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Books of Blood

Books of Blood

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
1 hour 36 min
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Based on Clive Barker’s acclaimed and influential horror anthology BOOKS OF BLOOD, this feature takes audiences on a journey into uncharted and forbidden territory through three uncanny tales tangled in space and time.
Directed by: 
Brannon Braga
Produced by: 
Jason Clark and Joe Micucci
Executive Producer(s): 
Brannon Braga, Seth MacFarlane, Erica Huggins, Alana Kleiman, Brian Witten, Jeff Kwatinetz, Josh Barry, Clive Barker and Adam Simon Co-executive produced by Mark Miller
Written by: 
Brannon Braga & Adam Simon, based on the short story by Clive Barker with contributing original material.
Main Cast: 
Britt Robertson, Rafi Gavron, Anna Friel, Yul Vazquez, and Freda Foh Shen
 
 
Sins of a Werewolf

Sins of a Werewolf

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
22 minutes
Country: 
Ireland
Synopsis: 
When a seasoned parish priest is bitten on the arse by a mysterious animal, he begins transforming into a werewolf every full moon. The ensuing bloodshed leads to a resurgence in Mass attendances from fearful locals, much to the delight of his senior colleagues.
Directed by: 
David Prendeville
Produced by: 
Michael Byrne, Eoin Canny, David Prendeville
Written by: 
David Prendeville
Main Cast: 
Paul Kennedy, Lalor Roddy, Elva Trill, Rynagh O'Grady
About the Director(s): 

David Prendeville is an Irish film-maker based in Dublin, originally from County Kerry. He holds an M. Phil in Film Theory and History from Trinity College Dublin. He has worked in a variety of roles in the film industry since graduating from college. He has also worked as a freelance film critic. 'Sins of a Werewolf' marks his debut as writer-director.

 
 
Human Trash

Human Trash

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
16:39
Country: 
Spain
Synopsis: 
A boy is thrown into a trash container from the future. In his frantic search for the exit, he runs into a misterious man, who will make him doubt the origin of his own existence.
Directed by: 
Aitor Almuedo
Produced by: 
Aitor Almuedo Esteban & Francisco Javier Almuedo Esteban
Executive Producer(s): 
Aitor Almuedo Esteban & Francisco Javier Almuedo Esteban
Written by: 
Aitor Almuedo Esteban & Francisco Javier Almuedo Esteban
Main Cast: 
Guillermo LLansó & Karlos Aurrekoetxea
About the Director(s): 

Aitor Almuedo was born in Madrid. He studied filmography in the CES and EFTI schools.
He has directed short films as “Mephistopheles and the cursed bag” and “Alik”. And he
has been design producer in short films as “ Durandal”, “The bellboy’s jacket” and “The
hideout”;  as well as the film “Jesus Shows you the Way”. He always directs, produces
and composes the OST and the design production in all his projects.

 
 
Hansel

Hansel

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
17m
Country: 
Greece
Synopsis: 
A young boy is trapped in a Gingerbread House which underneath hides a gloomy world, while his mother is desperately trying to find the gate that will take him out of there.
Directed by: 
Vivian Papageorgiou
Produced by: 
Marni Films & Greek Film Center
Executive Producer(s): 
Mina Dreki
Written by: 
Vivian Papageorgiou
Main Cast: 
Andromachi Makridou Aggelos Karaminas Nestoras Kopsidas
Vivian Papageorgiou
About the Director(s): 

Dr. in Cinema Studies (University of Athens), has a Master’s Degree in Audiovisual & Cinema (Nouvelle Sorbonne Paris III), studied TV & Cinema Directing (Stavrakos Cinema School, Athens), English Literature (Aristotle University, Thessaloniki) and Interior Design (Dimitrelis School of Arts). So far, she created 4 short films as producer /director /screenwriter. Final Instance (2003, fiction), Inner Land (2015, fiction) (40 festivals & 20 international awards), With open wings (201...read more

 
 
Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning

Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning

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No Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
1h 32min
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Still haunted by his past, Tommy Jarvis - who, as a child, killed Jason Voorhees - wonders if the serial killer is connected to a series of brutal murders occurring in and around the secluded halfway house where he now lives.
Directed by: 
Danny Steinmann
Produced by: 
Timothy Silver
Executive Producer(s): 
Frank Mancuso Jr.
Written by: 
Martin Kitrosser (story by), David Cohen (story by)
Main Cast: 
Melanie Kinnaman, John Shepherd, Anthony Barrile
 
