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AWARENESS FILM FESTIVAL 2015
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Thursday, September 10
 

5:00pm

Cracking Your Creativity Code
THIS IS A FREE SCREENING- PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE, there will be a standby entrance at venue.
Director: Jim Wooden
Run Time: 01:25:00

Synopsis:
An inspirational documentary which elicits the guidance of neuroscientists, psychologists, life coaches, Zen monks, artists and others as we learn to unlock our creative powers. Cracking Your Creativity Code weaves insightful interviews with powerful imagery-- covering the latest brain sciences as well as ancient wisdoms, resulting in a unique viewing experience. Beginning with mental tricks and tips to spark the creative juices, then helpful guidance in releasing emotional blocks, and onto ways of nurturing the intuitive powers, finally bringing the viewer to the door of the ineffable, awakened, Creative Spirit.

 


 

Moderators

Thursday September 10, 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

5:00pm

Opening Night Dinner & Reception
Thursday September 10, 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm
LA Live 800 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

5:00pm

The Emotional Dimensions of the James River
Director: Michelle Marquez
Run Time: 3:09

Synopsis: This experimental film provides an emotional roller coaster experience that was musically and visually designed based on a neuroscience research project that correlates a mathematical parameter (fractal dimension) of sounds and images with the selective triggering of emotional states. Enlighten yourself by looking at the world from your personal point of view while dreaming inside your curiosity. Michelle Marquez, a fifteen-year-old scientist and artist, conceptualized, produced and directed this short experimental film in collaboration with Patrick Gregory and music of Lincoln Mitchell. She aims to challenge the traditional division and separation between Science and Art. Her three-year journey in research has revealed the deeply rooted biological connection that the human brain forms with complex images, sounds, and music. Her award winning neuroscience research correlates a mathematical parameter (fractal dimension) of music and/or images with the selective triggering of emotional states. She used her scientific discoveries as a platform to share her dream of finding a place “Where Science Meets Art.” She used drones for aerial photography to capture images with a special camera converted to use Infrared (720 nm). Those images were blended with original music created especially for this film, which was ‘mathematically’ directed by the teenage producer. She is breaking the barrier between Art and Science to create a unique visual and audio experience of time perceptions and emotional dimensions. She invites viewers to ride this emotional roller coaster while dreaming about a place “Where Science Meets Art” at the James River.

Part of Free Screening w/ Cracking Your Creativity Code 

Moderators
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Michelle Marquez

Michelle Marquez is a 15 year old Sophmore at the Math & Science Clover Hill High School located in Midlothian, Virginia. At 11, Michelle developed a passion for examining human perceptions of art using scientific correlation, discovering the mathematical structure of sounds that triggers selective emotions. Michelle was able to prove how the certain types of music affected parts of the brain and found the responses were universal across cultures... Read More →


Thursday September 10, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

6:30pm

My Christmas Wish
This is a part of a full program on opening night, one ticket gets you entrance to all films 6:30pm-9:00pm and opening party
Director: James Tumminia
Run Time: 26:00

Synopsis:
Emma, a too-wise-for-her-age young girl, decides to take matters into her own hands as she witnesses the people she loves struggling daily with life’s challenges.  She writes an impassioned letter to Santa Claus, enlisting his help.  In a series of vignettes, we meet the people whose lives Emma wants Santa to touch, and we see how a pure, heartfelt and unselfish act – a wish! – can impact their lives forever.  Emma demonstrates that by reaching out for the sake of others, it is always better to give than receive, even if the gift is not wrapped or placed under the tree


Thursday September 10, 2015 6:30pm - 7:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

7:00pm

953K: Inspiring Action Against Cyberbullying
Director: Nik Gravelle and Jessica Starr
Run Time: 5:43

Synopsis:
 Milenials place every ounce of acceptance and self-worth on interaction with their peers on social media.The power of Cyberbullying is often ignored and underestimated, this poignant Public Service Announcement touches on this subject whose pain is all too familiar in today’s society.  LA based non- profit dance company MusEffect and Muse Media created this PSA, 953K with the intention of raising social awareness of Cyberbullying.  Filmed in the classroom, hallways and theatre of a school, MusEffect uses dance, spoken word and film to create a relatable message that spread like wildfire online last year, generating millions of heartfelt responses and stories of private and personal suffering.  MusEffect brings the topic of cyberbullying out of the dark and into the limelight to develop more understanding and tolerance of this form of mental and emotional abuse.  Visually stimulating for the younger audiences and intellectually driven for the adults, MusEffect's 953K is the vehicle our society needs to inspire action against cyberbullying. 

Webpage: MusEffect.org


Thursday September 10, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
  • Webpage Link MusEffect.org

7:00pm

Pursuing Happiness

Director: Adam Shell
Runtime: 01:24:00
Synopsis: Ignited by a deep desire to uncover the truths of happiness, filmmakers Adam Shell and Nicholas Kraft set out on a two year, 6,000 mile journey across America to find the happiest people in America and to track down the leading voices in the booming happiness industry.

This grassroots experiment began with one simple question: who's the happiest person you know? Through hundreds of referrals, the team assembled a diverse cast of Americans. They lived with their subjects, which allowed them to capture intimate moments through firsthand experiences. The journey took them to a hospital as a family struggles to save a dying loved one, through deserted streets in Detroit as two vigilante artists fought to save their city, into the heart of Cajun country where they were awarded the key to Breaux Bridge, Louisiana for their documentation of authentic Cajun culture, and to New York City where they presented their work to the United Nations DPI.

The myriad of people and experiences they documented during their travels are woven together to create a more robust and focused picture of happiness in America - one that goes beyond the New York Times best selling self-help books by taking an authentic and emotional examination of the lives and choices of hundreds of happy Americans.

These snapshots into the lives of a diverse cast of Americans is assembled within the adventures and struggles of the grassroots journey and the filmmaker's untiring quest for knowledge, clarification, and truth.



Thursday September 10, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

9:00pm

Awaken
Director: Mark Atkins 
Run Time: 01:28:00

Synopsis: In this Action/Horror/Thriller, Billie Kope, searching for her sister who disappeared in Mexico, awakens on a remote island with no memory of her abduction.  She teams up with a group of survivors, where her skills in Russian Special Forces combat help them resist sinister black operations soldiers who hunt them down and abduct them for reasons unknown. For Billie, the mystery of the island is ultimately connected to the fate of her missing sister and one which when uncovered, will bring violence down on not only the island but the perpetrators of this bizarre and diabolical scheme in continual need of fresh victims to awaken. 

Awaken film Trailer: 
http://youtu.be/cs0EoFW7Qs8 
Websites: www.7heavenproductions.com http://www.awakenfilm2015.com
Written by: Ryan Priest and Mark Atkins
Story by: Natalie Burn
Produced by: 7Heaven Productions, Natalie Burn and Archstone
Starring: Natalie Burn, Daryl Hannah, Vinnie Jones, Edward Furlong, Robert Davi, Jason London, David Keith, Michael Pare, Christa Campbell, Michael Copon, Daz Crawford  


Thursday September 10, 2015 9:00pm - 10:45pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

9:00pm

Awaken-Short Film
Plays with:

Awaken FEATURE FILM : http://sched.co/47yH

Director: 
Bruce Sze Han Chen
Run Time: 18:38

Synopsis: Sophie wakes up from a dream that her mother, Diana, is in a prairie singing a beautiful song for her. She is in a huge, confined factory and there are a lot of sleeping workers. The sleeping workers are sleeping, but they are still working unceasingly. Sophie wants to search for her mother in the factory. However, they enter a trap planned by the ruler of factory, Derek. When she is almost caught, the captain of the guards, Robert, saves her. He gives Sophie Diana’s diary and tells her Diana died. After Sophie reads Diana’s diary, she decides to wake the sleeping workers and escape the factory like her mother did.



Thursday September 10, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

9:00pm

What You Love Most
Director: Lindsey Weissman
Run Time: 3:49 

Synopsis: 360 degree Music Video 

Thursday September 10, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

9:30pm

Opening Night Party
This is part of the ticket for Opening Night Screening of My Christmas Wish and Pursuing Happiness.  Tickets maybe available at door.
Includes one drink ticket 

Thursday September 10, 2015 9:30pm - 11:45pm
Hotel Figueroa 900 S. Figueroa
 
Friday, September 11
 

5:00pm

9/11 Memorial: To Light
Director: Carolyn Downie 
Run Time: 5:20

Synopsis: 'To Light' is a piece made for the opening of the new 9/11 Memorial in NYC. It's about bringing things 'to light' and bringing 'light' to things. It's a piece to match the 9/11 WTC 'Tribute in Light'. 

Synopsis (full): 'To Light' is a piece made for the opening of the new 9/11 Memorial in NYC marking the 10th anniversary of 9/11/01. The music is conceptual and mirrors the architectural concept by Michael Arad* with its angular, symmetrical and spacious design. A new perspective is also represented with Jungian psychology and philosophical themes expressed in the text. It’s a piece about learning, remembering and holding a space to connect with the architecture and the meaning of 9/11 moving forward. It's a piece about bringing things 'to light' and bringing 'light' to things. It's a piece to match the 9/11 WTC 'Tribute in Light'. It intends to help bring understanding and appreciation to everyone, especially those who are unable to visit. 
*'If this was a scar, and the fabric of the city was scarred, I felt it should be mended back to the life of the city, not erased; not celebrated as a scar but allowed to heal back. The waterfalls themselves mark the passage of time, endlessly flowing into the earth. The moving water is meant to be cleansing and its sound soothing. The recessed pools are designed to allow the sky and sun to shine about. You walk up to the edge of these voids, you see these voids that are tangible emptiness. It's not an emptiness that's devoid of meaning. It's an emptiness that's full of meaning. It's about the persistence of this absence in so many ways, absence of these people, absence of the towers that stood here.'  - Michael Arad, architect 


Friday September 11, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

5:00pm

Life is for Living

Director: Danny Phillips
Run Time: 28:38

Synopsis: An old man finds out he was used in an unethical medical experiment when he was a 6 yr old boy. The effects of this procedure were to extend his lifespan between 20-25%. Albert has been given the gift of life but not one that he wants any longer.



Friday September 11, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

5:00pm

Purple Heart
Director: Peter Kiwitt
Run Time: 15:52

Synopsis: Purple Heart tells the story of a young Iraq War veteran caught in the downward spiral of PTSD. His girlfriend, a deaf artist, tries to help him but he pushes her away. As his life unravels, he begins to lose control, veering towards tragedy. Will the war claim another casualty?

Website:
https://peterkiwitt.wordpress.com/bio/


Friday September 11, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

5:00pm

The Bridge
Director name: Alia Diab
Run Time: 22:28

Synopsis
: People will continue to move around the world, and as they do they will continue to meet different people from different cultures. Therefore understanding the background, the history, and the culture of the people they deal with is a pre-requisite for peace. This understanding is born through simple communication. It plays an essential role in peace and in the advancement of both social and financial domains.

 

This documentary seeks for means to end cultural misconceptions due to misinformation and lack of communication between Arabs and Americans. It tries to represent both sides while trying to eliminate biases in the point of view of the storyteller.  It aims to identifycommunication and challenges, its sources, while shedding the light on the sources which shapes this generation’s opinions about other cultures. The documentary aspires to ”bridge” both sides’ opinions and allow them to communicate freely and discover one another.

 

This documentary takes you through the minds of this generation of both Arabs and Americans. It illustrates their ideas about the “other”when it comes to religion, family, women, lifestyle, and the role of media; it also searches for the solution in their point of view.



Friday September 11, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

5:00pm

The El Salvador Incident

Director: Joe Goschy
Genre:
Documentary
Language: English and Spanish (with English dub)
Run Time: 39:21

Synopsis:
After an overview of the conditions in the tiny Central American country during the 1980s, Lucia and Jorge witness martyrdom and describe the difficult circumstances that brought them to the United States in 1989 – the thing that no one would talk about.

Screenwriters: Mary Jo Ignoffo and Joe Goschy
Cast: Lucia Cerna, Jorge Cerna, Melissa Fabragas, Jonathan Hernandez, Mary Jo Ignoffo 



Friday September 11, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

5:00pm

Welcome
Director: Serena Dykman
Run Time: 17:19 

Synopsis: 
The day her boyfriend plans to propose to her, Anna, a young New York-based Czech doctor is held at U.S. immigration after a humanitarian trip to Uganda. 



Friday September 11, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

7:00pm

States of Grace
Director: Helen S. Cohen and Mark Lipman 
Run Time: 01:15:30
Synopsis:  For Dr. Grace Dammann, a routine commute across the Golden Gate Bridge turned tragic when another driver crashed head on into her car. After miraculously surviving, she spent more than a year in rehabilitation hospitals. States of Grace follows her return home to the Buddhist community where she lives with her partner Nancy “Fu” Schroeder and their daughter Sabrina. Family dynamics are turned upside down as each of them must negotiate new roles and responsibilities. With humor and candor, the film captures their inspiring story as Grace embarks on a journey to discover new purpose in her radically altered life.

