Hollywood Film Festival® Film Program
Oct 22, 23, 24 at the
ArcLight Cinemas, 6360 Sunset Blvd.

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FEATURE FILMS - DOCUMENTARIES - SHORT SUBJECTS
*All films subject to change and/or cancellation without notice.

FEATURE FILMS
(Listed in Alphabetical Order... Scroll Down)

OPENING NIGHT- WORLD PREMIERE:
RECONCILIATION: MANDELA'S MIRACLE
OPENING NIGHT SCREENING - 7:00 p.m. Oct. 22, Friday - 88 min.
SECOND SCREENING: 7:00 p.m. Oct. 23, Saturday - 88 min.
Once considered a "terrorist," Nelson Mandela saved his country from bloody civil war and dismantled the system of apartheid through the spirit of reconciliation. Witnesses give dramatic testimonials along with potent archival footage. Clint Eastwood, one of the films' interviewees, sums it up simply: "The world needs leaders like him."

Director: Michael Henry Wilson Producers: Michael Henry Wilson, Carole Wilson Writer: Michael Henry Wilson Cast: FW De Klerk, Zindzi Mandela, Clint Eastwood, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Francois Pienaar, The Springboks

Reconciliation



THE 5TH QUARTER
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = THE 5TH QUARTER)

5:00 p.m. Oct. 23, Saturday - 96 min.
The 5th Quarter is based on a true story that occurred in 2006, and stars Aidan Quinn, Andie MacDowell, and Ryan Merriman. Driven by the car crash that took the life of his fifteen year old brother Luke, and changing his jersey to his brother's number 5 as he dedicates the upcoming season to his memory, Jon Abbate leads his underdog Wake Forest Demon Deaconsto the ACC Championship, becoming the most improved team in America. This is a story of loss, family, faith, football, and the gift of life as a young mother is saved after receiving Luke's heart.
The 5th Quarter

Director: Rick Bieber Producers: Rick Bieber, Bob J. McCreary, Alan Cohen Writer: Rick Bieber Cast: Aidan Quinn, Andie MacDowell, Ryan Merriman, Michael Harding, Stacy Earl, Jillian Batherson

BENEATH THE BLUE
United States, Bahamas
(PROGRAM TITLE = BENEATH THE BLUE)

5:00 p.m. Oct. 23, Saturday - 92 min.
In Beneath the Blue, Paul Wesley plays a young Naval officer who is assigned to "recover" a dolphin that has gone missing from the Navy's Marine Mammal program. The mission puts him in close contact with a dolphin research facility in the Bahamas, where he finds his assumptions about life and values being challenged, even as he begins to question the legitimacy of the mission itself.

Beneath the Blue

Director: Michael D. Sellers Producer: Susan Johnson Writer: Wendell Morris Cast: Caitlin Wachs, Paul Wesley, David Keith, Michael Ironside, Ivana Milicevic, Christine Adams, George Harris

BEWARE THE GONZO
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = BEWARE THE GONZO)

3:00 p.m. Oct. 23, Saturday - 94 min.
Eddie "Gonzo" Gilman is starting a revolution. When the wild-eyed rebel journalist is ousted from his prep school's newspaper by its uber-popular editor, Eddie fronts an underground movement to give a voice to all the misfits, outcasts, and nerds. Soon the power of the press is in Eddie's hands... but will he use it wisely?

Beware the Gonzo

Director: Bryan Goluboff Producers: Craig Cohen, Israel Wolfson, Matthew Weaver Writer: Bryan Goluboff Cast: Ezra Miller, Zoe Kravitz, Jesse McCartney, Judah Friedlander, James Urbaniak, Amy Sedaris, Campbell Scott

BLACK, WHITE AND BLUES
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = BLACK, WHITE AND BLUES)

5:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Sunday - 92 min.
Bailey drinks too much, works too little, and has no one worth a damn in his life until a mysterious stranger takes him on the road where Bailey finds redemption through the power of the blues. Unfortunately, he learns his savior carries with him a dark secret.