 
Regret

Regret

Screens with INITIATION and the following short films: Axe To The Face | Guest | The Last Man on Earth | Regret

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
16 min
Country: 
Canada
Synopsis: 
Following the death of his father, a man must survive the manifestations of his inner demons over the course of a dreary night.
Directed by: 
Santiago Menghini
Produced by: 
Dominique Dussault, Santiago Menghini, Max Walker
Written by: 
Santiago Menghini
Main Cast: 
Brent Skagford, Mich Todorovic, David Nerman, Noah Turcotte, Ellen David, Anana Rydvald
Santiago Menghini
About the Director(s): 

Santiago Menghini is a director, visual effect artist, and producer. He has a film production B.A. from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in Montreal and a post-secondary degree in Cinema, Video, & Communications from Dawson College.

Santiago Menghini is known for Intruders (2014), Voyagers (2015), Milk (2018), Red Wine (2019), and Regret (2020).

 
 
Guest

Guest

Screens with INITIATION and the following short films: Axe To The Face | Guest | The Last Man on Earth | Regret

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
12 minutes 20 seconds
Country: 
United Kingdom
Synopsis: 
A young woman takes drastic measures to rid herself of a mysterious, otherworldly presence known as "the Guest".
Directed by: 
Finn Callan
Produced by: 
Ivan Veselov
Executive Producer(s): 
Joe Ireland, Scout Pearson and Ivan Veselov
Written by: 
Finn Callan
Main Cast: 
Melania Crisan as Mary, Jessica Munna as the Woman and Anna Fraser as the Guest
About the Director(s): 

Finn Callan is an Irish filmmaker who specialises in transgressive, unusual and macabre subject matter. His work has been described as bleak, cacophonous, disturbing and at times incomprehensible. His feature length experimental film 'The Garden' was described as "the loudest silent movie ever made."

His work has also been recognised and showcased by various publications including Dread Central, NME and The Verge, as well as being screened by Picturehouse, The Horse Hospital Gallery in...read more

 
 
An Ideal Host

An Ideal Host

Screens with the following short films: The Appointment | Circle of Stone | F*cking Ghosts | Good Head | Into the Uncanny Valley | Klaus Eats Butterfiles | Mime | Mind Over Matter | Murder for Dummies | My Victims of True Crime | Rainy Season

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
84 minutes
Country: 
Australia
Synopsis: 
Liz just wants to host the perfect dinner party but an unexpected guest sends the evening into chaos, with potentially apocalyptic consequences.
Directed by: 
Robert Woods
Produced by: 
Robert Woods, Tyler Jacob Jones
Written by: 
Tyler Jacob Jones
Main Cast: 
Nadia Collins, Evan Williams, Naomi Brockwell, St John Cowcher
Robert Woods
About the Director(s): 

Robert has been working as an editor, composer and visual effects artist for over a decade in his home town of Perth, Western Australia. After many successful musical theatre collaborations with his writing partner, Tyler Jacob Jones, they decided to try make the jump into film production using the limited resources they had available. An Ideal Host is the result of an insane month of summer holidays.

 
 
Mind Over Matter

Mind Over Matter

Screens with An Ideal Host and the following short films: The Appointment | Circle of Stone | F*cking Ghosts | Good Head | Into the Uncanny Valley | Klaus Eats Butterflies | Mime | Mind Over Matter | Murder For Dummies | My Victims of True Crime | Rainy Season

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
9 minutes 15 seconds
Country: 
UK
Synopsis: 
Mind Over Matter is a short film set in the not-too-distant future that pays homage to the art scene... warts and all. We join the opening night of an anonymous Artist's new exhibition of work as he unveils his most daring collection of art to date. What price would you pay for art?
Directed by: 
Paul Cheung
Produced by: 
Alastair Eales
Executive Producer(s): 
egomunk
Written by: 
Alastair Eales
Main Cast: 
Jennifer Woodward Kevin Golding Steve Hope-Wynne
Paul Cheung
About the Director(s): 

Paul is a commercials writer/director who has built a reputation for applying innovative filming techniques with unrivalled creativity across a variety of different genres - from automotive and food to sport and lifestyle. He has produced and directed TVCs and branded content and is now taking his first steps into the world of narrative film making.

