Hollywood Film Festival® Film Program
Oct 23, 24, 25 at the
ArcLight Cinemas, 6360 Sunset Blvd.

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Note: The "Hollywood Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Festival" and "Hollywood Comedy Film Festival" take place Friday, October 23, Saturday, October 24, and Sunday, October 25 and they are part of the "Hollywood Film Festival".
Feature Films - Documentaries - Short Subjects - Music Videos *All films subject to change and/or cancellation without notice.

FEATURE FILMS

ANOTHER HARVEST MOON
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = ANOTHER HARVEST MOON)

7:00 p.m. Oct. 23, Friday. 90 min.
A sensitive drama about four elderly Americans coping with life in a nursing home. They gather each morning for a game of cards. Becoming like family to one another, they offer unyielding support, constant bickering and strong opinions about life, death and everything in between, including a generous dose of humor.

Another Harvest Moon

Director: Greg W. Swartz Producers: Bobby Black, Chad Taylor, Jason Weiss Writer: Jeremy T. Black Cast: Ernest Borgnine, Piper Laurie, Anne Meara, Doris Roberts, Richard Schiff, Cybill Shepherd

THE ASSISTANTS
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = THE ASSISTANTS)

3:00 p.m. Oct. 25, Sunday. 100 min.
What happens, when a group of Hollywood assistants, who do most of the phone answering, script reading, and dirty work in this business, decide to pool their resources and get their own movie made?

The Assistants

Director: Steve Morris Producers: Mykel Denis, Karen P. Morris, Steve Morris Writer: Steve Morris Cast: Joe Mantegna, Jane Seymour, Stacy Keach, Chris Conner

CHILDLESS
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = CHILDLESS)

5:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Saturday. 90 min.
Childless is the story of four adults linked by blood and love, and how each is affected when the teenage daughter of one of them dies. Unexpectedly, her death breathes life into everybody, and her funeral offers an opportunity for renewal.

Childless

Director: Charlie Levi Producer: Graham Leader Writer: Charlie Levi Cast: Barbara Hershey, Joe Mantegna, James Naughton, Diane Venora

CROSSING
South Korea
(PROGRAM TITLE = CROSSING)

3:00 p.m. Oct. 25, Sunday. 108 min.
Based on true accounts of North Korean defectors. The film is about a North Korean father who crosses the border to China in search of food, leaving his ailing wife and 11-year-old son behind. After reaching South Korea, he desperately tries to bring his family out of North Korea.

Crossing

Director: Kim Tae-kyun Producers: Patrick Cheh, Hong Jee-yong, Kim Tae-kyun Writer: Lee Yoo-jin Cast: Cha In-pyo, Shin Meyong-chul

DIE-NER (GET IT?)
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = DIE-NER (GET IT?))

9:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Saturday. 76 min.
A horror-comedy of errors, Die-ner (Get It?) explores the existential dilemma of a sociopathic killer. Stuck in a diner, his only companions come in the form of a troubles married couple, a down-and-out sheriff, and a possibly endless stream of the killer's victims, risen from the dead.

Die-Ner

Director: Patrick Horvath Producers: Mark Johnson, Seth Martin, David Cummings Writer: Patrick Horvath Cast: Josh Grote, Liesel Kopp, Parker Quinn

FORMOSA BETRAYED
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = FORMOSA BETRAYED)

7:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Saturday. 103 min.
Inspired by actual events. In the early 1980's, FBI Agent Jake Kelly investigates the murder of a professor at a small Midwestern college. He follows the killers to Taiwan, where he finds himself on a collision course with the FBI, the State Department, the Chinese Mafia, and the Government of the Republic of China - where the truth is not what it seems and the only people he can trust, cannot be trusted at all.

Formosa Betrayed

Director: Adam Kane Producers: Will Tiao, David Cluck, Adam Kane Writers: Charlie Stratton, Yann Samuell, Brian Askew, Nathaniel Goodman Cast: James Van Der Beek, Wendy Crewson, John Heard, Tzi Ma, Will Tiao


HUNGER
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = HUNGER)

11:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Saturday. 106 min.

Hunger is a dark exploration into the breakdown of humanity. How far would you go to survive in the most extreme circumstances? Five strangers awaken to find themselves trapped in an underground dungeon. They soon realize they are the subjects of one man's sadistic experiment to test the depths of a human being's will to survive. As the days go by with no means of escape, their hunger increases as their humanity fades away.

Hunger

Director: Steven Hentges Producers: John Sawyer, F.X. Vitolo Writers: Steven Hentges, L.D. Goffigan Cast: Joe Egender, Linden Ashby, Lori Heuring, Lea Kohl

INTERPLANETARY
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = INTERPLANETARY)

9:00 p.m. Oct. 23, Friday. 83 min.
Nine men and women, employees of Interplanetary Corporation, live and work on Mars. Their days aren't particularly interesting, much less exciting, until they are assaulted by a murderous band of strangers and a seemingly unstoppable alien creature.

Interplanetary

Director: Chance Shirley Producers: Stacey Shirley, John White Writer: Chance Shirley Cast: Kyle Holman, Melissa Bush, Michael Shelton, Mia Frost, Amanda Myers

JESUS PEOPLE
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = JESUS PEOPLE)

3:00 p.m. Oct. 25, Sunday. 88 min.
When Pastor Jerry gets some troubling news, he sets out to create a contemporary Christian pop group that will reach his son - before his teenager dies and goes to hell.

