We are now accepting submissions for the
6th Annual Pacific Palisades Film Festival 2008!

 

Mailing address only:

Bob Sharka

Director of Programming

Pacific Palisades Film Festival

845 Via de la Paz, Suite 13

Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 


 

Fifth Annual Pacific Palisades Film Festival 

March 6 - 8, 2008

 

 

 


 

OPENING NIGHT FILM

FIELDS OF FUEL, directed by Josh Tickell

Thursday, March 6, Theater Palisades

941 Temescal Canyon Road, Pacific Palisades 7pm

 

Opening Night FIELDS OF FUEL Screening Only

 

 

Tickell (VEGGIE VAN VOYAGE) returns to the Pacific Palisades Film Festival!

Most Americans know we have a problem: an addiction to oil that taxes the environment, entangles us in costly foreign policies, and threatens the nation's long-term stability.  But few are informed enough to do much about it.  Enter Josh Tickell, an expert young activist who, driven by his own emotionally charged motives, shuttles us on a revelatory, whirlwind journey to unravel this addiction - from its historical origins to political constructs that support it, to alternatives available now and the steps we can take to change things.

- Carloline Libresco, Sundance Film Festival Programmer

www.FieldsOfFuel.com

 

 

OPENING NIGHT VIP PARTY

For Filmmakers, Invited Guests and Festival Pass Holders only

following FIELDS OF FUEL film screening

Special Location

Pacific Palisades

 

Festival Opening Night PartyVIP passes - include all screenings and VIP party

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD PRESENTATIONS TO

 

Robert Guillaume

 

Seymour Cassel

 

 

THE PIXAR STORY, directed by Leslie Iwerks

Friday, March 7, 8pm, Theatre Palisades

 

 

Oscar nominee Leslie Iwerks (RECYCLED LIFE) returns to the Pacific Palisades Film Festival!

PIXAR STORY takes audiences behind the scenes of the groundbreaking company that pioneered a new generation of animation and forever changed the face of filmmaking.  Using never-before-seen footage from the Pixar library, along with historic archival animation and first hand accounts by animators, studio executives, directors, producers and voice performers, Iwerks tells the riveting story of a Bay Area start-up that revolutionized Hollywood.

FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE!

www.ThePixarStory.com

 


HELLFIGHTERS, directed by Jon Frankel

Sat. March 8, 10:15am Palisades Library

In their third season, the Harlem Hellfighters try to prove that they deserve to become Harlem's high school football team, providing a path to college and to maturity.  The Harlem Hellfighters, organized by Coach Duke, a former NFL player, is made up of young men who attend different high schools in Manhattan.

They have to struggle to obtain funding, to gain permission to play in the city league, to exist at all.  HELLFIGHTERS demonstrates what football can mean in adolescent dreams and adult realities.  The boys and their parents weep and laugh as the season unfolds and their tough talking coach can only hope that his methods will compensate for mixed results.

www.HellFightersMovie.com

 

 


ROW HARD NO EXCUSES, directed by Luke Wolbach

Sat. March 8, 1pm, Palisades Library

 

Two middle-aged American men set out to win the "world's toughest race" — three thousand miles across the Atlantic in a rowboat — is it a noble quest or an ill-fated nightmare?

www.LanternFilms.com

 

 

 

FATHER G AND THE HOMEBOYS, directed by John Bohm and Pete Tapia 

Sat. March 8, 3:30pm, Palisades Library

 

Narrated by Martin Sheen, Father G and the Homeboys chronicles the lives of four Latino gangbangers as they redirect their lives in a wartorn area of Los Angeles known as Boyle Heights, at one time, the street gang capital of the world.  For over twenty years father Gregory Boyle (Father G) and his non-profit organization HOMEBOY INDUSTRIES have helped kids plan for their futures not their funerals.
FILMMAKERS IN ATTENDANCE!

www.FatherGandTheHomeboys.com

 

 

 

SHORTS PROGRAM Sat. March 8, 12:30pm, Theater Palisades

 

 

 

     - PILGRIMAGE, directed by Tad Nakamura

 

 

 

PILGRIMAGE tells the inspiring story of how an abandoned WWII concentration camp has been transformed into a current-day symbol of retrospection and solidarity in the aftermath of 9/11. 

FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE!
 www.myspace.com/pilgrimagethemovie

 


 DIGITAL DUMP: EXPORTING RE-USE AND ABUSE TO AFRICA

produced by Basel Action Network

 

The photo-documentary report entitled “ The Digital Dump: Exporting High-Tech Re-use and Abuse to Africa,” exposes the ugly underbelly of what is thought to be an escalating global trade in toxic, obsolete, discarded computers and other e-scrap collected in North America and Europe and sent to developing countries by waste brokers and so-called recyclers.

In Lagos, while there is a legitimate robust market and ability to repair and refurbish old electronic equipment including computers, monitors, TVs and cell phones, the local experts complain that of the estimated 500 40-foot containers shipped to Lagos each month, as much as 75% of the imports are “junk” and are not economically repairable or marketable. Consequently, this e-waste, which is legally a hazardous waste is being discarded and routinely burned in what the environmentalists call yet “another “cyber-age nightmare now landing on the shores of developing countries.”

 www.BAN.org

 


 SOUTH CENTRAL FARM: AN OASIS IN A CONCRETE DESERT

directed by Sheila Laffey

co-producers Sheila Laffey and Geoffrey Pepos


 

This 24 minute documentary tells the true story of the high profile controversy involving poor farmers and their supporters, including celebrity tree sitters, the developer and the City of Los Angeles over the South Central Farm, the largest and most bio-diverse urban farm in the U.S.

The film focuses on farmer leaders Rufina Juarez and Tezozomac, as well as celebrity tree sitters such as Daryl Hannah, Joan Baez, John Quigley and Julia Butterfly Hill, and other supporters such as Martin Sheen and

Willie Nelson who brought international attention to the issue. KPFK host Lila Garrett, head of a committee dealing with race issues at the farm, speaks movingly at a press conference. Others interviewees include Green Party leader and former Santa Monica Mayor, Mike Feinstein, on roller blades during a colorful farm parade in Santa Monica and Don White, human rights spokesperson. Other supporters include Linda Piera-Avila, Marion Nestle, author of “Politics of Food.”

Includes footage by Daryl Hannah and Academy Award winner Haskell Wexler.

FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE!

www.Envirofilms.com

 

 


BAM 6.6, directed by Jahangir Golestan

Sat. March 8, 3pm, Theater Palisades

 

BAM 6.6 transcends geopolitical differences with a simple message of love and hope amidst tragedy, unfolding through the story of two young American victims of this devastating earthquake. Set against a backdrop of death and destruction, BAM 6.6 captures the indomitable will of the human spirit and the pervasive and altruistic culture of Iranian hospitality, kindness and generosity.

Veteran film producer/director Jahangir Golestan-Parast, visually captures the horrendous destruction that took 50,000 lives and left tens of thousands injured, orphaned and homeless. Eschewing a sterile narration, Golestan tells the story of tragedy and resurrection through sequential and emotional interviews that allow viewers to draw their own conclusions on a first-hand basis.

www.EssenceOfIran.com

 

 


CIRCUS ROSAIRE, directed by Robyn Bliley

Sat. March 8, 5:30pm Theatre Palisades

 

 

For nine generations, the Rosaire family has entertained audiences all over the world with their legendary animal acts. From lions and tigers, to bears, horses and chimpanzees, the Rosaires are renowned for their unique and respectful way of training and performing with animals. At the height of their fame, they headlined shows for royalty, presidents and legions of fans with their spectacular feats. Today they are struggling to survive in the modern age of entertainment. Major declines in audience attendance, and increasing concern for animal welfare have significantly impacted the Rosaires way of life. Jobs are scarce in the circus, and living the life of gypsy performers is taking its toll on the family. The Rosaires are acutely aware that their traditional way of making a living is slowly dying.  However, they continue struggling to keep it alive because it’s in their blood and it’s all they know.  Their livelihood and future are at risk as they attempt to carry on the family tradition.
 
Produced over a five-year period, CIRCUS ROSAIRE is both heartbreaking and hilarious as it takes an intimate, behind the scenes look at this quintessential circus family.

FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE!

www.CircusRosaireMovie.com

 

 

CLOSING NIGHT FILM

 

ADJUST YOUR COLOR: THE TRUTH OF PETEY GREENE

directed by Loren Mendell

Sat. March 8, 8pm Theatre Palisades

 

 

Narrated by Don Cheadle.

Mendell returns to the Pacific Palisades Film Festival! The unlikely story of America's first shock-jock, a black man in a white man's world who battled the system and his own demons during a time of civil unrest in our nation's capital.

FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE!

www.PeteyGreene.com

 



Festival passes, which will guarantee admission to all screenings and
the Opening Night Party, are available in limited supply, for $100.

 

Venue Locations:

 

Theatre Palisades

941 Temescal Canyon Road, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

www.TheatrePalisades.org

 

Pacific Palisades Library

861 Alma Real Drive, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

www.lapl.com

 

Opening Night Party

Special Location, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272



 


 4th Annual Pacific Palisades Film Festival

 May 17-19, 2007

 

 

"It gives me great pleasure to announce our 2007 program including our new programmer Valerie Belt's selection for a social justice program with distinguished panelists at a second venue this year at our fourth annual event," says Friends of Film's founder/executive director, Bob Sharka. 

 

OPENING NIGHT FILM

Thursday, May 17, 7pm

Theater Palisades

941 Temescal Canyon Road

Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

 

 

LA BLUES

Written/Directed by Ian Gurvitz
www.LaBluesTheMovie.com

 

(Gurvitz of Wings, Becker and the recently published "Hello, Lied the Agent, and other Bullshit you hear as a Hollywood TV writer") LA Blues is an
independently made dramatic comedy, starring Anthony Michael Hall
(The Breakfast Club; 16 Candles; The Dead Zone), Dave Foley (Kids in
the Hall; Newsradio), Kevin Rahm (Judging Amy), Sean Maguire (The
Class), William Ragsdale (American Pie; Brother's Keeper; Grosse
Point), Nicholas D'Agosto (Election), and featuring Marsha Thomason
(Las Vegas). Following in the tradition of Diner, Swingers, and
Sideways, LA Blues is a story about guys and the way they
communicate, through insults, trash talk and usually burying their
true feelings but still, when needed, manage to be there for one
another. As the narrator says, "Women share; guys bitch." The movie
opens in a Hollywood parking lot on New Years eve as a crowd gathers
around an ambulance watching a guy being loaded in on a gurney. The
story is told in flashback by one of the characters to a female
detective who comes on the scene of what may have been an attempted
suicide and he unravels the story of a year in the lives of 6 guys
who hang out in a blues bar in Hollywood, watch sports, talk trash,
and bitch about their lives, as they go through problems ranging from
divorce to construction nightmares to gambling addiction, alcoholism,
child custody fights, and all the headaches and heartaches men go
through in the course of their lives. As the story unfolds, the
audience is left wondering which one of these guys ended up in the
ambulance, and why. The blues soundtrack is true to the nature of the
music itself, and to the movie, as it's about heartache and longing,
loving and losing, striving and failing, and all the hell in between.
And just like the blues, the movie is about joy and sadness, humor
and sorrow, and ultimately about hope and killing your demons and, as
one of the characters says in the end: "having a few friends around
to watch your back as you do it."

FILMMAKER/CAST IN ATTENDANCE!

 

With the short film

SERVED

Directed by Philip Zlotorynski

www.NeptunePictures.com

PZ returns to the PPFF with his follow-up to the indi hit, My Big Fat Independent Movie

A man who serves subpoenas for a living comes home one afternoon to
find an unwelcome surprise awaiting him.

Filmmaker in attendance!

 

 

OPENING NIGHT PARTY and presentation of the FRIENDS OF FILM

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

to

Dick Van Patten

 

following screening at a beautiful Pacific Palisades residence!

 

 

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Friday, May 18

7:30pm

Theater Palisades

 

BAD BOYS OF SUMMER

Produced/Directed by Tiller Russell and Loren Mendell

www.BadBoysOfSummer.com

 

Filmmaker Loren Mendell returns to the Palisades Film Fest, this time with his crowd favorite from the SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL this year!
Guards with semi-automatic assault rifles pace before the razor wire.
Their eyes are trained on the men below: gangbangers, thieves, and
murderers who converge on a dusty diamond inside the yard. A man who
killed his wife stands on the pitcher's mound. A jailhouse gladiator
squats behind the plate. A dope dealer turned preacherman coaches
from the dugout. Behind the backstop, the Aryan Brotherhood, the
Mexican Mafia and the Crips and Bloods look on. This is San Quentin
baseball. Every spring 24 convicts taste the cool, crisp air of
freedom. Not by stepping outside the prison walls, but by putting on
a pair of spikes and picking up a glove. And for four months, they're
not just inmates they're ballplayers. Bad Boys of Summer is a feature
documentary that follows the charismatic coach of the San Quentin
Giants through his final season with the prison baseball program, as
he tries to change the lives of the men on his team. By peeling back
the layers of their dark personal histories, he reveals their inner
core as human beings. In the process, he gives a startling new face
to our national pastime.

FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE! 

 

with the short film

 

MORBID CURIOSITY

Directed by Cindy Baer

www.FreedreamPictures.com

Baer returns to the Pacific Palisades Film Festival with her follow-up to the film festival favorite and PRISM AWARD nominee PURGATORY HOUSE.

A woman's videotaped confession reveals a lifelong struggle to control her deadly ability.

FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE!


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Saturday, May 19

1pm

Theater Palisades

 

BUDDY: THE RISE AND FALL OF AMERICA'S MOST NOTORIOUS MAYOR


Directed/Produced by Cherry Arnold
Narrated by James Woods
www.BuddyCianci.com

 

A feature documentary - narrated by James Woods - about the rise and fall of one of America's most successful and notorious politicians.
As the longest-serving mayor in modern day history, Buddy Cianci remains one of the country's most controversial political figures. Cianci's unflagging popularity and extraordinary career comebacks have baffled political analysts and frustrated federal investigators. Brilliant and aggressive, charming and ruthless, Cianci is described by supporters and critics alike as a political survivor.

“Buddy”, the documentary, paints a complex portrait of the often contradictory and always audacious public figure who became the youngest man and the first Italian-American to become mayor of Providence, and a Republican who unseated a Democrat stronghold of more than thirty years. From his early promise as an attorney prosecuting organized crime to his success overseeing Providence's "renaissance," the film tracks Cianci's entanglements with city council opposition, union skirmishes, personal scandals, and criminal indictments. The result is a fascinating study of American local politics and a surprising tale of a man who, in the words of one commentator, "has a city as his mistress."

FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE!

 

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Saturday, May 19

3:15pm

Theater Palisades


UGANDA RISING

Directed by Jesse James Miller and Pete McCormack

Narrated by Kevin Spacey

www.UgandaRising.com


African history for well over a century has been largely written in
terms of war, domination, brutality and plunder, by both external and
internal forces. Many of these problems were put in place or
exacerbated by colonialism in the late 1800s. Uganda, made a
protectorate of the British Empire in 1894, was no exception.
Britain's divide- and- rule policies exploited traditional
differences between the many unique cultures. With independence in
1962, corrupt governments and foreign manipulation increased
tensions, in particular between the north and the south. The brutal
regimes of Milton Obote and Idi Amin proved pathological, and caused
untold misery and death for hundreds of thousands of Ugandans. The
arrival of rebel leader Yoweri Museveni as president of Uganda in
1986 ushered in new hope. He was supported by the west, and hailed as
the bright light of a new breed of African leaders. Economic
initiatives were praised, his HIV education policies were universally
applauded, and in 2005 the International Monetary Fund (IMF) put
Uganda, in their own words, at the forefront of its class. But
Western praise notwithstanding, all is not well in Uganda. For two
decades a war between Museveni's government forces and a rebel group
known as the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has devastated Northern
Uganda, and in particular the Acholi people. Through inhumane terror,
the LRA has abducted over twenty-five thousand children, often
forcing them to commit atrocities, sometimes even against their own
families. Many are then put into military combat. In an effort to
protect the population from the LRA, the Museveni government has put
more than one and a half million civilians into internal displacement
camps, without access to even the most basic necessities. Despite
these tragic repercussions , Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni
refuses to alter his military objective until the LRA which is more
than 80% abducted children is destroyed. LRA leader Joseph Kony, a
self-proclaimed prophet who receives his orders from the spirit
world and an Acholi himself has vowed to fight until his last breath,
despite no current political agenda other than to terrorize his own
people. There is an African proverb that says, "When two elephants
fight, it's the grass that gets injured." For the children of
Northern Uganda, their plight continues. The elephants are many:
Kony and the LRA, Yoweri Museveni, racism, c olonialism, religious
upheaval, the IMF, the UN, the Acholi elders, 9/11, the War On Terror
and more. The results have been catastrophic. Peace Talks have
continually failed. Deaths in the camps now exceed deaths by the
Lord?s Resistance Army. The UN, having called the situation the
"world's worst neglected humanitarian crisis," has been unable to
make its presence felt. To add to the melle, the International
Criminal Court (ICC) has become involved, on Museveni's urging, and
indicted five of the top LRA leaders, including Kony, for their
crimes against humanity. But the ICC's involvement has received a
mixed response from Acholi elders, who fear the peace
process unsuccessful as it has been will be destroyed by the ICC's
presence, creating more misery. For the children of Northern Uganda
who have never known peace, the fight for hope never ends.

 

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Saturday, May 19

5 pm

Theater Palisades

 

THE THIRD  MONDAY IN OCTOBER

Director/Producer Vanessa Roth,
www.ThirdMondayInOctober.com

 

A multiple award-winning film on the festival circuit!

Blending the passion and honesty of the kids in the film, Spellbound, with the real life situations behind the comedy, Election, and the political insight of The War Room comes this quirky, spirited and moving documentary.

In the fall of 2004, amidst what was called “the most important American election in modern times,” director Vanessa Roth led a team of filmmakers into the heart of the campaigns and elections on which millions of families focused most: Not the presidential race, but the presidential elections of 12-year-old kids vying for the promise of leading their middle school student councils. Taking an intimate journey with eleven young candidates from four schools—in Marin Country, San Francisco, Texas and Atlanta—as they enter the race, up until the final emotional and dramatic election day, we see a true slice of American politics through the eyes and votes of 12-year-olds.

Some are uniquely confident, others painfully awkward, but each passionate as they navigate their way through understanding their own values, morals and beliefs. Filled with humor and honesty, The Third Monday in October is a superb examination
of young people who are mature beyond words, and who are inspirations to their peers.

