SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
2:00 Shorts Program 3
如何改變世界 (How to Change the World)
Like a Good Neighbor
The Flying Saucer Film
The Ballerina and the Rocking Horse
Le Passage (The Passage)
4:00 Shorts Program 4
일몰 (Goose Family)
Stuper Powers: Rise of the Chipmunk King
The Yellow Wallpaper
6:00 Shorts Program 5
Fear Itself Here in the Dark
Postcard from 1952
Ticket to Hell
The Parachute Ball
8:00 Documentary Feature
Who Bombed Judi Bari?
John Densmore (The Doors) will be in attendance to introduce the film.
Producer: Darryl Cherney
Director: Mary Liz Thomson
Principal Cast: Judi Bari, Dennis Cunningham, Darryl Cherney
Legendary Earth First! activist Judi Bari and her organizing and musical partner Darryl Cherney are car bombed in May 1990 while on their way to an organizing roadshow to recruit activists for Redwood Summer. The FBI and Oakland Police arrest them immediately for bombing themselves. Seven years later, dying of cancer after having survived the bombing, Judi gives her deathbed deposition in a lawsuit against the authorities and as she testifies, the movie flashes back to the colorful actions and antics of Earth First! she depicts.
CINE Golden Eagle;Best Documentary
Santa Cruz Film Festival; Best Documentary
Desert Rocks Film Festival; Best Feature
Davis Film Festival
What they’re saying:
"...The kind of plot worthy of a Hollywood headliner... distinctly American, and distinctly compelling."--Washington Life Magazine
"I'm very proud to be included, as is my family. What a beautiful, fitting tribute to one of our great heroines. Great job!" --Bonnie Raitt, Recording Artist
"It got me angry, it made me sad, but above all it made laugh like hell, and proud that I know Darryl and knew Judy. Don't miss it!" -- Peter Coyote, Actor
10:00 Documentary Feature
Bettie Page Reveals All
Producers: Mark Mori
Director: Mark Mori
Writer: Douglas Miller
Principal Cast: Bettie Page, Hugh Hefner, Dita Von Teese, Bunny Yeager, Paula Klaw
Bettie Page Reveals All is an intimate look at the rise, fall, and rise again of one of the world’s most recognized and controversial sex symbols. Page’s unabashed sexual expression and sexually provocative fetish poses set the stage for the 1960s sexual revolution and ushered in a modern era in fashion and pop culture. With her razor sharp wit and Tennessee twang Page emerges from decades of seclusion to reveal her secret past.
Midnight Feature: Horror
The Casebook of Eddie Brewer
Producers: Andrew Spencer, Ted Ryan, Ian Brooker, Sean Connolly
Director: Andrew Spencer
Writer: Andrew Spencer
Principal Cast: Ian Brooker, Peter Wight, Louise Paris, Bella Hamblin, Errin Connolly
A documentary film crew follow paranormal investigator Eddie Brewer as he encounters various bizarre characters and situations. But after investigating strange goings on at "The Rookery" (A run down local council building) things take a turn for the worse and what begins as a mocking expose of Eddie's life, becomes a terrifying battle between reason and the paranormal.
The Film Festival of Colorado - Best Sci Fi or Horror 2012
The Shock and Gore Festival - Best New Feature 2012
What they’re saying:
Paul Metcalf aka Pzomb at Blogomatic3000.com - Screening at the 11th Fantastic Films Weekend, Bradford Media Museum, June 2012
THE CASEBOOK OF EDDIE BREWER
Stars: Ian Brooker, Peter Wight, Louise Paris | Written and Directed by Andrew Spencer
Most of my Fantastic Film Weekend reviews will be coming from Monday but it says quite a lot about a film when I find that I want to get my review done now and talk about it. People who read my reviews may know I’m quite tired of “found footage” and “documentary” style horrors, I think there are too many out there and they don’t offer anything original. Then one comes along and proves me wrong.
When the film started in the typical documentary fashion I do admit I was worried, but that did not last long. The fact is you grow to like Eddie; he’s a nice guy who investigates something that interests him. People may want to ridicule him for it, to mock him for not doing it the way they expect it to be done but he does not care, he is willing to fight for what he believes in and help people who ask for it. Ian Brooker is excellent as Eddie; he plays the role just right, making you empathise for a man who clearly is nearing the edge of his sanity at times.
Note: Q&A will follow screening with filmmmakers in attendance.
The LA INDIE Film Festival is the partner festival to the well established LA COMEDY Festival, www.LAComedyFest.com. Over the years we have had the privilege to work with hundreds of filmmakers who have told wonderfully funny stories. Many have gone on to make great films in other genres.
This made us think how wonderful it would be to showcase all the terrific stories that are being told in film, in all the different, creative ways in which they are being told.
We are very excited to present the 5th LA INDIE Film Festival.
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