The 16th Annual Valley Film Festival Is Back in NoHo!
September 13, 2016 - Finding Carter
The VFF earnings in full force with a five-day festival showcasing some-more than 50 of a best eccentric films from a (818) and from around a universe from Sep 28-October 2 during Laemmle NoHo7 in a NoHo Arts District.
The Festival kicks off Opening Night, Wednesday, Sep 28, with a thespian feature, A LIFE LIVED, a story of a singular dollar and a many lives it passes along a way. Directed by Riley Wood and constructed by Chris Cashman (VFF07, Carts) A Life Lived facilities Denise Richards (Wild Things, Love, Actually), Jennifer Taylor (Two and a Half Men), Brendan McCarthy (True Blood), Lili Bordan (Battle Star Galactica: Blood and Chrome) and Marshall Manesh (How we Met Your Mother, Pirates of a Caribbean: At World’s End).
Currently nominated for an Emmy in a Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series category, HER STORY, destined by Sydney Freeland, lights adult a NoHo7 shade with a loyalty of dual trans women in Los Angeles who have given adult on love, when possibility encounters give them hope. Executive constructed by Eve Ensler (“The Vagina Monologues”) and Katherine Fisher, a expel includes Jen Richards and Laura Zak.
VFF16’s Centerpiece Screenings embody a World Premiere of BADSVILLE, destined by Apr Mullen, about a aroused greaser squad ripped detached when their personality finds adore and is dynamic to leave BADSVILLE – a city where adore doesn’t exist. Cast: Robert Knepper (Prison Break, Heroes) Emilio Rivera (Sons of Anarchy) and Tamara Duarte (Degrassi: The Next Generation) and ELECTRIC SLIDE, a account of a life of seat salesman incited bank pirate Eddie Dodson, destined by Tristan Patterson and featuring Jim Sturgess (Cloud Atlas, 21) Chloë Sevigny (Bloodline, Big Love, American Horror Story) Isabel Lucas (Red Dawn, Transformers: Revenge of a Fallen), Kate Micucci (Garfunkle and Oates, The Big Bang Theory) and Academy Award Winner, Patricia Arquette (Boyhood, Medium).
The World Premiere of DRUGS OTHER LOVE, destined by Noah Applebaum, closes out The 2016 Valley Film Festival. In this comedy,a charming, terrible comparison kin keeps his stoner hermit high on drugs so he can win a heart of a lady bone-head play who happens to owe income to a gangster. Cast: Noah Applebaum (VFF12, Route 30, Too, VFF14, Route 30 Three!), John Weselcouch (The Purge), Angelina Spicer (Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live), Whitney Moore (Birdemic: Shock and Terror, Birdemic 2: The Resurrection) and Teri Fruichantie (Hollywood is Hard).
The Documentary selections launch with an insinuate verbal story of a trials, tribulations, heartbreak and fun of bringing some of a many iconic and noted suit cinema to a shade in IT’S ALWAYS ABOUT THE STORY: CONVERSATIONS WITH ALAN LADD, JR. Directed by Stanley Isaacs, featuring interviews with Alan Ladd, Jr., Jay Kanter, Michael Gruskoff and Mel Brooks. “The Creative Life” documentary module also includes FOSSE: RECREATED, destined by Wolfgang Glattes (All That Jazz, Star 80, Willy Wonka a Chocolate Factory) and #NONAHENDRYX: TRANSORMATION from VFF alumni and dual time Emmy Award winners, Renee Sotile and Mary Jo Godges (VFF06, Christa McAuliffe: Reach for a Stars).
The Festival stays entirely committed to ancillary internal eccentric prolongation by showcasing 26 films done by Angelenos, Vals, and shot in or about a glamorous San Fernando Valley, while stability to foster different films from around a world, with shorts from Canada (Chaos Management, Flush, The Silence), France (West Empire), Germany (Chamber Music), Italy (Black Comedy), Kazakhstan (The Sky Over Berlin of my Childhood), Korea (I Am Grace), Serbia (Play!), Switzerland (Stories Upon Your Lips) and a United Kingdom (Dead Fred, we Used to be Famous).
Other facilities include:
BAD PEOPLE/U.S.A./World Premiere (Director: Alex Petrovitch) – Bad People is a dim comedy underline film that begs us to giggle during a stupidity that is all around us: moment smoking politicians, prostitutes incited existence stars, eremite charlatans, sex spooky online dating, snob parents, infidelity, and domestic correctness. Told by a lens of several brief stories, a film examines a excitable dim side that permeates a multitude today. Cast: Ben Gleib (Showtime’s Neurotic Gangster), Leah McKendrick (Bad Moms) Andy Mackenzie (HBO’s True Detective Season 2), Christopher Goodman (Showtime’s Ray Donovan), Jason Faunt (Power Rangers Time Force) and Jordan Wall (AE’s The Glades).
CHANGEOVER/U.S.A./Los Angeles Premiere (Director Estes Tarver) – After Haley suffers a detriment of her relatives in a deadly automobile wreck, she moves in with her roughly disloyal singular uncle and his immature son. Together a contingent contingency try to pierce on and make a life as a new family. Cast: Madeline Taylor (John Adams, The Girl Next Door), Estes Tarver (Under a Dome, Finding Carter) and Carter Godwin (Solace).
THE RICH WOMAN/Vietnam/World Premiere (Director: Le-Van Kiet) – When an general business owners informs authorities that her partner has rapist ties, she is forced to face her rivalry to save her daughter. Cast: Nguyen Cao Ky Duyen, Truong Quynh Anh and Quang Su.
VIRTUAL REVOLUTION/U.S.A./France (Director: Guy-Roger Duvert) – The year is 2047 and many of a race spends their time online, connected into practical worlds where they can perform all of their fantasies, losing all seductiveness for existence and withdrawal it to a tiny minority. A shade Agent is tracking and expelling terrorists who wish to destroy this system. Cast: Mike Dopud (Stargate Atlantis, Stargate Universe, 300) and Jane Badler (V).
THE BUSINESS OF NOSTALGIA/U.S.A./Los Angeles Premiere (Directed by Mark DiNatale) – This documentary offers a glance into eleven business owners who own, operate, or emanate something that harkens behind to a prior era.
September 28 – Oct 2
Laemmle NoHo 7
5240 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
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