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Seventeen-year-old Anne just fell in love with Sasha, the most popular girl at her L.A. public high school. But when Anne tells her best friend, Clifton—who has always harbored a secret crush on her—he does his best to get in the way. Featuring: Dylan Gelula, Brianna Hildebrand, Mateo Arias, Jennifer Prediger, Tim Heidecker and Pamela Adlon.


Tobi, an eccentric and reclusive Juilliard dance instructor, has his carefully structured world upended when a visiting couple interviews him about the dance community in the 1960s. As he uncovers their hidden agenda, it forces him to face the impact of decisions made long ago. Director and writer Stephen Belber adapted the screenplay from his 2004 Tony nominated play of the same name. Featuring: Sir Patrick Stewart, Carla Gugino and Matt Lillard.


A prize-winning war photographer goes on assignment following a brutal period of captivity in Libya. Holed up in a small hotel in Sicily to report on the influx of Sicilian immigration from North Africa, she struggles to recover from her emotional and physical wounds. After a chance meeting with a young Tunisian woman she attempts to secure the woman safe passage to France. Director Mark Jackson earned wide-spread acclaim following his feature WITHOUT, for which Jackson won the “Someone to Watch” Film Independent Spirit Award in 2012. Featuring: Catherine Keener, Hafsia Herzi and Sir Ben Kingsley.


Nick and Conrad Morgan could not be more different - Nick is a successful lawyer and family man, while his adopted brother Conrad is a wayward soul with an unhealthy interest in Charles Manson. When Conrad arrives in Los Angeles unannounced, he convinces Nick to embark on an epic road trip where they uncover untold secrets of the Manson Family - and themselves. Seasoned editor and first-time director J. Davis has crafted a hilarious, thrilling and poignant story about people who feel lost, and the strange ways we go about seeking connection in a complex world. Featuring: Jay Duplass, Linas Phillips and Tobin Bell.


A comedic thriller that re-imagines Mark Twain's iconic literary characters of "Huckleberry Finn" and "Tom Sawyer" as adults in present-day America. Petty criminal Huck Finn hopes to leave his criminal life behind him when he is released from a stint in prison, but his lifelong friend, and corrupt cop, Tom Sawyer, has other plans. Not ready to give up on his childhood fantasies of wealth and adventure, Tom forms the "Band of Robbers," recruiting their misfit friends "Joe Harper" and "Ben Rogers', launching them all down a dangerous path. Featuring: Adam Nee, Kyle Gallner and Matthew Gray Gubler.


Comedic singer-songwriter Henry Phillips is lured to LA by a renowned TV producer who wants to bring his uncanny story of failure to the screen. But when a major network gets involved, Henry must decide whether he wants to make jokes for a living, or be the butt of them. Director Gregori Viens re-teams with Phillips for the follow up to their film PUNCHING THE CLOWN, which won the Audience Award at Slamdance 2009. Featuring: Henry Phillips, JK Simmons, Sarah Silverman & Mike Judge.


In one world Rasheed Smith is a hardened criminal who has spent years building his drug empire. In another, he is an ambitious architect who has been working his way up the corporate ladder. Uniquely illustrated through parallel lives, Destined, directed by Qasim Bashir, explores how one mans future can be changed by a single moment. Facing everything from street violence to corporate corruption, Rasheed navigates his role in each world while demonstrating that on any path, life is never simple in the journey toward fulfilling your destiny. Featuring: Cory Hardrict, Jesse Metcalfe, Margot Bingham, Jason Dohring, Hill Harper and La La Anthony.


From director Christopher Chambers comes the first American independent drama to take viewers inside the Armenian Community of Los Angeles. Suddenly uprooted from his home, 12 year-old Armenian boy, Aram, is sent to live with his Grandfather in America where he struggles to navigate the clash between old-world values and new-school Armenian identity in Little Armenia. Featuring: John Roohinian, Sevak Hakoyan and Levon Sharafyan.

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GLAAD

First Girl I Loved

quoteSeventeen-year-old Anne just fell in love with Sasha, the most popular girl at her L.A. public high school. But when Anne tells her best friend, Clifton—who has always harbored a secret crush on her—he does his best to get in the way…

Deadline

First Girl I Loved

quoteWith premieres galore, Day One films, an Oscar winner, a Jonas brother and diverse voices, the Sundance Festival today rolled out the 65 films that will make up its 2016 U.S. Competition and World Cinema Competition Dramatic and Documentary categories as well as the out-of-competition NEXT slate…

Entertainment Weekly

Band of Robbers

quoteTom Sawyer and Huck Finn are up to date but still up to no good in the exclusive red band trailer for Band of Robbers, which drops Mark Twain’s classic characters into a comedic heist movie set in the present day…

Deadline

Band of Robbers

quoteWhat if Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn and the other rascally kids from Mark Twain’s seminal classic kids novels were born in the late 20th century and now, all grown up, embark on a life of crime? …

The Wrap

Band of Robbers

quoteGravitas Ventures has acquired the unique caper comedy “Band of Robbers,” which stars Kyle Gallner(“American Sniper”) as Huckleberry Finn, Adam Nee (“Drunk History”) as Tom Sawyer and “Supergirl’s” Melissa Benoist as Becky Thatcher, the company announced Friday…

Indiewire

Band of Robbers

quoteWound tight by a killer premise, polished direction, and a tone as though Anton Chigurh sauntered into “Bottle Rocket,” Aaron and Adam Nee’s “Band of Robbers” wrings the anxieties of aging and a dampened imagination from a grown-up Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn…

