2007 LA Femme Film Festival Program

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LA Femme Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing films made by women. This is the 2007 screening schedule for feature films:

Creepshow III Tales of murder, mayhem and madness

Oct 14, 4-6 pm

Venue 1: 8556 Wilshire Blvd

James Dudelson

Producer

Ana Clavell and James Dudelson

Directors

Ana Clavell, James Dudelson, Scott Frazelle, Pable Pappano, Alex Ugelow

Writers

Cast: Roy Abramsohn, Kris Allen, Magi Avila, A.J. Bowen, Elwood Carlisle, Ed Dyer, Bunny Gibson, Bo Kresic, Camille Lacey, Elina Madison, Emmett McGuire, Stephanie Pettee

Synopsis

Lock the door, close the blinds, draw up your comforter and get set for more thrills, spills and chills with the third installment of Creepshow. Five new ghoulishly clever takes on the classic ‘50s horror comics, each an exercise in pure terror. This is your ticket to more merrily macabre fun.

RT: 1 hr: 44 min

A Simple Promise

Oct 12, 2-4 pm

Venue 1: 8556 Wilshire Blvd.

Dianna Harris

Producer

Max Luces

Writer

Cast: Aikisha Holly, Bobby Reed, Ella Joyce, Layla Kayleigh, Selwyn Ward, Wallace Demarria

Synopsis

Two aspiring artists, one a painter, the other a singer, meet and fall in love. Along the way, they make a promise to each other that whoever makes it first, the other will give up their dream of artistic success to support the other.

RT: 01 hr: 42 min

A Stone’s Throw

Oct 13, 8-10 pm

Venue 2: 8670 Wilshire Blvd.

Camelia Frieberg

Producer/Director/Writer

Grafield L. Miller

Writer

Cast: Aaron Webber, Hugh Thompson, Kathryn MacLellan, Kris Holder-Ried, Lisa Ray

Synopsis

Set on the pristine shores of Nova Scotia, A Stone’s Throw follows the journey of impassioned photojournalist, Jack Walker, as he arrives, unannounced at the home of his sister, Olivia.

RT: 01 hr: 38 min

Behaving Badly

Oct 11, 10-Noon

Venue 1: 8556 Wilshire Blvd.

Dana Schroeder

Producer/Co-Director

Linda Weiss

Writer

Cast: Natalie Miston, Nicolas Porcelli, Silvia Suradova, Todd Johnson

Synopsis

We watch two best friends, Michael and Dirk, foolishly build rules around their sexual behavior. We find Vella and Diane offering their interpretation, diametrically different from that of the men.

RT: 1 hr: 37 min

Ben’s Plan

Oct 12, 10-Noon

Venue 1: 8556 Wilshire Blvd.

Jenna Ricker

Producer/Director/Writer

Cast: Ben Schnetzer, Gary Soldati, Jessica Lawson, Patricia Kalember, Selenis Leyva, Stephen Schnetzer, Vincent D’Arbouze

Synopsis

Maybe the best Christmas present isn’t finding the family we’ve been given, but discovering the family we need.

RT: 1hr 20 min

Christian

Oct 12, Noon-2 pm

Venue 1: 8557 Wilshire Blvd.

Judicaelle Roche Lochen

Producer

Sebastien Roche Lochen

Producer

Elisabeth Lochen

Director/Writer

Cast: Annie Girardot, Charles Nemes, Christian Morin, Yvon Martin

Synopsis:

Lauranne, who was hurt by men many times in her life, lives a wonderful love story with Christian, who is much younger than she is. Her life is turned upside down with this new relationship. Their love remains strong against all odds and everyone from Christian’s mother to his closest friends try to separate them. Unfortunately their love can’t overcome all obstacles.

RT: 1 hr: 38 min

Finding Llorona

Oct 11, 3-5 pm

Venue 2: 8670 Wilshire Blvd.

Claudia Medina

Director/Writer

Alanna MacLennan/ Nilesh Patel

Co-Producers

Cast: Alison Araya, Patricia Mayen Salazar

Synopsis

Sofia has inherited a profound connection to the Mexican folk music sung by women in her mother’s homeland. Her deepest desire is to move people to tears with her voice, just like her heroes. When she meets her musical idol, Sofia learns the only way to sing truthfully is by experiencing her own heartbreak.

RT: 22min

For Heaven’s Sake

Oct 12, 6-8 pm

Venue 2: 8670 Wilshire Blvd.

