ITN Distribution Film & New Media Festival Honors Bai Ling
ITN Distribution Film & New Media Festival Honors Bai Ling with Achievement in International & Domestic Cinema Award on Opening Night at Sofitel
Los Angeles, CA
Opening Night: July 21st, 2011
Festival Screenings: July 22nd-24th, 2011
July 18, 2011, Hollywood, CA - The line-up of film and new media entertainment and red carpet premieres have been announced by the esteemed team behind the ITN Distribution Film & New Media Festival, which runs July 21st- 24th, 2011.
Kicking off the festivities is the Opening Night Red Carpet Party on Thursday, July 21st, 2011 at Stone Rose Lounge at Sofitel at 8555 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90048 from 7pm-11pm. The ITN Festival will honor Bai Ling with Achievement in International and Domestic Cinema Award. Festival screenings will take place exclusively at Raleigh Studios located at 5300 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA 90038. The competitive screenings will exhibit a selection of 37 short- and long-form works that exhibit strong personal visions combined with the highest standards of creative excellence and technical achievement. Sponsors include: ITN, Raleigh Studios, Sofitel, Stone Rose Lounge, Redlight Promotions, Gerber Group and Independent Film Group.
The festival's complete screening schedule is listed at www.itndistibution.com
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For tickets and schedule: http://www.ticketweb.com/snl/Search.action?query=itn
Select Festival Highlights:
Bright Day! BRIGHT DAY! is a satirical 'documentary' that pokes a sharp and goofy finger at new-age religions, modern self-help movements (Ala The Secret, Oprah, etc.) and their seductive 'you can have everything you've ever wanted' message. BRIGHT DAY! was written/directed by Maggie Rowe and Andersen Gabrych and produced by Emmy-winning Jim Vallely (Arrested Development) and features a veritable who's who of Hollywood's comedy scene, including: Marc Evan Jackson, Matt Price, Laura Silverman, Michael Cera, Richard Belzer, Rick Overton, Amy Stiller, Melinda Hill, Eddie Pepitone, Bill Maher, and dozens more. 85 min. USA.Documentary/Comedy. *Screening Friday, July 22nd at 10pm
Identical: Twins fall in love with the same woman, creating a deadly love triangle. Cast: Jon Togo (CSI: Miami, Mystic River), Ed Asner, Emily Foxler (The Lost Tribe, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past), Aaron Refvem (General Hospital), Craig Grant (Oz), Anthony Ferro, Bob Adrian, Bob Johnson, Danny Alexander, Kelly Baugher, Meredith Zinner (Erin Brockovich), Stanley Sherman, Bern Cohen (Holy Rollers, Project Nim). Directed by Daniel Bollag. 90 min. USA. Feature Thriller. * Screening Friday, July 22nd at 7:50pm
The Frontier Boys: The Frontier Boys is the story of four high school boys whose undefeated basketball season and their friendship is threatened after a drive-by shooting leaves one of them in a coma and one of them with a secret. Cast: Rebecca St. James (Hannity), Big Kenny Alphin (CMT Insider, Can You Duet?), Timothy Lofing, Jedidiah Grooters, Jake Boyce, Taylor DeRoo, Gregory Myhre, Rodney Wiseman. Directed by John Grooters. 107 min. USA. Narrative Feature/Family, *Screening Saturday, July 23rd at 6:10pm
Face to Face: A group of Australians from diverse backgrounds gather to decide the fate of a violent young man. Cast: Luke Ford (Animal Kingdom, The Black Balloon, The Mummy), Ra Chapman, Lauren Clair (Matching Jack, Me and My Monsters), Vince Colosimo (Body of Lies, Daybreakers, Chopper). Directed by Michael Rymer. 85 min. Australia. Narrative Feature/Comedy. *Screening Saturday, July 23rd at 2:10pm