 
 
Good Head

Good Head

Screens with An Ideal Host and the following short films: The Appointment | Circle of Stone | F*cking Ghosts | Good Head | Into the Uncanny Valley | Klaus Eats Butterflies | Mime | Mind Over Matter | Murder For Dummies | My Victims of True Crime | Rainy Season

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
8:02
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
A man awakens in a strange room to discover he no longer has a body.
Directed by: 
Izzy Ezagui
Produced by: 
Sonja Mereu & Nicholas Paul Ybbara
Executive Producer(s): 
Haim Saban & Tony Ruben
Written by: 
Izzy Ezagui
Main Cast: 
Jeremy Scharf Max Faugno Rick Howland Spencer Weitzel
Izzy Ezagui
About the Director(s): 

Izzy Ezagui is the world’s only one-armed Special Forces sharpshooter. After losing his dominant arm in combat, he literally soldiered on.

When it comes to channeling resilience and beating the odds, Izzy credits his appetite for the arts. After all, the stories we tell ourselves often serve as the fuel to keep us going.

Izzy's obsession with story began when he was a kid in Miami, consuming Animorphs, The Hardy Boys, and all of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld—probably all before he...read more

 
 
Anonymous Animals

Anonymous Animals

SCREENS WITH HORROR SHORTS: Clean | The Creeping Terror | Facelift | Psycho Therapy | Temporary Void of Reason | Woodland Cemetery

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 6:30pm
Run Time: 
64
Country: 
France
Synopsis: 
The balance of power between man and animal is reversed. In a remote countryside, any encounter with the dominant can become hostile. At the crossroads of fantastic and suspense kind, Anonymous Animals questions the place of animals in our societies.
Directed by: 
Baptiste Rouveure
Produced by: 
Anonymous Animals Films
Written by: 
Baptiste Rouveure
Main Cast: 
Thierry Marcos
Baptiste Rouveure
About the Director(s): 

In addition to commissioned films (clips and films promotionnal), Baptiste Rouveure continues his work in fiction, where movement and body language remain his preferred approach. His short films (HASCHISCHIN, AND THE WINNER IS, FUGITIVE TRANSIENTS, ALTERA) have been selected more than seventy times in international festivals and have won 10 awards.
ANONYMOUS ANIMALS is his first feature. The film, without words, at the crossroads of fantastic and suspense kind, questions the place of an...read more

 
 
The Creeping Darkness

The Creeping Darkness

Screens with anonymous animals and the following short films: Clean | The Creeping Darkness | Facelift | Psycho Therapy | Temporary Void of Reason | Woodland Cemetary

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 6:30pm
Run Time: 
12m 33s
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
An injured woman crosses the desert in an attempt to reach civilization, knowing that once the sun sets, what took her friends will surely come to finish her off.
Directed by: 
Kraig Krueger
Produced by: 
Kraig Krueger
Written by: 
Kraig Krueger
Main Cast: 
Ashley Undercuffler, Kevin Caliber, Laura Lee Walsh
Kraig Krueger
About the Director(s): 

Kraig Krueger grew up moving across the U.S., and after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps he used the G.I. Bill to go to school for filmmaking. Kraig has been based out of Los Angeles since 2013 where he continues to collaborate with others on a variety of projects. Although having worked on all forms of television and movies, Kraig has always had the most fun working within the horror genre.