 

Vist the web-site to view the trailer

 

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CLOSING NIGHT FILM

Saturday, May 19

Theater Palisades

7pm

 

MOJAVE PHONE BOOTH

Directed by John Putch

www.MojavePhoneBooth.net

 

Putch returns to the Pacific Palisades Film Fest with his follow-up to the indie cult hit, BACHELORMAN.   In the middle of the Mojave desert, rests an abandoned phone booth, riddled with bullet holes, graffiti, its windows broken, but otherwise functioning. Its identity was born on the internet, and for years travellers would make the trek down a lonely dirt road and camp next to the booth, in the hopes that it might suddenly ring, and they could connect with a stranger (often from another country) on the other end of the line.

This is the story of four disparate people whose lives intersect with this mystical outpost. With themes of love, death, the mystery of the universe, and the phenomenon of inter-connectivity, Mojave Phone Booth pitches us deep into the lives and psyches of these working class people in Las Vegas.


Starring: Annabeth Gish, Steve Guttenberg, Christine Elise McCarthy, Robert Romanus, Tinarie Van Wyk Loots, Kevin Rahm, David Deluise, Missi Pyle, Joy Gohring, Larry Poindexter and Jacleen Haber.

FILMMAKER/CAST IN ATTENDANCE

 

WITH THE SHORT FILM

TRANSGRESSIONS


Directed by Valerie Weiss 
A Clockwork Orange meets Pleasantville in this award-winning short film. Set against the backdrop ofa utopian society, Carl and Sophie Phillips and their
two young children live in a world where people thriveon a constant diet of violence as entertainment. Celebrity agents torture and execute “transgressors” on primetime TV.  Carl, a human-garbageman dreaming of
a better life, has enrolled his son in Agent Training Camp. Sophie disapproves, but as a woman in this society, she has no right to use force. She must use the only way she knows how to keep her son from going.
A trailer is available at
www.phdproductions.com/transgressions

 

 

CLOSING NIGHT PARTY

at BEECH STREET CAFE

863 Swarthmore Avenue

Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

310.573.1940

www.BeechStreetCafe.com
 

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Additional screenings added for Saturday, May 19

 

Friends Of Film

presents a program of social justice films

 

Saturday, May 19th

at the Palisades Elementary School Auditorium

800 Via de la Paz, Pacific Palisades

 

Please join us for an informative and thought-provoking series of films starting at 12:00pm . Each film will be followed by discussion and Q&A panels made up of highly regarded professionals and activists involved in making a difference. 

 

12:00pm    Stolen Childhoods

Narrated by Meryl Streep, Stolen Childhoods depicts the scourge of child labor affecting more than 200 million children in our world today. In extraordinary footage, child slaves and laborers from seven countries (including the United States ) tell their own stories. The film profiles a range of practical global solutions that are working to end child labor.

 

Panelists

Moderator:   Peggy Callahan - co-founder and Executive Producer & Director of Communications at FREE THE SLAVES, a non-profit organization working to end slavery worldwide. She has produced 3 documentaries about modern day slavery that have aired nationally and are being broadcast in 20 other countries.

 

Imelda Buncab has a BA in Sociology and is the Outreach & Training Director for Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST) in Los Angeles , a non-governmental human rights organization exclusively dedicated to serving survivors of trafficking. Besides being involved in program management, training, outreach, technical assistance, mentoring and capacity building for other anti-trafficking projects, she has conducted trainings and presentations locally, nationally and internationally. Ms. Buncab is also the Western Region Coordinator for the Freedom Network Institute on Human Trafficking, a national training project collaboratively presented by CAST and six nation-wide Freedom Network USA members. She is a member of the Los Angeles Metro Task Force on Human Trafficking and also chairs the Law Enforcement Training Committee.
 

Karen Chan is the Co-Coordinator at the Polaris Project Los Angeles, which brings together community members, survivors, and professionals to fight trafficking and slavery in the spirit of a modern-day Underground Railroad.  Ms. Chan directly manages cases of those who have been trafficked and is also involved in victim outreach projects that empower individual survivors of trafficking while creating long-term social change.

 

Marta Gonzalez is a graduate student at CSUN whose parents, grandparents and previous generations were themselves child laborers while growing up in Guatemala.  Marta feels fortunate that her parents chose to stop this cycle with their own children.  As an undergraduate, Marta did research on child labor in the U.S. and was one of 5 students chosen to present her findings at a Cal State University competition. She is currently an advocate who brings awareness to the community about the realities of child labor and its impact on children, families and the community.

 

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2:00pm    Beyond Closed Doors

 

Sandgrain Films’ first documentary, Beyond Closed Doors, goes behind the rhetoric and politics of agriculture to confront issues in animal welfare that have the potential to affect all Americans.  Interviews with scientists, veterinarians, farmers, professionals, welfare groups and consumers illuminate important issues rarely covered in the mainstream media.

 

Panelists

Moderator:  Karen Dawn has worked as a news researcher and writer for various Australian publications and on ABC’s nightly news magazine, “The 7:30 Report.”  In 1999 she founded DawnWatch (www.dawnwatch.com) which monitors animal issues in the media and encourages activists to respond. Her opinion pieces have appeared in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, New York’s Newsday and the UK Guardian.  As a spokesperson for the movement, Karen Dawn has appeared on MTV, and she has lectured at animal rights conferences since 2001.

 

Hugh Dorigo is the writer and producer of Beyond Closed Doors and comes from a family with a long history in animal agriculture, dating back to the 1930s in New Jersey.  He formed Sandgrain Films LLC in 2004 to begin work on this film, with the objective of gathering the most credible voices concerning the politics, science and ethics of modern day agriculture.

 

Dr. Marc Bekoff Ph.D. appears in the film and is a Professor of biology at the University of Colorado . In 2000, Dr. Bekoff and Jane Goodall co-founded Ethologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (www.ethologicalethics.org).  Dr. Bekoff is a leader in the field of cognitive ethology and has published many books and essays, including his most recent book, titled The Emotional Lives of Animals: A Leading Scientist Explores Animal Joy, Sorrow, and Empathy - and Why They Matter. This book will be available for purchase at the event, and Dr. Bekoff will also be doing a book signing after the panel discussion.  

 

Armaiti May, D.V.M. is a veterinarian and an animal rights advocate who chose to become a vegan and activist as a student at UC Berkeley. As a student at UC Davis, Dr. May helped coordinate a surgery “wetlab” training for fellow vet students as a humane alternative to the school’s terminal surgeries. During vet school she volunteered with Rural Area Veterinary Services to provide free care and sterilization surgeries for dogs, cats, and horses in economically disadvantaged communities.  Dr. May is currently a practicing dog and cat veterinarian in the LA area and through her activism has become very familiar with factory farming practices. She plans to eventually have her own vegan-friendly veterinary practice.

