Indie Films Oct 9-15



            Western Religion.Written and directed by James O'Brien. Produced by O'Brien and Louis Sabatasso. From Screen Media. Color, 2015, USA, 105 minutes, not rated. Western. Starring PeterShinkoda, Vivian Lamolli, Merik Tadros, Miles Szanto, Jonathan Erickson Eisley and Megan Hensley. The year is 1879. Gunfighters and cardsharps from the far reaches of the globe descend on the mining town of Religion, Arizona to compete in a poker tournament for a solid gold cross worth its weight in publicity for the township's ambitious founders. As fortune would have it, every major gunslinger/card player that arrives lives by a specific creed, be it a religious doctrine or a way of life, and their respective "religions" battle for supremacy as the players cast themselves all-in for the most glittering, but deadly prize the wild west has to offer. Oct.9- Oct. 15, 2015. Fri. at 8:00, Sat. & Sun. at 4:00 & 7:3;, Mon. & Wed. at 7:35; Tues. & Thurs. at 6:05.

            Breaking Through. Written and directed by John Swetnam. Executive producer: Academy Award® winner John Legend. From XLRator Media. Color, 2015, USA, 90 minutes, not rated. Drama/Music. Starring Julie Warner, Jay Ellis, Robert Roldan, Jordan Rodrigues, Sophia Aguiar and Carlito Olivero. When Casey, a dancer who is discovered on YouTube, gets thrust into the modern world of internet celebrity and culture, she must find a way to balance her true identity with her online persona, or risk losing everything she cares about. Oct.9- Oct. 15, 2015. Fri. at 6:15; Sat. & Sun. at 2:30 & 6:00; Mon. & We. At 6:05; Tues. & Thurs. at 7:50.

            "Nice to see."

            I Spit on Your Grave 3. Directed by Richard Schenkman.. Produced by Lisa M. Hansen and Paul Hertzberg. From Anchor Bay Films. Color, 2015, USA, not rated. Horror/Thriller. Starring Sarah Butler. Gabriel Hogan, Doug McKeon, Karen Strassman, Jennifer Landon and Corey Craig. After joining a rape survivor therapy group, Angela begins targeting the men who attacked its members. One by one, she exacts vicious justice, but is she Avenging Angel or Murdering Psychopath? Oct. 9- Oct. 15, 2015. Fri. at 9:55 and 11:30; Sat.& Sun. at 9:15 &10:45; Mon.-Thurs. at 9:20 and 10:50.

            I Spit on Your Grave. Written and directed by Meir Zarchi. Produced by Zarchi and Joseph Zbeda. From Cinemagic. Color, 1978, USA, 101 minutes, rated X.  Horror/Thriller. Starring Camille Keaton, Eron Tabor, Richard Pace, Anthony Nichols, Gunter Kleemann and Alexis Magnotti. An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge.Sat. Oct. 10, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.

            Winner- Sitges- Catalonian International Film Festival.

            "Exploitation at its best."---Tales of Terror

            The showing of the original 1978 version of I Spit on Your Grave kicks off a new monthly series at Arena Cinema Hollywood called Campfire. Each month, a young horror director will curate a genre classic. This month's curator is James Cullen Bressack.

            Lost in Hong Kong. Directed and produced by Zheng Xu. Written by Huan Shu. From Well Go USA Entertainment. Color, 2015, China/Hong Kong, 114 minutes, not rated. Comedy. Starring Zheng Xu, Wei Zhao, Bei-Er Bao, Singh Hartihan Bitto, Andrew Dasz and Sam Lee. The film follows Xu Lai, a former artist whose dreams were dashed when the responsibilities of life set in. With his life now revolving around his wife Cai Bo who is obsessed with having children, the quirks of his eccentric family and his mediocre, ordinary existence, Xu Lai hopes to reconnect with his first love Yang YIi on an upcoming vacation. However, his hopes are dashed when he finds himself wrapped up in a murder investigation that proves truth is often stranger than fiction. October 10- October 11 at 12:30 p.m.

"A major crowd pleaser."---Los Angeles 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.           

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