 
 
Zwart

Zwart

Screens with anonymous animals and the following short films: Clean | The Creeping Darkness | Facelift | Psycho Therapy | Temporary Void of Reason | Woodland Cemetary | Zwart

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 6:30pm
Run Time: 
7m19s
Country: 
The Netherlands
Synopsis: 
When a slightly naïve costplay-fan gives up a tad too much personal information during verification questions on his computer, he receives a fully customised invitation from his OS in return. After accepting the offer his OS takes over his computer, forcing Ronnie to do everything in his power to keep his dark desires a secret for his approaching wife.
Directed by: 
Tommie Geraedts
Produced by: 
Liene Berina
Executive Producer(s): 
Jules Tervoort
Written by: 
Roy van Kessel & Arthur Menko
Main Cast: 
Rienus Krul, julia van de graaff, Belle Venema
About the Director(s): 

Born in 1988, Tommie Geraedts is a director working from Amsterdam. With a background in design and visual effects he weaves the fabrics of these disciplines together with live action to tell his stories. He is increasingly interested in human stories that border the metaphysical but always grounded in todays world.
He has been commissioned to direct films for the van Gogh museum, Stedelijk Museum, T-mobile, Dell and Videoland amongst many others that went on to get millions of views. O...read more

 
 
Let the ghost pass

Let the ghost pass

Screens with these short films: The Chairmaster | The History of Monsters | I Love Eve | Let The Ghost Pass | Necro-Men | Out of Order | The Rule of Three | Stalkers

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 6:30pm
Run Time: 
13 min 44 sec
Country: 
USA /Shot in Sweden
Synopsis: 
A homeless man tries to keep people away from Priest Street in Stockholm every night when a furious ghost comes, but one day the man dies and becomes a ghost himself.
Directed by: 
Andreas Thelander
Produced by: 
Shelley Phillips
Executive Producer(s): 
Andreas Thelander
Written by: 
Andreas Thelander
Main Cast: 
Homeless Man - Bo G. Lyckman, Sarah - Daisy Davis, Gerton - Andreas Modig, Ghost girl Fredrika - Alma Cederquist, Jonathan - Markus Berg,
About the Director(s): 

Andreas Thelander is a Swedish film director based in Los Angeles. He is a fourth-year Graduate MFA Director at UCLA and is in postproduction with his first feature film Just like me he wrote and directed.
 2002-2003 he went to Stockholm Film School and his short film “Old in Sweden” was screened on the Swedish film channel TV1000 for almost 1,5 years. In 2010 he was part of the location team of David Fincher’s Girl with the dragon tattoo. 
Andreas has written and directed over ten short film...read more

 
 
I love Eve

I love Eve

Screens with these short films: The Chairmaster | The History of Monsters | I Love Eve | Let The Ghost Pass | Necro-Men | Out of Order | The Rule of Three | Stalkers

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 6:30pm
Run Time: 
16 min 36 sec
Country: 
Russia
Synopsis: 
Nastya has only one friend called Eve. A dark creature living in a tunnel at an abandoned hydroelectric station. One day, the girl decides to escape from her mother and her new lover, but Eve comes to their house.
Directed by: 
Kristina Manzhula
Produced by: 
Vladislav Severtsev
Executive Producer(s): 
Olga Sysoeva
Written by: 
Kristina Manzhula, Marina Glushkina
Main Cast: 
Diana Shulmina, Julia Silaeva
About the Director(s): 

Kristina Manzhula - 28 year old director, screenwriter, ex-journalist based in Moscow. A graduate of the Moscow Film School. She made her debut short film, a zombie comedy called Brainsmoothie on a preparatory course at 2017.
"I love Eve" is the diploma film shot in 2020 in collaboration with a famous Russian horror producer Vladislav Severtsev.

 
 
The History of Monsters

The History of Monsters

Screens with these short films: The Chairmaster | The History of Monsters | I Love Eve | Let The Ghost Pass | Necro-Men | Out of Order | The Rule of Three | Stalkers

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 6:30pm
Run Time: 
19:40
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
Haunted every night by monsters of unknown origin, an isolated woman finds a stranger in the woods and struggles between her safety and her sexual desires.
Directed by: 
Juan Pablo Arias Muñoz
Produced by: 
Talya Stern
Executive Producer(s): 
AFI Conservatory
Written by: 
Juan Pablo Arias Muñoz
Main Cast: 
Valeria González Oscar J. Peña
About the Director(s): 

Juan Pablo Arias Muñoz is a Chilean writer-director based in Los Angeles, California where he received an MFA in Directing from the AFI Conservatory. He is a Fulbright Scholarship Award recipient and winner of the 2020 HBOAccess Directing Fellowship for diverse emerging directors. His short films and music videos have been presented at dozens of film festivals around the globe, including the New York Film Festival, the Stockholm International Film Festival, and the Seattle International Film ...read more