Jesus People

Director: Jason Naumann Producers: Dan Ewald, Rajeev Sigamoney, Jason Naumann Writers: Rajeev Sigamoney, Dan Ewald Cast: Joel McCrary, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Jennifer Elise Cox, Tim Bagley

LAST DAY OF SUMMER
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = LAST DAY OF SUMMER)

3:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Saturday. 85 min.
This story follows an agitated fast-food employee, Joe, who has reached his breaking point from being harassed and tormented by his boss. Finally on the last day of summer, Joe snaps and decides to take revenge, but his plans are disrupted when a quick glance from a beautiful girl catches his attention, leading him to kidnap her instead, changing both their lives forever.

Last Day of Summer

Director: Vlad Yudin Producers: Kevin Arbouet, Larry Strong, Vlad Yudin, Edwin Mejia Writer: Vlad Yudin Cast: Nikki Reed, DJ Qualls, William Sadler

LITTLE FISH, STRANGE POND
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = LITTLE FISH STRANGE POND)

7:00 p.m. Oct. 23, Friday. 80 min.
Mr. Jack and Sweet Stephen cruise aimlessly through the streets of L.A. speculating about life, death, divine will and the force of power that predetermines their existence. Mr. Jack attempts to illustrate to his sidekick the delicate and natural forces of the universe. Sweet Stephen's superficial charm and bloodsucking lifestyle send him and Mr. Jack on a voyage that is relentless, engaging and darkly hilarious.

Little Fish, Strange Pond

Director: Gregory Dark Producers: Margo Kravis, Sharlotte Blake Writer: Robert Dean Klein Cast: Matthew Modine, Callum Blue, Adam Baldwin, Paul Adelstein, Zach Galifianakis, Liza Weil

THE MERCY MAN
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = THE MERCY MAN)

11:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Saturday. 91 min.
This gritty New York thriller, starring JC Hernandez & Andre Royo, features the adventures of Puerto Rican-American undercover NYPD cop Willy Diaz. Diaz's efforts to solve a friend's brutal murder uncover a copycat serial killer stalking the denizens of New York.

The Mercy Man

Director: Rider McDowell Producer: Gabe Bartalos Writer: Rider McDowell Cast: JC Hernandez, Andrew Royo, Guenia Lemos

THE MOTHER OF INVENTION
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = THE MOTHER OF INVENTION)

5:00 p.m. Oct. 25, Sunday. 98 min.
A mockumentary about an aspiring inventor who dreams of winning an annual young inventor award. The only problem is ... he’s never made an invention that works.

The Mother of Invention

Directors: Joseph M. Petrick, Andrew Bowser Producers: Joseph M. Petrick, Andrew Bowser Writer: Joseph M. Petrick Cast: Andrew Bowser, Jimmi Simpson, Kevin Corrigan

MUST LOVE DEATH
Germany
(PROGRAM TITLE = MUST LOVE DEATH

11:00 p.m. Oct. 25, Sunday. 89 min.
Disappointed by love, suicidal Norman arranges to meet some like-minded people. But when he arrives at the meeting, the alleged suicidals turn out to be unscrupulous killers looking for a willing victim. A comical and macabre fight against death begins ...

Must Love Death

Director: Andreas Schaap Producers: Anna Wendt, Fabian Winkelmann Writer: Andreas Schaap Cast: Sami Loris, Manon Kahle, Jeff Burrel, Peter Farkas

NOT SINCE YOU
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = NOT SINCE YOU)

5:00 p.m. Oct. 25, Sunday. 88 min.
A romantic drama about a tight-knit group of college friends who graduated from NYU the year of 9/11 and reunite years later for a weekend wedding in Georgia. Unresolved conflicts and love affairs spark again.

Not Since You

Director: Jeff Stephenson Producer: Jane Kelly Kosek Writers: Brent Laffoon, Jane Kelly Kosek, Jeff Stephenson Cast: Desmond Harrington, Jon Abrahams, Kathleen Robertson, Sara Rue

ONE WAY TO VALHALLA
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = ONE WAY TO VALHALLA)

9:00 p.m. Oct. 23, Friday. 93 min.
One Way To Valhalla is a highly personal exploration of American car culture, staying ahead of the law and credit card companies, and the nature of freedom as it plays out in the life of one man, Bo Durant.

One Way To Valhalla

Director: Karen Goodman Producer: Debbie Brubaker Writer: Karen Goodman Cast: Gabriel Macht, Kim Dickens, Alison Pill, Kate Walsh, Brad William Henke

OTIS E.
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = OTIS E.)

9:00 p.m. Oct. 25, Sunday. 86 min.
After nearly a 20-year stint for an unfathomable crime, Otis has been released from a maximum-security prison. Years of solitude and underground prison fighting have left him scarred to the point that he is barely human. Nevertheless, outside of his halfway house, he meets Penny, a local taxi dancer. Even this goes predictably wrong, forcing Otis to flee, undertaking an Odyssey-like journey into a bizarre desert community.

Otis E.

Director: Jeff Daniel Phillips Producer: David Diaan Writer: Jeff Daniel Phillips Cast: Kevin Durand, Tammy Trull, James Gammon, Marina Sitris

PINKVILLE
Canada
(PROGRAM TITLE = PINKVILLE)

11:00 p.m. Oct. 23, Friday. 112 min.
A deranged history professor, wracked by gambling debts, decides to assassinate a pardoned war criminal after the man's daughter begins attending one of his lectures.

