This festival’s location is as mainstream and as Hollywood as it gets. It’s located in downtown Los Angeles, right beside the Staples Center, home of the LA Kings, Clippers, and Lakers (LeBron James). And also right beside the convention center which holds a nightly concert.
So…….let’s put on a film festival that showcases films & talent that no other festival does. Alternative films. Fashion films. Music Videos, Dance Pieces. Films without a plot. Films that let the visuals and sounds tell the emotions and let the audience interpret their own feelings.
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It’s the Carsenio Hall show, with your host… Carsenio! Aired 05/18/91
Was it a coincidence that Johnny Carson stepped down as host of the Tonight Show after 29 years just three days after this segment aired on Saturday Night Live? Perhaps. Perhaps not. But this even making the airwaves on Carson’s own NBC network was a bit shocking. I was only 15 years old when this very funny SNL skit played and I even understood what it meant. Johnny Carson was going to be very pissed off by what he saw.
Carson had a lot of power back in the 70s and 80s. He was doing a nightly show that pulled in fantastic ratings, and it really didn’t cost all that much to produce each show. The guests were plugging a movie or something so they didn’t cost anything. The studio audience watched for free. And the studio was already…
GOODBYE, SAM, 29mi., USA, Dark Comedy Directed by Michael Dufek After being caught up in an unexpected love triangle, Sam must find out who she is on her own.
From Michael Dufek:
I always wanted to make a film like this. I first loved the idea of an extremely flawed protagonist who just can’t seem to do the right thing. From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this film? From writing the first scene to the finished edit, it took me a full year. I actually started writing the first scene on my down time when I was PA on a bunch of sets.
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Director Statement Today, we’re consumed by technology more than ever, especially during a pandemic when boredom and isolation festers. GLITCH is a contemporary sci-fi on the danger of powerful technologies in the wrong hands – and how they can entirely consume us!
Directed by Sara Caldwell, Walter Gorey
Cast: Philicia Saunders, Jerreal Khari, Patricia Mizen, Ian McQuown
LIFE AFTER DEATH? – SUBHASH CHANDRA BOSE, 50min., India Directed by Iqbal Chand Malhotra The most intriguing enigma of modern India is the disappearance of her most dynamic and daring freedom fighter, ‘Netaji’ Subhash Chandra Bose, in the middle of August, 1945. Though the goal of a free India was achieved in 1947, there was no trace of the man who had wanted this most passionately through armed struggle; inspired millions to contribute to his war effort and enthused thousands to join his Indian National Army, to fight alongside the Japanese against the British-Indian Forces in South and South-East Asia. Even 77 years later, the mystery stands unresolved with important documents in Russia, France, the UK, and even in India, hidden in top-secret classified archives. The conflicting stories and accounts of this disappearance remain and so do the myriad theories that point to diverse directions.
The nature of the documentary, “Life After Death?” is different from standard formats and comprises two major techniques of dramatic reconstruction of past events combined with a debate about those events that carries the audience forward. The story is seamlessly divided into various parts which lead up to a new contextual understanding of the still enduring mystery behind the story.
This is revealed in documentary style where an explanatory voice over explains the details of each part of the enduring mystery. To do this, the film uses surviving archival footage as well as photographs, as well other visual material from the time and context of the part of the story the film deals with.
Another technique used to tell the story in a graphic and effective way is through dramatic reconstructions which resurrect the past happenings before the audience, for a clearer understanding of the forces at play over the historical continuum.
This is how the Voiced Over sections of the film play out. The other technique availed of, is a multi-camera shoot of an informed and involved discussion – featuring three leading analysts of the Bose mystery – of the same segments that have just been shown. So, each segment is looked at twice – once in verité documentary style, showing contemporary visuals, with a commentary describing the events and situation; and once in a bare-all discussion, sometimes contentious, between three persons with scholarly knowledge of what transpired (or must have) on the ground at that time. In this way, the complex and grand story, set on a scale that is almost impossible to imagine or fictionalise, is pieced together and inferences are drawn from the facts.
This form makes up the backbone of the film’s character – the documentary style and the discussion, shot with multiple cameras, making this a gripping and meaty watch, with much to mull over and details to digest. In the end, though opinions are put forward, the audience is free to make up their mind one way or the other. Or, indeed, to keep their minds open until further evidence and proof is unearthed or files from the secret archives in London, Paris, Moscow, Delhi, Saigon, and Tokyo are declassified.
A middle aged woman finds herself convicted of murder in the 1930’s. She is sent to an all male prison in deep Southern Illinois to await her fate for a crime she may not have committed. Based on true events.
The life story of a woman in the 1930’s who finds herself convicted of murder. She is sentenced to the death penalty, and sent to an all male prison to carry out her sentence. This story is based on true events.
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Festival occurs 24 times a year at our Los Angeles events. At least twice a month.
Festivals takes place at the LA LIVE Regal Cinemas in downtown Los Angeles.
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PIT & PENDULUM, 27min., Canada, Drama/Horror Directed by J. Aldric Gaudet It is the terrorizing story of a person sentenced to death who becomes the plaything of their jailers. They are sent walking through a dark room in hopes they will fall into a pit. When that doesn’t happen they are tied down on a table to watch the painfully slow descent of a swinging pendulum with a sharp-edged blade aimed at their stomach. Escaping from the blade did not mean freedom. The walls of the dungeon grow blistering hot first, then squeeze together to push them to the brink of the pit, before being saved at the very last second.