Watch Out For Slick: Man raises paltry ransom for kidnapped young wife but things are never ever as they seem. Cast: Steve Franken (Dobie Gillis, Tom Dick & Mary, Bewitched, Angels & Demons), Barbara Mallory (Helter Skelter, Go Ask Alice), Connie Sawyer (Pineapple Express, Archie Bunker's Place), Mary Jo Catlett (Diff'rent Strokes), Layla Galloway (Dallas), Johnny Crear (General Hospital), Paul Keith (Pirates of the Caribbean), Jacque Lynn Colton (Three's Company, Golden Girls), Larry Gelman (The Odd Couple, CHiPS), Fay de Witt, Lillian Hurst (Lost), Susan Morgenstern, Jill Jacobson (Falcon Crest), Sarah Ann Morris (The Devil's Tomb), Courtney Gains (Back to the Future, Can't Buy Me Love, Children of the Corn). Directed by Herb Linsey. 95 min. USA. Feature Comedy. *Screening Friday, July 22nd at 6pm
Out of Darkness: 'Out of the Darkness' is a personal, intimate story about Shelley Lubben's journey from a life in the porn industry to a life in Christ. Directed by Sean Finnegan. USA. 81 min. Documentary. *Screening Friday, July 22nd at 9:50pm
No Autographs: The story of one refugee's survival and his return home. NBA star Luol Deng travels to the Kakuma Refugee camp in Kenya and South Sudan to visit with the refugees and spread hope. This was Deng's first trip back to Sudan since fleeing in 1992. Directed by Bryan Buckley. Kenya/Sudan. 8:40 min. Documentary. *Screening Sunday, July 24th at 3pm
Jessie's Dad: Former trucker Mark Lunsford transforms into one of America's most effective child-protection crusaders after losing his 9-year-old daughter to a sexual predator. Directed by Boaz Dvir. USA. 50 min. Documentary. *Screening Sunday, July 24th at 3pm
grace in SARA: A 10 year-old girl comes to terms with her parents' breakup and her mother leaving home with the help of a creative therapist and the songs of her favorite rocker chick. Cast: Eva LaRue (CSI:Miami), Diego Serrano (Time of Your Life, The Men Who Stare at Goats),and Dannielle Prou with songs by Nina Gordon. Directed by Ming Lo. 22 min. USA. Short/Family. *Screening Sunday, July 24th at 2pm
Odessa: Odessa follows the story of a father and daughter migrating from small town to small town, escaping a "program" which performed experiments on them. Cast: Al Thompson, Clayne Crawford, Fulvio Cecere, James DeBello, Richard Herd, Skai Jackson. Directed by Al Thompson. 7:38 min. USA. New Media/Webisode. *Screening Sunday, July 24th at 4:15pm
In Loco Parentis: Two men confront each other in a strange underground room. Before long, this uneasy interrogation takes a series of turns neither of them expected, with far reaching consequences.
Cast: Anthony LaPaglia (The Client, Empire Records, Frasier, Without A Trace), Gia Carides (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me), Ben Lawson (No Strings Attached, Neighbours) and Paul Ashton (The Secret Life of Us).Directed by Paul Ashton. 7 min. Australia. Short/Comedy. *Screening Sunday, July 24th at 6pm
The Outlaw Emmett Deemus: Don Quixote on a motorcycle: a Motorcycle Road Comedy.
A Semi-delusional 'Outlaw' Gentleman on a battered motorcycle fights The Highway Patrol & a Gang Of Young Outlaw Bikers for Love. The Old Guy wins -- sort of. Cast: Larry Hankin (Friends, Home Alone, Billy Madison, Pretty Woman), Edie McClurg (Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Cars), Paul Willson (Cheers, It's Garry Shandling's Show). Directed by Stephan Spak- Fleet. 8 min. USA. Short/Narrative/Comedy. *Screening Sunday, July 24th at 6pm
False Creek Stories: This is False Creek, perhaps an insignificant point on a map. Its happenings won't splash across the front page of your morning newspaper, but the daily affairs of this little neighborhood are the main headlines to the people that live here. Cast: Alan Ruck (Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Spin City), DB Sweeney (The Cutting Edge, Fire in the Sky), Stephen Lang (Avatar, Public Enemies), Aviva (Superbad).Directed by Mathieu Ricordi. 23:20 min. Canada. Short/Comedy. *Screening Sunday, July 24th at 6pm
**The festival's complete screening schedule is listed at www.itndistibution.com**
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