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April 26th - May 3rd, 2012
Los Feliz 3 Cinemas
1822 Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Thursday, April 28th - "Kickoff Film" @ The Vista


2001: A Space Odyssey 141 min

Mankind finds a mysterious, obviously artificial, artifact buried on the moon and, with the intelligent computer HAL, sets off on a quest.

Director/Writer: Stanley Kubrick

Writer: Arthur C Clark

Cinematographer: Geoffrey Unsworth

Editor: Ray Lovejoy

Cast: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester


*Join accomplished composer Dennis Dreith for a special panel that will explore the missing music score from one of the most iconic films of the 20th Century. This totally unique event includes showing actual film footage BUT with the original music score written by Alex North...and hear from industry insiders that were there at the original scoring sessions. The WHAT and WHY and the REAL back story behind the events that surround one of the best UNKNOWN controversies in Hollywood. This promises to be a revealing, intriguing look at 2001 Space Odyssey like NO ONE has ever seen. Hosted by the Film Musicians Secondary Market Fund.


7:00 PM

Vista Theatre

Friday, April 29th - "Opening Night"

Eagles in the Chicken Coop 95 min - LA Premiere

A team of investigative documentarians set out to follow the making of a late night, made-for-television Mature Movie, to capture an inside look at mainstream American movie practices and sensibilities at their lowest. As the production spins out of control, the team of friends sidesteps the studios contractual demands of sex and nuance, risking their jobs, in a game of cat-and-mouse, scraping to protect the 'important' love story they believe The Lone Rancher can provide.

Director: Brent Florence
Writers: Brent Florence, Kenny Luper
Executive Producer: Reece Duca
Producer: Bryan L. Bihari
Co-producer: James Bass
Director of Photography: Matt Davis

Cast: Bruce Abbott, Cameron Bender, Megan Bergkvist


7:00 PM

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GT 104 1.5 min

Riding in cars with blow up dolls.

Director: Seth Camillo


Banana Bread    

Banana Bread 9 min

Matt Meyerson has a worried Jewish mother with good reason to worry.

Director: Barton Landsman



The People vs George Lucas 93 min

Uses a courtroom debate approach to explore the issues of filmmaking and fanaticism around one of the industry's most famous franchises and its creator. The innovative film combines filmmaker and celebrity interviews with fan films - submitted via the film's site - to make this the world's first digitally democratic feature documentary.

Director: Alexandre O. Philippe
DP/Producer: Robert Muratore
Producer: Vanessa Philippe, Anna Higgs
Editor: Chad Herschberger


9:30 PM

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Desert Veil 3.5 min

An exiled woman is confronted with hallucinations of her past and future."

Directors: Lyz Holder & Ed Janne



40 Years 14 min

A haunting tale of loss and regret, blending live action and stunning visual effects that culminate in a dramatic finale.

Director: Russell Appleford



Ferris Bueller's Day Off 103 min - $5

While the rest of us were just thinking about it...Ferris borrowed a Ferrari and did it...all in a day.

Director: John Hughes

Writer: John Hughes

Cast: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones, Jennifer Grey, Charlie Sheen, Ben Stein


25th Anniversary



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Saturday, April 30th - "Behind The Scenes"

I Do, I Don't 63 min - Special Screening

The true story of a young couple compelled to matrimony by the convictions of their religion... but to what end?

Directors: Maggie Sargent, Louis Gurgitano

Producers: Maggie Sargent, Louis Gurgitano, Jason Connell


12:00 PM

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Bottle 5.5 min

A transoceanic conversation between two characters via objects in a bottle.

Director: Kirsten Lepore



Living Downstream 85 min

Based on the acclaimed book by ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., Living Downstream is an eloquent and cinematic feature-length documentary following Sandra during one pivotal year as she works to break the silence about cancer and its environmental links.
Director: Chanda Chevannes

Producers: Chanda Chevannes, Nathan Shields

Cinematographer: Benjamin Gervais

Editor: Nathan Shields


2:00 PM

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Micky Bader 14 min

100 year old Micky has been a member of the local bathing club for almost half a decade. Every day, every season, she swims with her friends. From her story we gain a perspective on ourselves and our existence.

Director: Frida Kempff



Bhopali 84 min

Bhopali documents the survivors of the world's worst industrial disaster, the 1984 Union Carbide gas leak in Bhopal, India. Today the suffering continues, prompting victims to fight for justice against Union Carbide, the American corporation responsible for the disaster.

Director: Van Maximilian Carlson

Producer: Kirk Palayan
Co-composer: Takeshi Furukawa & Henning Lohner


4:30 PM

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Mine: Story of a Sacred Mountain 16.5 min

What will one tribe have to do to save everything they know?

