Act Naturally


Today the United Film Festival is spotlighting ‘Act Naturally,’ which will be screening at the upcoming United Film Festival in both Los Angeles and New York this Spring. We love this film because it is offers a heartfelt peek into a world rarely discovered by filmmakers today, a nudist colony. The story follows the lives of two sisters who must immerse themselves in nudist culture after their father leaves them a colony as an inheritance. Young Naturists America called the film a “funny and compelling journey,” citing it as a “celebration of textile freedom.” It’s no wonder this film sold out the United Film Festival – Chicago last September. It is a quirky and genuine tale that anyone can appreciate, clothed or not.

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A Schizophrenic Love Story


Most people have enough trouble trying to make good decisions when it comes to their love lives. It is doubtful anyone would enjoy having to consult alternate delusions due to a personality disorder. In the quirky tale ‘A Schizophrenic Love Story,’ a young man struggles with three delusions; Mary the Mother of Jesus, Einstein, and a vampire because of his schizophrenia. He must then wrestle with doubt to decide whether a young woman who has come into his life is real or just his imagination.

An endearing look at the obstacles of relationships, however strange they may be, this film shows us that love can come in any form.

United Film Festival- Los Angeles is thrilled to be premiering this film Tuesday May 1, 7:00pm at the Los Feliz 3 Cinemas!

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Stealing Elvis


In a whirlwind of intrigue, ‘Stealing Elvis’ proves itself to be an interesting look at a wild plan gone wrong. After stealing $2 million dollars in the light of day, Frank and Danny decide to celebrate with a night on the town. They meet two young girls in need of entertainment, Kristina and Alice who eventually steal the money from them for their own satisfaction. The twisted plot unfolds as the girls attempt to keep the money, with Frank and Danny close on their tail.

The movie is a unique and dynamic interpretation of a modern heist story. The only difference is the criminals don’t really know what they are doing. This makes for a humorous and frightening series of events when millions of dollars end up in the wrong hands. With both sides completely clueless as to handle an amount of money that large, chaos ensues. Kristina and Alice realize quickly that their attempt at adventure has gotten suddenly dangerous, and Frank and Danny are left attempting to clean up the mess they created themselves.

The film is a fantastic example of independent films at their best. Shot in 7 days for only $5,000, ‘Stealing Elvis’ is a must see at the United Film Festival – London this June.


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Fast Talk


Everyone has an opinion these days. To some, their opinion is the right one. To a debater, their opinion is the only one. In her documentary, ‘Fast Talk,’ Debra Tolchinksy follows the debate team from Northwestern University for a year, ending up with footage that will surprise any audience.

The intense pressure of the debate is something that becomes clear within the documentary. The amount of information that these young people attempt to impart each minute is almost unimaginable. Rhetoric becomes their life, and speed becomes the only way to live it. After winning the National Debate Tournament the year before the film was shot, Tolchinsky catches the team at a delicate time as defending champions. The stress that comes from that fact alone could be ultimately crippling to any team, especially one so highly regarded.

‘Fast Talk’ will be showing at United Film Festival – New York on Sunday, May 13th at 12:00pm.


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The Pill


In a completely original and genuine take on a romantic comedy, ‘The Pill’ offers a charming look at an unfortunate situation. When Fred and Mindy enjoy a night together after a chance meeting, the next morning brings havoc when Fred realizes she is not on the pill. Over the next twenty-four hours, Fred makes it his mission to ensure that Mindy consumes both morning after pills in order to circumvent the result of unprotected sex. Trying to avoid encountering his actual girlfriend, he spends the day on an unusual journey with Mindy, ultimately realizing there might be more between them than he originally thought.

What is so appealing about this film is its realistic nature. The characters are so dynamic in their vulnerable, real life moments. Chaos ensues from everyday occurrences, an affect of life in general. The couple is taken on this roller coaster ride of emotions over such a short period of time, and an audience member is allowed into their world for a front row seat.

The Pill is showing at United Film Festival – New York on Tuesday, May 15th at 9:30pm.


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