Black, White and Blues

Director: Mario Van Peebles Producers: Jeff Balis, Charlie Poe, Rhoades Rader, Morgan Simpson Writers: Morgan Simpson, George Richards Cast: Michael Clarke Duncan, Tom Skerritt, Kiele Sanchez, Taryn Manning, Luke Perry, Morgan Simpson

BROTHER'S JUSTICE
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = BROTHER'S JUSTICE)

7:00 p.m. Oct. 22, Friday - 78 min.
Brother's Justice, follows actor Dax Shepard as he tries to radically change the direction of his career. Known as a comedian, Dax is met with strong opposition while trying to secure financing for his martial arts film. With maniacal conviction, he takes a bizarre path that becomes increasingly nonsensical and destructive, exploiting every relationship he has along the way.

Brother's Justice

Directors: David Palmer, Dax Shepard Producer: Nate Tuck Writer: Dax Shepard Cast: Dax Shepard, Tom Arnold, Nate Tuck, Bradley Cooper, David Koechner

BUZZKILL
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = BUZZKILL)

3:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Sunday - 93 min.
A struggling British writer, Ray Wyatt, acquires fame in an unusual way when a notorious serial murderer, the Karaoke Killer, steals his car and the newest draft of his script.

BuzzKill

Director: Steven Kampmann Producers: Thomas Hanna, Dylan Hundley, Samara Yeshaiek, Barry Shapiro, George Stephanopoulos Writers: Matt Smollon, Steven Kampmann Cast: Daniel Raymont, Krysten Ritter, Darrell Hammond, Reiko Aylesworth, Mike Starr, Larry Hankin, Lance Kinsey


COST OF A SOUL
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = COST OF A SOUL)

5:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Sunday - 109 min.

Cost of a Soul captures the struggle of two Iraq veterans who return home to the slum neighborhood they joined the military to escape. As they struggle for redemption in the mean streets of Philadelphia, their own families become entangled in a web of crime, corruption, and violence.

Cost of a Soul

Director: Sean Kirkpatrick Producers: Edward J. Eberwine III, Jonathan Risinger, Sean Kirkpatrick Writer: Sean Kirkpatrick Cast: Chris Kerson, Will Blagrove, Mark Borkowski, Gregg Almquist, Judy Jerome, Nakia Dillard

DARKENING SKY
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = DARKENING SKY)

9:00 p.m. Oct. 22, Friday - 84 min.
When a troubled UFO skeptic finds his girlfriend has vanished, the increasingly bizarre events that follow force him to consider the one explanation he finds impossible to accept.

Darkening Sky

Director: Victor Bornia Producer: Karly Young Writer: Victor Bornia Cast: Rider Strong, Danielle Keaton, Ezra Buzzington, Charley Rossman, Danica Stewart, Suzanne Ford

DESERT SON
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = DESERT SON)

9:00 p.m. Oct. 22, Friday - 93 min.
When Phillip is abandoned in the desert by his Step Father, he takes refuge with two mysterious orphans living in an ghostly and decrepit mining town. Together they struggle for survival. But when a series of crimes culminates in an unthinkable murder the group violently unravels.

Desert Son

Director: James Mann, Brandon Nicholas Producers: James Mann, Brandon Nicholas Writer: James Mann Cast: John Bain, Erica Curtis, Nathan Halliday

DISRUPT/DISMANTLE
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = DISRUPT/DISMANTLE)

7:00 p.m. Oct. 22, Friday - 90 min.
Caught in the trenches between LA's criminal underworld and the agenda of its political leaders, one veteran cop, Mike Marino, embarks upon a personal journey for justice. He trusts his instincts and "To Hell With The Rules" philosophy despite the harm he may cause to those he leads, consequences be damned.