Pinkville

Director: Steven Garbas Producers: Gurpreet Sidhu, Steven Garbas Writers: Philip Irwin, Steven Garbas Cast: Ryan Kessler, Eric Roberts

PUNCHING THE CLOWN
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = PUNCHING THE CLOWN)

11:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Saturday. 91 min.
Henry Phillips, a road-weary American troubadour, is down on his luck playing hell gigs in the desert. He moves to L.A. thinking he's got nothing more to lose. It turns out he was mistaken: his reputation and his music are soon at stake, yet if he plays his cards right, it could all be grist for his darkly humorous songs.

Punching The Clown

Director: Gregori Viens Producer: Gregori Viens Writers: Henry Phillips, Gregori Viens Cast: Henry Phillips, Ellen Ratner, Wade Kelley, Matt Walker, Guilford Adams, Audrey Siegel, Mik Scriba, Marc Cohen

THE RAIN
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = THE RAIN)

9:00 p.m., Oct. 25, Sunday. 108 min.
The Rain tells the tale of a remote farming community that turns to child sacrifice to appease a supernatural evil that haunts the rain. The tale spans three centuries and weaves together three tales featuring screen icon David Carradine in one of his final roles.

The Rain

Director: Douglas Schulze Producer: Kurt Eli Mayry Writers: Douglas Schulze, Kurt Eli Mayry Cast: David Carradine, Dee Wallace Stone, Richard Lynch, Ellen Sandweiss

ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE UNDEAD
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE UNDEAD)

9:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Saturday. 83 min.
A comedy that explains the connection between Hamlet, the Holy Grail, and vampires. Julian, an out of work ladies man living in his dad's office, gets a job directing an off-Broadway play, a bizarre adaptation of Hamlet written by Theo Horace, an actual master vampire. Julian recruits actor buddies and an ex-girlfriend to star and soon they find themselves in the middle of a two-thousand-year-old conspiracy.

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Undead

Director: Jordan Galland Producer: Jordan Galland Writer: Jordan Galland Cast: Jake Hoffman, Devon Aoki, John Ventimiglia, Jeremy Sisto, Ralph Macchio

THE SCENESTERS
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = THE SCENESTERS)

9:00 p.m. Oct. 25, Sunday. 98 min.
When a serial killer starts picking off beautiful young hipsters on the east side of Los Angeles, a group of crime scene videographers hatch a plan to catch him.

The Scenesters

Director: Todd Berger Producers: Kevin M. Brennan, Jeff Grace, Brett D. Thompson Writer: Todd Berger Cast: Sherilyn Fenn, Blaise Miller, Suzanne May, Jeff Grace, Kevin M. Brennan

SCOUT'S HONOR
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SCOUT'S HONOR)

7:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Saturday. 90 min.
Scout's Honor is the story of David and Tim Appleorchard who work for their dad at Camp Bear Claw. They care about three things: Making sure their evil older brother doesn't take over the camp, knowledge of extinct plant life, and earning at least one badge before they turn 30.

Scout's Honor

Director: Jesse Bryan Producers: David Leo Schultz, Jesse Bryan, William Park, Electra Avellan, Nick Cole Writers: Jesse Bryan, David Leo Schultz Cast: David Leo Schultz, BJ Bales, Katie Bryan, Electra Avellan, Chris Kattan, Fred Willard

SEX AND THE CINEMA
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SEX AND THE CINEMA)

7:30 p.m. Oct. 23, Friday. 60 min.
Starz Inside: Sex and the Cinema unzips America's obsession with sex and takes us on a steamy trip through the milestones of erotic cinema. Discover how movies have reflected our changing attitudes towards sex over the decades, and how they inspire our own sexual liberation. The special will look at many films that push the boundary, from mainstream studio films to product that in its time has been considered pornographic. Interviewees include Jennifer Tilly, Dominique Swain, Jason Mewes and acclaimed director Paul Verhoeven.

Sex And The Cinema

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz Producers: Jeffrey Schwarz, Katy Leigh, Taryn Teigue Cast: Featuring Adam Rifkin, Candis Cayne, Jason Mewes, Jennifer Tilly, Ron Shelton

THE THINGS WE CARRY
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = THE THINGS WE CARRY)

5:00 p.m. Oct. 25, Sunday. 80 min.
When her drug-addict mother dies, Emmie returns home. Traveling through the underbelly of suburbia looking for a package from her mother, she reconnects with her estranged sister Eve. This journey exposes old wounds and forces the sisters to confront each other about their different approaches to life.

The Things We Carry

Director: Ian McCrudden Producers: Athena Lobit, Jessica Schatz Writer: Alyssa Lobit Cast: Alexis Rhee, Alyssa Lobit, Catherine Kresge, Daniel Zacapa, Ilene Graff, Johnny Whitworth

TIRAMISU
Netherlands
(PROGRAM TITLE = TIRAMISU)

11:00 p.m. Oct. 23, Friday. 90 min.
Tiramisu is a catching and sometimes bitter comedy with a melancholic touch about relations. It's a story about people who are forced to readjust their prejudices, and a story about restarting all over again.

Tiramisu

Director: Paula van der Oest Producers: Frans Van Gestel, Jeroen Beker Writer: Paula Van der Oest Cast: Anneke Blok, Jacob Derwig, Olga Zuiderhoek, Rifka Lodeizen

THE WATERHOLE
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = THE WATERHOLE)

11:00 p.m. Oct. 23, Friday. 90 min.
A man takes sanctuary in a friend's bar rather than dealing with a failed relationship and pending college graduation. He sinks into a world of one-night stands and hangovers, until someone from his past brings his world crashing down around him.