Director: Toby Nicholas



Superheroes 90 min - LA Premiere

A journey inside the world of real life caped crusaders. From all over America, these self-proclaimed crime fighters, don masks, homemade costumes and elaborate utility belts in an attempt to bring justice to evildoers everywhere.

Director: Michael Barnett
Editors: Doug Blush, Derek Boonstra, & Jeff Chen
DP: Michael Barnett
Executive Producers: Doug Blush, Patrick Creadon, & Christine O'Malley
Producer: Theodore James


7:00 PM

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Eleven 2.5 min

Operative 4511, a stranded space marine, copes with being on his own and outnumbered. His only hope is to contact someone who can aid him in his escape...

Director: David Boutilier



Miracle Investigators 13 min

Veteran miracle investigator Father Dominic and his rookie partner Father Justin judge the authenticity of miracles and bust the spiritual criminals who dare disagree--70s cop show style.

Director: Jeremy Dehn



Heart of Now 89 min - LA Premiere

Devastated by her boyfriend's sudden withdrawal from their relationship, a young woman is whisked across a contrast of urban, natural and emotional landscapes. She confronts the deeper issues at the very heart of her suffering, and finds transcendence in a brief moment at the very heart of now.

Director/Writer: Zak Forsman
Producer: Jamie Cobb, Zak Forsman, Kevin K. Shah, Kester Krueger (AP), Kirti Shah (AP), Sam Krueger (AP)
Cinematographer: Addison Brock III, Zak Forsman
Editor: Jamie Cobb

Cast: Marion Kerr, Kelly McCracken, Jason L. Brandt, Dusty Sorg, Mary Elise Hayden


9:30 PM

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The Long Lonely Walk 12 min

In all walks of life, there are challenges that lie ahead.

Director: Leon Chambers






An American Werewolf In London 97 min -

Midnight Movie - $5

Two American tourists in Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

Director: John Landis
Writer: John Landis
Cast: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Griffin Dunne


30th Anniversary



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Sunday, May 1st - "The Quest"

Save Our Future 64 min - LA Premiere

When inner-city charter high school Save Our Future is forced to close doors, dozens of Los Angeles students rally to have their voices heard.

Director/Producer: Janine Foster & Stephanie Young
Editor: M.R. Stiff


12:00 PM

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Kidnap 4 min

I'm late to school because I got kidnapped in the morning!

Director: Sijia Luo



Death of the Revolution 6 min

When Tony is told off for stealing a pencil, his ten year-old logic seethes at the injustice.

Directors: Ben and Chris Blaine


The Street Stops Here 95 min- LA Premiere

Intimate and inspiring, The Street Stops Here is a portrait of the nation’s best high school basketball coach, Bob Hurley, Sr., and his lifelong commitment to save the lives of inner city kids and the poor Catholic school that gives them hope.

Director: Kevin Shaw

Producer: Krista Saponara


2:00 PM

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The Lucky One 4.5 min

Frustrated by the life they've created, two men simultaneously share their introspective view of the the world around them.

Director: Jon Byron



Ballhawks 74 min - LA Premiere

The story of the group of men who have been chasing baseballs and dreams just outside the ivy-covered walls of Wrigley Field, for the last one-hundred years.

Director/Producer: Mike Diedrich

Narrator: Bill Murray

Executive Producer: Joel Murray

Co-Producer: Kyle McCarthy, Brooks Ruyle

Associate Producer: Josh Hamilton



4:30 PM

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The Sandwich Movie 4 min

On his first trip overseas as a young boy, award-winning filmmaker Sean Christensen recalls the sandwich his sister made for him, and the journey his snack took around the world.

Director: Sean Christensen



Weirdo 4 min

This is the story of Romain who has always felt different because of the antlers he was born with. But one day someone is going to change his life and the way people look at him.

Directors: Audrey Najar, Frédéric Perrot



Eat The Sun 79 min - LA Premiere

Is it possible to stare into the sun and not eat? Meet Mason Dwinell in this documentary that focuses on a young man’s journey into the little known world of sungazing – an ancient practice of looking directly at the sun for long periods of time.

Director/Producer: Peter Sorcher


7:00 PM

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Frog in the Well 15 min

Following his mother's wishes, Jo, a reclusive
young tailor from Tokyo embarks on a solitary journey across Japan.

Director: Ken Ochai



The Drummond Will 81 min

The Drummond Will follows estranged brothers Marcus and Danny Drummond as they find themselves on a surprisingly dangerous undertaking to unravel the mystery surrounding their father’s very unlikely wealth.

Director: Alan Butterworth

Writers: Alan Butterworth and Sam Forster

Producer: Tobias Tobbell

Cast: Phillip James, Mark Oosterveen, Keith Parry, Nigel Osner



9:30 PM

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Sudden Death 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.