Webpage:  http://www.statesofgracefilm.com/
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/26124168


Moderators
avatar for Mark Lipman & Helen S. Cohen

Mark Lipman & Helen S. Cohen

director/writer/producer, STATES OF GRACE
Since 2004, award-winning directors/producers Mark Lipman and Helen S. Cohen have been creating documentary projects together under their Open Studio Productions banner. Lipman’s films have been broadcast nationally on public television and won numerous awards. His producing credits include "To Have and To Hold" (1981), the first documentary to look at domestic violence through the experiences of men; "Holding Ground: The Rebirth of Dudley... Read More →


Friday September 11, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

7:00pm

Katie

Director: Nathan Gotsch 
Run Time: 15:36

Synopsis: Inspired by actual events, Katie is the story of an adolescent girl caught in the web of domestic sex trafficking.


Friday September 11, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

7:00pm

Tape
Director: Sierra Parr
Run time: 17:50

Waking up on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere, a number in black scribbled on his
hand. Cain, a young and unstable man stumbles to his feet and takes in his surroundings. Open fields guide the long road ahead, wind blows around him, and somewhere off in the distance he spots a small brick house. 

Just beyond the front door stands a small child, a little girl wearing an oversized medical mask; she looks sick, she invites him in.  A downward spiral immerses Cain into a world much bigger than he, a form of purgatory where yesterday is the only future. No one here will speak to him; no one here even acknowledges his presence. As Cain continues to explore the depths of this world, he becomes increasingly more compelled to find the answers to his questions; to find help. A strange turn of events unfolds as Cain reaches his breaking point. His only hope settles in the hands of Sophia after an unexpected phone call brings her to his doorstep. Only to find out that their conversation might have never happened in the first place…



Friday September 11, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

9:00pm

The Boat Man

Director name: Greg Morgan 

Run time: 103 min



On the border of the US and Mexico, there are whispers of a 'Coyote.' A man so adept at sneaking immigrants across, none of his 'mojados,' his people, have ever been caught.  Despite this perfect record, Miguel is no stranger to death.  His nickname, 'El Maldito' hints of what we will soon see for ourselves, for Miguel seems haunted by the dead and dying.  He comes upon them on desert roads; he hears their confessions, and takes part in their dying wishes. He searches to find the answers to why this is happening to him. With the wind comes young Elena into his life and claims to be his daughter, El Maldito is then forced to confront his many demons.

 

 

 

 

 

webpage:  www.filmpunk.com

Trailer link:  http://youtu.be/LEwxHnsuLsg



Moderators
avatar for Greg Morgan

Greg Morgan

Producer/Director/Writer, Film Punk Films, LLC
Producer/Writer Director of The Boatman


Friday September 11, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

9:00pm

Emoticon
Director : Dwayne Tarver
 
Run Time: 3Min 45 sec
 
Synopsis: Emily confronts her daughter, Tonya, after an auto accident caused by texting.


Friday September 11, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
 
Saturday, September 12
 

3:00pm

Knights of the Lagoon

Director:  Walter Bencini 
Run time:
01:40:00
 
Synopsis:
The story of a fishing community that has had to draw on the past and reinvent itself in order to survive.

A human, poetic journey inside the Orbetello lagoon fishing community, using the fishermen’s stories to explore a new way of fishing, a philosophy of food production that cares about quality, the environment and people. A story of tradition and technology, humans and nature, passion and conflicts. Gruff men who can make us chuckle and make us melancholy, men who can laugh at themselves and at their situation, who tell their stories frankly, in all their individual contradictions. Heroes suspended between the destiny of a disappearing world and the romantic, stubborn desire not to give up, to keep alive their story, which is also the story of their families, of their fathers and grandfathers.

In the midst of this unprecedented economic crisis, in which the Western industrial system has revealed its complete failure, it is essential to highlight and promote alternative production models. The logic of small, local, cooperative businesses like this one might seem insignificant and anachronistic in a globalized world of corporations and astronomical turnovers, but in fact it offers the only way forward if we want to rediscover a harmonious relationship with the natural world.



Saturday September 12, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

5:00pm

Becoming Bulletproof
Director: Michael Barnett
Run time: 01:22:00

Synopsis
:  BECOMING BULLETPROOF documents the making of an original Western film called, Bulletproof. Bulletproof features actors with and without disabilities who meet every year at Zeno Mountain Farm to write, produce, and star in original short films. Founded by two brothers and their wives, Zeno Mountain Farm's philosophy is to create a truly inclusive community that builds genuine friendships that transcend stigma and stereotypes. Inside the whirlwind filmmaking process of mastering lines, pushing through take after take, and grappling with high expectations, "Becoming Bulletproof" chronicles the genesis of a riveting film and a personally and socially transformative experience. 


Saturday September 12, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

5:00pm

Evidence of Harm
Director: Randall Moore
Runtime: 01:25:00

Synopsis:
 Evidence of Harm follows the lives of three health advocates as they struggle to inform the federal government and public that large amounts of toxic mercury vapors are released from "silver" amalgam dental fillings during routine dental procedures. The film presents a haunting portrait of a dental industry all too willing to turn a blind eye to science while placing profits and politics ahead of dental patient's health.


Saturday September 12, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

5:00pm

Cre8tive Differences
Directors: Jim Peterson 
Run Time: 5:06

Synopsis: A short story about old flames that decide to meet, but are not quite as 'open' as they should be.... This Cause Production is meant to create awareness for both Disabled and Veteran causes.

Saturday September 12, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

5:00pm

Heat Wave
Director: Rajesh Naroth
Run Time: 4:35

Synopsis: Sally Douglas is a busy executive. Her day is not going well. She had no idea how worse it was going to get.



Saturday September 12, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

5:00pm

The Karma of Happiness
Director: Foster Corder
Run Time: 16:11

Synopsis: Madison Wright has a life that isn't quite 'right.' She has many of the problems that people around the world encounter with relationships and jobs. Like most people, she feels there is no hope for much of a change, just living a mundane life in search of answers and growing old...until she learns the secret of karma. In her search for happiness, she designs a perfect life with karma and learns how to change the world with it and in turn change changes people's lives around her. Based on the international best-seller 'The Diamond Cutter' by Geshe Michael Roach.


Saturday September 12, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

7:00pm

Our Food Chain
FREE SCREENING
Director: JAMES BRUCE
Run Time: 01:06:00

Synopsis: Each day, in Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), over 650,000 children from every imaginable ethnic and economic background are served school lunches. In 2012, LAUSD took the first steps of improving the nutritional content of the school meals and a real “food revolution” began.  In this 1 hour documentary, students, families, farmers, school staffs, and advocates’ stories are woven into a compelling narrative that highlights the successes and challenges of feeding children every day: Farmer to supplier to cafeteria manager to kids.  This is "Our Food Chain."


Trailer Link: https://vimeo.com/62080284


Saturday September 12, 2015 7:00pm - 8:30pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

7:00pm

Defenders of Life
Director: Dana ZIYASHEVA
Run time: 01:34:00

Synopsis: Hidden in the hills of Southern Costa Rica, the Ngäbe indigenous community is blowing on the last flames of an ancient civilization.

For Doña Carmen, the fight to pass on traditional ways of life will take a threatening turn when she walks young Esmeralda to her first-blood ritual…

...as Don Claudio, the respected elder, sets for a final mission to protect his tribe.

Dangerous times for American youngster Feb to settle in the community with his candid anthropologist mother…

For what first looked like a colorful vacation will plunge him at the center of a dark ceremony… A ceremony that will leave Carmen in tears as she watches the nightmare of her own life unfolding once again. A ceremony that will bring its victim to the Police and the culprit to Heaven.

But was it a hideous crime or a noble battle for survival?


Logline: Esmeralda, 12 years old, pregnant, pawn or princess of the struggle for survival of her people?

Subject of the film: TRADITIONAL EARLY MARRIAGES & GIRLS' RIGHTS


Webpage: www.facebook.com/defendersoflife
Trailer Link: https://vimeo.com/97162176

Moderators
avatar for Igor Darbo

Igor Darbo

Film production and distribution, China, indigenous cultures


Saturday September 12, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

7:00pm

Father
Director: Tresa Ponnor
Run Time: 10:39 

Synopsis:
 A story about fathers: one physical, one spiritual.
A young Vietnamese-Australian man and his father share their journeys of sacrifice, isolation and freedom.

Webpage:  https://www.facebook.com/paxetbonumdoco/info?tab=page_info


Saturday September 12, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

7:00pm

Sovereign's Water
Director: Verel Moon
Run Time: 16:11

Synopsis: In 2002 over 70,000 adult Salmon died at the mouth of the Klamath due to low flows and high water temperatures. In the summer of 2014 the conditions were exactly the same and the tribes took an active position in getting water released from the dams.


Saturday September 12, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

9:00pm

Daylight Come

Director: Evan Vetter
Run Time: 1:17:17

Synopsis: Following decades of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, two American women struggle to help a group of Congolese women rebuild their lives amidst the scars of sexual violence and poverty. As their Western ideas create new challenges, Daylight Come begs the question: in the face of tremendous suffering, can one person really make a difference? Offering a new voice in the story being told about Congo, Daylight Come reveals hope can still be found no matter how long the night.

Eager to help and full of naive optimism, Robin and Wendy quickly find themselves unprepared for the magnitude of the rape crisis when they meet 12 survivors and their 40 children, living in a roofless building. They attempt to help them back on their feet by finding them a home and formulating business plans that might offer them the prospect of a new life. However, every step forward seems stifled by two steps back as some of the women oppose the business projects and Robin is forced to confront the level of dependency she has engendered.

These challenges are contrasted by the intimate relationships developed with the survivors, whose stories reveal that they are so much more than victims — each is a woman, a mother, a friend. This incredibly personal journey invites us to connect with these Congolese women, feel invested in their stories and inspired to fight for their futures.



Saturday September 12, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

9:00pm

It's Better To Jump
Directors:Patrick A. Stewart, Gina M. Angelone, Mouna B. Stewart
Run Time: 1:14:00

Synopsis:The ancient city of Akka, along the northern coast of Israel, is the home to a melting pot of Muslims, Christians, Jews, and Baha’i. For centuries, its surrounding forty-foot sea wall has protected its citizens and repelled invaders.  As the Old City endures harsh economic pressures and vast social changes, Palestinian families who have lived here for generations are being pressured to leave.   Despite the daily challenges they face, the city’s youth – sons and daughters of fishermen, school teachers, and artists – continue a perilous inter-generational rite of passage expressing individuality and the right to control their destiny: jumping from the high wall into the tempestuous sea below.IT’S BETTER TO JUMP captures the spirit of Akka’s Arab residents and the leap of faith they make towards self-determination and a better future.


Saturday September 12, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

9:00pm

A Certain Kind Of Light
Director: Brandon Vedder
Run Time: 37:01

A Certain Kind of Light" serves as a portrait of a sage like 93-year old man named, Wilber “Wil” Alexander who has sat at the bedside of the sick & the dying for the last 40 years. Using a method he calls, Whole Person Care, he invites the wounded to tell their stories as he walks alongside them and aiding in their search for meaning. He uniquely cares for sick, wounded & terminal patients without the modern technology, believing there is invaluable meaning and purpose in both, the illness and the experience of recovery. Wil's own health wains in a way that has him confronting his own mortality and all the while his peers work to capture & codify his methods in a way that can be taught to young physicians.




Saturday September 12, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

9:00pm

The Discussion
Director: James Silvanus-Davis
Run Time: 5:36

Synopsis: Why do we operate under a system designed to plunder the world for profit? The Discussion is a uniquely approached, minimal theatre inspired piece. It sees a meeting of minds within the abstract space, coming to discuss political and spiritual issues a global culture is facing in the not too distant future. Shot entirely in point of view style, you are there with them.

Moderators

Saturday September 12, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
 
Sunday, September 13
 

11:30am

Filmmaker Brunch
Sunday September 13, 2015 11:30am - 12:45pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

1:00pm

All In Her Stride
Director: Fiona Cochrane
Run Time: 55:00

Synopsis: Leverne McDonnell was an Australian actor and a close friend and colleague. When she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer she wanted to make a statement about voluntary euthanasia, so we made a documentary together about how she lived her life and her death, both with great humour.While voluntary euthanasia has been legalised in some countries, it is not legal in Australia despite support for it by the majority of the population in opinion polls.Webpage: www.f-reel.comTrailer link: http://youtu.be/eRQu71DXyro


Sunday September 13, 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

1:00pm

All That Remains
Director: Kineret Hay Gillor
Run Time: 58:40

Synopsis: Once she realizes her death is imminent, Liora, a 54 years old woman, decides to organize her departure from life with no compromises. As a doctor of philosophy in Biology and a medical researcher, she treats her upcoming death as if it was a scientific project. She creates a "Finalize and Overlap" folder in her computer, in where she lists all the tasks she wants to accomplish before her approaching death. This 'project' would mostly affects her close-ones remaining in the following days, months and years after she's gone.

A year after her passing away, we meet her family and reveal if her plan was successful. Is it possible to plan the unpredictable? Can facing death be also a vivid experience?

Trailer link: https://youtu.be/rs0aGXKi1Ag


Sunday September 13, 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

3:00pm

Joan's Boys
Director: Catherine van Campen
Run Time: 1:00:00

Synopsis: Joan Sträter offers psychotherapy to out of control teenagers, predominantly of ethnic minorities. Mostly boys. They have all had encounters with the police, for reasons varying from robberies to abuse, skipping class or shoplifting. The documentary shows Joan counseling Alaa and Adil, fourteen-year old twins of Moroccan origin.
Joan's Boys is a film about the interaction between Joan and 'her boys'; about how their often completely separate worlds can connect. The film is not just a double portrait of client and counselor; it is also about 'looking' and 'being looked at' and how we so easily judge worlds foreign to us.