The Waterhole

Director: Ely Mennin Producers: Daniel Menahem, Nathan Cole Writer: Nathan Cole Cast: Patrick J Adams, Rebecca Mozo, Joey Klein, Jade Carter

WILD GIRLS GONE
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = WILD GIRLS GONE)

9:00 p.m. Oct. 23, Friday. 93 min.
The Upright Citizens Brigade returns in a flick that's equally stoner farce and precise political commentary. Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Matt Walsh and Ian Roberts star in this comedy about a small town sheriff's quest to end beach debauchery in spite of two documentarians and his wife.

Wild Girls Gone

Director: John Ennis Producer: Upright Citizens Brigade Writers: Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh Cast: Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh

SCREENING TICKETS GO ON SALE OCTOBER 10 AT ARCLIGHTCINEMAS.COM

Feature Films - Documentaries - Short Subjects - Music Videos
HFF Screening Schedule

NOTE: ArcLight Cinemas sells tickets by program title. We have listed the program title in blue with each film. Knowing the program title will help you when ordering tickets.

*All films subject to change and/or cancellation without notice.

DOCUMENTARIES

ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IN CONGO
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IN CONGO)

5:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Saturday. 120 min.
A 2 hour program comprised of:

Screening of a documentary highlighting the Congo situation.

Symposium about “Ending Violence Against Women” including VIP guests Bonnie Abaunza, Muadi Mukenge, John Prendergast, and Sonya Walger among others.

Presentation of award to the winner of the "Come Clean 4 Congo" video contest


Come Clean 4 Congo

And The Winner Is...

GARBAGE DREAMS
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = GARBAGE DREAMS)

3:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Saturday. 79 min.
"Garbage Dreams is a moving story of young men searching for ways to eke out a living for their families and facing tough choices as they try to do the right thing for the planet" - Al Gore

Garbage Dreams

Director: Mai Iskander Producer: Mai Iskander

NESHOBA
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = NESHOBA)

3:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Saturday. 90 min.
Forty years after the murders of three civil rights workers, a Mississippi town struggles to face its violent, racist past. The film explores whether the prosecution of one unrepentant, 80-year-old Klansman constitutes justice, and whether healing and reconciliation are possible without telling the unvarnished truth.

Neshoba

Directors: Micki Dickoff, Tony Pagano Producers: Micki Dickoff, Tony Pagano Writer: Micki Dickoff

NO SUBTITLES NECESSARY: LASZLO AND VILMOS
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = NO SUBTITLES NECESSARY: LASZLO AND VILMOS)

7:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Saturday. 86 min.
No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo and Vilmos follows the lives of renowned cinematographers Laszlo Kovacs and Vilmos Zsigmond from escaping the 1956 Soviet invasion of Hungary to the present day.

No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo and Vilmos

Director: James Chressanthis Producers: James Chressanthis, Kian Soleimanpour, Zachary Kranzler, Tony Frere

WAR DANCE RETURNS
Uganda
(PROGRAM TITLE = NESHOBA)

3:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Saturday. 16 min.
In the summer of 2008, the original War Dance film crew traveled back to Uganda to screen War Dance for the members of Patongo, the community documented in the film. Approximately 7,000 to 10,000 people attended the screening, making a lasting impression on the entire crew, as well as Rose, Nancy, and Dominic, the remarkable children of War Dance.

War Dance Returns

Director: Sean Fine Producer: Josie Swantek

SCREENING TICKETS GO ON SALE OCTOBER 10 AT ARCLIGHTCINEMAS.COM

Feature Films - Documentaries - Short Subjects - Music Videos
HFF Screening Schedule

NOTE: ArcLight Cinemas sells tickets by program title. We have listed the program title in blue for each film. Knowing the program title will help you when ordering tickets.

*All films subject to change and/or cancellation without notice.

SHORT SUBJECTS

ALICE'S ATTIC
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = GARBAGE DREAMS)

3:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Saturday. 4 min.
Alice's Attic is a stop-motion animation film about a fragile character who has to face her fears that lie waiting in the silence of the darkness. In giving power to objects surrounding her and allowing them to overpower her, the result of her actions has unforeseen results.

Alice's Attic

Director: Robyn Yannoukos Producer: Brian LoSchiavo Writers: Robyn Yannoukos, Brian LoSchiavo

AMEXICA
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #8)

7:00 p.m. Oct. 25, Sunday. 22 min.
Amexica is the story of a young boy from Mexico who is sold by a ruthless human trafficking ring to two con artists from Los Angeles with a get rich scheme. They portray him as their son, extorting money from innocent people by risking the boy's life in staged automobile accidents. Trapped, alone with his captors, and unable to speak for himself, the boy decides to take his fate into his own hands, forever changing the lives of the people around him.

Amexica

Director: Ronald David Krauss Producer: Ronald David Krauss Writer: Ronald David Krauss Cast: Joseph Ferrante, AnnaLynne McCord, Jordan James

ATTACKAZOIDS!
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = INTERPLANETARY)

9:00 p.m. Oct. 23, Friday. 7 min.
A "normal" woman struggles to survive an invasion of giant killer robots! Attackazoids' dark atmosphere of fascist domination creates a metaphorical nightmare satirizing propaganda and imperialism.

Attackazoids!

Director: Brian Lonano Producer: Erin Horsey Writer: Kevin Lonano Cast: Holly Lynn Ellis, Don Singalewitch, Jeff Douglas

THE BAKE SHOP GHOST
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #2)

2:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Saturday. 17 min.
In a haunted bake shop, a determined young woman struggles to find the perfect recipe to satisfy a hungry spirit. Based on a best-selling children's book, this film provides enchantment for all ages.