Indiewire

Band of Robbers

quoteBand of Robbers” approaches the material with intelligent humor and takes broad liberties with it becoming between millennial bromance and elegant saga…

Hollywood Reporter

Aram Aram

quoteA mission of the L.A. Film Festival in recent years has been to highlight stories that are intrinsic to Los Angeles. One of the most intriguing and successful of these L.A.-themed movies is Aram, Aram, set in the Armenian community of Hollywood…

Los Angeles Times

Aram Aram

quoteThe quiet, melancholy indie “Aram, Aram,” the feature debut of writer-director Christopher Chambers, tells a multigenerational Armenian immigrant yarn through the eyes of a suddenly orphaned 12-year-old Lebanese boy…

LA Weekly

Mason Family Vacation

quoteCharles Manson has been a cult figure since, well, he led a cult back in the 1960s. Curiosity has rarely waned in the ensuing decades, with Manson Family Vacation being just the latest example…

Deadline

Aram Aram

quoteA 12-year-old is uprooted from his hometown of Beirut and sent to live with his grandpa in LA’s Little Armenia in Aram, Aram, which will have its world premiere June 14 at the Los Angeles Film Festival…

Indiewire

Aram Aram

quoteCinema features a diverse array of storytelling voices from around the world, and this year at the L.A. Film Festival, organizers have opened a slot for Aram, Aram, the first ever Armenian film to screen at the event…

Variety

Manson Family Vacation

quoteA familiar relational dynamic — the responsible square vs. the hopeless screw-up — gets an affecting workout in Manson Family Vacation, a tale of two bickersome brothers who find tentative reconciliation awaiting them at the end of a long, strange trip…

Film Independent

Manson Family Vacation

quote One of the funniest movies you’ll see this year revolves around one of the most disturbing figures in American history…

Twitch Film

Manson Family Vacation

quote When the Manson story broke, the hardest question on the minds of parents everywhere was ‘how is it possible that seemingly good kids could be taken under such a nefarious wing and convinced to commit two of the century’s most heinous crimes…

Deadline

Punching the Clown

quoteNearly six years after Punching The Clown won Best Narrative Feature at the Slamdance Film Festival, a sequel is in the works…

Hollywood Reporter

Manson Family Vacation

quoteL.A. residents hosting visiting relatives might be expected to grin and bear it through another trip to the Walk of Fame, Rodeo Drive, or Universal Studios. But what do you do when your aimless, middle-aged brother shows up wanting you to explore sites of the Manson Family murders with him? Jay Duplass…

Variety

Manson Family Vacation

quoteNetflix has acquired world distribution rights to “Manson Family Vacation,” a comedy produced by the Duplass brothers…

Austin Chronicle

Manson Family Vacation

quoteEvery family has at least one. A cat-lady aunt. An artist cousin. An uncle who camps out in the backyard in a Charles Manson T-shirt….

Yahoo

Manson Family Vacation

quote2015 SXSW Preview: 13 Buzzy Movies to Look Out For…

quote‘Match’ event at Cedar Lee: Shaker Heights native Matt Ratner talks about the drama starring Patrick Stewart and Matthew Lillard…

quoteMovies have always fascinated Matt Ratner, a Shaker Heights High School graduate who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in theater from Northwestern University in 2006….

Indiewire

Destined

quoteQasim Basir’s follow-up to his feature film directorial debut “Mooz-Lum,” has officially begun principal photography. In the drama, titled “Destined,” a pivotal moment in 13-year-old Rasheed’s life splits off into two possible outcome….

Variety

Band of Robbers

quoteKyle Gallner (“American Sniper”) and Adam Nee (“Drunk History”) are starring in the comedic thriller “Band of Robbers,”…

LA Times

War Story

quoteGoing against character, Catherine Keener creates a traumatized survivor in ‘War Story’…

Variety

War Story

quoteThe hotel isn’t haunted but the guest is in “War Story,” an unusually sober, serious-minded American indie…

Variety

Match

quoteIFC Films has acquired North American rights to Stephen Belber’s “Match,” starring Patrick Stewart, Carla Gugino and Matthew Lillard….

quoteBest known for playing Captain Jean-Luc Picard on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and Professor Charles Xavier in the “X-Men”…..

The Wrap

Match

quote“Match” and “Alex of Venice” debut strongly, while Stewart is upstaged by co-star Matthew Lillard during a post-screening Q&A….

The Examiner

Match

quoteOn April 18, we attended a fabulous Tribeca Film Festival pre-reception for the film “Match.”….

Indiewire

Match

quoteIn the fitfully entertaining “Match,” Patrick Stewart is Tobi, an experienced dance instructor who ….

quotePlaywright/filmmaker Stephen Belber returns to sex, lies and audiotape in Match, the adaptation….

quoteIn Match, which premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 18, Patrick Stewart plays a renowned former dancer and Juilliard teacher…

quotePatrick Stewart, Carla Gugino and Matthew Lillard will star in Match, an adaptation of Stephen Belber’s….

quoteLee, a world-weary American woman arrives in an Italian city. Her tangles with hotel staff, incessant smoking…

Twitch Film

War Story

quoteMark Jackson did not so much as burst forth onto the independent film scene in 2011 with his brilliant…

Movie City News

War Story

quoteWhen I first saw Mark Jackson’s 2011 debut feature Without, I was impressed by the young director’s confident…

quoteEXCLUSIVE: Stephen Belber has finally turned his 2004 Tony-nominated play Match into a feature. It stars Patrick Stewart…