Indie Films April 1-7


            Someone Else.Directed and written by Nelson Kim. Produced by Brandon Harris and Geoffrey Quan. Color, 2016, USA, 72 minutes, not rated. Romance/Thriller. Starring Aaron Yoo, Leonardo Nam, Jackie Chung, Louis Ozawa Changchien, Paul C. Rush and Steve Park.

A tale of two Korean American cousins. A shy young law student, hungry for a more vivid, risk-taking existence, visits his playboy cousin in New York City. In his quest to emulate his cousin, the law student sheds his old identity and takes a leap into the unknown, where risk, adventure, and a chance at love await. But in a series of surprising twists, his dream of growth and metamorphosis threatens to become a nightmare from which he may never awaken. 

            "A highly intriguing debut."---VCinema

            Kill Your Friends.Directed by Owen Harris. Written by John Niven. Produced by Gregor Cameron and Will Clarke. From Well Go USA Entertainment. Color, 2016, UK, 103 minutes, not rated. Comedy/Thriller. Starring Ed Skrein, Nicholas Hoult, Rosanna Arquette, James Corden, Georgia King and Joseph Mawle. An A&R man working at the height of the Britpop music craze goes to extremes in order to find his next hit.

            "A career-best performance from Nicholas Hoult."---The People's Movies

            Baskin.Directed by Can Evrenol. Written by Evrenol, Ogulcan Eren Akay, Cam Ozuduru and Ercin Sadikoglu. From IFC Midnight. Color, 2016, Turkey/USA, 97 minutes, not rated. Fantasy/Horror. Starring Muharrem Bayrak, Mehmet Akif Budak, Fadik Bulbul, Derin Cankaya, Mehmet Cerrahoglu and Hayati Citaklar. A squad of unsuspecting cops goes through a trapdoor to Hell when they stumble upon a Black Mass in an abandoned building.

            Winner: Fantastic Fest; Morbido Fest.

            "One of the best horror films of the decade."---Shock Till You Drop

            Pandemic.Directed by John Suits. Written by Dustin T. Benson. Produced by Suits, Gabriel Cowan and Michael Tadross Jr. From XLrator Media. Color, 2016, USA, 91 minutes, not rated. Action/Sci-Fi. Starring Rachel Nichols, Missi Pyle, Alfie Allen, Paul Guilfoyle, Mekhi Phifer and Danielle Rose Russell. Pandemic is set in the near future, where a virus of epic proportions has overtaken the planet. There are more infected than uninfected, and humanity is losing its grip on survival. Its only hope is finding a cure and keeping the infected contained. Lauren (Rachel Nichols) is a doctor, who, after the fall of New York, comes to Los Angeles to lead a team to hunt for and rescue uninfected survivors.

            "Pandemic succeeds in keeping its audience invested and entertained."---Shock Till You Drop

            April 1- April 7, 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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