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Upcoming Indie Films for August, 2015


            Big Sky. Directed by Jorge Michel Grau. Written by Evan M. Weiner. Produced by Randy Manis, Christina Papagjika and Matthew Salloway. From Phase 4 Films. Color, 2015, USA, 90 minutes, unrated. Thriller. Starring Bella Thorne, Kyra Sedgwick, Frank Grillo, Aaron Tveit, Francois Arnaud and Chiara Aurelia. Hazel ( Bella Thorne) suffers from a crippling case of agoraphobia. So much so that it causes a rift between her and her mother, Dee ( Kyra Sedgwick). Hazel and her mother decide to go on a road trip to a desert facility to help Hazel deal with her fear but when gunmen and brothers Jesse ( Frank Grillo) and Pru ( Aaron Tveit) attack them, Hazel has to battle her fears so she and her mother can survive.

            Amnesiac. Directed by Michael Polish. Written by Amy Kolquist and Mike Le. Produced by Richard Halpern, Lucas Jarach and Jason Price. From XLRator Media.. Color, 2015, USA, 90 minutes, unrated. Horror/ Mystery. Starring Kate Bosworth, Wes Bentley, Olivia Rose Keegan, Shashawnee Hall, Richard Riehle and Patrick Bachau. The story of a man who wakes up in bed suffering from memory loss after being in an accident, only to begin to suspect that his wife may not be his real wife and that a web of lies and deceit deepen inside the house where he soon finds himself a prisoner.

            Prince. Directed and written by Sam de Jong. Produced by Gijs Kerbosch. From FilmBuff and VICE Media. Color 2015, Netherlands, 78 minutes, unrated. Drama. Starring Oussama Addi, Elsie de Brauw, Ayoub Elasri, Olivia Lonsdale, Achraf Meziani and Jorik Scholten. Seventeen-year-old Ayoub has a lot on his plate: his father is a junkie, his mother is a lonely divorcé, and his sister is falling in with the wrong crowd. Haunted by his father's terrible reputation, Ayoub can't get the attention of Laura, the most beautiful girl in the neighborhood. He does, however, gain the attention of Kalpa, an eccentric, purple Lamborghini-driving, psychotically violent local criminal. Falling in with Kalpa, Ayoub tries to enlarge his status (and wallet) enough to win Laura over, but soon finds that his new life is far more than he bargained for.

            Winner- Berlin International Film Festival.

            **** (Four stars)- "Prince tells a story that just can't be forgotten."---The Upcoming


August 14- August 20, 2015.  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.

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