Indie Films June 17-23


            No Stranger Than Love. Directed by Nick Wernham. Written by Steve Adams. Produced by Paul Fler. From Orion Releasing. Color, 2016, Canada, 89 minutes, rated R. Comedy/Romance. Starring Alison Brie, Justin Chatwin, Colin Hanks, Mark Forward, Christopher Cordell and Lisa Berry. There isn't a man in town who isn't in love with Lucy Sherrington, and who can blame them? She is kind and helplessly sympathetic yet romantically she keeps them all at a polite distance... until tonight. Tonight she has agreed to a rendezvous with Clint, the married coach of the high school football team. Just as they are about to begin their affair, Clint disappears down a hole that opens up in Lucy's living room floor. But this is not just any hole. It is an inter-dimensional, one-way hole of infinite darkness that leaves Clint stranded and floating in oblivion. June 17-23, 2016. Fri. at 6:25; Sat. at 4:15 and 5:45; Sun. at 6:30 and 9:30/ Mon. -Thurs. at 7:30.

            Winner- Newport Beach Film Festival.

            The Last Heist. Directed by Mike Mendez. Written by Guy Stevenson. Produced by Rick Benattar and Nigel Thomas. Color, 2016, USA, not rated. From XLrator Media. Action. Starring Henry Rollins, Torrance Coombs, Victoria Pratt, Mykel Shannon Jenkins, Nick Principe and Mark Kelly. A bank heist descends into violent chaos when one of the hostages turns out to be a serial killer. Trapping the well-organized team of bank robbers in the building, the killer is now picking them off one by one. June 17-23, 2016. Fri. at 8:00, Sat. at 9:15 and 10:45; Sun. at 8:00, Mon.-Thurs. at 9:00.

            Janey Makes a Play. Written and directed by Jared Callahan. Produced by Callahan and Brent Ryan Green. From Uncork'd Entertainment. Color, 2016, USA, 79 mniutes, not rated. Documentary. Follow 90-year-old Janey as she writes and directs her latest original, socially relevant community theatre production for her small town. Experience the creative process unfold with a cast of colorful townspeople, as they engage with the arts amidst a local economy devastated by the recent recession. June 17-23, 2016.  Fri. at 9:45. Sat. at 7:15; Sun. at 5:00; Mon.-Thurs. at 6:00. There will be a Q&A with director Jared Callahan following the 7:15 Saturday screening.

            "Janey's contagious laughter and adorable love story (with help from husband Ron Chin) cast a spell that's hard to shake."---Reel Georgia

             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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