los angeles new wave


film festival


                    BLOCK TWO SCREENINGS



“Hollow” Dir. By Kim Furst

Music Video for singer/songwriter Alyssa Suede's (sister of Beck) new single HOLLOW, by producer/director Kim Furst

Casque” Dir. By Riley Stearns

A girl recites French phrases, some less common than others.

Grounded” Dir. By Kevin Margo & Barrett Meeker

One astronaut's journey through space and life ends on a hostile exosolar planet.

Closer Apart” Dir. By Jacquelyn Frohlich

An intimate portrait of two sisters who come together in the wake of their mother's impending death and are forced to confront the secret that tore their family apart.

“The Exquisite Corpse Project” Dir. By Ben Popik

In 'The Exquisite Corpse Project,' director Ben Popik assembles five New York comedians, and surprises them with a challenge: to each write fifteen pages of a movie, having read only the previous five pages of the script. They agree with one stipulation: if they write the movie, he has to make it.

*Please note that all tickets will be held at the box office for pick up the day of the screening. All sales are final.

                    BLOCK ONE SCREENINGS




“Magical Bones: The Sleight Of Dance” Dir. By Nick Scott

The collision of dance and magic undertaken by two disparate sides of the same persona. Set against an urban backdrop the story serves as an odyssey that sees the two characters journey towards a final encounter, having surreal manifestations upon a cityscape.

“Forgiveness” Dir. By Waleed Moursi

Yulianna gives a truly beautiful and heartfelt performance of her original song 'Forgiveness' written in collaboration with a multi Grammy winning producer Walter Afanasieff.

“Shut In” Dir. By Nick D'Benedetto

Shut In follows a husband's life through his memories and what lead to his greatest regret.

Spaghetti fur Zwei” Dir. By Matthias Rosenberger

when losers win.

“Fight Night Legacy” Dir. By Hisonni Johnson  & Michael Sarnoski

When former boxer and ex-con Andre Johnson discovers that his health is failing, he goes home to rebuild the life he left behind, but gets an opportunity to build a future.

*Please note that all tickets will be held at the box office for pick up the day of the screening. All sales are final.

                    BLOCK THREE SCREENINGS



The Innocent ” Dir. By José Rodríguez

In an inner city, a man living with his mother and sister spends his days gazing out his apartment window. Restricted from wandering in public due to his mental condition, his only entertainment is feeding the pigeons that occasionally land nearby.

Project Hopeful” Dir. By Grace Johnson & Kelsie Kiley

A couple in Illinois with seven biological children have chosen to double the size of their family in a most inspiring way. Their influence has been seen worldwide, bringing hope to orphans with special needs.

“Merde” Dir. By Earl McDaniel III

A short documentary chronicling the work of Bollywood dance company, blue13 and their first all original performance at the Ford Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.

“Take It With You” Dir. By Bryce Lemon

In April 2009, Bryce Lemon and his sister Alyssa departed on what they hoped would be a spiritual journey around the world. But what they found was more human and real. From the Maleku Indians and Ancient Egyptians to the modern world, they discovered that the search for happiness is what unites us.

*Please note that all tickets will be held at the box office for pick up the day of the screening. All sales are final.

Spring 2012 screenings      

  Saturday June 9th

The Actors Company


916 N. Formosa Ave.

   Los Angeles, CA


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                    BLOCK FOUR SCREENINGS



            SOLD OUT

Focus” Dir. By Christine Lucy Latimer

Using glue and 16mm splicing tape, I place over 1500 individual super 8 film frames from a decimated home movie one-by-one on to clear 16mm film. The resulting floating film-within-a-film becomes a jarring landscape that prioritizes the structure of the super 8 frame over its photographic contents

Fish” Dir. By Shaun Escayg

Two homeless cousins desperately try to survive the streets of Port-Of Spain Trinidad. Thieves, by street credit, they routinely hunt the local market in search of unsuspecting shoppers but times are getting harder and the pickings slim. Will fortune favor the brave? Or will their desperate actions lead to their demise.

“Other” Dir. By Daniel DelPurgatorio

Patrick is a brilliant doctor, locked in an obsessive race to alter his own grim prognosis

“Bollywood Invasion” Dir. By sabina shamdasani

Rahul - an awkward and introverted college student - must dance at a Bollywood dance competition in order to overcome his fear of the spotlight, and quite possibly, win over the girl of his dreams.

“Mr. Monster” Dir. By Simon Hung

The Hive: A warehouse filled with serial killers and psychos (children call them Monsters). They lock kids inside for a month to train child assassins.

“Muladhara” Dir. By Joel Mahr

a woman plagued by reclusive tendencies, who spends her day routinely preparing for the arrival of a special house guest only to have her efforts thwarted by that of two unexpected visitors,

*Please note that all tickets will be held at the box office for pick up the day of the screening. All sales are final.

                    BLOCK FIVE SCREENINGS



Live Outside The Box” Dir. By Shu-Hsuan Lin

Simon is a workaholic without any social contact. Gradually his world becomes smaller and smaller

Profile” Dir. By Timo Pierre Rositzki

'Profile' is a short film about the dark side of social networking websites.

“Derivation” Dir. By Hyun-Suk Seo

Derivation is a re-assemblage of sensually charged moments from Korean horror films of the 2000's. Recycled as found footage, such derivative motifs as false surprises, quick head turns, sudden awakenings, and screams are repeated to form musical patterns. The rhythmic and rhymic structure creates a pure 'cinematic shock.'

“The Napkin” Dir. By Jess Manafort

A neurotic young man hosts his best friend's bachelor party in his recently deceased father's house

“Jonas” Dir. By Robin Ehlde

Damir is a guy in his 30's with a foreign background but growing up in a small town in Sweden. He dreams of a better life, of feeling like a real Swede and of being respected, the good life. He moves to the big city of Stockholm hoping for all that

“Bosco’s Guitar” Dir. By Matt Handy

The true story of Bosco, a young musician orphaned and blinded by the 1993 Burundian genocide, taken in by a member of the tribe he believes is responsible for the death of his mother, Bosco is forced to choose between hatred and hope.

“The Talent” Dir. By Edward James Anderson

In the spring of 2010, a European film crew traveled to the United States to document the life of aspiring filmmaker, Justin Peterson. This thrilling documentary guides us through the final days leading to a grotesque double homicide that took place in Peterson's home in Malibu California. Before the murders took place, Justin Peterson had reported to police that he was being harassed by what he called; 'A Stalker.'

*Please note that all tickets will be held at the box office for pick up the day of the screening. All sales are final.

                    BLOCK SIX SCREENINGS



L.A.” Dir. By Tim Hendrix

A cynical singer walks through a distorted, editorial-cartoon representation of Los Angeles that morphs in time with his lyrics.

Mother For Dinner” Dir. By Nataša Stearns

A family gathering. A meal. It seems normal at first.

“Transatlantic Coffee” Dir. By Erik Peter Carlson

A classic tale of boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl....only the boy, is a 41 year old clown, the girl, a teenage stripper from London.

*Please note that all tickets will be held at the box office for pick up the day of the screening. All sales are final.