 
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Hammurabi

Hammurabi

Screens With Sanzaru and the following short films: Hammurabi | In the Mirrors | Meat Lovers | The Mime | Sound of Silence | Ten Shots

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 6:30pm
Run Time: 
10:00
Country: 
U.S.
Synopsis: 
HAMMURABI is a short about a woman on a mission in the desert with her beat-up Toyota Celica. Communication is hard, so she must use all the tools at her disposal to deliver an important message to a man she believes is her estranged father… the guy she has hog-tied in the trunk of the car.
Directed by: 
Patrick Kennelly
Produced by: 
Leo Garcia, Bethany Orr, Channing Sargent, Nikki Bohm
Executive Producer(s): 
Dennis Garcia & Patrick Kennelly
Written by: 
Bethany Orr
Main Cast: 
Bethany Orr, Joe Lando, Unati Mangaliso
About the Director(s): 

Patrick Kennelly is a Los Angeles based director, editor, producer whose body of work spans film and video, theater, live events and the visual arts. He met “Hammurabi” collaborator Bethany Orr working on his debut feature EXCESS FLESH, which toured the worldwide festival circuit in 2015. Essentially a horror film about food, it was called  "the most twisted movie at SXSW—and of the year” by The Daily Beast. In addition to developing his own projects, Patrick serves as Artistic Director at re...read more

 
 
Meat Lovers

Meat Lovers

Screens With Sanzaru and the following short films: Hammurabi | In the Mirrors | Meat Lovers | The Mime | Sound of Silence | Ten Shots

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 6:30pm
Run Time: 
4 min
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
To satisfy her appetite, a young woman must juggle dealing with her salacious lover and a mysterious pizza order.
Directed by: 
Daniel Stebbins
Produced by: 
JT Schindler
Executive Producer(s): 
Daniel Stebbins
Written by: 
Daniel Stebbins
Main Cast: 
Shana Goodman and Edgar Eguia
About the Director(s): 

Daniel is a writer, director, and comic book creator living in New York City. He studied film at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. Dan works as a freelance camera assistant on NBC's "The Tonight Show" and Comedy Central's "This Week at the Comedy Cellar". He spends his free time creating his own films and comic projects.

 
 
Ten Shots

Ten Shots

Screens With Sanzaru and the following short films: Hammurabi | In the Mirrors | Meat Lovers | The Mime | Sound of Silence | Ten Shots

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 6:30pm
Run Time: 
8:43
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
A hunter hidden up in his tree stand chances upon gunmen executing hostages. He jumps into action, using his rifle and limited ammo to save the victims. But unfortunately for our hunter, he soon discovers he may not have been intervening on the right side...
Directed by: 
Gordon Shoemaker
Produced by: 
Elizabeth Barchi
Executive Producer(s): 
Andrew Scrivani
Written by: 
Gordon Shoemaker
Main Cast: 
Lindsay Mushett, Raymond Sammak
Elizabeth Barchi and Gordon Shoemaker
About the Director(s): 

Director/Writer: Gordon Shoemaker is a very tall human (6'5") from a lovely farm in Malvern, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts in 2014 and currently lives in New York City with his producer, fiancé, and creative partner, Elizabeth Barchi.

In 2018, Gordon's first independent short film, “Lara,” screened at the Garden State Film Festival in New Jersey, the Soho International Film Festival in NYC, and six other festivals, including the PA Indie Short Film Fe...read more

 
 
Seasonal Depression

Seasonal Depression

Screens with A Ghost Waits and the following short films: BOS | Feed Your Muse | Masterpiece | Mourn | Theourgia | Things We Dig | Seasonal Depression

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
7m 54s
Country: 
Canada
Synopsis: 
Elisa doesn't want to go out. Vincent doesn't hear it that way.
Directed by: 
Yohann Thiou
Produced by: 
Yohann Thiou
Written by: 
Yohann Thiou
Main Cast: 
Vanessa Larose, Mathieu Lorain Dignard and Carmen Sylvestre.
About the Director(s): 

Filmmaker of French origin living in Quebec since 2015, Yohann Thiou is passionate about genre cinema.
He is the co-ideator and co-writer of the feature film Montreal Dead End, having had its world premiere at the BIFFF in 2018 and the audience award at the Montreal Fantasia Festival.
He directed the shorts Super Monsieur, A Nightmare on Chocolate and Contained.

