four-day film festival in Los Angeles featuring screenings, panels, parties, and filmmaker workshops

NEXT WEEKEND Kick-Off

Program Full line-up announced July 16th
AMERICAN MOVIE

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 8:30 P.M.
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
TICKETS: $12. Doors open at 7:00 P.M.

DIRECTOR: Chris Smith
U.S.A., 1999, 107 min., color

Inspired by such films as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Night of the Living Dead, Mark Borchardt has been making movies since he was a teenager. He has all the passion and drive it takes; but what he sorely lacks is money. In a questionable business move, he decides to finish and peddle his short film, Coven, in order to finance his dream picture, Northwestern.

American Movie premiered at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Documentary. It was named by the New York Times as one of “The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made.”

FOLLOWED BY:

COVEN

DIRECTOR: Mark Borchardt
U.S.A., 1999, 36 min., b/w

In Coven, an alcohol/drug abuser re-examines his life until he nearly dies from an overdose. Then a friend convinces him to join a self-help group which turns out to be demonic.

KICK-OFF EVENT

Join us to kick off NEXT WEEKEND with a double bill of the hilarious documentary, American Movie; a film that exemplifies what NEXT <=> is all about—an undying passion to make films against all odds and with limited resources; and a special bonus screening of Coven, the short film whose production is chronicled in the preceding documentary. Held in collaboration with Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Sundance Institute members enjoy Members-Only entrance at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

CO-PRESENTED WITH

Film Still: American Movie

The rest of the NEXT WEEKEND Program will be announced July 16th