Indie Films Oct 14 - 20

            The River Thief. Action/Adventure. Written and directed by N.D. Wilson. Produced by Aaron Rench. From Voltaire Media. (Color, 2016, USA, not rated) Starring Joel Courtney, Paul Johansson, Bas Rutten, Raleigh Cain, Tommy Cash. Diz (Joel Courtney) is a reckless teenage drifter living life on the run. Abandoned by his parents as a child, he looks out for himself and doesn't accept handouts. He takes whatever he wants and runs. Jaded and determined to answer to no one, Diz lives a life marked by thievery and abandonment. Things change for Diz when he floats into a small town on the Snake River. There he is confronted by an unflappable old man named Marty and falls for Marty's guarded granddaughter, Selah. When Diz robs a local drug-dealing crazy, he becomes the owner of a giant pile of cash and the target of two vicious killers. With more money than he knows what to do with, and criminals at his heels, Diz puts the people he's learned to care about in danger, still trying to win Selah. But some things can't be stolen or bought.

            NY84. Romance/Drama. Written and directed by Cyril Morin. Produced by Morin and Juliette Garrigues. For Media In Sync. (Color, 2016, France/USA, 80 minutes, not rated)  Starring Sam Quartin, Chris Schellenberg, Davy J. Marr, Ray Field, Chadwick Brown (The Activist) and Drew Gardner. Set in New York City between the early 1980s and 1984, NY84 focuses on three very close friends: Kate, Keith and Anton. They're part of the downtown art scene. We witness their creative and emotional lives. Young and carefree, the friends party, photograph, paint, sing, and play their way through the clubs and lofts of Alphabet City. The party comes to a halt in 1984, as the AIDS epidemic introduces itself for the first time, and Keith and Anton are vulnerable. Kate tries to save her friends, just as her music career is taking off. Parents, patrons and patients struggle against the epidemic.
 Jack Goes Home. Horror/Thriller. Written and directed by Thomas Dekker. Produced by Dekker, Scott Levenson, Jordan Yale Levine and Jason Rose. From Momentum Pictures. (Color, 2016, USA, 100 minutes, rated R) Starring Rory Culkin, Britt Robertson, Natasha Lyonne, Nikki Reed, Davleigh Chase and Lin Shaye. After his father is killed in a car crash, Jack travels home to Colorado to help nurse his mother (who was injured in the crash) back to health. There, he uncovers long buried secrets and lies within his family history, his parents, his friends and his very identity.
            "Bold, unique....It'll be sure to stick with you for quite some time."---Cinema Slasher.
            October 14- October 20, 2016. Admission $13 each feature.  Contact venue for show times.
Information: (323) 306-0676. Online ticketing:
            At Arena Cinelounge at The Montalban, 1615 N. Vine St.,, Los Angeles, CA 90028.
            Arena Cinema is Hollywood's new home for independent films, powered by Voltaire Media.

Posted By Phil Sokoloff on September 24, 2016 04:33 pm | Permalink