 
 
MR MERCEDES - FREE SCREENING

MR MERCEDES - FREE SCREENING

Post-screening Q&A with director Jack Bender, stars Justine Lupe, Breeda Wool and Scott Lawrence moderated by Brian Collins follows the screening. Rating: TV-MA LV
Complimentary POPCORNOPOLIS! (while supplies last) Screening is first come first served.

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No Premiere
Showtime: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
hour
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Based on the New York Times Best-Selling Bill Hodges trilogy (Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers, and End of Watch) by Stephen King, MR. MERCEDES follows a retired detective who is tormented by a serial killer (Brady Hartsfield, aka Mr. Mercedes) through a series of letters and emails, causing him to set out on a dangerous and potentially felonious crusade to protect his loved ones and himself.
Directed by: 
Jack Bender
Produced by: 
David E. Kelley
Executive Producer(s): 
David E. Kelley, Dennis Lehan, Stephen King, Jack Bender
Written by: 
Stephen King, David E. Kelley and Dennis Lehan
Main Cast: 
Justine Lupe, Brendan Gleeson, Kelly Lynch, Jharrel Jerome, Scott Lawrence, Harry Treadaway, Robert Stanton
 
 
Theourgia

Theourgia

Screens with A Ghost Waits and the following short films: BOS | Feed Your Muse | Masterpiece | Mourn | Theourgia | Things We Dig | Seasonal Depression

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
7 minutes
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
God was defeated before history by the prince of darkness, and defeated,committed as alleged devil he is doubly disprestiged given that he is attributed this calamitous universe.
Directed by: 
Jorge Jaramillo
Produced by: 
Jorge Jaramillo
Written by: 
Jorge JAramillo
Main Cast: 
Jorge jaramillo “God / Satan” Andres Gutierres “music/sound” Gonzo “music/sound”
About the Director(s): 

orge Jaramillo is a Colombian film director and animator living and working in Los Angeles, California.

From a very young age, Jorge discovered movies and animation, and this taste quickly became a passionthat led him to study and see as many animated films as he could, focused specially on Japanese anime, which still strongly influences his work.

After studying animation at Lasalle College, Jorge quickly began working on big animated productions in his country, which led him no...read more

 
 
Alvin

Alvin

Screens with Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
14:53
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Alvin Cruz, a lonely remote network engineer, finds solace in video games and binge eating. After suffering a heart attack, he wakes to find himself held captive in a suspicious medical facility. Unflappable nurse Kathy and charismatic Dr. Miller force Alvin to comply with treatment for his addiction. Despite his protests, Alvin must overcome internal anguish and sad truths.
Directed by: 
Christy Anna Wu
Produced by: 
Sophia Gutierrez Perez
Executive Producer(s): 
Christy Anna Wu
Written by: 
Christy Anna Wu
Main Cast: 
TJ Alvarado, Kc Guyer, Sonya Davis
Christy Anna Wu
About the Director(s): 

Christy Anna Wu is a filmmaker based in Seattle, WA. With a diverse background in design, art, and engineering, she's traversed many career paths. In 2018, she led the production of her first short film, Alvin. Her art tends to be darkly emotive, rife with harsh experiences and social commentary. As she continues her career in the industry, she hopes to inspire other filmmakers with her artistry.

 
 
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

Q & A with Danielle Harris follows the screening

Screens with the short film Alvin

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No Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
1h 28min
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Ten years after his original massacre, the invalid Michael Myers awakens on Halloween Eve and returns to Haddonfield to kill his seven-year-old niece. Can Dr. Loomis stop him?
Directed by: 
Dwight H. Little
Produced by: 
Paul Freeman
Executive Producer(s): 
Moustapha Akkad
Written by: 
Dhani Lipsius (story), Larry Rattner (story)
Main Cast: 
Donald Pleasence, Ellie Cornell, Danielle Harris
 
 
Abracitos

Abracitos

Screens with Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers and the short film Teething

