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attended Nov 15 2013

First film about female wrestling was a little bizarre and took forever to begin while the projectionist figured it out. Main documentary on an older burlesque dancer was very interesting.

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attended Nov 17 2013

Well organized by the Valley Film Fest folks as always and the two films showed a nice slice of K-town in LA.

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attended Nov 16 2013

The Golden Scallop was an awesome film. Made by very passionate group of people with great vision. So glad I got to see it!

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

8:00pm – Opening Night Program**

The Activist (Thriller/90 min.)

In 1973, during the insurrection, Marvin and Bud, two Native American activists, are arrested and thrown in jail. 

In jail, they must face two officers monitoring their every move and join forces with a young lawyer assigned to their case. Why does a Nixon representative visit them in jail? And a Senator? And a Hollywood star? During the seventies, the world keeps spinning and tension arises in this simple jail in the middle of nowhere. 

Directed by Cyril Morin

Preceded By L’assistante__ (The Assistant__) (Drama/16 min, French with English subtitles) 

Isabelle, a Physical Therapist, continues to practice after her shift ends at the hospital. 

Directed by David Guiraud & Anne-Claire Jaulin 

**Thursday, November 14, 2013

8:00 pm – Spotlight On Islamic Cultures

__"Virginity": __**(Drama/94 min) 

Directed by Saeed Khoze (Los Angeles) 

The story involves an Iranian girl from a religious family, a European call girl and a Russian girl. Due to a prearranged marriage situation set up by her parents, Raha is forced to deal with and endure some very difficult and life-altering events. Honor killings, rape, prostitution and sexual trafficking are a few of the crises affecting the 3 leading characters at the heart of the film. This is based on true events. 

__** While the film is unrated by the MPAA, it is not suitable for all ages. **


Preceded by Al Layla Al Akheera (When They Slept) (Drama/18 min, Arabic with English subtitles)

Directed by Maryam Touzani (Morocco) 

Sara, a sensitive and mischievous eight-year-old, will let neither death nor tradition come between her and her grandfather. 

**Friday, November 15, 2013

7:30pm – “Girls on Film” Shorts Program

**- The Adventures of Gilbert the Goofball (Animation/5min) Directed by Sandra Rostirolla 

- Daddy Donor (Comedy/9min) Directed by Erica Grant 

- Jamon (Animation/8min) Directed by Iria Lopez 

- Operhator (Thriller/11min) Directed by Tara-Nicole Azarian 

- Revelations (Drama/11 min) Directed by Laura G. Chirinos 

- Sonoma Valley Red (Drama/15min) Directed by Katelyn Pigoni 

- The Vibrator Song (Music Video/3min) Produced by Michelle Winters 

**9:30pm – The Valley: After Dark

Satan’s Angel: Queen of the Fire Tassels**__ __(Documentary/72 min) 

Satan’s Angel is a legend among burlesque dancers. Her legacy is filled with San Francisco counter culture, Las Vegas stage door Johnnies and a sexuality she refused to closet. Angel has amassed four decades worth of fascinating, colorful, and riveting stories as she’s traveled the globe performing the art of burlesque. This unique film documents her love for the craft and preservation of burlesque as well as her love for her life partner Vic. 

Directed by Josh Dragotta 

Tarafied (Documentary/18min) 

Behind the scenes with Impact Wrestling Knockout, Lisa Marie Varon, AKA Tara, displaying what it’s like to be a female athlete in a male dominated industry. 

Directed by Matthew Goldberg 

**Saturday, November 16, 2013


**12:30pm – Family Shorts Program

**- Dubus (Experimental/5min) Directed by Alexei Dmitriev 

- First Day (Drama/6min) Directed by Øivind Naess 

- On Your Lips (Teen/9 min) Directed by Joonas Rutanen 

- Millie and Jerry (Experimental/9min) Directed by Nunzio Fazio 

- Posey (Musical/22 min)Directed by Billy DaMota 

- Shame and Glasses (Comedy/7min) Directed by Alessandro Riconda 

- Freestyle Life (Documentary/10 min) Directed by Adam Palenta 

**2:00pm – Documentary Program (Double Feature)

__"Beast Wishes": __**(63 min) 

__Beast Wishes __is a documentary about Bob and Kathy Burns, the goodwill ambassadors for sci-fi film fandom. Known for their fabulous collection of original movie props, Bob and Kathy have brought joy to fans throughout the world by sharing their treasures and experiences with everyone. It is a story of love and inspiration that has lasted over five decades. This film will present the two real treasures that reside in “Bob’s Basement.”  