Moderators

Sunday September 13, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

5:00pm

Sign Language Cinema: Accessing New Audiences
Free event

Moderator Jo-Ann Dean panelist Director Jade Bryan and more TBA 

Moderators

Sunday September 13, 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

5:00pm

Generation A: Portraits of Autism and the Arts
Director: Barry Shils
Producers: Joanne Lara & Barry Shils
Run Time: 01:00:00

Synopsis: This powerful depiction of the daily challenges faced by young people on the autism spectrum also offers an inspiring note: coping through the arts.  The viewer witnesses how the impact of music, dance, art, animation, and the simple act of creating flows through the participants' minds and bodies, uplifting them and their families in different yet significant ways.
Through ten compelling portraits, the movie celebrates the talents of young people on the spectrum.  Creative therapies are seen encouraging meaningful connections to arise through imagination, patience, practice, love and acceptance.  We see arts programs having the beneficial effect of stimulating speech and language, encouraging social interaction, and building self-esteem.  Interwoven are interviews with experts in the field, some of whom also are on the spectrum such as Dr. Temple Grandin and Dr. Stephen Shore, to offer their frank and moving insight. 

Moderators
avatar for Joanne Lara, MA, CCTC

Joanne Lara, MA, CCTC

Joanne Lara, MA, CCTC, earned her master's in special education from California State University—Northridge and her BA in dance from the University of South Florida. She founded the nonprofit Autism Movement Therapy and teaches AMT classes in Van Nuys, CA, where she maintains a private academic/behavioral consultation practice. Joanne currently works as an adjunct professor at National University—Los Angeles and helped to establish... Read More →
avatar for Barry Shils

Barry Shils

Director, Goldstreet Pictures
Barry Shils has produced, directed, shot and edited documentaries, dramatic features, dance films and music videos. His credits include the award-winning documentary "WIGSTOCK: The Movie" which chronicled the drag performance culture of New York City in the 90s (starring RuPaul, Lypsinka, and The Lady Bunny.) "Wigstock" was released theatrically by The Samuel Goldwyn Company and is available on DVD through MGM Home Entertainment. A 35mm print... Read More →


Sunday September 13, 2015 5:00pm - 6:45pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

5:00pm

Bumblebees
Director/Writer: Jenna Kanell
Run Time: 03:57

Synopsis: Despite being told as a child he would never speak or walk, Vance accomplished what doctors thought was impossible. But now he has a new challenge: dating.

Webpage: https://www.facebook.com/BumblebeesShort
Trailer Link: https://vimeo.com/131611353


Sunday September 13, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

5:00pm

Cacophony
Director: Madison Boll
Runtime: 7:20

Synopsis: Separated from his expatriate family in the hectic Shanghai metro, Perrin, an Autistic teenager, undergoes a treacherous journey around the bustling city. Longing to be reunited with his family, Perrin confronts numerous challenges that put him outside of his comfort zone. In a tale of challenge, bravery and discovery, Cacophony tells a unique story set in one of the most vibrant cities in the world.


Sunday September 13, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

5:00pm

Metamorphosis
Director: Stephanie Khoury
Run Time: 16:07

Synopsis: A short-documentary following the constant transformation of a child with autism, his family members, and the volunteers he meets through therapeutic horseback riding.


Sunday September 13, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

5:00pm

The Definition Of Autism
Director: Maria Perez
Run Time: 11:30

Synopsis: This is a short documentary created to spread awareness on
Autism and how individuals with Autism still have a normal and
positive life style.


Sunday September 13, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

7:00pm

You're the Enemy, Welcome Back
FREE SCREENING
Director: Pankaja Brooke
Run Time: 45:33

Synopsis:
 This is the story of how some brave American veterans of the war in Vietnam have found resolution and healing by coming back to the place their country devastated, to help heal the legacy of the war. The amazing forgiveness and optimism of the Vietnamese people as they welcome these former enemies with open arms is the most potent form of therapy for the Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, and the guilt, which made the lives of many U.S. veterans so painful when they returned home.

Sunday September 13, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

7:00pm

The Shattered Mind
Director: Jade Bryan
Run Time: 48:00

Synopsis: The film tells a story about a misplaced teenager who is trying to find herself in a self-respecting Deaf family and overcoming an unusual psychological and neurological conditions. Ultimately, her biggest battle is in dealing with recurring nightmares due to amnesia from the traumatic experience she had as a child.


Sunday September 13, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

7:00pm

Last Pyramid
Director Name: Dave Schachter
Run Time: 24:20 

Synopsis: Following her son Kevin’s epilepsy-related death in 2001, Patricia Barnes thought her life was over. Then one day, she awoke with the urge to create a series of stained glass pyramids never having made one before. Thirteen years and twenty pyramids later, Trish has decided to complete the final piece and move forward from her loss. A story of healing through creation, "Last Pyramid" will chronicle Trish’s journey from tragedy to triumph as she finishes her final tribute to the life of her child.

Moderators
DS

Dave Schachter

Dave Schachter is a producer, director, and film editor. Since graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Film, Animation, and Video, he’s produced two feature films. The first, Colin Healey’s HOMEMAKERS, was an IFP Narrative Lab selection in 2013, the Audience Award Winner at the 2014 IFFBoston, and the Jury Prize Winner for Best Narrative Feature at the 2014 Lone Star Film Festival. Dave’s latest production, Ben... Read More →


Sunday September 13, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

7:00pm

Rhizophora

Director: Davide De Lillis and Julia Metzger-Traber
Run Time:
16:00

Synopsis:
It has been forty years since the Vietnam War. Yet, its toxic remnants are not fading. In a place called The Friendship Village outside Hanoi, live one hundred young people with disabilities they inherited from their parents’ and grandparents’ exposure to Agent Orange in the 1960s. In this Video-poem eleven of the village’s residents lead us through the whimsical experience of a day in their lives. We are welcomed ever deeper into their richly symbiotic world as the day progresses.

The lines of realism and fantasy blur as they dance their way from dreaming to waking, find rhythm in their rice bowls, and celebrate their shared tea with a mad and colorful party. Each character’s unique personality and abilities glow with humor and vulnerability. As the real gradually gives way to the magical, they become more and more one with nature. Despite growing in toxic soil, like the ravaged mangrove trees of the coastal regions, interwoven roots make them strong, and thus breathtaking beauty is able to grow and reveal itself. Captured through the lens of a playful and intimate hand held camera, resilience shines through the limitations of the protagonists’ moving bodies. The visual journey is accompanied by a visceral and dynamic original score, which brings the world around the characters to life. The acoustic landscape is so engaged with the visual that it becomes unclear whether the movements are singing with voices and cello or the notes are dancing through the characters’ bodies.

“Rhizophora” was conceived of and realized in a collaborative process between the featured group of residents and the Berlin based performing arts duo ¿Che.Ne.So?. It is both an attempt to raise awareness about the continuing devastation of the Vietnam War as well as an ode to the power of life, which can flourish in even the most toxic of circumstances.

Between 1962 and 1971, the US Airforce sprayed nearly 20,000,000 U.S. gallons of the herbicide Agent Orange over the jungles and fields of Vietnam, stripping the forests naked to reveal the human targets. Between 3 and 4 million Vietnamese have suffered severe health effects caused by genetic mutation from the chemicals in Agent Orange. The mutated DNA is passed down from generation to generation. The war ended 40 years ago, but Agent Orange lives on in people’s bodies and in the earth. No one knows how long it will take to dissolve if it is not cleaned up. So, something must be done.



Sunday September 13, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

7:00pm

The Power of Sound (Sonic Soul Choir)
Director: Liliana Colombo
Run Time: 27:29 

Synopsis: a Sonic Soul Choir live experience facilitated by former opera singer and sound healer Amanda Kent who guides a group of people to use their voices in order to bring healing to the wider planet by channeling the Divine Light.


Sunday September 13, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

9:00pm

Umudugudu! Rwanda 20 years on

FREE SCREENING
Director: Giordano Cossu
Run Time: 36:00

Synopsis: Rwanda, twenty years on: former genocide killers and survivors live together once again in former or newly built umudugudus (villages). Haunted by their past and fearing an uncertain future, how is life together, when your neighbour is the one who killed your family?

A thought-provoking and enlightening documentary about the struggle to rebuild life in the hills of Rwanda.



Sunday September 13, 2015 9:00pm - 10:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

9:00pm

We AdVANCE - A Documentary Film on Patient Safety
FREE SCREENING
Director: Alexandre G. Tavares
Run Time: 50:30

Synopsis: Donna Davis knew something was not right, but no one would listen to her. Donna is a nurse and ambulance attendant whose career has spanned almost forty years. She comes from the town of Carievale, Saskatchewan, Canada and she is married with four children. What can we learn from Donna’s heart wrenching account of the terrible suffering she and her family endured? We hope the audience will engage in self-reflection after viewing We AdVANCE.

Webpage: https://vimeo.com/89313675
 
Trailer Link: https://vimeo.com/channels/weadvance


Sunday September 13, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

9:00pm

What is Synchronicity?
Director: David Strabala
Run Time: 01:30:00

Synopsis:  Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Quite a challenge, but what if you could contact a hidden and helpful path to meaningful change?  You may think of experiences like serendipity, deja vu or intuition.  Psychiatrist C.G. Jung focused on meaningful coincidence, and he named the experience “synchronicity.”   He said it displays a unity between spirit and matter.  The 90-minute documentary, “What Is Synchronicity?” offers ideas and stories from scientists, authors, artists and others that could help you discover your destiny and how to save the world by saving yourself.

Webpage:  www.whatissynchronicity.com

Trailer Link:  https://vimeo.com/113236945


Sunday September 13, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

9:00pm

Moments of Clarity
Director: Ebrahim Ghaeini
Run Time: 17:20

Synopsis
: ​In an abstract world, 'Moments of Clarity' is an awakening. Guided by a voice through a forest of memories, Jason must face the moments of his past involving a woman named Claire, his psychological creation.


Sunday September 13, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
 
Monday, September 14
 

5:00pm

Enter The Faun
Directors: Tamar Rogoff & Daisy Wright
Run Time: 01:08:00

Synopsis:
The unlikely collaboration between a veteran choreographer and a young actor with cerebral palsy delivers astonishing proof that each and every body is capable of miraculous transformation. As Tamar Rogoff trains Gregg Mozgala to dance in her performance, they discover that her lack of formal medical training and his fears and physical limitations are not obstacles, but the impetus for her choreography and their unprecedented discoveries. “Enter The Faun” is the story of a joyous, obsessed journey towards opening night. It challenges the boundaries of medicine and art, as well as the limitations associated with disability. 

Webpage: www.EnterTheFaun.com
Trailer Link: https://vimeo.com/109242121


Monday September 14, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

5:00pm

Stay Aubrey!
Director: Vladimir Kabelik
Run Time: 
48:30 

Synopsis: Stay Aubrey! is not about fame, though it includes famous names and faces. It’s not about music, though it’s full of exciting, glorious sound. It’s a story about desperationlovesacrifice and a newbeginning.

A music prodigy from the age of 13, legendary Canadian jazz drummer Aubrey Dale saw his career sidetracked by systemic Lupus and Diabetes, and then derailed entirely by non-reversible kidney failure. One day he was performing, touring, and collaborating with musical icons like James “Blood” Ulmer’s Blues Experience, God Street Wine, and the John Popper Band. Then the next, Aubrey was dying.

With no suitable donor in a database, Aubrey was saved by his wife Julie who donated one of her kidneys to give her husband a new lease on life.

Today, Aubrey’s music is different: heavier and more complex. His latest CD “JEWEL” has been dedicated to Julie - his Jewel - to remember her sacrifice.

For some, it is just “another transplant story”, not sexy and not violent enough to attract attention. Until, one day, you get this strange look from your own physician…


Webpage:Trailer Link: www.willingmindproductions.com/StayAubrey/trailer.html


Monday September 14, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
  • Trailer Link www.willingmindproductions.com/StayAubrey/trailer.html

5:00pm

I've Just Had a Dream
Director: Javi Navarro
Run Time: 7:25

Synopsis: Irene is eight and she just woke up from a horrible dream. 


Monday September 14, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

7:00pm

Desmond Tutu: Children of the Light
Director: Dawn Engle
Run Time: 01:32:00

Synopsis:
 'Children of the Light' is the first film to tell the life story of Nobel Prize winner Desmond Tutu, one of the fathers of modern day South Africa. With extensive archival footage, family photos and never before seen interviews, 'Children of the Light' is a personal look into the legacy of one of the greatest peacemakers of our time


Monday September 14, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

7:00pm

Our Healing Journey
Director: Anthony J. Perzel
Run time: 51:30

Synopsis:
Lutsel K'e is a Chipweyan Dene First Nation community of 300, on the east arm of Great Slave Lake, in Canada's Northwest Territories. It can be reached only by air or water. 