 

Gene Baur is co-founder and president of Farm Sanctuary, America s leading farm animal protection organization.  He holds a masters degree in agricultural economics from Cornell University and has conducted hundreds of visits to farms, stockyards and slaughterhouses to document conditions. His pictures and videotape, exposing factory farming cruelty, have been aired nationally and internationally, educating millions. Gene has testified in court and before local, state and federal legislative bodies, and has initiated groundbreaking legal enforcement and legislative action to prevent farm animal abuse. He played an important role in passing the only laws existing in the U.S. that prohibit cruel farming methods – including the Florida ban on gestation crates, the Arizona ban on veal and gestation crates, and the California and Chicago bans on foie gras. His efforts have been covered by leading news organizations, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, National Public Radio, ABC, NBC, CBS, and CNN.

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4:00pm   Thirst  

 

As global corporations buy up local water supplies, communities suddenly lose control of their most precious resource.  Using footage from the Kyoto World Water Forum, Thirst reveals how water is the catalyst for explosive community resistance to globalization, resulting in conflicts between public stewardship and private profit in such places as Bolivia, India and Stockton, California, where Stockton ’s citizens have battled to resist privatization of their water works.

 

Panelists

Moderator: Conner Everts is the Executive Director of the Southern California Watershed Alliance and works with community groups on watershed and conservation programs across the Southern California Bight, from above Santa Barbara to Ensenada, Mexico.  He serves on 8 Boards, including chair of POWER, Public Officials for Water and Environmental Reform, Water for California , and is senior advisor for the Environmental Justice Coalition for Water.  He was elected to the Casitas Municipal Water District and is president of the Ojai Groundwater Basin Management Agency.  He was on the State Desal Task Force and is on the Prop. 50 Desal advisory group. 

 

Susan and Bill Loyko are members of the Steering Committee of the Concerned Citizens Coalition of Stockton , which has been challenging the legality of the privatization of Stockton ’s municipal utilities. The Loykos have been involved in the legal battle that is portrayed in the film and that continues to the present day.

 

Adam Scow is the California Organizer for the Water for All Campaign at Food and Water Watch . He helps communities overcome and prevent the privatization of their water systems and institute local and democratic control. Previously, Adam researched California irrigation subsidies and water transfers. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from U.C.Berkeley.

 

Janine Hamner (tentative) is a board member of Corporate Accountability International, a membership organization that protects people by waging and winning campaigns that challenge irresponsible and dangerous corporate actions around the world. Janine is currently the Development Director for A Place Called Home, a youth enrichment center in South Los Angeles. Over the past 15 years, she has worked with Neighbor to Neighbor, the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights and California-based Coalition for Clean Air (CCA).

 

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6:00pm     Money Talks 

 

Writer/director Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau’s Money Talks: Profits Before Patient Safety is a straight shooting documentary that explores drug industry influence through interviews with key opinion leaders and gives an in-depth, academic perspective on the questionable marketing tactics of the pharmaceutical industry.

 

Panelists

Jerome Hoffman, MD appears in the film and is a Professor of Medicine / Emergency Medicine at UCLA, where he has been on the full-time faculty since 1979. Dr. Hoffman received his BA from Princeton University, and has advanced degrees from Columbia University and the University of California. He directed the UCLA Doctoring Program for a decade,  where medical students were taught about issues related to their interactions with the pharmaceutical industry, and his research focuses not only on areas related to Medical Education, but also on Clinical Decision Making and Health Services Research.

 

Warren Chow studied at MIT and UC Berkeley before starting medical school at UCLA.  He has organized conferences for universal health care, worked with legislators in Sacramento and Washington DC to discuss expanding health care and secure funding for medical training, and has coordinated and participated in health fairs and free clinics to provide health care to the uninsured in Los Angeles. During his first two years at UCLA he was the Director of the Health Policy Action Committee for the American Medical Student Association and organized Pharm Free lectures, panel discussions and movie screenings.  He encourages colleagues to reject “gifts” from the pharmaceutical industry and continues to maintain his “Pharm Free” pledge.

 

Karen Barth Menzies is a partner of the Los Angeles based law firm of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei, Goldman & Menzies. She has been at the forefront of antidepressant litigation for more than a decade and has been advocating for better warning labels on antidepressants for many years. While handling thousands of antidepressant injury and death cases over the years, she has also testified before the California State Senate and three times before the FDA regarding the risk of suicide in children, adolescents and adults taking antidepressants. As a result of her advocacy work, Karen has received several state and national legal awards. She has authored many articles on the subject of antidepressants and Big Pharma's tactics and is a frequent speaker at legal and medical conventions.

 

 

Social Justice Program:

 

Individual tickets  $5

 

Pass for 2 or more films  $10

 

Third annual Pacific Palisades Film Fest Line-up

Opening Night Film

 

FILM PROGRAM 1

Thursday, May 11, 2006 - 7:15pm

 

 

THE LOS ANGELES PREMIERE!

 

CROSSING ARIZONA

Directors: Joseph Mathew and Dan DeVivo

97 minutes

www.CrossingAZ.com

Tension along the Mexican/American border is one of the most rapidly escalating issues in the country today. Joseph Mathew's intimate and invaluably comprehensive documentary, Crossing Arizona, offers a balanced, up-to-the-minute look at the current crisis as it is developing at its hottest point the Arizona/Sonora border. Heightened security along the Texas and California borders funnels an estimated 4,500 undocumented migrants every day through the deadliest landscape in the countryArizona's Sonora desert. The journey can take four days on foot, and the death toll is rapidly mounting. Crossers who survive often tap the resources of citizens and property owners in the area, triggering a range of impassioned responses and conflicted feelings about human rights, culture, class, and national security. Focusing on personal stories of local people on both sides of the border whose lives are directly affected by Washington policies, Mathew follows a dynamic array of individuals: the U.S. Border Patrol, the citizen border-patrol group, Minutemen, Latino activists, and the emigrants themselves. Crossing Arizona is not only essential viewing to understand how a majestic corner of the country has transformed into a political hotbed and deadly immigration flashpoint; it also creates an opportunity to contemplate and question larger issues about the American society in which we live.