The Bake Shop Ghost

Director: Lorette Bayle Producers: Lorette Bayle, Nic Emiliani, Bryan Udovich Writers: Bob Gibbons, Jacqueline Ogbum Cast: Kathryn Joosten, Marianne Jean-Baptiste

BITTERSWEET PARADISE
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #8)

7:00 p.m. Oct. 25, Sunday. 11 min.
Nixie tricks Death ... after a scuffle with squirrels.

Bittersweet Paradise

Director: Paola Cutri Producer: Paola Cutri Writer: Paola Cutri Cast: Carla Tassara, Michael Perl, Tobias Jelinek

BREATHE
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #9)

1:00 p.m. Oct. 25, Sunday. 14 min.
Before Jimmy "The Maze" can deal product for a drug kingpin in New York, he must first pass an initiation and take out a corrupt lawyer in the syndicate. In a world where nothing is as it seems and every step could be your last ... don't forget to 'breathe.'

Breathe

Director: Rich Newey Producers: Rich Newey, Juan Reinoso, Alex Masonette Writer: Rich Newey Cast: Hassan Johnson, Chris Mulkey, Fat Joe, Khleo Thomas

THE CONDOM KILLER
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #4)

5:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Saturday. 15 min.
One man's obsession with keeping the world 'safe' consumes his domestic life and the lives of those around him in this thrilling and chilling film noir comedy starring Jessica St. Clair (In the Motherhood), Kristen Miller (She Spies) and Melissa Rauch (Kath & Kim).

The Condom Killer

Directors: Aaron Seelman, Melissa Rauch Producers: WinMel Productions, Winston Beigel, Melissa Rauch Writers: Melissa Rauch, Winston Beigel Cast: Jackie Geary, Jamison Hasse, Kristen Miller, Melissa Rauch, Jessica St. Clair, John Bobek, Josh Brener

DANNY
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #9)

1:00 p.m. Oct. 25, Sunday. 24 min.
Danny, a high school loner constantly battling a troubled home life, makes friends with Justin, the new kid at school. As Danny and Justin's friendship grows, people around them begin to question the nature of their relationship.

Danny

Director: T. David Field Producer: T. David Field Writers: T. David Field, Joe Ross Cast: Chadbourne Hamblin, Stewart W. Calhoun, Dylan Kohler

DESERT WEDDING
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #9)

1:00 p.m. Oct. 25, Sunday. 14 min.
Some roads lead to the rest of your life.

Desert Wedding

Director: Alexandra Fisher Producers: Alexandra Fisher, Justin Wolske Writer: Alexandra Fisher Cast: Dayna Schaaf, Robert Hallak

GERALD'S LAST DAY
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = GARBAGE DREAMS)

3:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Saturday. 12 min.
Gerald the dog has been scheduled for termination by the pound at five o'clock today. Can he seduce an adopter before his time runs out?

Gerald's Last Day

Directors: Justin Rasch, Shel Rasch Producer: Shel Rasch Writer: Justin Rasch Cast: Adam Yeager, Aedon Rasch, Don Chattfield, Judith Chattfield

GLOCK
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = LITTLE FISH, STRANGE POND)

7:00 p.m. Oct. 23, Friday. 12 min.
The story centers on a promising new spy who is given a cell phone by his agency and told to wait for his first mission. However, the phone never rings and our hero slowly descends into a downward spiral of heartbreak and frustration.

Glock

Director: Tom Everett Scott Producers: Tom Everett Scott, Michael McMillian, Katherine Cunningham-Eves Writers: Michael McMillian, Tom Everett Scott Cast: Ciaran Hinds, Tom Everett Scott, Krysten Ritter, Michael McMillian, Stephen Root, Rhys Coiro

THE GUARDIAN
Bulgaria
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #3)

2:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Saturday. 9 min.
A widowed mother sends her only son to war promising he will be safe. Alone in her cottage, she awakens with a nightmare of her son burning to death. One night, hope and fear race through her mind as she answers a telephone call that may reveal her son's fate.

TheGuardian

Director: Jonathan Heidelberger Producers: Howard Kazanjian, Dimiter Gochev, Louis Heidelberger Writer: Jonathan Heidelberger Cast: Dee Wallace Stone, Ben Cross, Jason Alan Smith, Gabrielle Stone

HEAD OVER HEELS
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #4)

5:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Saturday. 28 min.
A class-A cast of comic veterans voice the characters in this cinematic romantic comedy seen from a decidedly different angle. It's the classic Hollywood story: Boy meets girl. Boy woos girl. Boy goes to jail. Girl goes crazy.

The Guardian

Director: Paul Dooley Producers: Paul Dooley, Ron Dunn Writer: Paul Dooley Cast: Paul Dooley, Winnie Holzman, Tim Conway, Harvey Korman, Bob Balaban, Jeffrey Tambor

HELP
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #5)

1:00 p.m. Oct. 25, Sunday. 40 min.
Follow Roman on the night that he embarks on a desperate mission to save his dying mother's life.

Help

Director: Val Lauren Producers: Mark Greenberg, Val Lauren Writer: Val Lauren Cast: Val Lauren, Adam Beach

HUNGER
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #2)

2:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Saturday. 17 min.
A corrupt politician wakes up in a desolate field and finds himself pursued by a cult of cannibalistic farmers hell-bent on revenge.