Disrupt/Dismantle

Directors: Jack Lucarelli, Troy Price Producers: Jack Lucarelli, Troy Price Writers: Jack Lucarelli, Troy Price Cast: Jack Lucarelli, Mercedes Brito, Roberto Sanchez, Sandra Luesse, Dwight Hicks

FIRST DOG
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = FIRST DOG)

9:00 p.m. Oct. 22, Friday - 95 min.
Teddy is accidentally left behind at a dedication ceremony. The dog is found by a young foster boy who discovers the canine belongs to the President of the United States – but no one believes him. And so begins an exciting adventure across America to return the First Dog to the White House!

First Dog

Director: Bryan Michael Stoller Producers: Bryan Michael Stoller, Alexander Yurchikov Writer: Bryan Michael Stoller Cast: Eric Roberts, Tiny Lister, John-Paul Howard, Little Bear, Priscilla Barnes, Paula Devicq, Tim Peyton, Linda Bella

FORT MCCOY
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = FORT MCCOY)

7:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Sunday - 101 min.
Fort McCoy is based on a true story when Kate Connor's grandparents lived next to a Nazi POW camp in Wisconsin during W.W.II. It is a coming of age story, a romance and the journey of one man (Eric Stoltz) struggling to find his worth in a war that does not want him.

Fort McCoy

Directors: Kate Connor, Michael Worth Producers: Eric Stoltz, Kate Connor Writer: Kate Connor Cast: Eric Stoltz, Kate Connor, Lyndsy Fonseca, Andy Hirsch, Camryn Manheim, Seymour Cassel

HOLLYWOOD AND WINE
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = HOLLYWOOD AND WINE)

7:00 p.m. Oct. 23, Saturday - 96 min.
Diane Blane has the face of a movie star. Too bad Jayme Stephens already made it famous. When you add a boyfriend and a Made man with a crush, her star better be the only thing shooting.

Hollywood and Wine

Directors: Matt Berman, Kevin Farley Producers: Brian Hartman, Henry Boger, Alexander Tabrizi, Mary Aloe Writers: Matt Berman, Kevin Farley, John Farley, Jennifer Farley Cast: Chris Kattan, Nicky Whelan, Norm MacDonald, David Spade, Kevin Farley, John Farley, Pamela Anderson, Chazz Palminteri, Miguel A. Nunez Jr., Vivica A. Fox, Chris Parnell, Jeremy London, Heratio Sanz

OVERNIGHT
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = OVERNIGHT)

7:00 p.m. Oct. 23, Saturday - 84 min.
Overnight is a romantic comedy about two neurotic strangers who meet amidst a bizarre group of passengers on the red eye flight from LA to New York on Valentine’s Day... it’s all about love!

Overnight

Director: Valerie Breiman Producers: Michael Gruskoff, Howard Zuker, Dan Grodnik, Michael Viner Writer: Valerie Breiman Cast: Rachel Blanchard, James D’Arcy, Anthony LaPaglia, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Maz Jobrani, Mousa Kraish, Josh Braatan

PICKIN' & GRINNIN'
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = PICKIN' & GRINNIN')

7:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Sunday - 106 min.
Desperate to shed their family legacy of failure, the Johnson brothers set out cross country in their 1976 Winnebago to win the Nashville Sing-A-Ling contest. With a strategy of hope lost in delusion, the brothers discover the journey, not the destination, is what life is all about.

Pickin' & Grinnin'

Director: Jon Gries Producers: Dan Riley, Peter J. Clark, Ben Skerker Writers: Garrett Mathany, Johnny Dowers Cast: Johnny Dowers, Garrett Mathany, David Lane, Jeff Lorch, Francis Bay, Tracey Walter, Sandy Martin, Garrett Morris, W. Earl Brown, Geoffrey Lewis, Billy Gibbons, Kenny Loggins

POUND OF FLESH
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = POUND OF FLESH)

5:00 p.m. Oct. 23, Saturday - 97 min.
Between lectures, Barden College's most revered Professor, Noah Melville, runs an escort service, giving gorgeous students the opportunity to finance their educations. Melville's secret life is shattered when a young woman turns up dead, setting hardened Detective Kelly on his trail... a detective, we find out, who has secrets of his own.

