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Indie Films Jan 22-29


            The Abandoned. Directed by Eytan Rockaway. Written by Rockaway and Ido Fluk. Produced by Rockaway, Carlos Velasquez and Mike Landry. From IFC Films. Color, 2016, USA, 86 minutes, not rated. Horror/Thriller. Starring Jason Patric, Louisa Krause, Mark Margolis, Henry Kelemen, James Murtaugh and Carlos Velasquez. In a not so distant dystopian future stands LOT451, an enormous complex equipped with all the amenities one could ask for: shops, apartments,swimming pool, gym, and rows and rows of dark corridors in the basement...all of which have been long since abandoned and left to decay. Our story takes place over the course of one night where a strikingly beautiful woman JULIA STREAK begins her new job as a security guard for the corporation that owns the now vacant, desolate structure. On site she meets COOPER, a brusque rent-a-cop assigned as her partner for the evening. As the night progresses, the building comes to life toying sadistically with Streak's mind. But is it the building, Cooper, or a vagrant in the area that are really the ones terrorizing her? Streak's curiosity to find the truth leads her down a dangerous path where she discovers the complex's dark secret...that it once served as an abusive, neglectful center for physically and psychologically impaired children. There, the children's souls still reside in torment, demanding that all who enter pay the ultimate price for admission...into Lot 451.

            "One of the creepiest films I have seen in recent years...also one of the best..."

            Contact venue for show times. Admission: $12.  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 06, 2016 03:47 pm | Permalink