Hunger

Director: Chad Jackson Producers: Linda Jackson, Kim Davis, Chad Jackson Writer: Chad Jackson Cast: Glen Vorhis, Tom Rutherford, Garrett Moran

LA NOSTALGIA DEL SR. ALAMBRE
Mexico
(PROGRAM TITLE = LAST DAY OF SUMMER)

3:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Saturday. 13 min.
A shadow puppet artist will find out what fame is all about in a journey that will make him decide between what he loves and what he desires most.

La Nostalgia Del Sr. Alambre

Director: Jonathan Ostos Yaber Producer: Jonathan Ostos Yaber Writer: Jonathan Ostos Yaber Cast: Moises Palacios

LAMBS
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #5)

1:00 p.m. Oct. 25, Sunday. 13 min.
A Christian fundamentalist family in early 1960's rural Texas takes a turn on a pair of wayward drifter brothers. Loosely based on the short story "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" by Flannery O'Connor.

Lambs

Director: Stephen Huff Producer: Dustin Wyatt Writer: Stephen Huff Cast: Brent Duncan, Phillip Rogers, Ryan Edgerly, Ryan Lee, Celeste MacRae

THE LETTER
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #5)

1:00 p.m. Oct. 25, Sunday. 3 min.
A disenchanted soldier, trying to escape the war and get back home to his family, runs across a young, high-strung private from the opposing side. What follows is a tense standoff, each trying to diffuse the situation without sharing a common language.

The Letter

Director: Jesse Grce Producers: Jesse Grce, Falk Hentschel Writers: Falk Hentschel, Jesse Grce Cast: Falk Hentschel, Sean Riblett

LOCKER 13: DOWN & OUT
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #9)

1:00 p.m. Oct. 25, Sunday. 15 min.
A washed-up boxer finally gets a second chance.

Locker 13: Down & Out

Director: Matthew Mebane Producer: Maria White Writer: Cameron Young Cast: Ricky Schroder, Jon Polito, Steve Eastin, Tatyana Ali, Victor Campos, Jesse Garcia, Montgomery Maguire

MANIC DEPRESSION
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #9)

1:00 p.m. Oct. 25, Sunday. 8 min.
Set against the decline of the early 80's hardcore punk scene, Manic Depression is the story of cops versus punks on the streets of Los Angeles, in which the lives of complete strangers brutally collide in an ongoing battle for cultural supremacy.

Manic Depression

Director: Raffi Bagdasarian Producer: Raffi Bagdasarian Writer: Raffi Bagdasarian Cast: Bryan O'Connell, Gene Farber, Joe Pistone, Max Diaz, PJ Marshall

MAROONED?
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #4)

5:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Saturday. 14 min.
A science fiction nerd role-plays as his favorite space hero out in the desert when he hits his head and becomes convinced he is a space hero for real. When he starts to suspect his role-playing buddy of being an enemy alien, what began as a ridiculous fantasy game becomes a matter of life and death.

Marooned?

Director: Ryan Nagata Producers: George Edelman, Vero Shamo-Garcia Writer: Ryan Nagata Cast: Justin Roiland, Mike McCafferty

ME, YOU, A BAG & BAMBOO
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #4)

5:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Saturday. 19 min.
Join Clifford and Chun Li, two melancholic strangers sharing a park bench, on their quirky journey as they work up the courage to say hello.

Me, You, A Bag & Bamboo

Director: Lara Everly Producers: Lara Everly, Annika Marks Writers: Annika Marks, Padraic Duffy, Lara Everly Cast: Kirby Heyborne, Ceciley Jenkins

MELANCHOLY BABY
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #5)

1:00 p.m. Oct. 25, Sunday. 16 min.
An agoraphobic man falls in love with the woman in the apartment next door by listening to her movements through their shared wall.

Melancholy Baby

Director: Sean Hood Producers: Amanda Sweikow, Cain DeVore Writer: Sean Hood Cast: Linda Tomassone, Patrick Labyorteaux, Sean Russell

MONDAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = THE THINGS WE CARRY)

5:00 p.m. Oct. 25, Sunday. 19 min.
Through a chance encounter, a single woman learns that the life she lives is exactly what she wants.

Monday Before Thanksgiving

Director: Courteney Cox Producers: Freestyle, Glamour Magazine Writers: Courteney Cox, Thea Mann Cast: Courteney Cox, Laura Dern, Rosemary Harris

THE MOUSE THAT SOARED
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = JESUS PEOPLE)

3:00 p.m. Oct. 25, Sunday. 6 min.
A flying circus mouse reflects on his humble beginnings in this high-altitude adventure in aerodynamics.

The Mouse That Soared

Director: Kyle T. Bell Producer: Dan Casey Writer: Matthew Hayes Cast: Frederick Gardner

ON THE ROAD TO TEL-AVIV
Israel
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #7)

1:00 p.m. Oct. 25, Sunday. 15 min.
In the wake of a terrorist attack, a young Israeli and his fiance find themselves in a tricky situation when a suspicious-looking Arab woman boards their bus.

On The Road To Tel-Aviv

Director: Khen Shalem Producers: Orit Fisher, Adva Benor, Ehud Rafman Writers: Khen Shalem, Hadar Galron Cast: Amos Lavie, Dana Kabesa, David Livni, Guy Arieli, Orit Fisher

ONE NOTHING
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = ONE WAY TO VALHALLA)

9:00 p.m. Oct. 23, Friday. 7 min.
It's a hot summer day in Los Angeles when a young African-American man climbs a fence to play basketball on opposing turf. He soon discovers he's being watched by two Hispanics and must decide how to diffuse the tension between them. What follows is an unexpected encounter and revelation.