Pound of Flesh

Director: Tamar Simon Hoffs Producers: Tamar Simon Hoffs, B.J. Ford, Charley Cabrera Writer: Tamar Simon Hoffs Cast: Malcom McDowell, Angus MacFadyen, Timothy Bottoms, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Bellamy Young, Taryn Southern, Whitney Able, Lilly McDowell, Sean McCarthy, Ashley Wren Collins, Dee Wallace

WHEN THE EVENING COMES
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = WHEN THE EVENING COMES)

9:00 p.m. Oct. 23, Saturday - 75 min.
Charlie Corrado is pushing forty and lives with his grandparents. Charlie is an attorney and the "delivery boy" at his grandfather's florist, and his personal life does not meet the approval of his overprotective grandmother. When Charlie is forced to deal with the realities of the adult world, life takes unexpected turns, and Charlie takes his turn at life.

When The Evening Comes

Director: Craig Geraghty Producers: Carmine Famiglietti, Rich Pecci, Leo Marinello Writer: Leo Marinello Cast: Philip Bosco, Anne Meara, Leo Marinello, Amy Hargreaves, Rich Pecci, Richard Council

WILD TARGET
United Kingdom
(PROGRAM TITLE = WILD TARGET)

5:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Sunday - 98 min.
Rose (Emily Blunt) is a beautiful, quick-witted con-artist, who makes a killing selling fake paintings. But when she scams an art loving gangster (Rupert Everett) he sets Europe's most efficient and expensive assassin on her tail. Enter Victor Maynard (Bill Nighy). He sets out on the assignment with his usual lethal professionalism. Yet every time Victor has Rose in his sights something holds him back. Entranced by the spirited Rose, Victor spares her life and becomes her protector, accidentally acquiring a young apprentice (Rupert Grint) into the bargain. Now on the run, Victor has to fight both his feelings for Rose and the murderous attentions of 'the second most expensive' assassin (Martin Freeman), sent to finish off all three of them.

Wild Target

Director: Jonathan Lynn Producers: Martin Pope, Michael Rose Writers: Lucinda Coxon, Pierre Salvadori Cast: Emily Blunt, Bill Nighy, Rupert Grint, Rupert Everett

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FEATURE FILMS - DOCUMENTARIES - SHORT SUBJECTS
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
(Listed in Alphabetical Order... Scroll Down)

100 VOICES: A JOURNEY HOME
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = 100 VOICES: A JOURNEY HOME)

9:00 p.m. Oct. 23, Saturday - 91 min.
100 Voices: A Journey Home is a compelling and moving musical documentary that uniquely highlights the rich history of Jewish culture in Poland. The current resurgence of Jewish culture is explored through personal reflections and musical performances of 100 cantors from all over the world.

100 Voices: A Journey Home

Directors: Matthew Asner, Danny Gold Producers: Matthew Asner, Danny Gold, Michael Lam, Nathan Lam Writers: Matthew Asner, Danny Gold, Michael Lam, Michael Mayhew

RECONCILIATION: MANDELA'S MIRACLE
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = RECONCILIATION: MANDELA'S MIRACLE)

7:00 p.m. Oct. 22, Friday - 88 min.
7:00 p.m. Oct. 23, Saturday - 88 min.
Once considered a "terrorist," Nelson Mandela saved his country from bloody civil war and dismantled the system of apartheid through the spirit of reconciliation. Witnesses give dramatic testimonials along with potent archival footage. Clint Eastwood, one of the films' interviewees, sums it up simply: "The world needs leaders like him."

Reconciliation

Director: Michael Henry Wilson Producers: Michael Henry Wilson, Carole Wilson Writer: Michael Henry Wilson Cast: FW De Klerk, Zindzi Mandela, Clint Eastwood, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Francois Pienaar, The Springboks

STREETBALL
South Africa
(PROGRAM TITLE = STREETBALL)

3:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Sunday - 80 min.
Eight men from the streets of Cape Town band together to fight for their place in society through a fast-paced game of street soccer.

