Indie Films November 11-17


            We're back on Las Palmas Blvd., and we've changed our name. We're officially and permanently Arena Cinelounge Hollywood.

Don't Look Down. Documentary. Directed by Daniel Gordon. Produced by Gordon, John Battsek, Iris Maor, Johnny Webb. From Gravitas Ventures. (Color, 2016, U.K., 93 minutes, not rated. Featuring Richard Branson, Eve Branson, Mike Kendrick, Per Lindstrand. It's 1984, and Richard Branson, a maverick British music mogul has just made a big decision- to take on British Airways, and set up his own airline. But with just one plane, a minimal marketing budget, and a flair for self-promotion, he quickly realizes that in order for the airline to survive, he needs to pull off a major publicity stunt. What Branson does next is ambitious, daring and more than a little bit crazy. Enlisting the services of Per Lindstrand, one of the world's most experienced hot air balloonists, he decides to try to cross the Atlantic Ocean, for the first time in history. And so begins a series of death-defying record attempts that risk the end of the bearded balloonist, and his business empire. 

            The Drama Club.  Drama. Written and directed by Joe McClean. Produced by Mike Kopera and Alan Williams. From Ginger Beard Films.(Color, 2016, USA, 87 minutes, not rated) Starring Dane Bowman, Chris Ciccarelli, Barry Finnegan, Mike Kopera, Jon Thomas, Liza de Weerd. In a twisted maze of ex-lovers, old grudges, and new spouses, friends who haven't seen each other in 20 years fall down a rabbit hole of alcohol-fueled bad decisions.

            Rainbow Time. Comedy. Written and  directed by Linas Phillips. Produced by Phillips and Ian Michaels. From The Orchard. (Color, 2016, USA, 91 minutes, unrated) Starring Linas Phillips, Melanie Lynskey, Timm Sharp, Tobin Bell, Jay Duplass, Artemis Pebdani. A developmentally delayed 40 year old man named Shonzi is sent to live with his brother Todd. But when Shonzi develops a crush on Todd's new girlfriend Lindsay, he threatens to reveal past secrets that could ultimately tear the couple apart. 

            "The writing and performances in Rainbow Time are so freaking good."---Smells Like Screen Spirit

Hara Kiri. Adventure/Romance. Written and directed by Henry Alberto. Produced by Riley Hinrichs. From Breaking Glass Pictures. (Color, 2016, USA 81 minutes, not rated) Starring Mojean Aria, Jamie Nocher, Ruth Connell, Emilie Germain, Jesse Pimentel and Natalie Camunas. A punk-infused love story of two street skaters, August and Beto, and their last day on earth: they're gonna end it.

November 11- November 17, 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 October 31, 2016 11:02 am | Permalink