Director: Adam Hall


Monday, May 2nd - "Inside Hollywood"

Cleanflix 92 min - LA Premiere

This insightful documentary follows the sanitized movie industry from inception to collapse. Starting with Kate Winslet's nudity in Titanic and the Mormon culture that didn't want to see it, the film launches into the numerous legal and theoretical debates that led to a DGA lawsuit involving industry titans.

Directors: Andrew James, Joshua Ligairi

Writers: Andrew James, Joshua Ligairi

Executive Producers: Rachel Mae Ligairi, Stephen Oxman, Jolyn Schleiffarth, Jason Connell

Producers: Andrew James, Joshua Ligairi, Amber Bollinger, William Rowan Jr.


7:00 PM

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Charge 5 min

Olivier's life takes a zany turn when he acquires the power to “save” and “load” it any way he likes.
Director: Samuel Matteau



Re-cre a tion 6 min

For the first time, a girl who lives in a room at the bottom of the ocean, considers stepping outside.

Director: Trisha Gum



Pointe Blank 83 min - LA Premiere

What happens when 4 filmmaking friends get 4 million dollars and a shot at their dreams?

Director: Braxton Davis, Tripp Weathers
Executive Producer: Braxton Davis
Producer/Editor: Richard Samuels
Cast: Corbin Bernsen, Frank Capra Jr., John Wesley Shipp, Braxton Davis


9:30 PM

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Fu(nd) This! 11 min

A film funding applicant battles against censorship and cultural cowardice, as well as his own conscience, in a fraught attempt to get his project 'green-lit' in this surreal and biting political comedy.

Directors: Anna Edwards, Oliver Houston


Tuesday, May 3rd - "New York Stories"

Gabi On The Roof In July 102 min

An ambitious painter on the verge of a big break confronts his moral decay when his idealist, younger sister comes to stay with him in New York City for the summer.

Director/Writer: Lawrence Michael Levine

Co-Writer: Katie Kirtz

Executive Producers: Aimee Schoof, Isen Robbins, Jason Connell

Cast: Lawrence Michael Levine, Sophia Takal, Brooke Bloom, Louis Cancelmi, Kate Lyrn Sheil, Amy Seimetz


7:00 PM

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Yes Yesterday    

Yes, Yesterday 12.5 min

On July 4th in New York, a distant Chinese waiter (Brian Yang - Saving Face) crosses paths with a graceful woman (Xin Li - Paris Je T'aime) from his youth. When he finds out she's leaving, he must weigh almost certain disappointment against a chance to capture what he had lost.

Director: Van Vu



The Prospects 79 min
Two friends, Charlie and Ted, plot to rob an old man of his baseball card collection in order to fund their future recording studio. However, Charlie falls for the old man’s Jamaican nurse, throwing a wrench in their plans, and their friendship.

Director/Writer: David Brundige
Producers: Adam Jaffe, Robert Ri'chard, Joe Rock

Cast: Charlie Hewson, Eric Edelstein, Simone Moore



9:30 PM

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Clara Moreno - "Brincando de Samba" 3 min

A music video by Clara Moreno.

Director: Luciana Camargo



Tall Tale Tanner 11.5 min

Tall Tale Tanner is the story of Tanner, a shy guy who seeks relationship advice from a strange, self-professed seduction guru. An oddball cast of characters are introduced as Tanner is sent on a misguided mission to find love.

Director: Jason Hinkle


Wednesday, May 4th - "Closing Night"

Colin Hearts Kay 88 min - LA Premiere

When Brooklyn-based cartoonist Colin Jensen breaks up with longtime girlfriend Kay Ho, he pulls out all stops to win her back including dragging her into the illustrated world of his cartoons.

Director/Writer: Sebastian Conley

Cast: Noah Starr, Emily Chang, Mellini Kantayya, Abraham De Funes, Nitin Madan, Kyle Walters

Executive Producer: Daniel Kadin

Producers: Benjamin Conley, Sebastian Conley, Nitin Madan

Associate Producer: Kishori Rajan


7:00 PM

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Flat Love    

Flat Love 15 min

Internationally acclaimed actress Isabella Rossellini narrates this visually stunning story about one man's complicated love affair with a woman who only exists in a 2D world.

Director/Writer: Andrés Sanz




Close Encounters of the Third Kind 132 minutes

After an encounter with UFOs, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.

Director: Steven Spielberg

Producers: Julia Phillips, Michael Phillips

Cinematography: Vilmos Zsigmond

Composer: John Williams

Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffau, Teri Garr


We will be honoring Vilmos Zsigmond prior to the screening with a Lifetime Achievement Award & handprint ceremony in front of the Vista at 7:30!


