Indie Films Feb 5-11


            All Roads Lead to Rome. Directed by Ella Lemhagen. Written by Josh Appignanesi and Cindy Myers. Produced by Monika Bacardi, Andrea Iervolino and Silvio Muraglia. From eOne Entertainment. Color, 2016, Spain, 90 minutes, rated PG-13. Comedy. Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Paz Vega, Claudia Cardinale, Raoul Bova, Rosie Day and Chiara Bassermann. Maggie is an uptight, single mother and college writing teacher from New York City. In an effort to reconnect with her troubled teen daughter Summer, she decides to embark on a journey to a Tuscan village where she frequented in her younger days. Upon arrival, Maggie runs into Luca, a handsome former lover who is still a bachelor and lives with his eighty-year-old mother, Carmen. Summer (missing her "bad boy" boyfriend in NYC) and Carmen (secretly planning a wedding against Luca's wishes to Marcelino, her one true love in Rome) impulsively steal Luca's car and race off to Rome. Maggie and Luca quickly pursue allowing the two mismatched couples to spend some time together and develop a new understanding of each other.

            The Pack. Directed by Nick Robertson. Written by Evan Randall Green. Produced by Michael Robertson and Kent Smith. From Kojo Pictures. Color, 2016, Australia, 90 minutes, not rated. Horror/ Thriller. Starring Anna Lise Phillips, Jack Campbell, Katie Moore, Kieran Thomas McNamara. Hamish Phillips and Charles Mayer. A farmer and his family must fight for survival after a ferocious pack of wild dogs infiltrates their isolated farmhouse. Through a series of frightening and bloody encounters they are forced into survival mode to make it through the night.

            "Fantastic....exciting (and bloody) action scenes."---The Horror Club

            Southbound. Directed by Roxanne Benjamin, David Bruckner, Patrick Horvath and Radio Silence. Written by Benjamin, Bruckner, Horvath,  Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Susan Burke. Produced by Benjamin, Chris Harding, Brad Miska, Greg Newman et al. From The Orchard. Color, 2016, USA, 89 MINUTES. Horror/Sci-Fi/ Thriller. Starring Kate Beahan, Larry Fessenden, Hannah Marks, Fabienne Therese, Kristina Pesic, Matt Peters and Dana Gould.  Five interlocking tales of terror follow the fates of a group of weary travellers who confront their worst nightmares - and darkest secrets - over one long night on a desolate stretch of desert highway.

            "Twisted sense of humor and unpredictability. That's a major compliment."

            February 5- February 11, 2016. 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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