Tag: documentary

We Shall Not Die Now – December 3rd, 7pm

Join director Ashton Gleckman and Dr. Michael Berenbaum (Holocaust Historian, Curator at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum) for the Los Angeles premiere of “We Shall Not Die Now,” a documentary film chronicling the Holocaust. Seventy-five years after the conclusion of the war, the film explores not only the horrific human tragedy and what we can learn from it, but also the resilience of those that rebuilt their lives in spite of the unimaginable. Told by the survivors and liberators who experienced it first hand such as Cantor Moshe Taube (number twenty-two on Schindler’s List) and Ben Ferencz (concentration camp liberator and last living prosecutor of the Nuremberg trials), We Shall Not Die Now is a journey of despair, hope, and the triumph of the human spirit through history’s darkest hour. Following the event, there will be a Q&A discussion with Ashton and Dr. Berenbaum. Learn more at www.weshallnotdienowmovie.com

Panamanian International Film Festival in Los Angeles (PIFF/LA)- October 20th

In its fifth year, The Panamanian International Film Festival in Los Angeles (PIFF/LA) brings PANAFEST 2019, a celebration of cinema, culture and community, to The Downtown Independent Theater Los Angeles on October 18, 19, and 20.

PIFF/LA’s non-traditional approach to PANAFEST is reflected in our initial slate of dynamic features and feature-length docs.

“The Latino community is under attack and the creative community is striking back against stereotypes and marginalization,” said Carlos Carrasco, PIFF/LA’s Artistic Director. “PANAFEST 2019 will share the work of a vibrant group of innovative storytellers whose fresh voices and perspectives illuminate things that matter to us all.”

Inspiring themes like immigration, profiling, diversity, and identity are brought to life in new ways in films that range from heartwarming comedy, to a technologically sophisticated thriller, to a horror film based on a Panamanian folk tale.

The films include:

Edgar Soberón Torchia’s Panama Radio (a US premiere) which is an award-winning documentary that tells the story of a Panama City record store run by women. Its focus on music and the 60’s and 70’s social scene is not just a trip down memory
lane but a celebration of groundbreaking musicians and moments of importance to Panama and far beyond.

Turnover, an Audience Award and Best Family Film winner at the Idyllwild Film Festival. This film brings together a diverse cast and shines a light on the power of that diversity. Starring CSI’s Paul Guilfoyle and co-starring Festival Director Carlos Carrasco, Turnover is directed by multiple-award-winner Linda Palmer Cardone and features American Horror Story actress Jamie Brewer, also known for her advocacy in support of actors with Down Syndrome as well as Hollywood veterans Donna Mills and Beverly Todd.

A U.S. Premiere, El Diablo Rojo, is Panama’s first official horror feature. Named for Panama’s vibrant painted buses, El Diablo Rojo takes audiences on a nail biting ride by putting a modern spin on the story of La Tulivieja, Panama’s equivalent to La Llorona.

“Inspired by today’s news,” is the opening title on the film Intolerance No More. Emmy Award winner Sergio Guerrero Garzafox (A Day Without A Mexican) has directed a thriller that leverages the power of new media and technology to comment on police brutality, profiling, privacy, and other themes of our hyper-connected yet hyper-divided times.

The immigrant journey is captured in Andrea Victoria Calderon’s powerful Panamanian documentary Darien Vienen O Van, winner of the Festival de Cine Pobre de Panalandia for best documentary and production. PIFF/LA’s alliance with several independent film festivals in Panama has created a bridge between both creative communities and facilitated an exchange of select films to share with audiences in both countries.

The closing night film on Sunday, October 20th is also a documentary. Our Quinceañera, directed by Fanny Veliz Grande. This heartwarming story of Gilbert Galvan, principal for San Benito Veterans Memorial Academy, follows his mission to make sure every girl who wants a Quince has one. The documentary won the Audience Award at the prestigious Bentonville Film Festival, co-founded by Geena Davis.

RESERVE YOUR SEAT!

Tickets on sale now for the 5th annual #PANAFEST by PIFF/LA (October 18 – 20, 2019). 

Get an All-Weekend or Day-Pass. Or attend one or more film blocks!

Get tickets now here: 5panafest.eventbrite.com

Check our schedule here: piffla.com/films-2019

 

 

Panamanian International Film Festival in Los Angeles (PIFF/LA)- October 19th

In its fifth year, The Panamanian International Film Festival in Los Angeles (PIFF/LA) brings PANAFEST 2019, a celebration of cinema, culture and community, to The Downtown Independent Theater Los Angeles on October 18, 19, and 20.

