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Monday, October 18, 2021

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NOCTURNA: SIDE A - THE GREAT OLD MAN'S NIGHT

NOCTURNA: SIDE A - THE GREAT OLD MAN'S NIGHT

Haunting, heartbreaking, and expertly acted, Nocturna Side A is an easy rival to The Father for the crown of most emotive movie of the year. - THN

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 18, 2021 - 5:00pm
Run Time: 
107 min
Country: 
Argentina
Synopsis: 
Ulysses is a hundred-year-old man, he lives alone and is on the verge of death. The last night of his life, he will experience something that will force him to rethink his past, his present and his view about his reality.
Directed by: 
Gonzalo Calzada
Produced by: 
Alejandro Narváez, Javier Diaz
Written by: 
Gonzalo Calzada
Main Cast: 
Pepe Soriano, Marina Artigas, Lautaro Delgado
10/18/2021 - 5:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Misophonia

Misophonia

Screens with the feature film Night at the Eagle Inn

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 18, 2021 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
10:22
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
A woman is driven mad by the sound of something chewing.
Directed by: 
Julianna Robinson
Produced by: 
Sean Kohnen and Julianna Robinson
Written by: 
Julianna Robinson and Sean Kohnen
Main Cast: 
Abby Eiland, Kelly Perine, John Gloria and Julianna Robinson
About the Director(s): 

Julianna was born in Reno, Nevada to working class parents. Her parents divorced when she was very young and she spent her formative years raised by her single, working mother who often worked several jobs just to make ends meet. Although it was financially impossible, Julianna knew she wanted to go to college. She was accepted to UCSB and paid for her own tuition by working every morning as a personal trainer. She was the first in her family to go to and graduate from college. Her foray...read more

10/18/2021 - 7:00pm
 
Night at the Eagle Inn

Night at the Eagle Inn

Screens with the short film Misophonia

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 18, 2021 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
70
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Fraternal twins spend a terrifying night at a remote inn to investigate the last known whereabouts of their father. As they dive deeper, the property's dark secrets ensnare them in a hellish labyrinth they must escape before dawn.
Directed by: 
Erik Bloomquist
Produced by: 
Erik Bloomquist, Carson Bloomquist
Written by: 
Erik Bloomquist, Carson Bloomquist
Main Cast: 
Amelia Dudley, Taylor Turner, Beau Minniear, Greg Schweers, Erik Bloomquist
Erik Bloomquist
About the Director(s): 

Erik Bloomquist is a two-time New England Emmy® Award winner (Outstanding Director & Writer), eight-time nominee, and Top 200 Director on HBO's Project Greenlight. His nationally syndicated series The Cobblestone Corridor (for which Erik served as writer, director, showrunner and lead actor) is the winner of three New England Emmy® Awards and recipient of nine nominations.

Erik's sophomore feature Ten Minutes to Midnight world premiered at Popcorn Frights, played a 50-city theatric...read more

10/18/2021 - 7:00pm
 
 
The Lost Boys (1987)

The Lost Boys (1987)

Fears & Beers screening! Q&A with Jason Patric following the screening.
Trivia & Prizes! at the Cinelounge Outdoors

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No Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 18, 2021 - 7:30pm
Run Time: 
1h 37min
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires.
Directed by: 
Joel Schumacher
Produced by: 
Harvey Bernhard
Written by: 
Jan Fischer, James Jeremias
Main Cast: 
Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Haim, Dianne West
10/18/2021 - 7:30pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Repeater

The Repeater

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 18, 2021 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
18:24
Country: 
Spain
Synopsis: 
A radio repairman hikes up a mountain to fix the repeater tower. A simple task turns into an arduous journey when he encounters a string of strange occurrences that forces him to face a painful truth in his life.
Directed by: 
Grete Suarez
Produced by: 
Alejandro Suarez Lozano (Arce Producciones & Mad Motif)
Executive Producer(s): 
Alejandro Suarez Lozano & Fernando Arce
Written by: 
Grete Suarez
Main Cast: 
Oliver Green, Ricardo G. Prada
Grete Suarez
About the Director(s): 

