Thursday, September 13
5:00 Feature: Coming of Age
Producers: Elliot Feld, Jaz Kalkat, Tom Morris, Kevin Liang
Director: Tom Morris
Writers: Elliot Feld, Jaz Kalkat, Tom Morris
Principal Cast: Chris Sheffield, Maiara Walsh, Janeane Garofalo, Elaine Hendrix, Larry Miller
Levi Collins is set to attend the local University on a tennis scholarship, but he forgot to tell his parents one thing - he didn't graduate. He must pass summer school before his family finds out he has failed senior science.
What they’re saying:
"Hilarious" - OC WEEKLY
"As heartwarming as it is humorous" – EXAMINER
7:00 Feature: Crime
Producers: Andrea Roa, Troy Johanson, Matt Ruskin
Director & Writer: Matt Ruskin
Principal Cast: Nico Stone, Adam DuPaul, Kristin Dougherty and Seymour Cassel.
When Simon’s brother is arrested for armed robbery, he is asked to commit a string of similar crimes in an attempt to get his brother acquitted. Caught between loyalty to his brother and his own will, Simon is forced to examine his life.
What they’re saying:
David Roark / Paste Magazine
"Channeling the early work of Martin Scorsese, it's this introspection-the pit between crime and morality-that makes BOOSTER so pertinent."
Joe Levdon / Variety
"Booster... suggests a Boston crime movie such as "The Town" or "Monument Ave" as reimagined by Robert Bresson."
Linc Leifeste / Smells Like Screen Spirit
"With his debut narrative feature film Booster, director Matt Ruskin has crafted the dark, gritty Boston crime drama that Ben Affleck only wishes he could make..."
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 9th LA INDIE Film Festival.
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