Streetball

Director: Demetrius Wren Producers: Michael Smith, Demetrius Wren, Christina Ghubril

IMPORTANT: SCREENING TICKETS GO ON SALE OCTOBER 14 AT ARCLIGHTCINEMAS.COM

FEATURE FILMS - DOCUMENTARIES - SHORT SUBJECTS
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
(Listed in Alphabetical Order... Scroll Down)

THE ABSENCE
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #8)

2:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Sunday - 29 min.
Benjamin Moss, assistant manager in the Records Department of Black House Securities, is sent on a mission to a mysterious and barren rural town, where he confronts the truth behind his company's work and must choose whether to continue to obey his messianic boss.

The Absence

Director: Alex DeMille Producers: Alex DeMille, Dagmar Weaver-Madsen, Dane Reiley Writer: Alex DeMille Cast: Matthew Rauch, Jan Uczkowski, Larry Swansen

BLOOD AND WATER
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #5)

3:00 p.m. Oct. 23, Saturday - 20 min.
Two brother worlds are rocked by the brutal killing of their father. Both dealing very differently with his death, they drift apart only to be brought back together to face their demons and have their lives tragically bound to one another.

Blood and Water

Director: Richell Morrissey Producers: Jason Dmitry Steinbuchel, Conor Walshe Writer: Joseph E. Michael Cast: Conor Walshe, Jackson Gutierrez

COCKPIT: THE RULE OF ENGAGEMENT
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #1)

2:00 p.m. Oct. 23, Saturday - 12 min.
The Captain of a Star Carrier must decide whether the lone surviving pilot of a bombing run can return to base when suspicion arises that the alien enemy has corrupted his mind.

Cockpit: The Rule of Engagement

Director: Jesse Griffith Producer: Charles Danek Writer: Jesse Griffith Cast: Ronny Cox, Hellena Taylor, Karl Champley

THE DEADBEAT
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #6)

2:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Sunday - 20 min.
Morgan, socially inept mortician, is continually late to work due to traffic and is subject to his deranged boss, the mortuary owner. Out of desperation Morgan has an idea to save his job. A twisted and hilarious tale ensues.

The Deadbeat

Director: Levi Kaminkowitz Producers: Robert Louis Love III, Sherylgrace Avisado Writer: Levi Kaminkowitz Cast: Joseph Culliton, Rob Ullett, Mark Willett

THE DESPERATE
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #7)

7:30 p.m. Oct. 24, Sunday - 33 min.
On a rainy night, and on the eve of his scheduled execution in a concentration camp during WWII, an imprisoned and eminent Jewish doctor is threatened at gunpoint to perform emergency surgery on the wounded son of a fearsome German army general.

The Desperate

Director: Ben Hur Sepehr Producer: Ben Hur Sepehr Writer: Ben Hur Sepehr Cast: Peter Mark Richman, Greg Mullevy, Alexander Leeb, Josie DiVincenzo, Kevin Oestenstad

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

2:00 p.m. Oct. 23, Saturday - 14 min.
Sean Murray - a seemingly ordinary, mid-level attorney from Chicago – receives a mysterious phone call from a man threatening to kill his wife and child, unless he plays along in the caller's mysterious game. Sean finds himself neck deep in a global conspiracy that could mean life or death for the people closest to him.

Diversion

Director: Chris Folkens Producers: Sam Carmichael, Chris Folkens, Cannon Kinnard Writer: Chris Folkens Cast: Barret Walz, Doug James, Victoria Floro

EL ARMADILLO FRONTERIZO
Mexico
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #5)

3:00 p.m. Oct. 23, Saturday - 8 min.
An ingenious armadillo leaves his wife and rapidly multiplying family at home and heads out in search of food, but finds trouble instead.

El Armadillo Fronterizo

Director: Miguel Anaya Producer: Carolina Pavia Writer: Miguel Anaya Cast: Jose Benavent

ELK HAIR CADDIS
Denmark
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #2)

3:00 p.m. Oct. 23, Saturday - 4 min.
A father escapes his stressful life with his many tadpoles to his favorite hideout by the river. His peace and quiet is suddenly disturbed by his neighbor's attempt to catch the fish of his dreams.

