MARGARITA, WITH A STRAW AND
HARD SELL OPEN EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENTS AT ARENA CINEMA HOLLYWOOD ON MAY 20
Margarita, with a Straw. Directed by Shonali Bose. Written by Bose and Atika Chohan. Produced by Bose, Nilesh Maniyar and Ishan Talkies. From Wolfe Releasing. Color, 2016, India, 100 minutes, not rated. Drama. Starring Kalki Koechlin, Revathy, Sayani Gupta, Hussain Dalai, Tenzing Dalha and Kuljeet Singh. A rebellious young woman with cerebral palsy leaves her home in India to study in New York, unexpectedly falls in love, and embarks on an exhilarating journey of self-discovery.May 20-26, 2016. Fri. at 7:40 and 9:25; Sat. at 4:15, 6:00 and 9:55; Sun. at 2:00, 5:25 and 8:55; Mon. and Wed. at 5:45 and 7:25; Tues. and Thurs. at 6:00 and 9:15.
Q&As with director Shonali Bose following screenings on Fri. at 7:40 and 9:25, Sat. at 4:15 and Sun. at 5:25.
Winner: Asian Film Awards; Galway Film Awards; Montclair Film Festival; Screen Weekly Awards; Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival; Toronto International Film Festival.
Hard Sell. Written and directed by Sean Nalaboff. Produced by Nalaboff, Jared Greenman and Jimmy Sergeant. From Momentum Pictures. Color, 2016, USA, 85 minutes, not rated. Starring Katrina Bowden, Skyler Gisondo, Kristin Chenoweth, Hannah Marks, Amy Rutberg and Spencer List. Hardy Buchanan, a senior at an elite private schoo, struggles to support his unstable mom. Desperate to make some quick cash, he enlists the help of Bo, a beautiful runaway, and together they devise a plan for profiting off the wayward teens at Hardy's school. When the students learn that Bo has more to offer than what meets the eye, the unlikely duo's new business takes a unique turn, tossing them headfirst into the lives of the rich and dysfunctional. May 20-26, 2016. Fri. at 6:00 and 10:55; Sat. at 2:20, 8:00 and 11:30; Sun. at 3:45, 7:15 and 10:40; Mon. and Wed. at 9:05 and 10:30; Tues and Thurs. at 7:40 and 10:55.
RED CARPET ALERT FOR HARD SELL AT ARENA CINEMA HOLLYWOOD ON MAY 21
Red Carpet arrivals 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Screening at 8:00 p.m.
SCHEDULED TO APPEAR:
Writer-director-producer Sean Nalaboff; Cast members Katrina Bowden (30 Rock), Skyler Gisondo (
Vacation), Hannah Marks (
The Amazing Spider-Man), Spencer List (
Night Has Settled), Bailey Noble (
True Blood), Cameron Jebo (
Power Rangers Megaforce), Garrett Coffey (
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.