Indie Films April 8-14


            Darling. Written and directed by Mickey Keating. Produced by Keating, Sean Fowler and Jenn Wexler. From Screen Media Films. Black-and-white, 2016, USA, 78 minutes, not rated. Thriller. Starring Lauren Ashley Carter, Sean Young, Larry Fessenden, Helen Rogers, John Speredakos and Brian Morvant. A lonely young woman, hired to housesit a New York mansion, descends violently into madness. April 8-14, 2016.

            Opening Night pre-screening reception with the filmmakers.

            "Unsettling, distressing and mesmerizing."---Fangoria

Havana Motor Club. Written and directed by Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt. Produced by Perlmutt, Magnus Andersson and Zelmira Gainza. From Samuel Goldwyn Films. Color, 2016, USA/Cuba, 80 minutes, not rated. Documentary. With Armando "Pity" Lorenzo Munnet, Reynaldo Lopez, Ernesto Dobarganes, "Tito" Lopez, Carlos Alvarez and Milton Diaz Canter.- Reforms have offered opportunity in Cuba but the children of the Revolution are unsure of the best route forward. For a half-dozen drag racers, this means last-minute changes to their beloved American muscle cars, as they prepare for the first sanctioned race in Cuba since 1960. Punctuated by a lively Cuban soundtrack, Havana Motor Club offers a fascinating glimpse at the resilience and ingenuity of the competitive spirit.  April 8-14, 2016.

"Mirrors the Cuban population's hope and tenacity."---Screen Comment

            Daddy. Directed by Gerald McCullouch. Written by Dan Via. Produced by McCullouch, Via and Allison Venore. From Breaking Glass Pictures. Color, 2016, USA, 89 minutes, not rated. Comedy/Mystery. Starring Gerald McCullouch, Dan Via, Mackenzie Astin, Leslie Easterbrook, Richard Riehle and Tamlyn Tomita. Colin is a stud. Stew, not so much. They've been virtually inseparable since college. But now Colin has fallen for a much younger man. April 8- 14, 2016.

            Winner: Out on Film, Atlanta; California Independent Film Festival.

            "Amazing performances."---The Film Reel

Theory of Obscurity. Written and directed by Don Hardy Jr. Produced by Hardy, Barton Bishoff and Josh Keppel. From Film Movement. Color, 2016, USA/Austria/Germany, 87 minutes, not rated. Starring The Residents, Penn Jillette, Matt Groening, Les Claypool, Gary Panter and Jon Fishman. Documentary. Theory of Obscurity tells the story of the renegade sound and video collective known as The Residents.. The Residents have released more than 60 albums, performed all over the world and inspired many people to be weird, take chances and find their own voice. Now, this film will introduce The Residents to a whole new generation. April 8- 10, 2016.

Opening Night special appearance with Don Hardy Jr.and special guests

"Pays tribute where tribute is due."---Way Too Indie

            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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