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 9:45pm
Run Time: 
10:58
Country: 
Spain
Synopsis: 
A terrible phone call in the middle of the night shakes Laura's world. Meanwhile, little Ainara plays in her room. The appearance of an anknow being? It will test the mental and emotional stability of the two sisters.
Directed by: 
Tony Morales
Produced by: 
Tony Morales, Ignacio Lacosta, Paco Lomeña, Dylan Moreno and Jose Luis Gacal
Executive Producer(s): 
Chris Sablan, Tony Morales, Ana Revilla, Ignacio Lacosta and Dylan Moreno
Written by: 
Tony Morales and Fer Zaragoza
Main Cast: 
Beatriz Salas, Carmen Salas and Virginia Gómez
Tony Morales
About the Director(s): 

Born in Malaga (Spain). Studied Film and Video Production in Madrid (I.E.S. La Arboleda). Lover of genre cinema since very young age..

In 2014 he shot his first short film, “Ku”, with which he obtained 11 international selections.

His second short film, “Hada”, achieves more than 260 selections and 60 international awards, including: Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, Telluride Horror Show, Fantasporto, NYC Horror Film Festival, Nightmares Film Festival, Les Enfants ...read more

 
 
Thirst

Thirst

Screens with the following short films: Warm Blood | The Last Leaf | Metavision | My Mother Mary | Miniature | Vikaari | You Wouldn't Understand

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
90 minutes
Country: 
Iceland
Synopsis: 
Hulda is a drug addict, arrested and accused of murdering her brother. After she is let go because of insufficient evidence, she meets Hjörtur, a thousand-year-old vampire. Together they have to fight a cult while being investigated by a rogue detective.
Directed by: 
Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson, Gaukur Úlfarsson
Produced by: 
Haraldur Hrafn Thorlacius
Written by: 
Björn Leó Brynjarsson
Main Cast: 
Hjörtur Sævar Steinason, Hulda Lind Kristinsdóttir, Jens Jensson
 
 
Miniature

Miniature

Screens with Thirst and the following short films: Warm Blood | The Last Leaf | Metavision | My Mother Mary | Miniature | Vikaari | You Wouldn't Understand

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
10:10
Country: 
U.S.A.
Synopsis: 
A young woman discovers the strange reality of the town where her best friend disappeared. Now they must get out before it's too late.
Directed by: 
Samuel Gonzalez Jr.
Produced by: 
Samuel Gonzalez Jr. - James Preston - Gigi Gustin
Written by: 
Samuel Gonzalez Jr.
Main Cast: 
Jenna Kanell Gigi Gustin Peter Xifo
About the Director(s): 

Emmy-nominated, award winning filmmaker and Top 200 Director on HBO's Project Greenlight. Born in the Bronx, New York and raised in Central Florida, Gonzalez showed an interest in film at an early age. Spending most of his youth making home movies with neighborhood friends, he never had any doubt about his path to storytelling in film.

After graduating high school and without a way to pay for film school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. Immediately following Basic Combat Training, Gonzal...read more

 
 
MetaVision

MetaVision

Screens with Thirst and the following short films: Warm Blood | The Last Leaf | Metavision | My Mother Mary | Miniature | Vikaari | You Wouldn't Understand

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
12:06
Country: 
UNITED STATES
Synopsis: 
Malcolm is an angry 26 year old who lives on the fringes of society. While desperately straddling the blurred lines of sanity, Malcolm receives a self-help tape in the mail from an unusual organisation called MetaVision. Soon, Malcolm finds himself slowly deconstructing his own identity as well as the societal constructs around him, as the tape might offer more than just harmless advice.
Directed by: 
Jai Love
Produced by: 
Jai Love, Basia Stefaniak
Written by: 
Spencer T. Heath, Jai Love
Main Cast: 
David Yow Spencer T. Heath Paul Ford Drew Tietz Greg Puciato
About the Director(s): 

Jai Love is an emerging filmmaker from Sydney, Australia. Jai began making short films with his friends from an early age, with an interest in the darker aspects of human behaviour. Jai interned for Tommy Lee Jones on the 2014 feature film The Homesman, before returning to Australia to study at the Australian Film Television and Radio School. During this time, Jai realised his interest in both documentary and in California's punk music scenes, resulting in Dead Hands Dig Deep (2016) working w...read more

 
 
 
 
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