In 1989, following an increasing number of deaths involving drugs and alcohol particularly among youths, the community reached a turning point. A Band Council Resolution was passed making it mandatory for anyone elected to sit on council to enter treatment, if he or she had a substance abuse problem. 
Consequently, the same chief and councillors that created the bylaw entered treatment. Their innovative resolution was a first in North America and perhaps anywhere.

OUR HEALING JOURNEY documents the result of the Lutsel K'e Chief and Council’s decision over a period of twenty-five years. The challenge of reconnecting with their true selves and their community, is marked with personal difficulties and struggles. 

Gaining an understanding of the reason as to 'why they drank' was crucial to their healing. Early alienation from family through residential school and the realization that multi-generational issues had been handed down to them through their parents and grandparents, allowed them to move forward.

At the heart of individual and community healing is the spiritual strength gained from a deep connection to their vast and pristine Chipweyan ancestral land and an annual pilgrimage to the ‘Old Lady Sitting in the Falls', a 150-foot high waterfall venerated for its healing power by their elders.

OUR HEALING JOURNEY is a unique story of courage whose issues extend well beyond the Lutsel K'e Chipweyan Dene.

 


Monday September 14, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

7:00pm

The Sum Total of Our Memory- Facing Alzheimer's
Director: Barbara Klutinis
Run Time: 57:00

Synopsis: 
Couples facing Alzheimer's come to terms with their changing roles. Medical professionals who treat Alzheimer's offer perspectives from the front lines


Monday September 14, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

7:00pm

One-Protect the White Nile River

Polly Green DIRECTOR, PRODUCER
Runtime:8:00
The White Nile River in Uganda is about to be drastically lost and changed forever by the construction of the Isimba Dam. The government of Uganda and The World Bank signed an agreement protecting a whitewater section of river from being flooded by any further dam construction. The Isimba Dam is scheduled to be built at a height that would nullify the Kalagala Offset Agree… See more

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Monday September 14, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

9:00pm

-1287
Director: Ian Thomas Ash
Run Time: 01:10:00

Synopsis: During deeply intimate conversations with the filmmaker after she learns she is going to die, Kazuko challenges cultural and social norms speaking candidly about her own life and death while she grapples with what it means to be honest and live happily.  As she nears the end of her life, through observations about love, money, marriage and death, Kazuko develops a deeper intimacy both with herself and the filmmaker, while inviting the viewer to deeply consider their own life.  And death.

Moderators

Monday September 14, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

9:00pm

ONE HUNDRED MULES WALKING THE LOS ANGELES AQUEDUCT
Director: Bruce Dickson
Run Time: 1:00:49
 
Synopsis:
One Hundred Mules Walking the Los Angeles Aqueduct (Artist’s Cut, 2015) is a documentary of a journey with a string of one hundred mules, that drew a line, between Los Angeles and a source of its water in the Eastern Sierra.

This one-month meditation was undertaken by Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studio to commemorate the centenary of the opening of the Los Angeles Aqueduct on Nov. 5, 2013. Mules were an important component of the labor force that made the building of the aqueduct possible. This artist action paid homage to the quiet dignity of the mule and the patient pace of its progress across the western epic landscape. 



Monday September 14, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

9:00pm

Flutter
Director: Elliot Cowan
Run Time: 24:03

Synopsis: On the epic cliff-tops of Malta, three men, linked by one woman, struggle to come to terms with their hand in her death. As they pursue the obsessions that drive them apart in isolation, only the extraordinary cosmic link between the grandfather and his grandson provides any way of remaining connected, and seconds before the family is destroyed forever, extraordinary powers beyond their understanding, teach them how to forgive, survive and find hope without her. 
On the fringes of reality and redemption, this culturally specific story evokes universal truths of love, pain and grief, found the world over. 


Monday September 14, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

9:00pm

Hans
Director: Harris Cohen
Run Time: 9:04

Synopsis
: Ten year old Hans Roenau, and his family. had to flee Vienna, Austria in 1938 when the Nazis invaded. They sought refuge in Shanghai, China only to face that country's occupation by the Japanese. 

Despite the disruption of his childhood Hans grew up with a sunny disposition and an easy charm. 
Moving to Northern California as an adult, his avocation was long distance running. When, due to age and ill health, he was no long able to run he turned his talents to photography. Filmed at 82 Hans is having had a full and rewarding life as a photographer and philosopher. 
He has been an inspiration to many, including filmmaker Harris Cohen.


Moderators

Monday September 14, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

9:00pm

Light of the Genji
Director: Emily Driscoll
Run Time: 9:41

Synopsis: 'Light of the Genji' showcases the Genji hotaru (fireflies) of Japan and efforts to protect fireflies and their 'languages of light' from artificial night lighting. The film features scientists and educators in Yokosuka City, Japan; Gainesville, Florida; and New Orleans, LA.

Monday September 14, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

9:00pm

Sin Frontera (Without Boundary)
Director: Iz Gutierrez
Run Time: 28:58

Synopsis:
 Inspired by true events, Monica and Gabriel are a couple struggling to survive both a decaying relationship and a broken immigration system after a deportation tears them apart. While Gabriel is stuck in a dangerous city, they both remember how they fell in love and make a vow to rekindle their romance in order to prevail and reunite through an unconventional method. Love will transcend any boundary.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/118312166
Web Page: www.SinFronteraMovie.com


Monday September 14, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

9:00pm

THE AUTUMN OF ZAO
Director: Nikolaus Roche-Kresse
Run Time: 18:08

Synopsis:
 Zao is a little boy with an incurable disease, in a house beside a lake. A little girl, Cloe, leads through the forest and tells him the legend of the lake monster. Beyond the pain, death and time, The Autumn of ZAO is a hymn to dream, life and childhood.


Monday September 14, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
 
Tuesday, September 15
 

5:00pm

Audition Colorée (Hearing Colour)
Director: David Varga
Run Time: 52:00

Synopsis:
 Audition Colorée was filmed in Mongolia, Tibet, China, Kenya, Japan, Australia, the US and Korea. A fictionalised travelogue referencing poetic film essayists such as Chris Marker, Audition Colorée interrogates ideas of language, place, time and memory, challenging documentary as a vehicle for representing both the subtleties and vastness of cultural difference and the liminal spaces between language/translation. Features voice and performance by poet Queen Sheba.


Tuesday September 15, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

5:00pm

Hollywood Beauty Salon
Director: Glenn Holsten
Run Time: 01:27:55

Synopsis:
The Hollywood Beauty Salon portrays life in an intimate beauty parlor inside of the Germantown Recovery Community, a non-profit mental health program in Philadelphia , where staff and clients alike are in the process of recovery. By gathering together to get their hair done, share stories, and support one another, they find a way to rebuild their lives.  The documentary—which was work-shopped at the Salon over the course of four years—is also part of the recovery process, and the subjects of the film played an active part in shaping how their stories are told. 


Tuesday September 15, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

5:00pm

Eunoia
Director: Evan Engel
Run Time:
14:57

Synopsis: As a student attempts to put his miserable day of circumstantial hardships behind him, he comes across a stranger who enlightens him with distinct perspective.

Tuesday September 15, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

5:00pm

Look At Me: Celebrating The Authentic You
Director: Nik Gravelle
Run Time: 07:04

Synopsis: 
Look at Me was a stage piece originally created in 2009, to elevate social awareness of the unrealistic body image expectations placed on us by societal pressures and media. Now, eight years later MusEffect has developed this beautiful piece of choreography into an epic full length Public Service Announcement filmed in the heart of Los Angeles encouraging audiences to ‘Celebrate the Authentic You.’  Teaming up with dancers across the globe, and some of today's top social activists in the Entertainment field, MusEffect and these advocates alike deliver a message that is not only informative, but equally designed to ignite a passion towards change.  It is MusEffect's unique vehicle of raising social consciousness through dance, spoken word and film that leaves audiences craving a social remedy.  "Look at Me, you're beautiful, Look at Me."

Webpage: MusEffect.org


Tuesday September 15, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

5:00pm

Talgar the Hunter

Director: Charlie Crane 
Run Time: 12:39
 
Synopsis:
Talgar the Hunter is a beautiful, peaceful and moving short film about loss and reconciliation. Part documentary, part fable. Talgar takes a journey through kyrgyzstan's bleak landscape to heal his closest companion Tumara the Golden Eagle. There is only one man alive that can bring inner peace back to this quiet hero.



Tuesday September 15, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

5:00pm

The Case of Conrad Cooper
Director:  Valerie Doran Dalena
Run Time: 18:07

Synopsis:
  Conrad Cooper lives in the past – stuck in today, afraid of tomorrow. Like most days, he’s on his way somewhere and he has to be on time. If anyone happens to notice, he’s just another man, wearing a suit and tie, carrying a briefcase, blending in. But Conrad’s fear of the future follows him like an ever present ghost. Then, in his darkest hour, something catches his eye – something so simple, so innocent that he’d completely forgotten, had barely noticed it. And for the moment, for today, he believes there is hope for tomorrow.  Dedicated to Conrad Cooper’s everywhere.


Tuesday September 15, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

7:00pm

Poverty Inc
Director: Gary Null
Run Time: 01:51:00

Synopsis: The Great Recession of 2008 proved that Wall Street and Washington’s promises of rising wages, upward mobility and job security were little more than empty rhetoric that paved the way to broken dreams, soup kitchens and homelessness for millions of American citizens. Six years later, the ranks of economically disenfranchised Americans continue to swell. Currently, the US ranks fourth highest in wealth inequality among 140 nations. Fifty million Americans live below the poverty line and 17 million live on less than $2 a day. These staggering figures bring into sharp focus the fact that the War on Poverty, declared 50 years ago by President Lyndon Johnson, has been a dismal failure. 

Examining the influence of corporate globalization and exposing the destructive nature of our modern financial system, Poverty, Inc. offers a sobering look into how the predatory economic policies instituted by America’s new elite class have contributed to the nation’s descent into Third World status. Engrossing in-depth interviews with some of the world’s finest economists, progressive politicians, investigative reporters and philosophers, as well as the voices of America’s downtrodden reveal the terrifying threats posed by unregulated capitalism and corporate power. Poverty, Inc. is a timely wake-up call for those seeking hard-hitting answers on the economic realities facing our country and world today.


Tuesday September 15, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

7:00pm

When Giants Fall
Director: Leslie Griffith
Run Time:
01:18:00

Synopsis:
A penetrating look at the endangered elephants, the criminals who hunt them, and the dedicated heroes trying to save them. Witness the magnificence of the African elephant and experience the gentle souls that lie within their awesome grey bulk. A century ago, they roamed all of Africa, but now they are left with only fragments of land and nowhere to run as they face extinction. These charismatic giants are under constant threat by fierce and unrelenting predators from the worldwide illegal ivory trade.


Tuesday September 15, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

7:00pm

Good Words
Director: Robby Reis
Run Time: 10min

Synopsis: This short and poignant film traces the story of Elizabeth, a gifted and highly qualified candidate attending a job interview. All appears to be going swimmingly, until the conversation turns towards the subject of mental illness. While this film is a work of fiction, research indicates that it represents a reality played out daily.


Tuesday September 15, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

9:00pm

Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians
Director: Hernán Vilchez
Run Time: 02:05:00

Synopsis: An urgent story about the Wixarika People, one of the last living Pre-Hispanic cultures in Latin America, and their struggle with the Mexican government and transnational mining companies to preserve Wirikuta, their most sacred territory and the land where the peyote grows, the traditional medicine that keeps the knowledge of this iconic culture of Mexico alive.

Webpage Link: https://huicholesfilm.com


Tuesday September 15, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

9:00pm

Appalachia - From Mountaintop to Moonscape
Directors: Alan Gignoux
Run Time: 13:05

Synopsis:
Appalachia is the poorest region of the United States, earning the region the nickname," America's Colony," while the giant coal companies have earned the nickname, "King Coal."

King Coal has extracted the coal by using some of the most ruthless methods in what has been called, "Capitalism's Dark Side." Today, the coal companies have found an even better way to extract the coal, just blow up the mountains without a care for reclamation.


Tuesday September 15, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
 
Wednesday, September 16
 

5:00pm

From Trauma To Peace

Director: Robert C. Stone
Run Time: 1:10:20

Synopsis: The compelling story of how Rwandans are healing themselves from the trauma of the 1994 genocide - hope for the rest of the world.

Can we transform TRAUMA and its debilitating states of anger, violence and hate, into PEACE - compassion, forgiveness, hope and love? ~~ WE CAN, and it's happening in isolated regions of Africa. ~~ We can create peace through a proven model for large scale trauma relief and it is available to all.



Wednesday September 16, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

5:00pm

A Parkbench
Director: Rhiannon Houch
Run Time: 3:26

Synopsis: A man seeks peace in the city


Wednesday September 16, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

5:00pm

Last Night in Edinburgh
Director: Bita Shafipour
Run Time: 21 Mins

Synopsis:
 When two teen sisters discover that their family holiday abroad is really a plan by their parents to deliver them both into forced marriages, the girls flee home to find their own ways of remaining in Edinburgh, testing the limits of their bond and the resolve of the adults who control their futures.

Moderators

Wednesday September 16, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

7:00pm

A Quest For Meaning
Directors: Nathanaël Coste & Marc de la Ménardière
Run Time: 1:27:53

Synopsis: 
Two childhood friends go around the world to meet the great thinkers of our time. This initiatory travel full of doubts and joys, questions the collective beliefs that shape Western civilization. It reflects a change in consciousness motivated by the desire to live in harmony with oneself and the world.

