Search this blog and The Mike's favorite blogs!

March 28, 2011

FMWL Indie Spotlight - The Fies' Sisters present I Hate L.A.

When I first took FMWL in the direction of independent cinema, I had no clue what I was getting into.  But luck was on my side, as the first three independent films I was lucky enough to cover proved to be three of the best films I saw in 2010.  Sandwiched in the middle of this unholy trilogy - between Gregg Holtgrewe's Dawning and the Soska twins' Dead Hooker in a Trunk - was Elisabeth Fies' fantastic The Commune, a one of a kind modern tale of human terror. 

In each of these cases, the big question was "What happens next?"  For Fies and her sister/co-producer Brenda, the answer was Bleedfest, the monthly film festival that promotes films made by women.  At the same time, there was the sisters' production of their own horror anthology - with help from five other fine female filmmakers - I Hate L.A

Now, I Hate L.A. is set for its world premiere this Sunday, April 3rd, at Bleedfest - and the film's trailer is online for the first time.  As you can see, the film promises 11 vignettes by 7 female directors, and looks to be a twisted bit of satire about the ruthless side of Hollywood. 

Check it out below, and prepare for what looks to be another vicious dose of real world horror from The Fies sisters and company!

As for Bleedfest, here's some details about this weekend's festivities, which can be yours if you're in L.A. and have 10 bucks to spare.  That there's a heckuva idea, if you ask The Mike!  Go support Lis Fies, I Hate L.A., and all the women in horror out there!
April 3rd is ThrillHer:
Suspense films by women.
Canadian filmmaker Maude Michaud will be present for a retrospective of her shorts and two world premiers. The feature film is the world premier of the anthology I HATE L.A. The genre suspense feature includes work by filmmakers Barbara Stepansky, Maude Michaud, Heidi Hornbacher, Marichelle Daywalt, Tyrrell Sheffner, Elisabeth Fies and Brenda Fies. Drew Daywalt will be receiving the Inanna Partnership Award. Lori Bowen of Hallowscreen Film Festival will co-present the Shorts In Competition block. Schedule subject to change, appearances dependent on schedule.
BleedFest Film Festival’s Charity for the Month of April is featuring a Donation Collection Station for: American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles-Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief Fund.
Sunday April 3rd, 2011
TIME: 11am-4:00pm

Location: CAP Theatre
13752 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
$10 cash at door all day ticket and open bar
Photography display and book STILL LIFE by Tim Aldridge of TMA Photo.
11am-11:20am Red Carpet, Mixer

For more information on the film or the festival, head to the I Hate L.A. website or check out the April schedule at the Bleedfest site.  

No comments: