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Indie Films Dec 18-24


Stinking Heaven. Directed by Nathan Silver. Written by Silver, Jack Dunphy, Deragh Campbell, Hannah Gross and Keith Poulson. Produced by Rachel Wolther. From Match Factory. Color, 2015, USA, 70 minutes, not rated. Comedy/Drama. Starring Deragh Campbell, Hannah Gross, Eleonore Hendricks, Henri Douvry, Jason Giampetro and Jason Grisell. Former addicts residing in a rehabilitative commune seek to get well. The road to wellness is challenging. December 18-24, 2015.

AFI Fest- Official Selection

            "The experience is unmatchable."---Film Stage.

            Solitary. Directed by Sasha Krane. Written by Katharine Lee McEwan. Produced by McEwan and Sarina Taylor. From Solitary Films. Color, 2015, U.K./USA, 90 minutes, not rated. Drama. Starring Kevin McGowan, Anna Skellern, Michael Wildman, Anita Dobson, Katharine Lee McEwan and Sarina Taylor. A troubled woman struggles to confront her past and reconnect with her estranged family. December 18-24, 2015.

            Winner- London Independent Film Festival

            Winner- WorldFest Houston

            Winner- Women's International Film & Arts Festival

            Winner- Portsmouth International Film Festival

            Winner- Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema

            Winner- Columbia Gorge International Film Festival

                The World of Kanako. Directed by Tetsuya Nakashima. Written by Nakashima, Miako Tadano, Nobuhiro Monma. Based on the novel by Akio Fukamachi. Produced by Satomi Odake and Yutaka Suzuki. From Drafthouse Films. Color, 2015, Japan, 118 minutes, not rated.  Horror/Crime. Starring Koji Yakusho, Nana Komatsu, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Hiroya Shimizu, Fumi Nikaido and Al Hashimoto. Follows troubled ex-detective Akikazu on the hunt for his missing teenage daughter, Kanako. What he discovers in his search is an unsettling and harrowing web of depravity--surrounding both Kanako and himself. As Akizaku stumbles along a shocking trail of drugs, sex and violence, he finds himself woefully unprepared for the revelations that affect all he holds dear . December 18 and 19, 2015 only. Late-night screenings.

            Winner- Austin Fantastic Fest

            Winner- Awards of the Japanese Academy

            Winner- Sitges-Catalonian International Film Festival

            "A work happy to push the envelope in general with a medley of visual and tonal approaches."---Eye For Film.

            Anguish. Directed and written by Sonny Mallhi. Produced by Mallhi and Guy Danella. From Gravitas Ventures. Color, USA, 2015, 91 minutes, not rated. Horror. Starring Annika Marks, Ryan Simpkins, Karina Logue, Cliff Chamberlain, Amberley Gridley and Ryan O'Nan. A girl, Tess, is diagnosed with an identity disorder that may actually be channeling an evil, dead spirit inside of her. December 18- 24, 2015.

            "The creepest and most resonant American independent horror film since It Follows."---Fangoria

Contact venue for show times. Admission: $12 each feature.  Information:  (323) 306-0676 . Online ticketing:

            At Arena Cinema Hollywood, 1625 N. Las Palmas Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028. Discounted parking is available with validation at lots adjacent to the venue and across the street. Arena Cinema is Hollywood's new home for independent films, powered by Voltaire Media.  Ranked among Top 5 Indie Movie Theatres in Los Angeles by CBS2.

Posted By Suzanne on December 04, 2015 04:47 pm | Permalink