Directed by Frank Dietz & Trish Geiger 

Autumn of Route 66 (66 min) 

__Autumn of Route 66 __is a visually stunning experience that will leave you feeling like you just experienced America’s oldest highway yourself. Sometimes funny, sometimes ironic and sometimes sad but always true, this film goes far beyond a simple journey. 

Directed by Ester Brym 


6:00pm – Dramatic Shorts Program

**- Desolate Road (19min) Directed by Marwan Abderrrazzaq 

- The Lesson (10 min) Directed by Chen NI 

- Luna (8min) Directed by Jon Napier 

- Murk Light (20 min) Directed by Yasir Al-Yasiri 

- Terms & Conditions (5 min) Directed by Erik Gulbrandsen 

- Willa (5 min) Directed by Mikhail Tank 

8:00 pm – Centerpiece Screening

__"The Golden Scallop": __(Comedy/83min) 

The Golden Scallop is a mockumentary style feature length film that takes a deep look into the competitors, judges and customers of the 43rd annual Golden Scallop Championship. Over 100 eligible fried fish restaurants are narrowed down to a final three nominees who compete in front of hundreds of hungry patrons to be crowned the Golden Scallop Champion. Every year since 1969 the best three fried fish restaurants in the northeast have competed in the Golden Scallop Championship. The 43rd annual pits a food truck seeking redemption, an aging former champion and a well financed, novelty friendly fish house against each other in the truest test of short order cooking mettle. Follow the excitement, hilarity, and chaos as The Golden Scallop tracks these teams from selection till the glory of victory or the agony of defeat. 

Directed by Joseph Laraja 

Gumshoe (Film Noir/5 min) 

A hard-boiled tale following Gumshoe, a private eye hot on the trail of his missing partner. In this world of femme fatales and hired goons, the truth lies beneath. 

Directed by Matt Steinauer 


Sunday, November 17, 2013

12:30pm – Comedy Shorts Program**

- 40 Hours (14 min) Directed by Sasha Shemirani 

- Adam’s Pineapple (11min) Directed by Guillaume Miquel 

- A Conversation About Cheating with My Time Traveling Future Self (9min) Directed by Pornsak Pichetshote 

- L’amour, Toujours L’amour (6min) Directed by Daniel Ablin 

- Man Up Little Boy (8min) Directed by Jeffrey Williams 

- Statue (10min) Directed by Andrew Bryan 


2:00 pm – Spotlight on Korean-American Cultures

__"Innocent Blood": __**(Drama/100 min) 

James Park, a retired detective turned college professor, is forced to face his dark past in order to find his son Cody’s kidnapper. Park, played by Jun Kim (Late Autumn, West 32nd), a well decorated officer, is exposed for who he really is by his son’s mysterious kidnapper. With a handful of past enemies, simultaneous murders, a wife who’s losing faith in him, and two detectives in hot pursuit, James must move fast to bring his son home safely. From award-winning directors, Sun W. Kim and D.J. Holloway, __Innocent Blood __also stars C.S. Lee (Showtime’s Dexter, The Unborn), Alexandra Chun (NBC’s The Event, Saw), Justin Chon (The Twilight Saga, 21 & Over), Doug Jones (Hellboy I & II, Pan’s Labyrinth, Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer), Trip Hope and James J. Caldwell. 

Directed by Sun W. Kim & D.J. Holloway 

Preceded by Mandevilla (Drama/19min) 

John Kim, a struggling Korean-American immigrant mechanic, reaches out to a young boy and his mom caught in the middle of an exploding violence in the same apartment complex. When John finally confronts the husband, he uncovers something far more insidious below the surface and must choose to come to terms with his own dark past. 

Directed by Andrew Oh  **

5:00pm – Closing Night

__"Cinemability": __**(Documentary/98min) 

This star-studded documentary takes us on a thought provoking and humorous journey to explore the evolution of disability portrayals in film and television. From the early days of silent films to present day, from Chaplin to X-Men, disability portrayals are ever changing. This dynamic documentary takes a detailed look at the evolution of “disability” in entertainment. 

Directed by Jenni Gold 

Narrated by Jane Seymour 

Rated PG-13  

Preceded by Linear__ __(Animation/7min) 

The line is a dot that went for a walk. 

Directed by Amir Admoni (Brazil)

About the Ticket Supplier: The Valley Film Festival

The Valley Film Festival (VFF) is a non-profit project of Community Partners, is the first San Fernando Valley film festival launched to bring together established filmmakers, emerging talent, and their audiences on the studio backlot — just North of Hollywood.

The premier showcase for the best new work by Valley residents, American and international independent filmmakers, VFF provides audiences with opportunities to discover today’s contemporary and avant-garde films.

Founded in 2000, VFF has been showcasing cinema so independent it can only be found in L.A.‘s San Fernando Valley. It’s so (818). Totally.