Nat Christian

Producer/Director

Ann Marcus

Writer/Executive Producer

Cast: Allison Lange, David Paetkau, Florence Henderson, Kathryn Gordon, Stephanie Patton, Yanni King

Synopsis

Sarah is a vibrant older woman who loves her family, especially her granddaughter, 10 year old Katie. After Katie reveals her greatest fear to Sarah, a tragic event befalls both of them. Katie’s beloved Nanny has a sudden fatal heart attack, and finds herself quite literally stuck in heaven.

RT: 90min.

Greetings From The Shore

Oct 13, 2-4 pm

Venue 1: 8556 Wilshire Blvd.

Gabrielle Berberich

Producer/Co-Writer

Greg Cherchak

Director /Co-Writer

Gregory Charles Schaefer

Co-Producer

Cast: Andrew Shaifer, David Fumero, Gideon Emery, Jay O Sanders, Kim Shaw, Lars Arentz, Paul Sorvino, Ron Geren

Synopsis

Still reeling from the death of her father, a young girl spends one last summer at the Jersey Shore before heading off to college. But when her plans fall apart, the girl stumbles into a mysterious world of Russian sailors, high-stakes gambling, and unexpected love.

RT: 01 hr: 58 min

Herstory

Oct 14, 2-4 pm

Venue 1: 8556 Wilshire Blvd.

Rayna Saslove

Producer

Krista Eulberg

Director/Writer

Cast: Lesley Fera, Jonathan Goldstein, Coleman McClary ,Gwendolyn Sanford

Synopsis

Marly, a documentary filmmaker, decides to call the world’s bluff. If women are seen as mere reflections of the men in their life—who is she?

RT: 1hr 26min

Il Segreto de Rahil

Cinzia Bomoll

Producer/Director/Writer

Cast: Elisabetta Rocchetti, Giorgio Faletti, Jamil Hammoudi, Lorenza Indovina, Ons Ben Raies

Synopsis:

Rahil walks balancing on the railroads towards the direction that will carry her to become a woman.In her Iraqui name, that in Arab means nomad, perhaps it’s already written her destiny; and in her past a secret harder than the steel of the tracks which she is escaping from.

RT: 1hr: 26min

Locked

Oct 12, 6-8 pm

Venue 1: 8556 Wilshire Blvd.

Juli C. Lasselle

Producer/Director/Writer

Cast: Brynn Horrocks, Eugenia Yuan, Gerald McCullouch, Hope Allen, Jonathan Firth, Stacey Hinnen

Synopsis

Locked is an intensely moving independent drama about two sisters dealing with the residual effects of childhood incest. A European sensibility brings a fresh approach to the difficult subject matter in this thoughtful gem.

RT: 01 hr: 34 min

Moondance Alexander

Oct 12, 8-10 pm

Venue 1: 8556 Wilshire Blvd.

Janeen Damian

Writer/Producer

Michael Damian

Writer/Director

Cast: Kay Panabaker, Don Johnson, Lori Loughlin, Sasha Cohen

Synopsis

Inspired by a true story, “Moondance Alexander” follows its title character (Kay Panabaker) a spirited teen living with her eccentric mother (Lori Loughlin). Moondance is faced with another uneventful summer until she discovers a lost pinto pony named Checkers who has jumped out of his paddock. Moondance is convinced that Checkers is a champion jumper in disguise and is determined to help him realize his full potential.

RT:

Once Upon A Film

Oct 12, 4-6 pm

Venue 1: 8556 Wilshire Blvd.

Decker X

Producer/Director/Writer

Cast: Katie Corrado, Marcus Dean Fuller, Stivi Paskoski

Synopsis

Once upon a Film is a comedy that explores what happens when memories collide with reality.

RT: 1hr: 30min

Red is the Color of

Oct 13, 6-8 pm

Venue 1: 8556 Wilshire Blvd.

Anne Norda

Producer/Director/Writer

Lee David Lee

Co-producer

Cast: Irina Bjorklund, Peter Franzen, Eliza Pryor Nagel

Synopsis

The tense marriage between two painters is shaken and stirred when the husband’s provocative nude model ignites his wife’s sexual and spiritual awakening. In a three-way game of subtle seduction, each discovers unfulfilled desires that threaten to destroy their desperate dreams of happiness.

RT: 1hr: 27min

9 Lives of Mara

Oct 11, 1-3 pm

Venue 1: 8556 Wilshire Blvd.

Jina Panebianco

Producer/Writer

Bal Aji Kumar

Directo

Kalaji K. Kumar

Co-Writer

Cast: Chad Donella, Patrick Bauchau

Synopsis

What are the consequences to murdering a witch? A slick and haunting Oedipus story told in Fairytale Noir by Indian director Balaji K. Kumar.