Elk Hair Caddis

Directors: Peter Smith, Magnus I. Moller Producers: Michelle Nardone, The Animation Workshop Writers: Peter Smith, Magnus I. Moller, Alice Holme, Anders B. Jepsen

FATHER AND SISTER
South Korea, United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #9)

3:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Sunday - 5 min.
A series of coincidental happenings at the church results in an unspeakable act of sin... Or not!

Father and Sister

Director: Soyeon Kim Producer: Soyeon Kim Writer: Soyeon Kim

THE FIGHTER AND THE CLOWN
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #2)

3:00 p.m. Oct. 23, Saturday - 40 min.
A buddy dramedy about two men that grew up in the juvenile justice system struggle to make it through manhood while battling with their past to shed their masks.

The Fighter and the Clown

Directors: Terryl Daluz, Mann Alfonso Producers: Terryl Daluz, Mann Alfonso Writers: Terryl Daluz, Mann Alfonso Cast: Mann Alfonso, Terryl Daluz, Enrico Colantoni, Starletta DuPois

FRANK DANCOOLO: PARANORMAL DRUG DEALER
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #1)

2:00 p.m. Oct. 23, Saturday - 8 min.
In the annoyingly sparkly future-scape of Neo-Mega-Ultra Tokyo, reporter Holly Malone tracks a murderous urban legend. She discovers that a chain of drug related killings leads down a super natural trail. A trail that ends with no average pill pusher, but Frank DanCoolo: Paranormal Drug Dealer!

Frank Dancoolo: Paranormal Drug Dealer

Director: Andrew W. Jones Producer: Andrew W. Jones Writer: Andrew W. Jones Cast: Priscilla McEver, John Charles Meyer, Hidekun Kah

GELBER & MANNING IN PICTURES
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #9)

3:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Sunday - 11 min.
Gelber & Manning are everyone's favorite romantic vaudeville duo! When handpicked by a Hollywood producer to star in his next movie, the twosome stands to make it big, but a "peculiar condition" threatens their love. In the steamy midst of speak-easies, gangsters, and burlesque Gelber & Manning are thrust into a sinister underworld that reveals a dark secret.

Gelber & Manning In Pictures

Director: James Lester Producers: Jesse Gelber, James Lester, Kate Manning Writers: Jesse Gelber, James Lester, Kate Manning Cast: Carson Grant, Kate Manning, Mark Armstrong

GOODBYE SHANGHAI
China, United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #5)

3:00 p.m. Oct. 23, Saturday - 12 min.
Two Western bankers embezzle $15 million in cash from a Chinese bank. They store it in an upright bass case and wander the streets of Shanghai, waiting for their morning departure. Goodbye Shanghai explores the negative effects of Western imperialism on modern Chinese culture.

Goodbye Shanghai

Director: Adam Christian Clark Producer: Michael Ziming Ouyang Writer: Adam Christian Clark Cast: Loran Fredric, Charles Mayer, Zhang Jing, Yuzu Chen

HEART OF STONE
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #2)

3:00 p.m. Oct. 23, Saturday - 4 min.
The Heart of Stone video is about a man who's buried his emotions as a reaction to having been rejected by his lover. By denying his own feelings, he shuts down the pain he feels but sets off a chain reaction of inner turmoil.

Heart of Stone

Director: Chris Do Producers: Dana Vaden, David Kleinman Writer: Chris Do

HOME SWEET HOME
Belgium
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #2)

3:00 p.m. Oct. 23, Saturday - 6 min.
In front of a deserted old house, a letterbox is waiting for a new owner who will never come...

