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Wednesday, September 9

Burbank International Film Festival

Downtown Burbank

San Fernando Blvd. and Olive Ave., Burbank, CA

5:00pm to 9:00pm

The 7th Burbank International Film Festival, which will run September 9th through 13th, announced its full lineup today, including 100 films from 31 countries, 25 world premieres, 22 award categories, and opening and closing night screenings. The Burbank International Film Festival is open to the public, with tickets available at www.burbankfilmfest.org

The five-day festival will honor pioneering actress and United Nations delegate Marsha Hunt with the 2015 Awareness Award for her humanitarian work worldwide.

“Located in the Media Capital of the World, our audience is film-savvy, enthusiastic, and linked to the movie business, giving filmmakers privileged access to top industry professionals. This year, we’re proud to deliver our best festival yet, featuring incredibly diverse and talented filmmakers, exciting red carpet premieres, and the best in independent filmmaking,” said Jeff Rector, Festival Director.

Festival events will occur at numerous venues throughout Burbank, with Opening Night at the AMC 16 in Downtown Burbank, Night of Sci-fi, Fantasy & Horror at the IATSE Local 80 Sound Stage, Closing Night Gala at The Castaway Burbank, and more than 100 films screening at the AMC 6 at Burbank Town Center.

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS:

Wednesday, September 9th
Opening Night’s feature films will include Hoovey, directed by Sean McNamara (Soul Surfer) starring Patrick Warburton and Lauren Holly, and Few Options, directed by George A. Pappy Jr., starring Kenny Johnson, Erin Daniels, and Brad Dourif.

Thursday, September 10th
The Comedy / New Media program will showcase 23 films including Made for Each Other, directed by Bo Svenson, and Too Hip for the Room, directed by Oktay Ortabasi and starring Kelly Monteith.

Friday, September 11th
There will be 22 films in the Drama category, including Short Films by Women, and featuring Shevenge, directed by Amber Benson.

The Drama Centerpiece Feature will be 4Got10, directed by Timothy Woodward. Jr., written by Sean Ryan, and starring Dolph Lundgren, Vivica A. Fox, Danny Trejo, and Michael Paré.

Headlining the Drama category will be the theatrical world premier of Twelve Movie, capturing a rare collaboration among 12 award-winning filmmakers shot over 12 months in Los Angeles.

Saturday, September 12th
The festival will dedicate Saturday daytime screenings to Family Friendly Programming, including submissions by L.A. County Student Filmmakers (K through 12), Student Films, Animated Short Films, and Faith-Based films.

Featured presentations will include The Martial Arts Kid directed by Michael Baumgarten and starring martial arts legend Don Wilson, along with Cynthia Rothrock, Jansen Panettiere, and Kathryn Newton, and the 30th Anniversary Screening of Sci-Fi classic, Back To The Future, directed by Robert Zemeckis.

Saturday will conclude with a Night of Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror showcasing 16 films, as well as the festival world premiere of Sharknado 3, directed by Anthony C. Ferrante.

Sunday, September 13th
The Documentary / Foreign Film category will include 15 films, and will feature the documentary Brotherhood of the Popcorn, directed by Inda Reid.

The Festival Closing Feature will be Marsha Hunt’s Sweet Adversity, directed by Roger C. Memos. In addition to screening this important documentary, the Burbank International Film Festival is pleased to present Marsha Hunt with the Awareness Award for her humanitarian work worldwide.

The 7th Burbank International Film Festival is sponsored by Woodbury University, Downtown Burbank Partnership, and Visit Burbank, which encourages festival goers to book an overnight stay at a Burbank hotel. For a complete festival lineup including screening times and hotel information, please visit www.burbankfilmfest.org.
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Catching Fire

Vista Hermosa Natural Park

100 N. Toluca St., Los Angeles, CA

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Partake in this communal effort to spark the ember, light the fire, and bring to light the importance of fires impact on ecology and tradition. Free program and parking. Bring water and snacks. Rain cancels outdoor program. Please, no dogs on program. Sponsored by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and presented by the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority.

Participe en este esfuerzo comunitario para chispear la brasa, encender fuego, y sacar a luz la importancia de los incendios y el impacto que tienen en la ecología y la tradición. Programas gratuitos, estacionamiento gratuito. Lluvia cancela los programas. Los programas son para todas las edades. Por favor, no perros en los programas.

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Thursday, September 10

Henna Intensive & Retreat 2015

Camp Teresita Pines

22801 Big Pines Highway, Wrightwood, CA 92397

1:00pm

All inclusive henna retreat. Includes cabin lodging, meals, three nights accommodations (plus the option to add a fourth night!), three full days of classes, 4 special evening events, and all of your henna supplies. Take classes with henna masters from across the country. Enjoy a special event each evening with all of the conference attendees and instructors. The Henna Intensive & Retreat is held in the beautiful mountains in Wrightwood, California - just one hour outside of Los Angeles!

www.HennaIntensiveandRetreat.com

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Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights

Los Angeles Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium

630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA

7:15pm to 8:30pm

Thursday, September 10, 7:15 PM

Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights
Salman Rushdie in conversation with Héctor Tobar

Returning to ALOUD after receiving the 2012 Los Angeles Public Library Literary Award for his distinguished commitment to libraries and literature, Rushdie shares his newest work of fiction. Inspired by the traditional “wonder tales” of the East and set in a strange near-future New York City, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights blends history, mythology, and a timeless love story. Satirical and bawdy, full of cunning and folly, kismet and karma, rapture and redemption, Rushdie’s novel is a masterpiece about the age-old conflicts that remain in today’s world. Discussing this work with Héctor Tobar, one of L.A.’s most respected voices, Rushdie takes the stage for a magical evening of storytelling.

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Friday, September 11

The Princes of Kings Road

Neutra Institute and Museum

2379 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, 90039

8:00pm

True story: in 1953, iconic L.A. architects Richard Neutra and Rudolph Schindler, onetime friends and business partners who had been bitterly estranged for 23 years, found themselves, by a vagary of fate, occupying the same hospital room in Cedars of Lebanon Hospital. In this world premiere play, writer Tom Lazarus imagines what might have transpired during that reunion. The site-specific production takes place at the architecturally significant Neutra-designed offices that are now the Neutra Institute and Museum of Silverlake. Sept. 11-Oct. 4

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"Sharing the Spotlight" Choreographers Jessica Kondrath and Amy Allen

Marsee Auditorium - El Camino College Center for the Arts

16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, 90506

8:00pm

Celebrated choreographers Jessica Kondrath and Amy Allen will be "Sharing the Spotlight" for an exciting evening of dance.

Jessica Kondrath | The Movement is a contemporary ballet/modern dance company based in Long Beach. From its beginnings 10 years ago in New York City as luxdance, the company has performed nationwide, exploring the intimate connection between movement and the musical score. It is Kondrath's choreographic interest to craft a visual representation of the score so that the audience can both hear and "see" the music.

Amy Allen | Dancing in the Light will present an eclectic combination of choreographic works including live performance and dance film compositions that bring a unique perspective to dance. Incorporating storyline, comedy, and dynamic movement, these pieces expand and modernize traditional choreographic methods, creating something both artistic and entertaining that is sure to keep the audience engaged at every twist and turn.

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