One Nothing

Director: Todd Harter Producer: Bootleggers, Inc. Writer: Todd Harter Cast: Dre Bowie, Gabe Lozano, David Rusi, Carmine Giovinazzo

PATROL
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #1)

2:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Saturday. 18 min.
A security guard poses as a cop to win the heart of his estranged six-year-old son.

Patrol

Director: John Patton Ford Producer: Christine No Writer: John Patton Ford Cast: Daniel Jones, Aiden Schraff

PLACEBO
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #3)

2:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Saturday. 14 min.
Moving from one college town to the next, Derek buys over-the-counter pills and resells them as prescription medication. By playing the part of the drug dealer, Derek is able to fulfill students' expectations, ultimately giving them the high they think they need.

Placebo

Director: Henry Prince Producers: Jacob Lindauer, James Morrison, Henry Prince Writers: Henry Prince, Jacob Lindauer Cast: Jon Prescott, Jamie Benge, Patrick Slevin

PRETTY TWISTED
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #10)

7:00 p.m. Oct. 25, Sunday. 15 min.
A bodacious grifter (Kitty) and a badass thug (Slash) meet to negotiate a drug deal. But she's really setting him up for the mysterious boss she's enslaved to. Slash turns the tables, handcuffing her in the bathroom stall for his taking. But sometimes, things aren't really as they seem.

Pretty Twisted

Director: Jennifer Barlow Producer: Ray Luckey Writer: Jennifer Barlow Cast: Kim McKean, Wayne Pere

RED LETTER
United Kingdom
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #9)

1:00 p.m. Oct. 25, Sunday. 10 min.
This thriller shows a young German trying to kill the Holocaust beast. On a balcony in 1942, Hitler gives an impassioned speech to the crowd. From a window across the road Franz trains a rifle on the Nazi leader's forehead. A crack of gunfire. Is this really happening or is the fabric of memory perhaps mixing with the fabric of time itself?

Red Letter

Director: Edilberto Restino Producers: Christianne Van Wijk, Franz Von Habsburg Writer: Edilberto Restino Cast: Bridie Latona

RIMSHOT
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = PUNCHING THE CLOWN)

11:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Saturday. 13 min.
Rimshot is the story of a doctor who buried his true dream and finds the key to unlock it in the most unlikely of places. Part magical realism, part dark comedy, Rimshot proves sometimes in life you're the punchline and sometimes you're the joke.

Rimshot

Director: Kirk Diedrich Producers: Tony Rago, Kevin King, Dan Kane Writers: Kevin King, Kirk Diedrich, Tony Rago Cast: Tony Rago, Kevin King, Kristine O'Leary, Retta Putignano, Danielle Stewart

SICK PUPPY
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #7)

1:00 p.m. Oct. 25, Sunday. 23 min.
A brooding, darkly comic, off-beat drama about Tim Lanton, a beleaguered bank employee who is having the worst shift of his life. Tim has reached his breaking point and decides to take matters into his own hands when a package is delivered to the bank that will change his life forever.

Sick Puppy

Director: Christopher John Williamson Producer: Jessica L. Freeborn Writer: Christopher John Williamson Cast: Ward Roberts, Desiree Hall, David Goryl

SIGNAL LOST
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAMM #3)

2:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Saturday. 18 min.
At a time when Linda Wright struggles to recapture the love and connection she once shared with her husband Charles, a nuclear bomb threat cripples Los Angeles, putting Linda's life and her family's lives in jeopardy.

Signal Lost

Directors: Kenny Johnston, Steve Richard Harris Producers: Yvonne Koenig, Andreas Wigand, Tony Denison, Peter Mascetta Writers: Steve Richard Harris, Kenny Johnston Cast: Sean Young, Tony Denison, Tyler Neitzal, Sarah Dampf

A SILENT WHISPER
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #7)

1:00 p.m. Oct. 25, Sunday. 12 min.
A troubled young man decides to reveal his darkest thoughts and desires to his psychologist, in hopes that he will be helped. When he unveils the terrifying thoughts and compulsions that go on in his head, his psychologist decides that it is best to betray his trust and to have him sent to confinement. Upon discovering his fate, he decides to take matters into his hands.

A Silent Whisper

Director: Darrell Lake Producer: Darrell Lake Writer: Darrell Lake Cast: Darrell Lake, Blaine Gray

STORIES FROM A PERCH
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = JESUS PEOPLE)

3:00 p.m. Oct. 25, Sunday. 6 min.
Stories from a Perch is an animated film that documents the murder of a father and a daughter's relentless revenge. It follows Henry through his final days as a hated taxman and distant husband to a wife's infidelities. It takes place in a collage-like landscape that is at once timeless and familiar, while simultaneously seeming foreign and dreamlike.

Stories From A Perch

Director: Andrew Zimbelman Producer: Andrew Zimbelman Writer: Andrew Zimbelman Cast: Wayne Baldwin, Briana Venskus

THE TAB
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #4)

5:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Saturday. 12 min.
When David's wife Carol decides to quit smoking, he comes up with a self-serving incentive to help her. A simple barter: smokes for sex. After Carol quits immediately, David devises a devious plan to make her relapse.

The Tab

Director: Mike Corey Producers: Mike Corey, Oscar Arvizo, Patrick Dean Bostrom Writer: Mike Corey Cast: Kelly Albanese, Scott Antonucci, Bret Leubke

TO COMFORT YOU
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #5)

1:00 p.m. Oct. 25, Sunday. 15 min.
A daily phone call between Angela (Golden Globe winner Susan Blakely) and her lesbian daughter living with HIV/AIDS (Pauley Perrette "NCIS") reveals some unexpected news.

