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Indie films Oct 23-Oct 28


EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENTS START OCTOBER 23 AT ARENA CINEMA HOLLYWOOD: TOKYO TRIBE, PLUS WEEKEND ENGAGEMENTS OF TALES OF HALLOWEEN, SLEEPLESS IN NEW YORK, OTHER PEOPLE'S CHILDREN, FUN SIZE HORROR VOL. II

Tokyo Tribe. Directed by Shion Sono. Written by Sono and Santa Inoue. Produced by Yoshinori Chiba and Nobuhiro Iizuka. From XYZ Films. Color, 2015, Japan, 116 minutes, not rated. Sci-Fi/Musical. Starring Tomoko Karina, Hitomi Katayama, Akihiro Kitamua, Ryohei Suzuki, Shota Sometani and Kokone Sasaki. In an alternate Japan, territorial street gangs form opposing factions collectively known as the Tokyo Tribes. Merra, leader of the Wu-Ronz tribe of Bukuro joins forces with heavy hitting sadistic gangster Buppa of Buppa Town. With Buppa's support, Merra aims to initiate a gang war between the Wu-Ronz and the Musashino Saru, and in a confrontation between the two attempts to kill popular member of the Musashino Saru - Kai. By mistake, Merra instead kills Kai's friend Tera (a Musashino Saru member beloved by members of all Tribes since before their formation). This leads to the joining of forces between all of the Tokyo Tribes in an all out war against Merra and Buppa's forces. October 23- November 5. Contact venue for show times. SPECIAL TWO-WEEK ENGAGEMENT!!!

"It's pure entertainment, folks."----Japan Times

Four films playing for one weekend only:

Tales of Halloween. Eleven directors and nine writers assemble this collection of ten stories, woven together by their shared theme of Halloween night in an American suburb, where ghouls, imps, aliens and axe murderers appear for one night only to terrorize unsuspecting residents. From Epic Pictures Group. Color, 2015, USA, 92 minutes, rated R. Horror. Starring Barbara Crampton, Lisa Marie, Joe Dante, Adrienne Barbeau, Barry Bostwick, Adrienne Curry.  October 23-25, 2015. Fri. at 7:00, Sat. at 9:40, Sun. at 7:30.

"May well become a Halloweentime perennial."---Fangoria

Sleepless in New York. Written, directed and produced by Christian Frei. From SRF. Color, 2015, Switzerland, 90 minutes, not rated. Documentary/Romance. Love is the best thing in life - until it's over. Heartbreak affects us all. Oscar-nominated director Christian Frei teams with famed anthropologist Helen Fisher to examine the power and resilience of love despite it all. October 24 and 25, 2015. Sat. at 5:50, Sun. at 6:00.

"I'd recommend this reflection on the human need for love."---Toronto Film Scene

Other People's Children. Directed by Liz Hinlein. Written by Adrienne Harris. Produced by Harris, Hinlein, Edward Button and Diane Marshall-Green. From Shoreline Entertainment. Color, 2015, USA, 85 minutes, not rated. Romance. Starring Diane Marshall-Green, Chad Michael Murray, Michael Mosley, Alexandra Breckinridge, Harrison Thomas and Emily Button. A filmmaker, reeling from the death of her famous father, falls down the rabbit hole of a charismatic homeless man who becomes the subject of her latest documentary and her new love interest. Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.

Winner- Columbia Gorge International Film Festival

Fun Size Horror Volume II. Written and directed by Zeke Pinheiro. Produced by Mali Elfman and Michael May. From Fun Size Horror Productions. Color, 2015, USA, not rated. Compilation of short horror films. Friday, October 23, 2015 at 10:50 p.m.

  Admission: $12 each feature.  Information:  (323) 306-0676 . Online ticketing:  http://arenascreen.com

            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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