- Shari Frilot, Sundance Film Festival Programmer

 

with the short film

INTELLIGENCE

Director: Allen Martinez

18 minutes

www.intelligence-movie.com

After discovering secret details of detainees tortured at Guantanamo Bay, Collins , a young cocky reporter returns to the U.S. via Miami, to interview a hot lead.  Instead, he finds a man with more "intelligence" than Collins had imagined.

 

 

FRIENDS OF FILM

OPENING NIGHT PARTY

and

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

presentation to

DOM DeLUISE

 

 

at CHEFMAKERS COOKING ACADEMY

862 Via de la Paz

Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

 

www.Chefmakers.com

 

TIX to Opening Night Party are $50 which includes screening.

Film only, $10.

 

"Chefmakers hosted a sensational Opening Night Party for us last year............great kitchen, fabulous food, wonderful staff, it was first class, all the way.  This year, we'll be breaking out the red carpet with hosted bar provided by our generous sponsors below!  Learn to cook with the professionals at CHEFMAKERS in a hands-on atmosphere!  Look for their new location coming soon at Metlox in Manhattan Beach!"

- Bob Sharka, Friends of Film

 


        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FILM PROGRAM 2 

FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2006, 5pm

 

Childrens/Family Program

Tickets are $5

 

 

HER MAJESTY

 

Director: Mark Gordon

104 minutes

www.HerMajestyTheMovie.com

 

Set in 1953, HER MAJESTY is a widely appealing coming of age story about a young girl who realizes her lifelong dream when Queen Elizabeth comes to visit her small hometown.

Carefully woven into this deceptively simple tale is a rich and engaging tapestry of universal themes and ideas tolerance and truth, love and friendship, courage in the face of adversity. The delightful result is a timeless parable about race relations and identity which seamlessly transcends age, gender and culture.
 
The heroine is Elizabeth Wakefield, a 13-year old New Zealand girl who lives in the quaint, and somewhat quirky town of Middleton. With her idol, Queen Elizabeth, scheduled to make a visit, and everyone in town, including her father, jockeying to curry favor with the royal entourage, Elizabeth suddenly finds herself thrust into an unlikely friendship with an old Maori woman, Hira Mata, whose house - a sore spot with the matrons of the town - is directly on the parade route past which the Queen will travel.

Elizabeth's true character is tested when she must choose between marching in the ceremonial parade of her dreams with a chance to personally meet the Queen and her loyalty to Hira, whose defiant insistence on maintaining and defending her home against all odds, teaches Elizabeth the importance of standing up for what she believes in.

 

 

FILM PROGRAM 3

CENTERPIECE FILM

Friday, May 12,  7:30pm

 

Tix for screening are $10

 

Sponsored by

 

SPECIAL ED

Director: Jeffrey Phelps

108 minutes

What happens when the doctor who saves everyone finds the one man he can't, and the one man he won't?

Dr. David Edwards is a cancer specialist, and his life is his work.  He has no family, and only one friend, who happens to be his psychiatrist, Lou Rosen, 73.  Lou is also his patient, but at his age, his chances are slim.  Still everyone deserves a chance, or at least thats what David thought before 40 year-old Sonny, a man with serious attitude walks into his office, a prime candidate for an experimental procedure.

 

COURTNEY'S AMAZING RACE

Director:  Courtney Zinszer

21 minutes   

A few days in the life of Courtney Zinszer and her family as they deal with breast cancer and participate in the Avon Breast Cancer 3 Day Walk.  Courtney was a two time survivor of breast cancer by the age of 35.

 

 

Official Sponsor and Host of Friday Night Party!

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Tickets for the screening and party are $20

Film screening only, $10

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FILM PROGRAM 4

SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2006, 10am

Childrens/Family Program

Tickets are $5

 

ALWAYS WILL

Director: Michael Sammaciccia

90 minutes

www.alwayswillthemovie.com

"Always Will" centers on the tumultuous years of a high school adolescent who discovers a time capsule that allows him to achieve the kind of popularity that every teenager yearns for.


 

FILM PROGRAM 5

Saturday, May 13, 12:15pm

SHORTS PROGRAM

 

Tix are $10

 

 

MOMMA'S BOY

Director: John Bryant

16 minutes

www.JohnBryantProductions.com

A young man brings his fiance home for Thanksgiving dinner and bad things happen.

 

 

IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE

Director:  Michael Ruscio

12 minutes

www.wildhair11.com

After forty years, a mother meets a daughter for the first time, a daughter finds a sibling rival, and a husband wonders what he missed.  Over the course of a long afternoon, this reunited family gets a glimpse of what might have been.


I LEFT ME

Directors: Christopher Dreyer and Jonah Markowitz

9 minutes

A man clones himself and falls in love with "himself" but is the feeling mutual? 

 

THE ZIT

Director: Mike Blum

4 minutes

www.PipSqueakFilms.com

Timmy, a young boy preparing for the big school dance, is forced to deal with his first pimple problem--and what a problem it is! Every attempt he makes to rid himself of the ever-growing dilemma only succeeds in making the situation worse. Timmy hatches an ingenious plan to rectify his situation but can't anticipate the surprising consequences of his actions. And neither will the audience.

 

COST OF LIVING

Director: Jonathan Joffe

10 minutes

www.joffepictures.com

How much would you pay to live forever?

 

 

THE DEATH OF SALVADOR DALI

Director: Delaney Bishop

19 minutes

www.dalimovie.com

Based on an actual encounter where the flamboyant Salvador Dali drops into the office and headspace of Sigmund Freud.  The unsuspecting doctor is subjected to chaos, madness, and the deceptive schemes of an enigmatic series of visitors.

 

 

 

FILM PROGRAM 6

WOMEN'S SHORTS

Saturday, May 13, 2:30PM

 

 

SHORTSTOP

Directors:  Fanny Veliz and Risa Machuca

16 minutes

www.shortstopmovie.com

Two young Latinas discover they are sleeping with the same man.  They confront each other as they reflect on the discovery they are about to make all in the front seat of a car.

 

PURPLE BINS

Director: Susan Deming

6 minutes

www.PurpleBins.com

The City of Los Angeles has created the ultimate waste removal solution.....a convenient and confidential alternative to funerals.