To Comfort You

Director: Marc Saltarelli Producers: Marc Saltarelli, Park Walkup, Barney Cheng Writer: Tom O'Leary Cast: Pauley Perrette, Susan Blakely

THE TRAGIC SELF-IMPROVEMENT OF ROSS LAWSON
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #1)

2:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Saturday. 19 min.
When social outcast Ross Lawson discovers that anything he types into his online iSpace profile somehow turns into reality, he begins to transform himself into the popular kid he always wanted to be ... but with a price.

The Tragic Self-Improvement of Ross Lawson

Director: Jolie Hales Producer: Gretl Kruse Writer: Chris Wiltz Cast: Michael Kaiser, Jessica McGoldrick, Miriam Korn, Cory Lewis Pearman, Sam Gipson

TRUNK
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #10)

7:00 p.m. Oct. 25, Sunday. 21 min.
A deadly accident viciously spins the moral compass of two college students in this suspenseful thriller/dark comedy set in the California desert. Brilliantly acted by Kyle Gallner (Smallville) and Zachery Bryan (Home Improvement), this is an intense 20-minute roller-coaster ride with twists and turns that you'll never see coming.

Trunk

Director: Christopher D'Elia Producers: Christopher D'Elia, Michael Klein Writers: Christopher D'Elia, Michael Klein Cast: Kyle Gallner, Zachery Bryan

TURNIPSEED
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #7)

1:00 p.m. Oct. 25, Sunday. 25 min.
A groundbreaking short film based on the true story of one family's journey through violence, lost hope and ultimate redemption. Clarke Peters and Larry Gillard, Jr. from the critically acclaimed HBO series The Wire star as the two lead characters.

Turnipseed

Director: James Duke Producer: Erwin McManus Writer: Erwin McManus Cast: Larry Gilliard Jr., Clarke Peters

ZOMBIES AND CIGARETTES
Spain
(PROGRAM TITLE = DIE-NER)

9:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Saturday. 18 min.
A virus has been set loose in a Spanish shopping mall and it's turning everyone into flesh-eating zombies. Our hero is trying to get out alive, and at the same time, to impress the girl he likes and finding a cure.

Zombies and Cigarettes

Directors: Rafa Martinez, Inaki San Roman Producer: Juan Miguel Hernandez Writer: Inaki San Roman Cast: Aroa Gimeno, Samuel Viyuela, Javier Rios, Paco Hidaldo

MUSIC VIDEOS

AS I LAY DYING - "THE SOUND OF TRUTH"
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #6)

7:00 p.m. Oct. 25, Sunday. 4 min.
The courage of the main character inspires an uprising of people who fight for their individuality in this epic sci-fi video set in a dystopian future.

As I Lay Dying -

Director: Brian Thompson Producer: Carolyn Vye Writers: Nick Hipa, Brian Thompson Cast: Natalie Lynch, Tommy Wilson-O'Brien, "As I Lay Dying"

FRANKI LOVE: SHADOW
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #6)

7:00 p.m. Oct. 25, Sunday. 4 min.
Shadow is a conceptual, contemporary-style music video utilizing practical settings, enhanced by digital intermediate and composite effects, capturing silhouettes and shadow-based imagery centered around plexiglass panels and sunset scenics.

Franki Love: Shadow

Director: Bryan William Robbins Producer: Bryan William Robbins Writer: Franki Love Cast: Franki Love

HER MORNING ELEGANCE
Israel
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #6)

7:00 p.m. Oct. 25, Sunday. 4 min.
The video animates the fantastic dream of a sleeping woman without ever leaving her bedroom, using a mattress as the canvas of her dream and her bed frame as the dolly following her journey. The video was shot in two days using the stop motion technique, with one still camera, one angle, two actors, and a budget near zero. A littler over 3,000 still photos make for the final 3.5 minute music video.

Her Morning Elegance

Directors: Merav Nathan, Oren Lavie, Yuval Nathan Producer: Oren Lavie Writer: Oren Lavie Cast: Oren Lavie, Shir Shomron

SPRING
Germany
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #6)

7:00 p.m. Oct. 25, Sunday. 5 min.
The pop group "Ben*Jammin" accidentally meets a mysterious urban guru. After demonstrating his unbelievable jumping skills, he becomes the personal trainer of the group and teaches them to bring leaps of joy into the world. The true story has been filmed with a handheld camera by a camera team that had been on location for an interview.

Spring

Director: Till Nowak Producer: Till Nowak Writer: Till Nowak Cast: Roland Schupp, Ben*Jammin

A THOUSAND BEES
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #6)

7:00 p.m. Oct. 25, Sunday. 4 min.
Singer/songwriter Sara Lov can't escape reality looking through photographs in the music video for the song "A Thousand Bees." Director Noah Webb shot the entire video using 4,664 still images with stop motion to animate the concept of capturing memories through photographs. Sara opens Pandora's box only to realize you can't go back.

A Thousand Bees

Director: Noah Webb Writer: Sara Lov Cast: Sara Lov

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Feature Films - Documentaries - Short Subjects - Music Videos
HFF Screening Schedule

2009 Hollywood Film Festival Program
Screenings take place October 23 - 25 at ArcLight Cinemas
6360 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood.



Note: The "Hollywood Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Festival" and "Hollywood Comedy Film Festival" take place Friday, October 23, Saturday, October 24, and Sunday, October 25 and they are part of the "Hollywood Film Festival".

Note: Screenings subject to change and/or to cancellation without notice.

 

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