PIFF/LA’s non-traditional approach to PANAFEST is reflected in our initial slate of dynamic features and feature-length docs.

“The Latino community is under attack and the creative community is striking back against stereotypes and marginalization,” said Carlos Carrasco, PIFF/LA’s Artistic Director. “PANAFEST 2019 will share the work of a vibrant group of innovative storytellers whose fresh voices and perspectives illuminate things that matter to us all.”

Inspiring themes like immigration, profiling, diversity, and identity are brought to life in new ways in films that range from heartwarming comedy, to a technologically sophisticated thriller, to a horror film based on a Panamanian folk tale.

The films include:

Edgar Soberón Torchia’s Panama Radio (a US premiere) which is an award-winning documentary that tells the story of a Panama City record store run by women. Its focus on music and the 60’s and 70’s social scene is not just a trip down memory
lane but a celebration of groundbreaking musicians and moments of importance to Panama and far beyond.

Turnover, an Audience Award and Best Family Film winner at the Idyllwild Film Festival. This film brings together a diverse cast and shines a light on the power of that diversity. Starring CSI’s Paul Guilfoyle and co-starring Festival Director Carlos Carrasco, Turnover is directed by multiple-award-winner Linda Palmer Cardone and features American Horror Story actress Jamie Brewer, also known for her advocacy in support of actors with Down Syndrome as well as Hollywood veterans Donna Mills and Beverly Todd.

A U.S. Premiere, El Diablo Rojo, is Panama’s first official horror feature. Named for Panama’s vibrant painted buses, El Diablo Rojo takes audiences on a nail biting ride by putting a modern spin on the story of La Tulivieja, Panama’s equivalent to La Llorona.

“Inspired by today’s news,” is the opening title on the film Intolerance No More. Emmy Award winner Sergio Guerrero Garzafox (A Day Without A Mexican) has directed a thriller that leverages the power of new media and technology to comment on police brutality, profiling, privacy, and other themes of our hyper-connected yet hyper-divided times.

The immigrant journey is captured in Andrea Victoria Calderon’s powerful Panamanian documentary Darien Vienen O Van, winner of the Festival de Cine Pobre de Panalandia for best documentary and production. PIFF/LA’s alliance with several independent film festivals in Panama has created a bridge between both creative communities and facilitated an exchange of select films to share with audiences in both countries.

The closing night film on Sunday, October 20th is also a documentary. Our Quinceañera, directed by Fanny Veliz Grande. This heartwarming story of Gilbert Galvan, principal for San Benito Veterans Memorial Academy, follows his mission to make sure every girl who wants a Quince has one. The documentary won the Audience Award at the prestigious Bentonville Film Festival, co-founded by Geena Davis.

RESERVE YOUR SEAT!

Tickets on sale now for the 5th annual #PANAFEST by PIFF/LA (October 18 – 20, 2019). 

Get an All-Weekend or Day-Pass. Or attend one or more film blocks!

Get tickets now here: 5panafest.eventbrite.com

Check our schedule here: piffla.com/films-2019

 

Panamanian International Film Festival in Los Angeles (PIFF/LA)- October 18th

In its fifth year, The Panamanian International Film Festival in Los Angeles (PIFF/LA) brings PANAFEST 2019, a celebration of cinema, culture and community, to The Downtown Independent Theater Los Angeles on October 18, 19, and 20.

PIFF/LA’s non-traditional approach to PANAFEST is reflected in our initial slate of dynamic features and feature-length docs.

“The Latino community is under attack and the creative community is striking back against stereotypes and marginalization,” said Carlos Carrasco, PIFF/LA’s Artistic Director. “PANAFEST 2019 will share the work of a vibrant group of innovative storytellers whose fresh voices and perspectives illuminate things that matter to us all.”

Inspiring themes like immigration, profiling, diversity, and identity are brought to life in new ways in films that range from heartwarming comedy, to a technologically sophisticated thriller, to a horror film based on a Panamanian folk tale.

The films include:

Edgar Soberón Torchia’s Panama Radio (a US premiere) which is an award-winning documentary that tells the story of a Panama City record store run by women. Its focus on music and the 60’s and 70’s social scene is not just a trip down memory
lane but a celebration of groundbreaking musicians and moments of importance to Panama and far beyond.

Turnover, an Audience Award and Best Family Film winner at the Idyllwild Film Festival. This film brings together a diverse cast and shines a light on the power of that diversity. Starring CSI’s Paul Guilfoyle and co-starring Festival Director Carlos Carrasco, Turnover is directed by multiple-award-winner Linda Palmer Cardone and features American Horror Story actress Jamie Brewer, also known for her advocacy in support of actors with Down Syndrome as well as Hollywood veterans Donna Mills and Beverly Todd.

A U.S. Premiere, El Diablo Rojo, is Panama’s first official horror feature. Named for Panama’s vibrant painted buses, El Diablo Rojo takes audiences on a nail biting ride by putting a modern spin on the story of La Tulivieja, Panama’s equivalent to La Llorona.

“Inspired by today’s news,” is the opening title on the film Intolerance No More. Emmy Award winner Sergio Guerrero Garzafox (A Day Without A Mexican) has directed a thriller that leverages the power of new media and technology to comment on police brutality, profiling, privacy, and other themes of our hyper-connected yet hyper-divided times.

The immigrant journey is captured in Andrea Victoria Calderon’s powerful Panamanian documentary Darien Vienen O Van, winner of the Festival de Cine Pobre de Panalandia for best documentary and production. PIFF/LA’s alliance with several independent film festivals in Panama has created a bridge between both creative communities and facilitated an exchange of select films to share with audiences in both countries.

The closing night film on Sunday, October 20th is also a documentary. Our Quinceañera, directed by Fanny Veliz Grande. This heartwarming story of Gilbert Galvan, principal for San Benito Veterans Memorial Academy, follows his mission to make sure every girl who wants a Quince has one. The documentary won the Audience Award at the prestigious Bentonville Film Festival, co-founded by Geena Davis.

RESERVE YOUR SEAT!

Tickets on sale now for the 5th annual #PANAFEST by PIFF/LA (October 18 – 20, 2019). 

Get an All-Weekend or Day-Pass. Or attend one or more film blocks!

Get tickets now here: 5panafest.eventbrite.com

Check our schedule here: piffla.com/films-2019

 

 

Represent Film Festival – October 5th

Represent Film Festival is a short-film festival dedicated to shifting the narratives told about people of color through stories that reflect on our ever-growing dreams, realities and imaginations.

The festival aims to provide a platform for us to share our own narratives on our own terms. Whether through production, talent, or storytelling, it is essential that we have a role in the frameworks of filmmaking that allows us to reflect our own cultural, ethnic, and linguistic identities.

Presented by the Antiracist Classroom, Represent is an opportunity to discuss, deconstruct, and express what’s missing from the film industry and what we hope to see more of in the future.
The event will be hosted on Saturday, October 5th 2019 in Los Angeles, California at Downtown Independent. The festival will include a day-long program, presenting films from three genres—narrative, animation and documentary—followed by curated panel discussions that shift the narrative toward one that encompasses the wealth of talent, creativity, and diversity we seek in this field. 

Please visit this link, to purchase tickets. Student discounts and sponsored tickets for those in need are also available!

 
For more details about our event visit www.antiracistclassroom.com/representfestival or follow us on Instagram at @antiracistclassroom!
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My Dad Stephanie – September 26th, 12:45pm

In 2013, before most people understood what it meant to be transgender, there was 71-year-old Phil, just a regular dad who finally told family and friends that she is Stephanie, a secret she had kept hidden all of her life. Filmed by her daughter and son-in-law over the next five years, My Dad, Stephanie is an intimate documentary capturing the triumph, heartache and humor of Stephanie’s transition from living as a man to living full-time as a woman.  Cost of admission is $2.00. Screening dates are 9/20 through 9/26. Screening times are:

Showtimes:
Friday, 9/20 2:15 PM
Saturday, 9/21 2:30 PM
Sunday, 9/22, 3:00 PM
Monday,9/23 1:30 PM
Tuesday, 9/24 1:30 PM
Wednesday 9/25 1:15 PM
Thursday 9/26 12:45 PM

My Dad Stephanie – September 25th, 1:15pm

In 2013, before most people understood what it meant to be transgender, there was 71-year-old Phil, just a regular dad who finally told family and friends that she is Stephanie, a secret she had kept hidden all of her life. Filmed by her daughter and son-in-law over the next five years, My Dad, Stephanie is an intimate documentary capturing the triumph, heartache and humor of Stephanie’s transition from living as a man to living full-time as a woman.  Cost of admission is $2.00. Screening dates are 9/20 through 9/26. Screening times are:

Showtimes:
Friday, 9/20 2:15 PM
Saturday, 9/21 2:30 PM
Sunday, 9/22, 3:00 PM
Monday,9/23 1:30 PM
Tuesday, 9/24 1:30 PM
Wednesday 9/25 1:15 PM
Thursday 9/26 12:45 PM