Grete Suarez is an Asian-Australian filmmaker, making her directorial debut with THE REPEATER, a supernatural dark comedy short. She’s also the co-writer of feature KEPLER SEXTO B slated to be filmed in 2022. Her feature LITTLE FOODIE is a Stowe Story Labs Selected Project, HEATHENS is a Final Draft Big Break Quarterfinalist, and GRAY COLLAR is a Screencraft TV Pilot Launch Quarterfinalist. Prior to reincarnating as filmmaker, Grete was a journalist at CNN, Fox and Yahoo in New York.

10/18/2021 - 9:00pm
 
LAKELAND

LAKELAND

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 18, 2021 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
12:27
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
This retro-horror nightmare follows a historic preservationist who digs too deep into the twisted past of a now demolished Lakeland Asylum only to discover that some secrets are better left buried. Inspired by a true story.
Directed by: 
Mark Alex Vogt
Produced by: 
Liz Kraushaar and Addison Reyes-Toney
Written by: 
Mark Alex Vogt
Main Cast: 
Tiffany Montgomery Dara Tiller Gunnar Renjard
Mark Alex Vogt
About the Director(s): 

Mark Alex Vogt is a 23-year-old Writer/Director from Louisville, Kentucky. Over the past 7 years, Mark Alex has directed over 4 hours of produced content and been awarded over 20 accolades including Best Young Director by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. To quote him after his latest project, "Creating Lakeland was an experiment to see how far we could take the concept of a lost early-90s reel being shown to the world. It was an exercise that took us back to the technique...read more

10/18/2021 - 9:00pm
 
They're Here

They're Here

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 18, 2021 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
14m28s
Country: 
Canada
Synopsis: 
They’re Here is a short film about a twelve-year-old girl named Sam whose grandmother suffers a severe stroke that leaves her catatonic. Unable to cope, Sam becomes convinced that her grandmother has been invaded by an alien and will stop at nothing to prove she is right... before it’s too late.
Directed by: 
Sid Zanforlin
Produced by: 
Patricia Gomez Zlatar (Head on the Door Productions)
Written by: 
Sid Zanforlin
Main Cast: 
Samantha Fielding: Melia Cressaty Mark Fielding: Al Goulem Gran Jude: Bronwen Mantel Father Plowman: Matt Keyes Nurse Francis: Julie Trépanier
About the Director(s): 

Sid “Santiago” Zanforlin is a Chilean Canadian that has directed over ninety episodes of television, numerous shorts, plays, music videos and two anthology features. He has won a Mecca award for theatrical revelation of the season, nominated for a Banff Television award, won many short film awards including Best Short at the Fantasia Film Festival and his music videos have been on display at various museums including the MAC.

10/18/2021 - 9:00pm
 
Welcome to Our Home

Welcome to Our Home

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 18, 2021 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
7:32
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
When Brad brings his liberal girlfriend home to meet his conservative parents, tensions escalate and monsters are unleashed.
Directed by: 
Gregory M. Schroeder
Produced by: 
Zubin Asaria
Written by: 
Gregory M. Schroeder
Main Cast: 
Danielle Dallas Roosa, Hank Northrop, Cheryl Dent, Christopher Carroll
About the Director(s): 

Gregory M. Schroeder completed his MFA in Producing from AFI Conservatory in 2019. His sci-fi/horror film PROGENY (2019), fantasy/comedy WITCHIN' (2019) and drama film LIKE FLYING (2020) have won dozens of awards and screened at prestigious festivals worldwide.

