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August 18th - 20th, 2022

LET LIVE THEATER: 

THE ACTORS COMPANY

916 A. North Formosa Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90046

WEST HOLLYWOOD

The 2022 official fest poster was created by Los Angeles illustrator Gwen Huerta
This year's fest will include an art exhibition featuring Gwen's work.
Artwork will be for sale.

 

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Gwen is an Illustrator and Designer born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. Her work is heavily inspired by nature, people, music, emotion and everyday nuances. Outside of creating, she enjoys her time roaming around Los Angeles to scope for the oldest Victorian houses, and visiting plant nurseries to expand her garden.

www.gwenhuerta.com

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2021 official selections

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What Dreams May Come
Thursday August 18th @ 8:00pm / Doors at 7:00pm
** Reception to follow
Loglines are listed at the bottom of the page

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Love. Lust. Lost.
Friday August 19th @ 8:00pm / Doors at 7:00pm
** Reception to follow
Loglines are listed at the bottom of the page

7/12/22

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Through Her Lens
Saturday August 20th @ 5:30pm / Doors at 5:00pm
** Reception to follow
Loglines are listed at the bottom of the page

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This Is America
Saturday August 20th @ 8:00pm / Doors at 7:00pm
** Reception to follow
Loglines are listed at the bottom of the page

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Love. Lust. Lost
Friday August 19th @ 8:00pm / Doors at 7:00pm
 
D for Daughter
D, a teenage girl used to living with her single dad, encounters his one night stand, triggering unexpected feelings.

Cleaner
Angela is a domestic cleaner who keeps herself to herself. Mairead is a houseproud mother who, more often than not, finds herself alone at home with the children. When a mundane household accident forces Angela to add emergency childminding to her list of duties, a friendship begins between employer and employee. As the relationship blooms, they begin to discover that there may be more that bonds them together than just loneliness. But is this just another work-based transaction, or does it mean something else?

Blue Moon
A family unravels one evening as they struggle with the best course of care for their mother, who is in the later stages of Alzheimer's.

The Woman from Bar Blue
The first encounter between a Palestine bourgeoisie family to their son's girlfriend takes an unexpected turn.

Letters to Axél
When Julian, a decorated young writer, falls in love with a man he's only ever met in his increasingly realistic dreams, he begins to lose touch with himself, his family, and reality, forcing him to make an impossible decision.

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Through Her Lens
Saturday August 20th @ 5:30pm / Doors at 5:00pm
 

When She Was Good
When a young girl discovers that Santa is not real, she questions the lies told by adults and the terrible secret that she has been forced to keep.

Dot
On the day of her daughter's seventh birthday party, a long-suffering caretaker finds herself in a dark and uninhibited situation.

Eureka
A young indentured Chinese prostitute must overcome her toxic dependency on the brothel madam on the eve of the 1885 anti-Chinese riot in Eureka, California.

World Cup
On the night of a couple's migration, the child of their friend who has been entrusted to them gets lost, and then a secret is revealed ...

JANE
Jane is a short narrative film set in the era before Roe v. Wade. Teresa, a college student and Josie, a housewife with kids, are part of an underground group, who break the law to help women access safe abortions. When their trusted doctor doesn't show up, will they be forced to turn women in need away?

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What Dreams May Come
Thursday August 18th @ 8:00pm / Doors at 7:00pm
 

"Dirty Secrets" Tony & the Kiki
Tony takes advantage of their long awaited privacy and lets all their dirty secrets sift to the surface.
DIVR
The three founders of an exclusive lesbian sex app may be shattering the start-up world’s glass ceilings, but the pressures of success have begun to threaten the integrity of their friendship – and worse, their brand.
My First Native American Boyfriend
Johnny is Emily’s first Native American boyfriend, and now that they’ve been dating for a few months, she’s going to take this golden opportunity to apologize for every microaggression she has ever made against Native Americans.
Shonda
A dispirited thirty-something gets the chance to work with an Instagram-famous life coach who may have ulterior motives.
Anne
Two actresses, a White actress and a Black actress, have made it to the final callbacks for the role of a lifetime: to play Anne Frank in an upcoming staged production. But as the topic of color-blind casting makes its way into the audition room, the controversial question emerges: who is best suited to portray Anne Frank?
Mani Pedi
Mani Pedi follows Raymond, a young immigrant from Laos, who learned to fight in the refugee camps, but is forced to give up his boxing career in Canada after he sustains a brain injury. To help him make ends meet, his overbearing sister, Dara, enlists him to work at her nail salon. In short order, the salon reveals itself to be an equally toxic female "ring" where competition for clients and exposure to toxic chemicals are Raymond’s new challenges.
Breakfast at the Bodega
A talented young Brooklynite/Palestinian-American attempts to live out his dreams of becoming a French pastry chef despite his first-generation father's wishes. Struggling to fill his first big order for a gig, tensions arise when the father forbids him from using their family bodega to cook.

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This Is America
Saturday August 20th @ 8:00pm / Doors at 7:00pm
 

It's Snowing In The Summer
A thirtieth birthday finds two friends dealing with different realities of the Black Harlem experience.

Dancing In My Sadness
A dark hip-hop song and its animated music video that tells the common story of a traffic stop going downhill, involving a young Black man and a White police officer.

Wet Seal Cigarettes
In a series of genre-bending events, Nicholas Bordeaux has to fight to remain sane in a surrealistic New York as he resists a new world order and the temptation of the coveted "Wet Seal Cigarette" within this spunky French New Wave Short Film.

Pegasus
After a brutal interaction with the police, a young black father’s search for freedom takes him beyond the limits of the atmosphere.

Post No Bills
A late-night encounter in a Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn penthouse during a blackout leads to a profound connection between the young handyman and a deaf cleaner.