Indie Films Jan 15-21



            Intruders. Directed by Adam Schindler. Written by T.J. Cimfel and David White. Produced by Lati Grobman, Erik Olsen, et al. From Momentum Pictures. Color, 2016, USA, 90 minutes, not rated. Horror/Thriller. Starring Rory Culkin, Martin Starr, Beth Riesgraf, Leticia Jimenez, Jack Kesy and Joshua Mikel. An agoraphobic, newly wealthy woman finds her house invaded by petty criminals looking for cash. She may find it impossible to leave the house, but the crooks may be about to discover that she isn't exactly helpless.

            "A bloody good time with a devilish grin."---The Hollywood Times

            400 Days. Directed and written by Matt Ostsrman. Produced by Gabriel Cowan and John Suits. From XLrator Media. Color, 2016, USA, 91 minutes, not rated. Sci-Fi/Mystery/Thriller. Starring Brandon Routh, Caity Lotz, Dane Cook, Ben Feldman, Tom Cavanagh, Grant Bowler. Four astronauts sent on a simulated mission to a distant planet to test the psychological effects of deep space travel. Locked away for 400 days, the crew's mental state begins to deteriorate when they lose all communication with the outside world. Forced to exit the ship, they discover that this mission may not have been a simulation after all. January 15-21, 2016.

                Anesthesia. Directed, written and produced by Tim Blake Nelson. From IFC Films. Color, 2016, USA, 90 minutes, rated R. Thriller. Starring Kristin Stewart, Corey Stoll, Glenn Close, Gretchen Mol, Sam Waterston and Michael K. Williams. Philosophy professor Walter Zarrow is wounded during a mugging. In an effort to escape he rings buzzers indiscriminately, waking Sam, a middle aged father of two having an affair in the city. Sam reluctantly answers Zarrow's pleas, and Zarrow loses consciousness in his arms. Through an exploration of why these men, along with the mugger, and an addict named Joe, come together, we explore New York City. The experience of Zarrow, Sam, Joe and Zarrow's assailant ripple quickly out to include the connected lives of a housewife struggling with alcoholism, a stoner teen desperate to lose his virginity, a brilliant but failed writer fighting addiction, two parents confronting the prospect of terminal illness, and a brilliant grad student who wounds herself to feel alive. January 15-21, 2016.

            "Stunning...Kristin Stewart kills it."---Pop Insomniacs

            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 January 04, 2016 10:24 am | Permalink