Home Sweet Home

Director: Pascal Adant Producer: Pascal Adant Writer: Pascal Adant

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

2:00 p.m. Oct. 23, Saturday - 20 min.
Inferno is the dark tale of a Young Man who wakes from a horrific "nightmare" to find the Young Woman he loves suffering from a mysterious illness as a result of his past sins. He soon receives a call from a Mystery Man who offers him redemption and the end to her suffering if he will deliver a strange Black Case that is now in his possession, but he must promise to never open the case, no matter what happens. In his desperation the Young Man sets out to make the deal, but the Black Case has other plans for him...

Inferno

Director: Jarid Boyce Producers: Jarid Boyce, Kristin Graham, Ian McGlocklin Sinclair Writer: Jarid Boyce Cast: Scott Peat, Natalie Smyka

LIBERTY LANE
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #8)

2:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Sunday - 18 min.
When the pressures of growing up threaten to divide three best friends, twelve year old Jeremy lashes out in a destructive rage, but conceals his actions with a lie that keeps his friends on his side and the three of them united against their supposed rivals.

Liberty Lane

Director: Timo Becker Producer: Michael M. McGuire Writer: Michael M. McGuire Cast: Tristan Price, Malik Kirkwood, Dalton O'Dell

THE MAN WHO KNEW HOW TO FLY
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #3)

2:00 p.m. Oct. 23, Saturday - 24 min.
Mr. Tomasek has just discovered the human ability to fly. Now he fears the repercussions.

The Man Who Knew How To Fly

Director: Robi Michael Producers: Robi Michael, Chady Eli Mattar Writer: Robi Michael Cast: Kim Stodel, Wayne Thomas Yorke, Armin Shimerman

MIDLIFE
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #4)

2:00 p.m. Oct. 23, Saturday - 22 min.
Midlife is a dark comedy about Sam Schmidt trudging through yet another day in his midlife crisis. While heading to his in-law's self absorbed birthday party, he is kidnapped by a psycho CEO whose paperclip company has finally gotten the best of him. Sam must choose to finally take charge of life or lose his own.

Midlife

Director: Michael Swingler Producers: Marc Cittadino, Judith Levine Writer: Michael Swingler Cast: Arye Gross, Nicolas Coster

MIRROR IMAGE
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #6)

2:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Sunday - 18 min.
Eddie Burke is a perpetual loser who is deep in trouble. When he is contacted by his long-lost twin brother, he thinks he just might have found a solution to all his problems. However, this development might lead him into deeper trouble than he could ever imagine.

Mirror Image

Directors: John Nash, Tom Nash Producers: David Ho, Marty James Writers: John Nash, Tom Nash Cast: Quentin Jones

ONE DAY
France, United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #9)

3:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Sunday - 11 min.
Andy is about to ask Claire to marry him, but everything that can go wrong does go wrong.

One Day

Director: Thomas Leisten Schneider Producers: Winnie Kemp, Michael Tringe Writer: Thomas Leisten Schneider Cast: Angus Sutherland, Aurelia Crebessegues

OUR VOWS
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #4)

2:00 p.m. Oct. 23, Saturday - 12 min.
Two lovers trapped in their addictions discover the true value of loss in their conquest to quell their crack cocaine habit.

Our Vows

Director: Ryan LeMasters Producers: David Bianchi, Ryan LeMasters, Tyler Jackson Writer: David Bianchi Cast: David Bianchi, Isabella Cascarano, Rene Rosado

THE PURPLE HAT
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #4)

2:00 p.m. Oct. 23, Saturday - 13 min.
The French Quarter - 1938. It rains heavily as a stranger walks into a bar and tells his story. He expects to see a woman murdered tonight. Again. He thinks she's a ghost - the Lady in the Purple Hat - he's seen her murdered twice. Each time by a different young man...

The Purple Hat

Director: Gregory Doucette Producer: April Adams Writer: Gregory Doucette Cast: James Eckhouse, Chris Browning, Joe Peracchio, Keliher Walsh, Joe Manuel Gallegos Jr.

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

3:00 p.m. Oct. 23, Saturday - 27 min.
Reunited is a moving story about a rumpled novelist, Frank Lechner (Robert Pine), who embarks on a literary ride whilst writing a memoir of his life with his beloved wife Sylvia. Throughout this journey he revisits various life changing experiences taking him back to some difficult times in the 1960's.