RT: 01 hr: 30 min

DOCUMENTARIES

Dispensing Cannabis The California Story

Oct 11, 10-Noon

Venue 2: 8670 Wilshire Blvd.

Ann Alter

Producer/Director

Synopsis

In the hour-long documentary “Dispensing Cannabis: The California Story”, voices from inside discuss practices and issues involved in distributing medical cannabis.

RT: 56 min

Hollywood 90038

Oct 12, 4-6 pm

Venue 2: 8670 Wilshire Blvd.

Jennifer Kes Remington

Producer/Director

Synopsis:

‘Hollywood, 90038? is a documentary that follows five twenty-something’s who live in the same building over a period of four years through their struggles as they try to make it big in Los Angeles.

RT: 1hr: 22 min

La Hija del General

Oct 12, 2-4 pm

Venue 2: 8670 Wilshire Blvd.

Maria Elena Wood

Producer/Director/Writer

Alejandra Garcia

Executive Producer

Synopsis

This is an intimate portrait of Michelle Bachelet, a woman who went from being the daughter of one of Salvador Allende´s faithful generals, later murdered by his army comrades, to become the first woman Secretary of Defense in Latin America and, since March 2006, the President of Chile.

RT: 59 min

Lost and Found in Mexico

Oct 11, Noon-1 pm

Venue 2: 8670 Wilshire Blvd.

Caren Cross

Producer/Director/Writer

Synopsis:

It explores the question: What lies on the other side of the American dream? In a quirky, revealing

style Caren Cross explores the lives of Americans who chose to leave their hard-working, successful, and fast-paced lives to live in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico where leisurely conversations take place in the main square, burros walk the streets, and people find satisfaction in living that had previously been lost.

RT: 53 min

The Idol and the Band

Oct 13, 4-6pm

Venue 1: 8556 Wilshire Blvd.

Lauren Gadd

Producer/ Director

Brooke Barnett

Executive Producer

Cast: Chris Daughtry, Mark Perry, Ryan Andrews and Scott Crawford

Synopsis

The documentary is about Chris Daughtry, an American Idol finalist, and the band that he performed with before going on the show, and what happens to the band now that he is famous. While Daughtry competed on this season of American Idol, his small town band played the waiting game. After visiting him in Los Angeles, the band realizes that they will have to get serious about practicing if they want to play with their front man again.

RT: 57 min

Incest : A Family Tragedy

Oct 11, 7-9:30 pm

Venue 2: 8670 Wilshire Blvd.

Sasa Blackoff

Producer/Director

Edward Blackoff

Producer/Director

Synopsis

An intense investigation of the dark and secret world of incest and sexual molestation of children by family members and close trusted friends. This film explores the behavior of those who commit the crime, how it affects the victims, what police can and can’t accomplish, the history of incest, and what can be done to stop it.

RT: 1hr: 36min

The Life and Times of Evelyn Hart

Oct 12, 10-Noon

Venue 2: 8670 Wilshire Blvd.

Betsy Carson/Dan Schlanger

Producers

Betsy Carson

Director/Writer

Synopsis

‘The Life and Times of Evelyn Hart’ is an intimate portrait of a life entirely dedicated to dance, revealing the struggles and triumphs that mark Ms Hart’s extraordinary journey from starry-eyed teenager to international star.

RT: 42 min

Looking for Else

Oct 11, 5-7 pm

Venue 2: 8670 Wilshire Blvd.

Tiziana Soudani

Producer

Sandy Kopitopoulos

Director

Daniel Maurer

Writer

Cast: Else Blangsted, James Di Pasquale, James Cromwell, Jerry Cobb, Lilly Kopitopoulos, Margo Til

Synopsis

Separated at birth during World War II, a mother and a daughter are reunited 50 years after the events. A moving story that unfolds from Nazi Germany to Switzerland, to Hollywood.

RT: 52 min

Maybe Baby

Oct 13, 2-4 pm

Venue 2: 8670 Wilshire Blvd.

Shannon O’Rourke

Producer/Director

Synopsis

What happens when a group of single American women past their reproductive prime give up looking for ‘Mr. Right’ and settle for ‘Mr. Rights’ DNA?

RT: 60min

The New Los Angeles

Oct 11, 5-7pm

Venue 2: 8670 Wilshire Blvd.

Lyn Goldfarb

Producer/Director/Writer

Cast: Linda Hunt (VO)

Synopsis:

THE NEW LOS ANGELES paints a portrait of an extraordinary city transformed by issues of race, labor and immigration.

RT: 55 min

Not in God’s Name

Oct 11, 1-3 pm

Venue 1: 8556 Wilshire Blvd.

