Indie Films November 18 - 24


            Arena Cinema Hollywood on Las Palmas Blvd. has changed its name to Arena Cinelounge Hollywood.

            Asperger's Are Us. Documentary/Comedy. Directed by Alex Lehrmann. Produced by Lehrmann, Sean Bradley, Chris Dowling and Duplass Brothers Productions. From Netflix. (Color, 2016, USA, 82 minutes, not rated) Featuring Noah Britton, Ethan Finlan, Jack Hanke, New Michael Ingemi. In this coming of age documentary, four friends on the Autism spectrum whom have bonded through humor and performed as the comedy troupe "Asperger's Are Us" will prepare for one final, ambitious show before going their separate ways.  Producer Mark Duplass will appear in person at the November 18 screening.

            Goldbricks in Bloom. Comedy. Written and directed by Danny Sangre. Produced by Matt Flanders. From Control Films. (Color, 2016, USA, 93 minutes, not rated) Starring Evan Jonigkeit, Zosia Mamet, Margaret Clunie, Leo Fitzpatrick, Jake Hoffman, Tavi Gevinson. A social satire exploring what it means to be an artist today by interweaving the story of a self-obsessed group of disenchanted young creatives with the mythic rise and fall of a New York painter.

            Esteros. Drama. Directed by Papu Curotto. Written by Andi Nachon. Produced by Curotto, Pablo Destito, Maite Echave and Pablo Giles. From Breaking Glass Pictures. (Color, 2016, Argentina/Brazil/France, 83 minutes, not rated) Starring Ignacio Rogers, Esteban Masturini, Joaquin Parada, Blas Finardi Nix, Renata Calmon, Maria Merlino.  Matias and Jeronimo know each other since childhood. Their friendship takes a new turn during the holiday before starting high school when they both experience their sexual awakening. Matias's father breaks up their relationship by accepting a job very far away. Family's contempt against homosexuality brings Matias to deny his friend and himself. More than ten years later, Matias returns to his old town for carnival with his girlfriend. He unexpectedly runs into Jeronimo. Feelings will slowly reappear and will reach a climax, but at what price? Winner- Gramado Film Festival.

            November 18- November 24, 2016. Admission: $13 each feature. Contact venue for show times.

Information:  (323) 306-0676 . Online ticketing:

            At Arena Cinelounge 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 Phil Sokoloff on November 09, 2016 11:20 am | Permalink