GLENDALE LAEMMLE THEATER | THEATER 2 7:00-9:00PM DIR: VELVET RHODES RUNTIME: 1:30:00

An enthusiastic look at the vintage buildings, homes, and businesses of Glendale California with beautiful cinematography, great interviews, wonderful music and archive photos of the “Jewel City.”


WEDNESDAY | OCTOBER 16

YES | FEATURE FILM

LAEMMLE THEATER | THEATER 2 9:30PM-12:00AM DIR: ROB MARGOLIES RUNTIME: 1:30:00 Based on Tim Realbuto’s critically acclaimed OffBroadway play, YES tells the story of washed up child star Patrick Nolan, whose life was ruined when he was involved in a scandal involving a minor. Years later, Patrick becomes entranced with a 17-year-old student, who he decides to mentor. What begins as an innocent acting lesson turns into something much more intimate between two surprisingly common minds.

PARIS LA BLANCHE

INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FEATURE LAEMMLE THEATER | THEATER 4 10:15PM-12:00AM DIR: LIDIA TERKI RUNTIME: 1:14:00 Lidia Terki’s film is heartfelt and heartwarming in its simplicity and humanity while addressing the issues of economic immigration through a personal life story. Actress Tassadit Mandi gives an affecting performance as Rekia, an Algerian grandmother whose husband, Nour, was one of the many people who immigrated to France in the 1970s to earn a living. After 48 years his checks continue to arrive, but his letters cease. Against the will of her adult children, who feel their father deserted them, Rekia undertakes a grueling solo trip from her village by bus, boat and train to Paris where she meets and is aided by a group of young people, marginalized and living on the edges of Parisian society. Paris La Blanche is a film with many layers, which manages to transmit profound truths without preaching. It is a lesson about love, commitment, sacrifices, perseverance and the human spirit.


THURSDAY | OCTOBER 17 ROBBERY OF THE HEART | DOCUMENTARY DRAMA LAEMMLE THEATER | THEATER 4 3:00-5:00PM DIR: MICAH E. BRANDT RUNTIME: 1:06:00

Upon returning to his birthplace in Wetter, Germany, and attempting to reconcile with the past, Harry soon discovers that all problems of the past that were responsible for his exile have not been resolved. While the town of Wetter attempts to reconcile with their own past by holding a commemoration on the seventieth anniversary of Kristallnacht, Harry attempts to put closure on the past by bringing his entire family to Wetter. What happens next shocks the twenty American guests which this small German town hosted. Through resilience and perseverance, the townspeople protest against the Anti-Semitic acts which occurred in various places throughout the town, in an attempt to unify in solidarity with the former Jewish citizens of Wetter.

SHORT FILMS

LAEMMLE THEATER | THEATER 2 3:00-5:00PM TWO TO TANGO | RUNTIME: 0:08:35

A blind date goes horribly awry when the truth comes out.

ONE DAY NOTICE | RUNTIME: 0:22:19

When a timid assistant tries to quit his job with one day notice, his washed up talent-agent boss gives him a final task: sign Hollywood’s most valuable Alist star... or die.

RESILIENCE | RUNTIME: 0:08:30

Eris a young tormented woman goes into an introspective path as her depression grows, forcing to question herself the reasons of her existence while the darkness within her begin to tempt her to put an end to the depression and pain once and for all.

WAKE | RUNTIME: 0:11:00

After getting drunk at her husband’s funeral and chasing away her husband’s family, her best friend condoles her, before telling her a secret.

DEAD FRIENDS | RUNTIME: 0:12:44 Mel moves in with the eccentric Keely whose obsession with a dead boy causes her to question her new living situation...until that same dead boy appears to enlist her help in breaking Keely’s obsession in the hope he can move on.

MINE FOREVER | RUNTIME: 0:08:30

Lines blur between love and obsession, consent and manipulation, as loving couple Josie and Mike find themselves torn between two contrasting realities.

REMNANTS | RUNTIME:0:12:20 Robby, amidst a recent break up, finds himself coping with the agony of heartbreak by indulging in a pill that allows him to relive his past with his ex-lover Emma. As he relives these memories, he finds that some are blissful while others are painfully not. Despite this, Robby finds himself addicted to his memories.

A SONG OF WRECK AND BLOOM

RUNTIME: 0:04:06 The story takes place IN 2120 after Global Warming, where Earth is no longer home, a lonely outcast struggles to survive through silence and isolation.


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