Moderators

Wednesday September 16, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

7:00pm

Life Under Siege
Director: Miriam Abu Sharkh
Run Time: 01:10:00

Synopsis: Life Under Siege tells the story of a father trapped in Gaza and the journey of his western-born daughter who is struggling to reunite with him.
As she investigates controversial questions, and uncovers mysteries of a city with five thousand years of history, she has no alternative but to descend into the depths of Gaza and trudge through the clandestine tunnels that are the lifeline of besieged millions, and too often the tomb of those who work in them.

Trailer Link: https://vimeo.com/125270725

Wednesday September 16, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

7:00pm

If The Trees Could Talk
Director: Michael Weinstein
Run Time: 24:00

Synopsis: A young Jewish girl and her family escape the ghetto and seek refuge in the forest. Struggling to survive, their horror is compounded by what may be the girl's ultimate demise. Can she be saved by a spiritual force more powerful than we can imagine?


Wednesday September 16, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

9:00pm

Before the Silence
Director: Richard Dols
Run Time: 01:29:00

Synopsis:
Before the silence shows life of dying people in a hospice. Seven people share their personal story, hopes, believes and religious thoughts. Every person deals with their fears and vision on the approaching death. Through their eyes we learn to think in a different way about hospices and experience how to make the last moments count. During these last months, it appears that life has more to offer to them, than they expected.


Wednesday September 16, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

9:00pm

Parts of Disease
Director: Solomon Tubbs-Foster
Run Time: 01:22:00

Synopsis: Three friends confront alleged radicalization of their close friend, susceptible to extremists with less-noble motives.



Wednesday September 16, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

9:00pm

Saruen
Director: Spencer Byam-Taylor
Run Time: 08:45

Synopsis:
 Tong Saruen and her family in the Ta Trav village were first identified for aid by the Trailblazer Foundation in 2012. Trailblazer is now working directly in 19 villages and indirectly in 16 other villages with partner NGOs encompassing 52 different villages, 35 communes and 6 districts.


Wednesday September 16, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
 
Thursday, September 17
 

5:00pm

I Came Back
Director: Annmarie Aronoff 
Runtime: 42:11

Synopsis: Dispelling the myths of mental illness through the story of Glen Kirkland, a soldier, who on his last mission in 2008 in Afghanistan, survived a vehicle blast. While three of his fellow soldiers weren't so lucky and perished in the blast, Glen's real uphill battle was just beginning with long term injuries and PTSD. Glen and his family share their plight of a remarkable journey of how Glen managed to overcome the trauma, combat PTSD, and come back a better person, as a community leader helping and inspiring others through a crisis hotline. Through 'Post-Traumatic Growth', Glen has altered his path in life, showing others they are not alone and that there is hope.

Thursday September 17, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

5:00pm

We Are Coming Across
Director: Mei Lei
Run time: 01:03:38
Synopsis: "We Are Coming Across" is a poetic personal documentary that reveals the filmmaker’s memories as a teenager witness in the persecution of Falun Gong. The personal narration is woven with the portraits of a Chinese woman torture victim Biyun and a Bostonian Falun Gong supporter Steve.The film depicts the filmmaker’s journey to unfold the unheard stories and intrigues the reflection on seeking the truth.

Trailer Link: https://youtu.be/8EKflB9wEeQ


Thursday September 17, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

7:00pm

Famous Last Words
Director: Brian Boye
Run Time: 01:27:00

Synopsis:
 Think about the last conversation you had with someone very close to you. What did you talk about? How did it end? If you never saw that person alive again, would you be comfortable with what you said? 

With what you didn't say? 

Famous Last Words is a Feature Documentary that chronicles what happens when someone leaves your life, what was said, and how your life is affected because of that conversation. 

A deeply emotional film, this documentary appeals to nearly anyone. After all, haven't we ALL lost someone we love? 


Thursday September 17, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

7:00pm

Lube Job

Director: Guy Hernandez
Run time: 01:29:00

Synopsis: Nearly a decade in the making, LUBE JOB is an in-depth look at Louisiana’s century old relationship with the oil and gas industry, and the resulting environmental holocaust gradually laying waste to America’s treasured wetlands, revered fishing trade and an age-old way of life.



Thursday September 17, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

7:00pm

And Counting
Director: Michelle Wood
Run Time: 14:33

Synopsis: Living two decades longer than he ever imagined possible with HIV, Quin's life unfolds in this artistic representation of his loss, love and celebration. “And Counting” takes you on an experimental journey and invites you to create a different type of cinematic experience.


Thursday September 17, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

7:00pm

Killing My Girl
11:37

Thursday September 17, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

7:00pm

On a Knife Edge
Director name: Tamas Tatai
Run Time: 10:00

Synopsis:  Excited about her upcoming holiday, Laura is walking home from university when she witnesses the stabbing of her teenage brother. Jake, a celebrated member of the youth football team, is taken away by paramedics as they fight to save his life. Laura’s life has turned up side down as Jake lies unconscious on a hospital bed. Laura, her Mother and Father can hardly cope with the trauma. Laura’s dark days become unbearable not knowing if Jake will ever wake up.

http://onaknifeedgeshortfilm.com/


Thursday September 17, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

9:00pm

Send in the Clowns: Changing the Face of Humanitarian Aid
Director: Sam Lee
Run Time: 01:23:00

Synopsis: Send in the Clowns is a character driven narrative that follows performers from the organization Clowns Without Borders. Their mission is to travel to areas of crisis and relieve stress and suffering through laughter. The clowns are volunteers; armed with a unique set of skills and an earnest desire to change the world, but is their work any different from all of the other agenda-driven aid organizations? In 2009 the clowns go to Haiti, a country known as the poorest in the Western Hemisphere with the highest number of NGOs per capita in the world.  While there is a positive response to their work, the clowns are conflicted by the overwhelming needs of the Haitian people and their effectiveness in a place saturated, yet sustained by international intervention.

In 2010, Haiti is hit by a devastating earthquake. An outpouring of aid floods the country in an attempt to address the immediate demands of food and housing. But in the wake of such extreme devastation, what is the point of sending clowns? Send In the Clowns begins as a film about artists with good intentions but slowly reveals Haiti’s crippling and conflicted relationship with an arguably more absurd global aid industry.




Thursday September 17, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

9:00pm

The 13th Step
Director: Monica Richardson
Run Time: 01:19:00

Synopsis: This documentary is an expose’ of the revered recovery group known as AA/ Alcoholics Anonymous. Filmmaker Monica Richardson connected to members, leaders and victims to gain unforgettable footage that documents the abuses within these rogue AA groups. It shows for the first time deadly abuses that must be stopped to prevent more victims from being molested, raped and murdered. 


Thursday September 17, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

9:00pm

The Healing Song
Director: Deborah Libby
Run Time: 11:53

Synopsis: Everything in the universe moves, resonates, and vibrates at its own frequency, which generates sound. Sound has the power to influence our physical and emotional state like no other source of expression. Marian Kraus’ gong sound healing work has helped others transform their lives, including profiled student Toni Morales who has overcome her decades-long eating disorder while attending regular sound healing sessions. The Healing Song leads viewers through a viscerally affecting performance facilitated by Kraus, profiling Chinese gongs, Himalayan singing bowls, tuning forks, and percussive instruments which guide students through a powerful healing experience for mind and body.


Thursday September 17, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

9:00pm

Tick-Tock
Director: Joshua Sowden
Run Time: 12:12

Synopsis: A detective is called to the scene of a homicide that will reveal demons of his past.

Thursday September 17, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
 
Friday, September 18
 

5:00pm

Habs - Imprisoned
Director: Navid Navid
Run time: 7:10

Synopsis: The singer, Ebi is one of the most famous Iranian singers, who is beloved by three generations. With his voice and this video we throw light on the emotional distress political prisoners in dictatorial regimes go through, when they are apart from their beloved spouses. Love speaks all languages and therefore this song and video go beyond the politic side of these human right violations that take place not only in Iran but also in other dictatorial regimes all over the world.


Friday September 18, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
  • Webpage Link https://www.facebook.com/ebi and http://www.navidnavid.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/ebihabs

5:00pm

Red Path
Director: Myriam Negre
Run Time: 7:14

Synopsis: Red Path is a short film that honours menstruation and its healing potential for women in a *sacred way, through a short story of metaphor and poetic images that evoke a path of awakening to our own power by connecting with our menstrual cycles and  by offering this potential of life to Earth with the intention of healing for all. 
It is played by four women, two mothers and two daughters, with a humble budget and tons of love. *The dictionary defines sacred as ‘something regarded with or diserving of deep respect’.


Friday September 18, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

5:00pm

Sigo Adelante
Director: Kaila Taylor
Run time: 8:37

Synopsis: Silvia is a hard-working, single mother who has faced hardships throughout her life in Ecuador. However, she continues forward with perseverance, working to support herself and her two children.


Friday September 18, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

5:30pm

How I Live My Passion and Make Films that Matter
Free Event


Barry Shils
Adam Shell 
Brad Raider 
Kaveeta Oberoi Kaul, 
Monica RICHARDSON 
Brian Boye  

Moderators
avatar for Mary Elizabeth Murphy

Mary Elizabeth Murphy

Mary Elizabeth Murphy, a key member of 360 Degree Communications and a graduate of UCLA's Anderson School of Management, is an expert at creating innovative grassroots campaigns that target niche markets. Mary is at the forefront of new distribution and marketing models for environmental films.

Friday September 18, 2015 5:30pm - 7:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

7:00pm

Honor Diaries
Producer: Paula Kweskin
Run Time: 62:00 

Synopsis: Honor Diaries features nine courageous women's rights advocates with connections to Muslim-majority societies who are engaged in a dialogue about gender inequality.

These women, who have witnessed firsthand the hardships women endure, are profiled in their efforts to affect change, both in their communities and beyond.

The film gives a platform to exclusively female voices and seeks to expose the paralyzing political correctness that prevents many from identifying, understanding and addressing this international human rights disaster.  Freedom of movement, the right to education, forced marriage, and female genital mutilation are some of the systematic abuses explored in depth.

More than a movie, Honor Diaries is a movement meant to inspire viewers to learn more about issues facing women in Muslim-majority societies, and to act for change.


Friday September 18, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

7:00pm

Right Footed
Director: Nick Spark
Run Time: 01:20:00

Synopsis: Born without arms as the result of a severe birth defect, Jessica Cox never allowed herself to believe that she couldn’t accomplish her dreams. An expert martial artist, college graduate and motivational speaker, Jessica is also the world’s only armless airplane pilot, a mentor, and an advocate for people with disabilities. Directed by Emmy Award winning filmmaker Nick Spark, Right Footed chronicles Jessica’s amazing story of overcoming adversity and follows her over a period of two years as she becomes a mentor for children with disabilities and their families, and a disability rights advocate working in the U.S.A. and abroad
Websitewww.rightfootedmovie.com
Twitter: @RIGHTFOOTEDFilm
Facebook: Rightfooted

Link to trailer #1 (long): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzX2gTzGMNQ
Link to Trailer #2 (short): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xh9xGavDZ9M

Moderators
avatar for Nick Spark

Nick Spark

Nick Spark Productions LLC
Director, Right Footed


Friday September 18, 2015 7:00pm - 8:45pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

7:00pm

I Miss You Mommy
Director: Christie Bednarz
Run Time: 2:44

Synopsis:
"I Miss You Mommy" is an emotionally gravitating PSA that follows a young girl throughout different stages in her life where she deals with the death of her mother.  It provides a different perspective showing there is more than one victim after a suicide.


Friday September 18, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

7:00pm

Jax
Director: Rita Ciolek
Run Time: 5:28

Synopsis: An intimate portrait of Jacqueline Ortega, a young woman with stage IV breast cancer, whose story is a fight against all odds that leads to self-empowerment and healing of herself and those around her.