8:00 PM

Vista Theatre


The Dead Inside 98 minutes - LA Premiere

The Dead Inside is a haunting musical about two artists, Wes and Fi, who have misplaced their muse. When Fi begins to show signs of schizophrenia, Wes finds inspiration in her deterioration. When it turns out she is actually possessed, he must choose between the woman he loves and the evil intruder that inspires him.

Director: Travis Betz
Writer: Travis Betz
Cast: Sarah Lassez, Dustin Fasching

Original Music: Joel Van Vliet

Executive Producer: Jessica Petelle

Producer: Galicia Bloom


9:30 PM

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One Night At The Inn    

One Night at the Inn 7.5 min

Late one winter's night, a country pub landlord takes
offence when someone refuses to try one of his 'award winning' pies.

Director: Mike Carr


Thursday, May 5th - "Awards Night"

Swingers 96 min

Wannabe actors become regulars in the stylish neo-lounge scene; Trent teaches his friend Mike the unwritten rules of the scene.

Director: Doug Liman
Writer: Jon Favreau
Cast: Vince Vaughn, Heather Graham, Jon Favreau


15th Anniversary


Awards Ceremony immediately following screening.


7:00 PM

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Friday, April 29th -"Oscar Nominated / Award Winning"

The Crush 15.5 min

An 8 year old schoolboy is so besotted with his teacher that he challenges her boyfriend to a duel...to the death.

Director: Michael Creagh

5:15 PM
Wish 143    

Wish 143 23 min

A boy, a wish, a piece of fruit...

WISH 143 tells the story of a young man desperate to come of age before time runs out ...

Director: Ian Barnes


The Man Who Knew How to Fly 25 min

Mr. Tomašek was walking back from work when he suddenly remembered a dream. In it, he made a slight leap, pushed with his left foot, and at that very second he was flying effortlessly across the sky.

Director: Robi Michael


Monday, May 2nd - "Fantasy"

Le Miroir 15 min

Deeply hurt and disfigured in a car crash, the famous star Vera Bella leaves the 'St James Plastic Surgery Hospital' where surgeons tried to give her back her famous beauty...

Director: Sébastien Rossignol

5:15 PM

The Lost Explorer 20 min

A young girl discovers an explorer from Africa dying of malaria at the foot of her garden, and manages to keep his existence, death, and burial a secret from her parents.

Director: Tim Walker


The Spaceship 25 min

Mia wants to go to space, but finds it difficult to raise money. Her fantastic pizza doesn't convince the restaurant owner who claims one 'need to have it in the veins'. A warm film about dreams, prejudices and a different girl.

Director: Emil Mkrttchian



Tuesday, May 3rd - "Black Comedy"

Sis 11 min

When Lauren and Amy hear there is a man who “likes children” living in the area, they decide to track him down to show him their handstands.

Director: Deborah Haywood

5:15 PM

Quarters 18 min

After Evan's cross-country adventure of a lifetime is derailed by his best friends engagement, he plots revenge at the risk of losing a friendship forever.

Director: Drew Mylrea


Dead Bastard 23 min

In order to receive their inheritance, three estranged siblings must move back into their childhood home
and fulfill the outlandish stipulations in their dead father's will.

Director: James Scully


Wednesday, May 4th - "Dark Tales"

Something Fishy 15 min

A poignant drama about Nick, a 15 year-old boy who risks everything after he sacrifices his friendship with his best mate Trev, to save himself.

Director: Ben Young

5:15 PM

Scent 16.5 min

Scent follows the harrowing tale of John, an elderly man gripped with grief following the death of his wife Patricia.

Director: Darren Bolton


Auf Wiedersehen Papa (Goodbye Daddy) 23 min

Little girl Charlie doesn’t know how to cope with the separation of her parents. Inspired by a fairy tale, she believes that her father was poisoned by his new girlfriend. Thus, she tries to free her father from this spell and comes up with a fatal plan...

Director: Sandra Nedeleff


Thursday, May 5th - "Cultural Awareness"

Crude Justice 18 min

Shot on location in Louisiana, this film explores the damage done by this unimaginable environmental calamity to the lives and livelihoods of the people who depend on the waters of the Gulf of Mexico for their income, their food, and the continuation of their culture.

Director: Kevin E. Fry

5:15 PM

Red Dust 20 min

RED DUST tells an unexamined side of China’s economic development: the resistance, courage, and hope of workers battling occupational disease, demanding justice from the local government and global capital.

Director: Karin T Mak


Keeping Them Safe 28 min

Sopheak 27, works in one of Cambodia's notorious 'Karaoke Bars'. Condemned to a life of poverty, she must make tough choices so that her seven year old daughter does not face her same fate.

Director: Lauren and Melissa Sandler


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