Paula Force

Producer/Director

Lisa Leeman

Writer

Synopsis:

A Filmmakers’ journey to explore tolerance and intolerance in the name of the Divine. Featuring the Dalai Lama.

RT:1hr : 20min

The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

Oct 11, 10-Noon

Venue 2: 8670 Wilshire Blvd.

Eugene (Pat) Murphy, Megan Quinn

Co-Producers/Co-Writers

Faith Morgan

Director/Co-Producer/Co-Writer

Tom Blessing IV

Associate Producer

Cast: Bruce Cromer (VO), Eugene Murphy, Matt Simmons, Megan Quinn, Rachel Bruhnke, Richard Heinberg, Roberto Perez.

Synopsis

The collapse USSR was an economic disaster for Cuba. Oil and food imports were cut drastically and people were desperate. From hardships to creativity, from industrial to organic farming and urban gardens, Cuba, is an example of options and hope.

RT: 53 min: 37 sec

Queens of Heart: Community Therapists in Drag

Oct 13, 8-10pm

Venue 1: 8556 Wilshire Blvd.

Wendy Kohn

Producer

Jan Haaken

Director

Synopsis

Queens of Heart: Community Therapists in Drag brings to light the therapeutic skills of Darcelle XV, a seventy five year old female impersonator, as she manages the wild emotions of patrons at nightly shows at her club.

RT: 01 hr: 12 min

Reinalda del Carmen: Mi Mama y Yo

Oct 14, Noon-2 pm

Venue 2: 8670 Wilshire Blvd.

Lorena Blas

Producer

Lorena Giachino Torrens

Director/Writer

Cast: Lorena Giachino Torrens (VO)

Synopsis

A mother who lost her memory. Her best friend kidnapped and disappeared being pregnant. A daughter who tries to rescue them. A reflection upon friendship, motherhood and loss

RT: 1 hr: 25 min

Revolution Green

Oct 13, 10-Noon

Venue 2: 8670 Wilshire Blvd.

Jessica Kelly

Producer

Stephen B. Strout

Director

Synopsis

‘Revolution Green: A Story of Bio-diesel in America’ is a feature-length documentary about personal choices, the current state of energy production and consumption in America, and how an emerging bio-diesel industry in the world market can play a key role in catapulting America into an entirely new industrial revolution.

RT: 1 hr: 24 min

To Touch the Soul

Oct 11, 3-5 pm

Venue 2: 8670 Wilshire Blvd.

Teresa Hegen

Producer

Ryan Goble

Director/Co-Producer/Co-Writer

Erin Henning

Writer/Co-Producer

Cast: Carlos Silveia, Casey Quirarte, Cassandra Hepburn, Heather Hamilton, John Tucker, John Tucker, John Lachey, Sanneya Bair, Saveun Nhim, Sundy Ven

Synopsis

A professor and his university students discover the meaning of kindness, selflessness and love while teaching art to Cambodian children impacted by HIV/AIDS

RT: 1hr: 10min

Towards the Moon with Fellini

Oct 11, 5-7 pm

Venue 1: 8556 Wilshire Blvd.

Vittorio Cecchi-Gori

Producer

Christina Engelhardt

Co-Producer

Eugenio Cappuccio

Director/Writer

Cast: Christina Engelhardt, Paolo Villaggio, Roberto Benigni, Vittorio Cecchi-Gori

Synopsis

‘All films by Fellini are love stories and all love stories are Fellini films,’ quips Roberto Benigni. In this documentary where Roberto Benigni and Christina Engelhardt star, what we indeed discover that Fellini’s ‘Towards the Moon’ is ultimately about the unconditional love and trust Fellini feels for and receives from his adoring colleagues.

RT: 58 min

Who’s Got the Power

Oct 12, Noon- 2pm

Venue 2: 8670 Wilshire Blvd.

Casey Coates Danson

Executive Producer

Hidden Door Documedia

Producer

Thomas Jewett

Director

Synopsis

Who’s Got The POWER energizes a fascinating but neglected subject -solar power- and awakens the dialogue about man’s engagement with earth and the impact of architecture.

RT: 58 min

Women Behind the Camera

Oct 11, 3-5 pm

Venue 1: 8556 Wilshire Blvd

Alexis Krasilovsky

Producer/Director/Writer

Synopsis:

Our feature documentary celebrates the history of camerawomen in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Iran, Mexico, Senegal, Russia, the U.S. and other countries in a way that has never been seen before. We tell the stories of pioneer camerawomen who have filmed in war zones and on major sets in Hollywood and Bollywood, as well as exploring a new generation of camerawomen’s visions.

RT: 1 hr: 30 min

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