Friday September 18, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

8:00pm

The Z-Nail Gang
Director: Anton Steel
Run Time: 1:26:42

Synopsis: When a corporate mining giant moves into a small coastal town looking for gold and talking about trickle down wealth - some folk just aren't convinced.
In a New Zealand coastal town, a community lives peacefully. In the lee of their treasured mountain, Te Maunga, the residents move at a leisurely pace. Local postman NED passes the hours inventing musical sub-genres. Resident cop TIPENE spends more time fishing than crime-fighting. The hardest decision for DAVE is whether to make pottery or go surfing while his ever-patient wife MAREEKA enjoys the serenity of their surrounds. But this idyllic life comes to an abrupt end when Ned delivers a fateful letter that could change their lives forever. It announces the arrival of multi-national mining corporation, Golia Minerals, who are questing for gold. The tightly-woven community is torn between those who welcome the promise of prosperity and those who oppose the mining of their sacred mountain. Whether through passive action or brazen defiance of the law, one thing's for sure - unless they can come together as a unified front, they'll loose what's most precious to them - their community


Friday September 18, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

9:00pm

Decoding Baqtun
Director: Elizabeth Ligia Thieriot
Runtime: 1:31:00

The Truth directly from Mayan Elders!
San Francisco, CA - Elisabeth Thieriot, a San Francisco-based filmmaker and author, is pleased to announce the release of her Award Winning documentary Decoding B’aqtun. The feature length film takes audiences deep into the jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula and Guatemala to meet The Maya; arguably the most sophisticated time keepers in human history to this day.
This breathtaking journey began as an endeaver to expose the truth behind the December 21st, 2012 “end time” conspiracy theories surrounding the Aztec and Mayan calendars and the mystery of the “B'aqtun”, also known as the measurement of time that the Mayans identify as 3300-year cycles. During the filming, Thieriot met with Mayan Elders known as “Abuelos”. The Abuelos shared their ancient Mayan knowledge of the intricate cycles of time, the cosmos, and their connection to earth science on a spiritual and scientific level.
View trailer: https://vimeo.com/138552917
The 83 minute documentary includes interviews with respected scientists, historians and Mayan Elders in addition to never before seen ancient Mayan artifacts.
The scientists include Laura Sotelo president of the Mayan Council for Guatemala Apolinario Chile Pixtun, epigraphist, Lolmay Pedro Garcia, archaeologists Agustin Anaya and Adriana Sanchez, native Mayan descendants, philosophers, researchers, artisans, writers, members of the Mayan Confederation, and more.
MAYAN NATION
Filmmaker Elisabeth Thieriot has resolved to continue her support of Mayan culture and community by creating a Mayan Nation Forum on the Decoding Baqtun website. The chatroom is dedicated to the memory of Apolinario Chile Pixtun, a Mayan Elder featured in the film..
“I am always in search of the optimum quality of life – I have found these answers through my journey with the Mayans. I am dedicated to the integrity of the film content and its accuracy. I recognize through my strong connection to the Mayan people and their value system, that the heritage, science and prophecies must be communicated to the world for our betterment.”
About the Filmmaker
Elisabeth Thieriot is a mother of two as well as an active San Francisco Bay Area philanthropist. She stays involved in many foundations including (but not limited to): St. Francis Hospital SF, Lifeline Humanitarian Foundation, Global Green USA, and the Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation. She is also the creator of Replete Skincare. inspired in part by Mayan wisdom. And author of “Be Fabulous at Any Age; Creating Ageless Skin the Seasonal Living.”
The film is co-produced by Juan Diego Rodriguez,Ling Delgado and Eduardo Vertiz, and directed by Emiliano Chaparro, also the director of photography

Friday September 18, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

9:00pm

Colors

Director: Razzy Dyer
Run Time: 4:03

Sunopsis: Colors is a narrative short, a story of a girl reflecting on the aftermath of her suicide. Written by Hannah and directed by Razzy Dyer, go through the colors of her death and experience why suicide is NOT the answer.

Colors hopes of creating a platform to talk about suicide and how it effects not only the main victim, but how those loved ones become victims as well.



Friday September 18, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

9:00pm

Dissonance
Director: Anna Ngo
Run Time: 3:54

Synopsis: A transgender outcast is ostracized by their traditional community upon discovering their true identity.


Friday September 18, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

9:00pm

Pedestrian Crossing
Director:  Colin Murnane
Run Time: 6:30

Synopsis: 
A bit like Larkin...but...A Docu-Surreal film inspired by the Noble Call delivered at The Abbey Theatre Dublin by Irish drag queen and gay rights campaigner Panti Bliss. To mark the centenary of The Great Dublin Lockout led by James Larkin, Ireland's National Theatre, the theatre of Yeats, staged a period play by Plunkett on oppression. Selected people were invited to give a Noble Call on stage at the end of each night surrounded by the cast. The Irish Campaigner and Drag Queen Panti Bliss was selected due to an incident that occurred on Irish TV.  pedestrian Crossing has just won the Amnesty International Award for best human rights short film at IOWFF in the UK.


Friday September 18, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

9:00pm

Someone Else
Director: Chelsea Catalanotto
Run time: 7:19

Synopsis: After concealing her true identity for an entire lifetime, Bruce grapples with the fact that she may never bring herself to reveal the person inside.


Friday September 18, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

9:30pm

I Want A Pair of High Heels
Director name Anna Simakova
Run time: 90 min
Synopsis:Woman seriously injured in the past, trying to live the life of an ordinary person to breathe, to love, to dream ... There are circumstances which she had to make peace with, some of them she accepted, some just tolerates, but there are little things that have become so important that they turned into a distant and unattainable dream. Although there are a lot of people who sincerely love her, she's still alone. Yet no matter what, the dream lives, so life goes on.

Friday September 18, 2015 9:30pm - 11:30pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
 
Saturday, September 19
 

12:00pm

Bastion of the Giants

FREE SCREENING

Director:
Sumesh Lekhi
Run Time: 01:20:45

Synopsis: In these challenging times of climate change and species extinction,"Bastion of the Giants" is a film about the need to work on the conservation of the Asian Elephant and India's north-eastern forests, touching on how a nation steeped in spirituality that is born out of nature will have to rise up to the task of protecting India’s wild heritage. Amidst man-animal conflict, empathizing with local people and educating and offering them livelihood opportunities from the conservation process itself and showing them that forests are their investments for the future, will go a long way in conservation. “Bastion of the Giants” presents a unique experience of a picturesque wetland canvas and the spectacular wildlife in it and how protection of flagship and keystone wildlife species, by forest departments and governments with support of local people and researchers, leads to the conservation of a diaspora of fauna and flora, ultimately leading to the preservation of human life itself .



Saturday September 19, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

12:00pm

Beyond the Divide
Director: Jan Selby
Run Time: 01:24:00

Synopsis: Fifty years have passed since the beginning of the Vietnam War. The politics and casualties are history yet deep scars remain. In Missoula, Montana, a mysterious graffiti peace symbol inflamed the animosity between those who served and those who fought a different war at home. Through the courageous acts of two people, a Vietnam veteran and a peace advocate, BEYOND THE DIVIDE illuminates a path to healing old wounds and demonstrates authentic peacebuilding. The story inspires audiences to take courageous first steps to reach beyond polarization in search of what unites us instead of what divides us.


Saturday September 19, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

12:00pm

From Suffering to Satori
Director: Courtney Scott 
Run Time: 1:13

Synopsis: How do we justify the pain we inflict on other species? This film tracks one woman’s pursuit for answers to this perplexing question. More than just another film about animal rights, “From Suffering to Satori” challenges our most deeply-held convictions about our relationship with animals and our pervasive dominance over all creatures, great and small


Saturday September 19, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

12:00pm

Mystery Weight
Director: Craig April
Run time: 2:40

Synopsis: After a surprising number on his bathroom scale, a man sets out to lose weight.  Unfortunately, despite his best efforts, he's gaining!

Moderators

Saturday September 19, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

12:00pm

SHALLOW WATERS: The Public Death of Raymond Zack
Director: Jaime Longhi 
Run Time: 33:38

Synopsis: "Memorial Day, San Francisco Bay. A fully dressed man walks into the cold shallow waters off a public beach, and waits. A good-sized crowd gathers on the beach to watch the man, and waits. Police and Fire units arrive and wait. As the sand in the man's hourglass runs out, nobody moved. SHALLOW WATERS explores the rationalizations and regrets of those who had the ability to help the man in the water and did not."


Saturday September 19, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

12:00pm

The Blazing Heart
Director: Bob Peck
Run Time: 16:38

Synopsis: The Blazing Heart is a portrait of a venerated Hindu saint, Sri Amma Karunamayi. Her name translates to Compassionate Mother. Along with her spiritual sanctity and love among thousands of followers, she has a global humanitarian mission to alleviate suffering, poverty, and hunger for the world's underprivileged children. Through interviews with disciples and Amma herself, the film shows the true nature of a contemporary, living sage.


Saturday September 19, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

2:00pm

Cleaver's Destiny
Director: Karl Lentini
Run Time: 01:32:00

Synopsis: Amy Cleaver grew up thinking her father was dead. At least that’s what her mother, Norma, always told her. On her eighteenth birthday, Amy receives a box of her dad’s possessions. In the box she finds old photos of her dad in military uniform, realizing that he was a veteran of the first Gulf War. Amy contacts the Department of Veteran Affairs in the hopes of locating his grave. She discovers that he isn’t buried in any cemetery, which can only mean one thing...he’s alive. With the help of her dad's old army buddy, she discovers that her father is homeless and has no memory of her. Amy tries her best to rekindle the relationship with the father she never had.

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Karl Lentini

Director/Producer, Dagger Charge Films
I wrote, produced, directed, and acted in my first feature film, "Cleaver's Destiny". In 2014 it was nominated for a PRISM Award and won Honorable Mention at the VOICE Awards. I am honored the film will screen at Awareness Film Festival, and look forward to seeing other films as well. I have numerous other projects in development, and will continue making films in the independent world.


Saturday September 19, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

2:00pm

The Forgiveness Journey
Director:  Matt Duhamel
Run Time:  01:13:00

Synopsis:
  The Forgiveness Journey is a 73 minute documentary exploring the issues of forgiveness, compassion and second chances.  In the film, you’ll meet people who are struggling through their own personal forgiveness journey.  Film Director/Producer, Matt Duhamel includes his own story about his 2006 arrest and conviction of a sex offense and his ongoing struggle to reconnect with is estranged daughter, Maddie. 

You’ll also meet Vicky, a newspaper editor living near Portland, Oregon who suffered a devastating childhood.  She is currently on a forgiveness journey in hopes to forgive her mother, grandfather, and step-father.

In addition to personal stories of forgiveness, psychologists, authors, and professionals are interviewed to discuss the process of forgiveness and the differences between forgiving ourselves versus others.  Their interviews create a more informed understanding of the difficult, yet healing process of forgiving in our lives.



Saturday September 19, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

2:00pm

The Fairytale Syndrome
Director: Yesenia Lima
Writer/Co-Producer (and the one who will be attending):  Gina Juliet
Run Time: 8:45

Synopsis: In this intimate and quirky comedy, Lisa celebrates 5 years of “recovery” in her love addiction support group, by sharing her rock bottom story.


Webpage:  www.thefairytalesyndrome.com
Trailer link:  https://vimeo.com/134650087 


Saturday September 19, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

2:00pm

The Weight of Sadness
Director:  Eliyannah Amirah Yisrael 
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Saturday September 19, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

4:00pm

Black King
Director: Ronnie Brolin
Run Time: 01:38:51

Synopsis: Black King is about youth crime and how small choices later in life can have major consequences for yourself and your surroundings.
Chess. Every move is like a choice in life, not always possible to correct if it goes wrong. The old man Johannes will not loose his faith in Leon that at an early age face a reality he cannot manage to master. Life becomes a grid of fast money, drugs and crime that punishes Leon's closest. Checkmate? Choices made today will have consequences tomorrow.
Black King is written and directed by Ronnie Brolin (Älska mig, Sweden 2009) with purpose to create discussions around crime prevention, peer pressure and violence. The story is based on research and dialogues with youngsters and authorities in Sweden.


Webpage: www.blackking.se
Trailer link: https://vimeo.com/125256471


Saturday September 19, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

4:00pm

Lee's 88 Keys
Director: Susan Robbins
Run Time: 64:00

Synopsis: Eighty-eight year old Jazz Pianist, Lee Shaw, proudly known as Albany, New York's Queen of Jazz, has lived a diverse, accomplished, and charmed life. From the piano bench she has bravely struggled not only with being a woman in a male dominated field, but with the financial challenges that come with pursuing a dream, and the conflict of her sharp musical mind's residence in an ever aging vessel. As a veteran of a lifetime of music, from the finest stages in New York City to a namesake Jazz festival in Germany, then home to her birth-place in Oklahoma where she was inducted into the Jazz Hall Of Fame, Lee Shaw's legend continues to grow. Her story is one of passion and triumph, all of which she attributes to her love of the 88’s. Share that passion with her in “Lee’s 88 Keys”.

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Saturday September 19, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

4:00pm

Growing Strong
Director: Rita Ciolek
Run Time: 30:00

Synopsis: Physically and emotionally abused girl escapes home in an attempt to find refuge at her free-spirited grandmother’s horse farm. 


Saturday September 19, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

4:00pm

Kindness It's Super Smiley

FREE SCREENING


Film Maker: Megan Blake
Run time: 1 minute 50 seconds
Synopsis:   Paws in the Air!  Two time Shelter Dog, Super Smiley, flies through the air in his Red Cape sharing What???  This animated film whimsically reflects the real-life Kindness with Super Smiley® program with animation by Out of Our Minds Studios, the winner of a BAFTA and over 1,000 film festivals.  It won Super Smiley The Ambassador of Kindness Award at The Animal Film Festival and that Official role with State Farm®.  Mark Winter, co-founder of Pet Life Radio, the home of A Super Smiley Adventure, created the song to capture Smiley's life view:  "Animals will teach you!"   Smiley knows this film won't end all cruelty, but it will definitely plant the seeds and bring smiles.  Paws in the Air!


Saturday September 19, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

4:00pm

Putting The Ribbon Back On
Director: Richard Louprasong
Run Time: 20:00

Synopsis: An unlikely victim of HIV finds her greatest gift when she builds a camp for families affected by the disease.