 

THE CHRISTMAS TREE

Director: Najla Zaidi

8 minutes

THE CHRISTMAS TREE is a portrayal of the cultural and religious conflicts between a traditional Muslim father and his American raised daughter in the mid 70s.  Alina is prohibited from having a tree and feels left out at Christmas time.  When her classroom tree becomes available at school break, she takes matters into her own hands and brings it home.

 

THE BIG EMPTY

Directors: J Lisa Chang and Thomas Sigel

21 minutes

Gynecologist after gynecologist cannot help Alice figure out and cure the hurt she feels.  Finally one of her coworkers refers Alice to a specialist.  Though fed up with doctors, Alice gives the specialists a chance.  What does the specialist discover?  Nothing.   Alice is completely empty.  In fact, she is so empty, her vagina is as empty as the Arctic Tundra.  Amazed, the specialist takes Alice on tour to show the world how empty she is.  But Alice still hurts..that is until one person comes along.The Big Empty is a short story about completing oneself through finding love.

 

RECYCLED LIFE

Director:  Leslie Iwerks

38 minutes

www.LeslieIwerks.com

Iwerks returns to the PPFF (THE HAND BEHIND THE MOUSE) 

A journey into Central America's largest and most toxic landfill, the Guatemala City Garbage Dump, where thousands of adults and children have been living, eating, and working over the last sixty years.

 

 

 

FILM PROGRAM 7

INDEPENDENT SECTION

Saturday, May 13, 5pm

 

Tix are $10

 

HALF EMPTY

Director: Robert Peters

83 minutes

Writer/director/producer Robert Peters returns to the PPFF directing his first feature, a low budget independent film!

After learning that he has not sold a single copy in the U.S., motivational speaker and corporate happiness counselor Bob Patterson sets off to Germany with the excitement that his self help book NORTH STAR ("Finding your one constant in a world of inconsistency"), has been embraced by the Germans!  After he arrives and is met by bitter German publisher liaison Greta Hagemann, Bob soon discovers that there may have been a mistake but in the end, the slight too happy-go-lucky Bob, armed only with his philosophical index cards and his guitar he cant play, brings a new perspective to the Germans, and more importantly, himself.

 

 

SERVING SANTINO

Director: Bill Kelman

16 minutes

www.billkelman.com

After accidentally killing their boss at his restaurant, two hapless waiters dispose of the body in a clever way.

 

 

FILM PROGRAM 8

CLOSING NIGHT FILM

Saturday, May 13, 7:30pm

 

Tix are $10, film only

 

IN MEMORY OF MY FATHER

Director: Christopher Jaymes

96 Minutes

www.InMemoryOfMyFather.com

A multiple award-winning film on the festival circuit, IN MEMORY OF MY FATHER is an unfeigned look into second generation Hollywood royalty.  Don't let the title fool you, this is no sad movie.  IMOMF is a day-in-the-life of three brothers coming to terms with their own quandaries, flaws and failings amidst a bribe-driven documentation of their retired film producer father's wake.  A portrait of a self proclaimed legend conveyed by the observation of his resulting, equally confused offspring on the day of his death.  The last thing on anyones mind is mourning as there are so many more important things going on within our own lives at the moment, right?

 

Writer/director Jaymes stars alongside a remarkable ensemble cast featuring Jeremy Sisto and Judy Greer in a movie with disarming power and grace, exposing a generation of young adults lacking the tools necessary to deal with emotional circumstances in and adult-like manner.

 

THE DO OVER

 

Director: Dave West

16 minutes

www.SandBoxPictures.com

Dave West returns to the PPFF with a more serious piece in his follow-up to the crowd favorite comedy, PUDDLEJUMPER. 

If you could change one action or moment in your life, not knowing whether the outcome would be better or worse, would you do it?  That's the choice an over-worked, over-stressed event planner must take when a mysterious stranger agrees to let him "DO OVER" his last moments with his friend.

 

CLOSING NIGHT PARTY 

Official Sponsor and Host, Beech Street Cafe

863 Swarthmore

Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

 

"From its beautiful brand new interior to its Euro-chic outdoor patio, one of the top hangs in the Palisades!" - Bob Sharka, Friends Of Film


Pacific Palisades Film Festival Lifetime Acheivement Award recipient Dom DeLuise with Friends of Film Executive Director, Bob Sharka, and long-time friend Burt Reynolds at 2006 Pacific Palisades Film Festival. - photo by Gayle Goodrich

 

Pacific Palisades Opening Night Party at Chefmakers.  Festival Director, Bob Sharka with Broadway the Golden Age filmmaker Rick McKay and Friends of Film Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Nanette Fabray.  (Photo by Gayle Goodrich)

 

Centerpiece Film MY BIG FAT INDEPENDENT MOVIE gang with Brian Krow, Chris Gore, Philip Zlotorynski, and Paget Brewster fielding a tough question at the post screening Q+A.  (photo by Gayle Goodrich)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Titles screened                                               


VALERIE
FIELDS OF FUEL

HELLFIGHTERS

ROW HARD: NO EXCUSES

ADJUST YOUR COLOR: THE TRUTH OF PETEY GREENE

CIRCUS ROSAIRE

FATHER G AND THE HOMEBOYS

BAM 6.6

Pilgrimage

Digital Dump

South Central Farm

THE SEEKERS

Tomoko's Kitchen

LA BLUES

Served

BAD BOYS OF SUMMER

Morbid Curiousity

BUDDY

Uganda Rising

The Third Monday in October

MOJAVE PHONE BOOTH

Transgressions

Stolen Childhoods

Beyond Closed Doors

Thirst

Money Talks

TV JUNKIE

HOMEMADE HILLBILLY JAM

Voices of Katrina
A Revolving Door

Recycled Life

Blood of the Yingzhou District

Phoenix Dance

Dear Talula

The Diary of Immaculee

No Umbrella:  Election Day in the City

Two Square Miles

AMERICAN BLACKOUT

Cries From Ramah

Lucidity
Dark Water Rising

THE BIG BUY

The Big Buy

Reporter Zero

The Women's KIngdom

Three Beauties
CROSSING ARIZONA

Intelligence

HER MAJESTY

SPECIAL ED

Courtney's Amazing Race

ALWAYS WILL

Momma's Boy

In Order of Appearance

I Left Me

Cost of Living

The Zit

The Death of Salvador Dali

Shortstop

Purple Bins

The Christmas Tree

The Big Empty

Recycled Life

HALF EMPTY
WILL TO WIN

Serving Santino

IN MEMORY OF MY FATHER

The Do Over

Abused

A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin

The Death of Kevin Carter: Causualty of the Bang Bang Club

God Sleeps in Rwanda

Mr. Mergler's Gift

The Mushroom Club

Dimmer

Positively Naked

CHOPPERTOWN: THE SINNERS

Life in a Basket

20 Minutes

Fields of Mudan

Window 

THE DRESS

Please

Coffee Clutch

Soldiers Speak Out

The Children of Nagasaki

Cabin 6

MY BIG FAT INDEPENDENT MOVIE

BREAKING THE FIFTH

PURGATORY HOUSE

PEACEABLE KINGDOM

WAGING A LIVING

OMAR and PETE

In Time

West Bank Story

Voices of Iraq

THE FUTURE OF FOOD

Planet of the Arabs

Seoul Train

White Cane and Wheels

How to Stand in Line for Star Wars

The Other Side of Aids

Eating

Among Thieves

Solo un Cargador (The Porter)