Reunited

Director: Richard Peters Producers: Richard Peters, Kerry Finlayson Writer: Marc Peterson Cast: Robert Pine, Alex Schemmer, Cheryl Texiera, Trevor Teichmann

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

3:00 p.m. Oct. 23, Saturday - 18 min.
A provocative supernatural drama, The Seer examines the balance between protecting a child from the world and allowing them to fulfill their destiny, even when that destiny forever alters the course of their life. Believing the fate of two young girls is in her hands, 14 year-old Tess Hollister rejects surgery which may help save her own eyesight.

The Seer

Director: Patrick Massett Producers: Sean Ryerson, Sara Fischer, Erica McIntosh, Gavin Barclay, Marybeth Massett Writer: Patrick Massett Cast: Boo Arnold, Eloise Massett, Marybeth Massett, Linda Purl

SONG IN A CONVENIENCE STORE
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #7)

7:30 p.m. Oct. 24, Sunday - 18 min.
On moonlit walks to the local mini-mart, a lonely young woman gets what she needs while searching for what she doesn't really want, by the grace of a Sikh clerk.

Song in a Convenience Store

Director: Silas Weir Mitchell Producers: Christy Strahan, Christina Ferreira, Nicole Gabriella Scipione Writer: Nicole Gabriella Scipione Cast: Subash Kundanmal, Wes Robertson, Nicole Gabriella Scipione, Joshua Wolf Coleman, Lemar Harris, Jeff Holman, Josh Brener, Tyler Shamy, Kevin Olson

SUCCESSFUL ALCOHOLICS
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #9)

3:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Sunday - 25 min.
Drake and Lindsay are alcoholics who need to redefine their idea of success.

Successful Alcoholics

Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts Producers: Jordan Vogt-Roberts, TJ Miller, Lizzy Caplan Writer: T.J. Miller Cast: TJ Miller, Lizzy Caplan, Tony Hale, Nick Kroll, Matt Braunger

SUDDEN DEATH!
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #9)

3:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Sunday - 20 min.
Los Angeles has been overtaken by a virus known as Sudden Death Syndrome, a disease that causes its victim to die suddenly and has only one symptom... spontaneously breaking into well-choreographed song and dance.

Sudden Death!

Director: Adam Hall Producers: Melanie Hall, Nick Jones Writer: Adam Hall Cast: Matt Lutz, Autumn Hurlbert, Doug Jones, John Larroquette, Mark Christopher Lawrence

THE SUPER HOLIDAYS
United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #2)

3:00 p.m. Oct. 23, Saturday - 8 min.
Evil Jack tries to ruin The Super Holidays summer break with his weather machine. When his machine delivers less than stellar results he holds an "Evil Bakesale." When the residents turn evil by eating his cupcakes, The Holidays must use their powers to save the town and defeat Evil Jack.

The Super Holidays

Director: Kevan Peterson Producers: Darrell Bowen, Bryon E. Carson, Kevan Peterson Writer: Kevan Peterson Cast: Nickie Bryar, Ellie Baer, Wendy Wynman-Engels, Jeff Coatney

WINNER: BEST SHORT FILM
Canada, United States
(PROGRAM TITLE = SHORTS PROGRAM #9)

3:00 p.m. Oct. 24, Sunday - 4 min.
A filmmaker (Kevin Farley) tries to impress a Hollywood producer (John Farley), by claiming to have won the Sundance Short Film Competition with his half-second masterpiece.

Winner: Best Short Film

Director: Peter Meech Producers: Peter Meech, Steven Douglas Smith Writer: Peter Meech Cast: Kevin Farley, John Farley

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Feature Films - Documentaries - Short Subjects
HFF Screening Schedule

2010 Hollywood Film Festival Program
Screenings take place October 22 - 24 at ArcLight Cinemas
6360 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood.



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

 

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