Saturday September 19, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

4:00pm

Slum Dreams
Director: Brendan Modini
Run Time: 10:57

Synopsis: With big dreams to become a journalist and a pilot, two children from the slum must find a way to pursue their education in order to achieve their goals. The YCCM (Young County Change-Makers) is an organization in the Nyalenda Slum in Kisumu, Kenya, that provides support and guidance to help youth reach their full potential.

Saturday September 19, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

4:00pm

Taper
Director: Paul W. Sauline
Run Time: 8:31

Synopsis: a 9 year old boy in the 90s is too young to know the type of man he'll be one day, but seemingly harmless remarks and comments from his family nudge him in a direction he might not have normally drifted.

 

webpage: http://www.paulsauline.com/#!taper/ci8l 


Saturday September 19, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

4:00pm

Where Has Love Gone?
Director: Gary Voelker
Run Time: 4:42

Synopsis:
 Recently, there has been a growing movement in America to raise awareness about the horrific epidemic of human trafficking - specificaly, criminal sexual exploitation of children. .An overwhelming majority of the victims of human slavery are children between the ages of 12 and 17 years old. Once a child is sold, the average lifespan of each victim is just 2-4 years. These children are threatened, beaten, raped, drugged, and sold. It is truly a hopeless situation with seemingly no escape. 

Raising awareness about this issue is simply not enough. We have produced this music video with the specific goal of rescuing and restoring the victims back to a normal healthy life through the efforts of Destiny House Restoration Center and the H.E.A.R.T.S program.



Saturday September 19, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

6:00pm

7 Days In Syria
Director: Robert Rippberger

The film "Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution" played previously at your festival and the filmmaker and myself have since done another piece in the region called "7 Days in Syria." It includes the last footage of James Foley and Steven Sotloff alive in Syria, and a deeper look at life during war time following Middle East Editor, Janine di Giovanni. Angelina Jolie said of the film, "7 Days in Syria gives a window into the lives of families struggling to survive on the frontlines of the Syria conflict. Their courage and resilience shines through in impossible circumstances."

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Saturday September 19, 2015 6:00pm - 7:30pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

6:00pm

Angry Ray
Director: Yoann Boisson
Run Time: 10:00

Sinopsis: Ray is very angry. All his damned life, He has condensed his feelings and memories , internalized, imploded. He has lived in a latent violence, locking himself on himself, creating its own dungeon. It goes after a long and symbolic marche, bring out suddenly all that was buried inside him for so many years.


Saturday September 19, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

8:00pm

Filmmaker Party
Saturday September 19, 2015 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Private Party Venue 900 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90015
 
Sunday, September 20
 

12:00pm

Journey To A Miracle: Freedom from Insulin
Executive Producers: Laurie and Mike Jaffe
Director: Ted Kay
Run Time: 57:00

Synopsis: Journey to a Miracle:  Freedom from Insulin tells of a breathtaking cure for diabetes and the lives that were changed forever. It is an inspiring journey that spans the globe.

The documentary tells a rich story about scientific perseverance, and the power of love and human connection. Through painstaking research and collaboration, an international team of scientists solved an intricate diabetes puzzle. This historic breakthrough created life-changing miracles for many who have been able to break free from insulin dependence forever.

The film weaves together the lives and touching stories of scientists and grateful families who hoped and prayed for a diabetes cure, but never in their wildest dreams imagined it would come in the form of a simple pill. Families shared the devastating diagnosis of what doctors only knew at the time to call type 1 diabetes. But thanks to the discovery of a different form - called monogenic diabetes - they now share a new diagnosis, and with it a switch in treatment from insulin shots to taking pills. It’s a heartwarming story that blends science and humanity with authenticity. 

Background: As many as a half-million Americans with diabetes are taking insulin and don’t need to.  What these patients and their doctors don’t know is that they actually have the wrong diagnosis.

For decades, scientists throughout the world have worked diligently to find a cure and discover critical pieces to a complex diabetes puzzle. In recent years, scientists confirmed what they had long suspected: there are genetic forms of diabetes — different than either type 1 or type 2. These newly understood forms are called “monogenic diabetes”  and the best way to treat many of them is not with insulin. 

With the right diagnosis - using genetic testing - many people can radically change their diabetes treatment. Rather than insulin shots, they can be successfully treated with an inexpensive and commonly used diabetes drug, a sulfonylurea. It allows the body to make and secrete its own insulin.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 25 million Americans (347 million worldwide) suffer from various forms of diabetes. It is a chronic disease in which the body cannot control blood sugars resulting in serious, and sometimes deadly, health consequences including blindness, heart disease, amputation, and kidney disease.

Up to 95 percent of people with monogenic diabetes are misdiagnosed. This is because neither they nor their medical providers are even aware of the possibility of another diagnosis and treatment. Producers of Journey to a Miracle:  Freedom from Insulin hope to raise awareness and encourage both doctors and patients to consider exploring an alternative diagnosis.

Film site:    http://www.Journeytoamiraclemovie.com

Facebook:   www.Facebook.com/Journeytoamiracle


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avatar for Laurie Jaffe

Laurie Jaffe

Executive Producer, Journey to a Miracle: Freedom from Insulin
Would love to talk with anyone interested in learning more about our documentary and the amazing journey behind it. The film features the life-changing stories of scientists and families who made medical history and shifted the paradigm in diabetes research. It involves the discovery of a newly understood form of diabetes that has been wrongly diagnosed as type 1 or type 2. Monogenic diabetes is not as common than the other types, and yet up... Read More →


Sunday September 20, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

12:00pm

The Answer
DIRECTOR: Pavan Kaul
RUN TIME: 01:48:00

'The Answer' tells the powerful true story of an American, James Donald Walters and his quest for truth. The film travels through his life, where in his search he meets Paramhansa Yogananda, the great Indian Master, author of 'Autobiography of a Yogi'. The film shows how this extraordinary meeting changes Walters' life and his amazing spiritual journey begins.

OFFICIAL WEBSITEhttp://www.movietheanswer.com
SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITEShttps://www.facebook.com/movietheanswer




Sunday September 20, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

12:00pm

Eigengrau
Director: Tomer Yaacoby.
Run Time: 11:07

Synopsis:
A man, who lives in the woods, one day bumps into a discovery that will make his life much more easier. Or is it?


Sunday September 20, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

12:00pm

In the Shadows
Director: Julia Newman
Run Time: 5:29

Synopsis: Depression is a leading cause of adolescent suicide. Although the issue is publicized by adults, rarely is it discussed openly by teens themselves. This documentary explores issues of teenage depression with insights from anonymous adolescents and a working psychologist. 


webpage: julianewmanfilms.com
Trailer link: https://vimeo.com/137088564  password for trailer: festivaltrailer

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Sunday September 20, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

12:00pm

NOW HERE
Director name Beatrice Grande
Run time: 8.49"
Synopsis: Now here or nowhere an old soul surrenders to Beauty.


Sunday September 20, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

12:00pm

Picking Up the Pieces
Director: Josh Tebeau
Run time: 28 minutes

Picking Up the Pieces explores the memories, emotions, and beliefs of a diverse group of Jewish Child Survivors. It depicts how children coped with their trauma in rebuilding their lives after the Holocaust. 

Jewish Child survivors were largely silent for 40 years after the Holocaust. As a result the child's perspective of this tragedy has been largely untold. 

This film asks the question: How do you 'live' after surviving the Holocaust? It does so by focusing on 5 themes of special relevance to survivors: Forgiveness, Belief in God, Home, Jewish Identity and Memory. 

Picking Up the Pieces breaks with traditional narratives and testimonials of the Holocaust Documentary genre whilst maintaining a focus on oral history. It does so by adapting an innovative literary tool associated with the expression of the Child's experience of the Holocaust: Choral Storytelling. 

Using choral storytelling to express the survivors' experience creates both an intimate emotional link to each survivor while telling their story collectively as if they are part of a choir. The survivors literally finish each other’s sentences creating a fast-paced, emotionally nuanced and haunting composite portrait. At the same time, the film becomes a meditation on the interplay between memory and identity.



Sunday September 20, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

12:00pm

Tempest
Director: Saatvik Arya
Run Time: 2:47

Synopsis: After a group of teenagers get strange powers from a Life Changing SuperStorm, they are excited and confused about how to use their powers. They all start using their powers. Some powers are used for the benefit of the society ; some teens decide to dedicate their life to protect the innocent from the evil while some teens misuse their powers to destroy the society for personal gain. Clark is one of the teenagers who received extraordinary powers. He receives the power of telekenesis (able to move things with his mind). He uses his power to stop crime (pickpocketting, kidnapping, extortion) in The Glades. Slade is one of the teenagers who gets the power of freezing things. He freezes the people in the bank and makes an attempt to rob the bank but Clark manages to stop him and saves the bank. In the end, all teens figure out that it is upto one's own will of how they use their extraordinary gifts.

Sunday September 20, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

2:00pm

The Rainforests Are Under Threat

Director: Jérôme Dolbert   
Runtime: 01:37:00
Language: English and Spanish

Synopsis:  “A new documentary underscoring the threats facing the rainforest in Peru, the perpetuation of climate change, and the people who are fighting to protect it. The main culprits: gold miners, uncontrolled deforestation, poaching, and their impacts on wildlife which threaten the home to an extraordinary ecosystem hosting species of animals, birds and plants that are found nowhere else on the planet. This according to director Jérôme Dolbert, who sets out to bring public awareness of the imminent perils facing one of the most beautiful rainforests in the world.”



 links,
Website - www.jeromedolbert.com
Production – info@naiadepictures.com
Documentary - http://www.jeromedolbert.com/rainforests_are_under_threat/ 
IMDb http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5418380/
FaceBook - https://www.facebook.com/The.Rainforests.are.Under.Threat.2015 
Twitter - https://twitter.com/rainforestsperu
Instagram - https://instagram.com/rainforests_are_under_threat/

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JEROME DOLBERT

DIRECTOR, NAIADE PICTURES
Jérôme Dolbert was born and raised in Paris, France. He began making 8mm films at the age of 10. Jerome has over 15 years of solid experience in the entertainment industry, TV Commercials, broadcast media and multi-media, as a Director, Producer, Writer, and Editor. His specialties are Entertainment Media, Broadcast Industry, Media Production, International Business development. Jerome graduated from UCLA where he completed a program in... Read More →


Sunday September 20, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
  • Webpage Link www.jeromedolbert.com

2:00pm

Minding Our Own
Director: Inaya Graicna Yusuf
Run Time: 40:00

Synopsis: Minding Our Own is a compassionate portrayal of two families and their quest to understand the world of caregiving. While unearthing relationship dynamics, these unlikely heroes provide an intimate look into what it takes to truly care for another person and is a meditation on life's surprises as well as its immeasurable rewards.

Minding Our Own unveils the raw emotions that surfaces from the complexity of parenthood, adulthood and partnership, while redefining the meaning of love and friendship.



Sunday September 20, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

2:00pm

Choice "Mother"
Director: Joseph A. Halsey
Run Time: 7:13

Synopsis: When Hannah Ryan (Kelly Driscoll) is diagnosed with terminal cancer, she must make the hardest decision of her life -to die with dignity. Making national news, her story is reported on by Ally Madison (Katrina Szish), who wants the nation to know why Hannah made the decision to prematurely end her life instead of die naturally. With the support of her mother Roseanna (Darlene Violette), Hannah discusses the difficulty of her choice.

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Joseph A. Halsey

Produce / Director, Halsey Films
Our film is Titled CHOICE "Mother" | When Hannah Ryan (Kelly Driscoll) is diagnosed with terminal cancer, she must make the hardest decision of her life -to die with dignity. Making national news, her story is reported on by Ally Madison (Katrina Szish), who wants the nation to know why Hannah made the decision to prematurely end her life instead of die naturally. With the support of her mother Roseanna (Darlene Violette), Hannah discusses... Read More →


Sunday September 20, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

2:00pm

Laid To Rest
Directors: Nick Britton and Ross Metcalf
Run Time: 6:16

Synopsis: This song is written for the screams and cries of the children around the world that go unheard. It is made in the hope that we can give them a voice! I hope that I am able to shed some form of light onto a global epidemic of numbness.

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Sunday September 20, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

2:00pm

New Rules for End of Life Care
Director/Producer: Dina Gruenfeld
Executive Producer: Barbara Karnes Books, Inc. https://www.bkbooks.com/
Run Time: 24:13

Synopsis: "New Rules for End of Life Care,” Barbara Karnes's most recent project, is starting conversations and garnering awards - in this country and around the world. It is a 25 minute film in which Barbara compassionately explains the stages of the dying process, talks about behavior changes as they pertain to food, sleep, and withdrawal, and addresses issues relating to the use of narcotics, addiction, and overdosing. “We don’t understand that there’s a normal, natural way of dying,” she says. “My goal is to help neutralize the fear that families and significant others bring to the bedside during the end of life experience.” 