Gregory is also a writer/director, interested in genre filmmaking that explores the flaws in human communication and emotionality. His debut short film LAST LIGHT was completed in May 2021, and his second short film WELCOME TO O...read more

10/18/2021 - 9:00pm
 
Dark Tales

Dark Tales

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 18, 2021 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
13min 05sec
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
A dark and twistedly comedic tale of two lovers who embark on a series of violent events that all take place over the course of one night.
Directed by: 
Michael Yosef
Produced by: 
Michael Yosef
Written by: 
Michael Yosef
Main Cast: 
Husband - Newton Mayenge Wife - Whitney Bowers Edward - Alexander Medlicott Brad - Jeremy Boone Brenda - Sheree Abate Lisa - Dana Cornelius Charles - Stu Chaiken
Michael Yosef
About the Director(s): 

Michael Yosef is an award winning independent filmmaker, as well as an actor, producer, and screenwriter. Michael studied film at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in which he primarily studied acting, directing, screenwriting, and staging. Michael's focus genre is comedy, yet he has a knack for blending genres such as horror, action, science fiction, drama, and even romance in with his comedic style of storytelling.

10/18/2021 - 9:00pm
 
The Occupant

The Occupant

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 18, 2021 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
20m
Country: 
Mexico
Synopsis: 
Pedro, a miserable office worker, finds a cheap place to rent, the only problem is that it is haunted. Not being a believer in the paranormal he moves to the apartment, unleashing a war between him and the ghost.
Directed by: 
Francisco Ohem
Produced by: 
Brujos y Curanderos
Executive Producer(s): 
Francisco Ohem and Pablo Ortiz
Written by: 
Pablo Ortiz and Francisco Ohem
Main Cast: 
Fernando Memije, Gabriel Pascual, Angélica Bauter, Tienn Cheng, Yaqin Deng, Denise Castillo, Andrés Cendejas and Viviane Arenas
About the Director(s): 

Mexican director, graduated from the Universidad Iberoamericana. He is an award winner from IMCINE and the FICG. He has worked with brands such as Modelo, Don Julio, Vice and is a director of the production company Brujos y Curanderos. He directed the film show Contracampo (2013), produced by Canana. He is currently in the process of finishing his debut feature: the documentary Los Mariachis Perdidos

10/18/2021 - 9:00pm
 
THE RELIC

THE RELIC

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 18, 2021 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
14m
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
A group of adventurers in search of a mythological object get more than they bargained for when they discover the legend foretelling the end of all life in the universe could actually be true.
Directed by: 
J.M. Logan
Produced by: 
J.M. Logan Matt Falletta Roger Nall Jesse Einstein Dixon McPhillips Victor Paul Wajnberg
Written by: 
J.M. Logan
Main Cast: 
Stephanie Einstein Johnny Wactor Jesse Einstein Andrew Oliveri Megan Le
J.M. Logan
About the Director(s): 

Josh has never wanted to do anything but make monster movies with his friends. After thirty years in movies and more than a hundred feature films, there's still nothing he'd rather be doing.

10/18/2021 - 9:00pm
 
Sleep Talker

Sleep Talker

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 18, 2021 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
7m
Country: 
Australia
Synopsis: 
A woman comes home to find that her husband is talking in his sleep, but soon realizes that something else is talking through him.
Directed by: 
Carl Firth
Produced by: 
Sarah Emery & Carl Firth
Written by: 
Sarah Emery & Carl Firth
Main Cast: 
Jessica Saras, John van Putten, Rhys James, Dean Nye
About the Director(s): 

Carl Firth is a filmmaker based in Sydney and Los Angeles. With an imagination that has run wild all his life, Carl’s work embraces the macabre and the fantastic.

His award-winning short film The Witching Hour (2015), a horror fantasy exploring what happens when the clock strikes midnight, screened at numerous festivals including Sitges, Fantasia, Telluride Horror Show and Flickerfest, where it was awarded the Special Jury Prize. His short The Immortal (2020), featuring Academy Award n...read more

10/18/2021 - 9:00pm