La Raccolta (THE HARVEST)

THE CURSE OF EL CHARRO

Masterpiece

The Last Days

The Children of Leningradsky

Sister Rose's Passion

Autism is a World

Hardwood

Ryan
Mighty Times: the Children's March
THE CUTTING EDGE: the Magic of Movie Editing

The Empty Building

Outfoxed

Class of '83

SOMEWHERE
Arlington West

Voting in America

Turn Left on College

Between Two Worlds

Flight from Death

Between the White Lines

Juvies

Husband School

One of the Oldest Con Games

Chicken Party

Dysenchanted

Living History

Land Of Miracles: Fenway Park
Monumental; David Brower's Fight for Wild America

think/Positive

A Hard Straight

Cowboy Up

Cinerama Adventure

Save Virgil

Standing on my Sisters' Shoulders

USC's First Look in Animation

Model Prisoner

The Promise

Won't Anybody Listen

Lolita: Slave to Entertainment

A Family XMAS

Tony and Bobby

Old Negro Space Program

The Adventures of Mapboy; Lost in Navigation

The Adventures of Mapboy: Caution Speed Bumps Ahead

Fatal

Media that Matters Film Festival

Bush in 30 seconds; the MoveOn.org

Pirate's Dagger

Hollywood's Magical Island; Catalina

The Martyr

Israel in a Time of Terror

Sunset Junction

Farther than the Eye Can See

SINGLE FIN: Yellow

Ferry Tales

FIRE WITHIN
Rose's Garden
In Smog and Thunder
Direct Order
Easy as Pie
Handbook to Casual Stalking
Raven Warrior
No Distance Too Far:  Aids Ride LA
Veggie Van Voyage
CLIPPING ADAM
F.L.A.G.
Androgyne
BachelorMan
Jillian's Vantage
Niche
Surprise
Backstage with Little Lorenzo
Moving Out
THE BEAT
The Legend of Razorback
The Remembering Movies
Where's Angelo?
SUV Taggers

What I Learned about U.S. Foreign Policy

Bottom of the Ninth
Dreaming in Black and White
Drive
Vallette
Waiting for Ronald
One in Nine
Squint
Stonewalk
Terminal Bar
The Legend of Aerreus Kane
The Collector of Bedford Street
The Legend of Rosa Parks
Twin Towers
Why Can't We be a Family Again?
CHANGING HEARTS
Sleep Disorders from the Groat Center
The Marriage Undone
Trust
Consumed
SPELLBOUND
Up
Another Life
Encore
OT: Our Town
Rear View Mirror
The Cloggers of Putneyville
Diminished Fifth
Dr John Surf
Ocha Cups for Christmas
The Cricket Player
Unprecedented: 2000 Presendential Election
PS YOUR CAT IS DEAD
5 Minutes
How to Speak Body, Tape 5
RSVP
The King
JOHNNY ON THE SPOT
Bingo
Caught in Time
Cone-nundrum
Match Scratch Fever
Showtime
The Accountant
BIG MAMA
Cloud Nine
Donut Holes
Sweet Dreams
Token Life
Waiting
destiny
Somebody's Gotta Pay the Piper
THE ART OF THE DOLL MAKER
Airship
Boobie Girl
ENEMIES OF LAUGHTER
Plates
Puddle Jumper
Waiting Room
A Different Day
A Little Redemption
DEEP FRIED GEFILTE FISH
Kitty Vac
My Femme Lady
Sold Short: A Handicapped Thriller
The Endless Desert
DROPPING OUT
Sydney
SPELL BOUND
57 SCREAMING KIDS
Bitanic
Blue Haven
Castaway: A Woody Allen Film
Dirty River Dancing
Horses on Mars
BABYLON VISTA
Desertopia
Snow Child
Higher Grounds
The Ride
ALL THE WRONG PLACES
FOR THE LOVE OF IT
Trick or Treat
Trip to Tehuacan
30 Still Single Comtemplating Suicide
Last Stand The Struggle for Ballona
Mood Swing Theater Part 1
Update 2001
Gary Conditt
The Adventures of Kid Quick
The Killing Machine
The Proposal
THE WEDDING COW
Doggy and Little Monk
Experiencing Raju
MICHAELANGELO: Self Portrait
Rejected
The Limited
Dead Battery
ROOF TO ROOF
Shoot
The Silence of Speed
What's He Building in There?
HAMMERING IT OUT
moderndaydreams
Mutual Love Life
Odessa or Bust
The Translator
ALL YOU NEED
big Love
Gulp
Lint People
Peter Rabbit and the Crucifix
Sweet
AMARGOSA
AMERICAN ALIEN
THE DOGHOUSE
Titanic: The True Story
SEVEN GIRLFRIENDS
The  Goddess
Food For Thought
Marvin and the Martian
POP AND ME*
Allerd Fishbein's In Love
Broken
In God We Trust
Oil and Vinegar
Schrondinger's Cat
The Windigo
Dreamer
Palisades; the Mockumentary
REGRESO
Dave's Blind Date
Redshirt Blues
TRASH
Children of the Struggle
No Idea
Rosa Mi Amor
SIX DAYS IN ROSWELL
Ladies Room, L.A.
Mulligans
STANLEY'S GIG
Peepshow
Studio Notes
The Dancing Cow
THE HAND BEHIND THE MOUSE
BUS RIDERS UNION
Cotillion '65
Elevator World
Fin
True Confessions of a Sushi Addict
AMERIKAN PASSPORT
More
Stubble Trouble

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