The film has been named a 2015 Telly Award Winner for Health and Wellness and has earned a 2015 Communicator Award, Gold Award of Excellence: Film/Video on Social Issues. It won a 2015 Gold Award in Consumer Education Programs and a Merit for Books/ Publications from The Nation Mature Media Awards as well as a 2015 Gold Award in Total Health Information Programs from the National Health Information Awards. The film also has garnered an International Award of Merit from the International Film Festival for Environment, Health and Culture (IFFEHC) 2015. It's an official selection in the Global Health Film Festival 2015 in London. As well as Film Fest 52 in CT. We are thrilled and proud to be a part of the Awareness Festival 2015.
Trailer: https://youtu.be/oP9gp9-G9cM

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Barbara Karnes RN

Owner/Author, Barbara Karnes Books, Inc
2015 International Humanitarian Woman of the Year, Barbara Karnes, RN, is an internationally respected speaker, educator, author and thought leader on matters of end of life. She is a renowned authority to explain the dying process to families, healthcare professionals and the community at large. | | While at the bedside of hundreds of people during the dying process, Barbara Karnes RN noticed that each death was following a near identical... Read More →


Sunday September 20, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

2:00pm

Retno's Refusal
Directors: Jennifer Batchelder and Susan Carol Davis  (to be in attendance)          
Co-Director: Kathryn Bauswell (to be in attendance)
Run Time: 12:00

Synopsis:
Indonesian Retno Hapsari dedicates herself to improving the lives of families living at Jakarta's Cirendeu open garbage dump.  Retno refuses to ignore the social and environmental destruction caused by what we throw away. Her non-profit organization, XSProject, buys trash from the Cirendeu trash pickers then makes new products from the trash to sell.  With sales proceeds and donations, XSProject pays for the education and medical needs of the trash picker's children in the ever expansive trash picker community.  
Webpage: www.facebook.com/RetnosRefusal2015 (Trailer is on the Facebook page).


Sunday September 20, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

2:00pm

Should Tomorrow Be
Director: Malini Goel
Run Time: 23:45

Synopsis: Should Tomorrow Be is a short documentary film that recounts the story of a retired Indian-American cardiologist who suffers a simple fall at home that leaves him paralyzed from the neck down and dependent on a ventilator to breathe. As he processes this devastating reality, he struggles with the choice to live as a vent-dependent quadriplegic or exercise his right-to-die by withholding life-sustaining treatment. Through actual home hospital footage, Should Tomorrow Be shows the raw and unflinching reactions of his family and friends as they rally around him as he deliberates and makes this final and pivotal decision.


Sunday September 20, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

4:00pm

Truth Has Fallen
Director: Sheila M. Sofian
Run Time: 60:00

Synopsis: 
“Truth Has Fallen” is a documentary about three innocent people who were convicted for murders they did not commit. Using innovative painting-on-glass animation, the film examines their cases and sheds light on weaknesses in the United States justice system.

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Sunday September 20, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

4:00pm

A Ferguson Story
Director: Lonnie Edwards
Run Time: 33:06

Synopsis: An avant-garde retrospective on the alarming rise of police aggression which lead to the tragic events of Ferguson. A film solely narrated through soundbites and music, "A Ferguson Story" uses footage from various amateur photographers and videographers to capture the amalgamation of society.


Sunday September 20, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

4:00pm

Beneath Paradise
Director: Darlien Morales
Run Time: 12:03

Synopsis: The island of Culebra, located off the coast of Puerto Rico, is one of the richest ecosystems in the Caribbean. Abundant mangroves, coral reefs and world renowned beaches, like Flamenco Beach, attract tourists from all over. Today, active munitions from WW2 pose a threat to people, wildlife, and the environment. Activists, fishermen, professors, and military personnel aim to prevent further irreparable damage to Culebra’s coral reefs. 


Sunday September 20, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

4:00pm

Carte Blanche
Director name: Maegan La Trese Philmore
Run time: 6 min 1 sec
Synopsis: An honest cop who is involved in a high profile brutality case is torn between loyalty to his partner and his duty to do what is right.


webpage:Trailer link: http://youtu.be/A8AHLdveTfY

Sunday September 20, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

4:00pm

El Cacao
Director: Michelle Aguilar
Run Time: 19:22

Synopsis: In the lush rainforest of Bocas del Toro, Panama, an indigenous cacao farmer, his wife and grandchildren confront environmental and economic complexities as they grow, harvest and sell cacao beans for a global chocolate market. Does Fair Trade Certification really work? Documenting the exceptional wisdom, unconditional devotion and proven ancient farming techniques of one hard-working Ngäbe farmer, Samuel Murillo, El Cacao complicates the question by examining the fairness of his trade.


Sunday September 20, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

4:00pm

For The Records
Producer: Anuradha Rana
Directors: April Knell, Charlotte Pence and Paul Pater
Run Time: 7:12

Synopsis: Told through three first person narratives, For The Records takes its audience on a journey into lived experience of psychological disorders, particularly OCD, ADD, and Anorexia Nervosa. The 7 minute documentary integrates live action and animation to convey intimate experiences.
Webpage: www.fortherecords.org


Sunday September 20, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
  • Webpage Link www.fortherecords.org

4:00pm

Hood Brothas
Directors: Jerrell Lee and Brett Carlson
Run Time: 10:02

Synopsis: 
Hood Bruthas is a film that illuminates Perception, Stereo-types, and the Reality of them.

Tre, a highly successful Advertising Executive, is passed over on the firms' 'SUV' account because he's 'not black enough' to market to the African-American consumer. 

Outraged by this provocation, Tre and two of his colleagues, Cal and Don, muster a plan to wear Hoodies with the hopes of changing the way they are perceived--Ultimately calling themselves 'HOOD BRUTHAS'.

The 'Hood Bruthas' grow confident and empowered after some time sporting their hoodies. In the end, Tre is confronted by the Neighborhood Watchmen and the result could change his life.


webpage: www.bajapossemovies.com
Trailer link: https://youtu.be/s79120j4HnI


Sunday September 20, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

4:00pm

It Takes Movement To Create Change

Director: Lindsey Blaufarb
Run Time:
5:35

Synopsis: "It Takes Movement to Create Change" is a social-art piece created by co-directors Lindsey Blaufarb and Q Burdette. The short was inspired by the recent tragedies of Michael Brown in Missouri, Eric Garner in New York City, and Oscar Grant in Oakland. These types of injustices happen year after year, and people of color – primarily black and Latino – are usually the victims.

The film is a call to action created to inspire and encourage today's youth to find a positive outlet to express their pain, empathy and frustration processing the tragic cultural events shaping the world around them.

Set to the sound of Flying Lotus, "It Takes Movement to Create Change” was remixed by music editor Jack Rayner. He juxtaposed historical speeches from President Barrack Obama, Hilary Clinton, and Martin Luther King Jr., creating an impactful, yet highly danceable mashup of sound.

Blaufarb, one of Hollywood’s leading choreographers, brought together a who’s who of todays dance community, including Ray Charm Jr., Duece, Hob.dot and Nicholas "Slick" Stewart whose credits include worldwide projects with MadonnaChris Brown,Taylor Swift, and Nikki Minaj.  Blaufarb says, “Art gives us another lane to evoke emotion, lead social discussion, connect and create awareness. We hope to encourage people to continue to be the change they wish to see and take positive action through what ever means they have." 

The co-directors shared a vision with cinematographer Jose Hernandez, creating a masterful palette of imagery that hits all the right moves socially, politically, and emotionally. The team hopes to remind people that art can save lives, raise awareness, and crusade for equal rights when given a voice. 

Lindsey Blaufarb is a Grammy nominated choreographer and creative director based in Los Angeles whose resume includes Ricky MartinChromeoMiley CyrusThe Voice, and America’s Best Dance Crew.

Q Burdette is a director and editor who got his start in the dance industry and now directs short films and creative projects. His work can be viewed at vimeo.com/qburdette

Stars:  
Ray Charm Jr
Hob.dot
Nicholas "Slick" Stewart
Deuce
George Jones Jr
Christian O


Sunday September 20, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

4:00pm

Spirit
Director: Debbie Coutant
Run Time: 9:58

Synopsis: Spirit is a short documentary film about a woman’s lifelong battle with Cystic Fibrosis, necessitating a double-lung transplant. Despite many limitations she is in control of her illness, her psyche, and her journey. 


Sunday September 20, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

4:00pm

The Homeless Prayers Project
Director: Hannah Nicole Duran
Run Time: 23:16

Synopsis: A few friends come together with one great idea to help those in need with the help of their friends from their local church. With many donations, they create care packages that they give out to random homeless people they find on the streets of Hollywood, California. Knowing the risks of what their doing, they decide to document their journey out of their comfort zone to help those in need pray and know that they are prayed for. The journey is a true documentary that was filmed with the intention of inspiring other people to get out of their comfort zone and do something amazing!


Sunday September 20, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

4:00pm

When the Fall Comes
Directors:  Wyatt Roy
Producer: Adriana Marchione
Run Time: 28:29

Synopsis:  
When the Fall Comes, a film about love, loss and art, chronicles how one woman moves through grief by using dance, poetry and a performance piece to illustrate her healing process. “When the Fall Comes” weaves through vivid landscapes of the San Francisco Bay Area, Argentine tango dancing, performance moments and poignant interviews focused on grief and the arts. First time producer Adriana Marchione brings a stunning portrait of her personal story and helps us venture into melancholy as well as the joy and reverence that accompanies loss.

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Adriana Marchione

Filmmaker, Teacher, Movement Artist
I love talking about art and creative ideas. I'm inspired by film, dance and what inspires people. I live and work in San Francisco and have a diverse background having grown up within international communities. I work in the field of expressive arts therapy and train people to enhance their lives emotionally, somatically (in a body-based way) and creatively. I teach at the world renowned Tamalpa Institute in Northern California where we blend... Read More →


Sunday September 20, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

6:00pm

Kensho at the Bedfellow
Director: Brad Raider
Run Time: 01:48:00

Synopsis: A guy in New York City searches for freedom and fulfillment in all the wrong places.

Website: www.kenshofilm.com
Trailer: www.vimeo.com/85295394

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Brad Raider

Kensho Film


Sunday September 20, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
  • Trailer Link www.vimeo.com/85295394
  • Webpage Link www.kenshofilm.com

6:00pm

Calming Dysphoria
Director: Des Matelske
Run Time: 1:50 

Synopsis: A short black and white narrative told through the eyes of director Des Matelske about her personal experiences with depression and using film to channel her emotional struggles.


Sunday September 20, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

8:00pm

The Edge of Impossible
Director: Conor Toumarkine
Run Time: 13:47

Synopsis: Showcasing the unlimited potential of the human spirit and friendship, The Edge Of Impossible follows Tony Schmiesing's journey to become the first quadriplegic to heli-ski the rarefied backcountry of the Chugach Mountain Range in Alaska, the Mecca of the extreme freeskiing world.

A small footnote in skiing history (for now), this first descent project is a significant one in disabled skiing history. Considered technically unattainable for a bi-ski, a rig designed for groomers and not deep powder, Tony Schmiesing, the High Fives Foundation, Points North and his team chose to bypass conventional wisdom and push the boundaries of what was previously thought possible for a quadriplegic skier. With no roadmap and some technical tweaking, the project was a monumental success.

This uplifting and truly inspirational film about creativity, determination and teamwork was directed by Conor Toumarkine and produced by the High Fives Foundation, who, in the spring of 2014, gave a Winter Empowerment grant to Tony and his team to provide them with the tools and travel necessary to accomplish Tony's lifelong goal of experiencing the weightlessness of pure Alaskan powder skiing.



Sunday September 20, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

8:00pm

The Voice in the Head
Director: Cyrus Trafford
Run Time: 11:47

Synopsis:
Psychologist David Rosenhan PhD, "If sanity and insanity exist, how shall we know them?


Sunday September 20, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

8:00pm

Rooted In Peace
Director: Greg Reitman
Starring:
Deepak Chopra, Donovan, Mike Love, David Lynch, Nobel Peace Laureatte Mairead Maguire, Pete Seeger, Ted Turner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Run Time: 01:37:00

Synopsis:
 Feature Documentary, Rooted in Peace challenges viewers to examine their values as Americans and human beings. Today we are at war within ourselves, with our environment, and with the world. Director and award-winning filmmaker Greg Reitman invites viewers on a film journey to take notice of the world we live in, proactively seek ways to find personal and ecological peace, and stop the cycle of violence.  The filmmaker’s journey is an example of personal transformation — how one person can learn to make the necessary changes to enjoy a better life — and in so doing inspire others to want to improve their own lives, and society as a whole.

(2008 Sundance Audience Award, FUEL)

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Greg Reitman

Producer/Marketing & Distribution, .
Greg Reitman, Film Director, Producer & Screenwriter | Greg Reitman is the founder of Blue Water Entertainment, Inc., an independent production company focusing on environmentally conscious entertainment. Widely regarded as Hollywood’s “Green Producer,” Greg produced the 2008 SUNDANCE Audience Award-winning feature documentary “FUEL.” He wrote, produced, and directed the feature documentary “HOLLYWOOD’S MAGICAL ISLAND- CATALINA... Read More →


Sunday September 20, 2015 8:00pm - 10:45pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

10:00pm

Closing Night Awards
To guarentee your seat you should attend the 8PM Screening
YOU MAYBE TURNED AWAY IF YOU ARE NOT AT CLOSING NIGHT SCREENING- FILMMAKERS INCLUDED. RSVPing HERE DOES NOT GUARENTEE A SEAT! 

Sunday September 20, 2015 10:00pm - 11:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

10:30pm

Closing Night Party
Sunday September 20, 2015 10:30pm - Monday September 21, 2015 12:00am
Private Party Venue 900 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90015