Downtown-Independent

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So I went to The Rebellion Story Premier in Los Angeles.

So last Friday (December 6th) I made the sacred pilgrimage to Los Angeles to catch the Rebellion Story and it was seriously the best trip ever.  The theater is located in this district known as Little Tokyo and it’s the coolest place on planet on earth! I have sooooooo many stories from that day (i’ll post them on my personal blog) but long story short, the movie premier kicked BUTT!

Everyone was so friendly and interactive and you could hear people laughing, crying, ‘awww'ing during the screening. And I saw a really cute Homura cosplayer in the audience and I found their picture on some blog :3 And I got a free autograph board with my babies on it (that was sweeeeeeeet). And I couldn’t a afford the blu-rays but I did get a Madoka Pin that I wore the entire day and I took it to the Japanese Grocery Store and this employee stopped me and told me how much she loved Homura and we had a really nice 20 minute talk about Madoka and cosplay (she gave me free bread too! Madoka fans are soooo kind).

Oh, and  the movie was amazing but I will keep my trap shut for spoilers. Y'all should go watch it though (bring tissues and eye drops). And before the night was over I went to sit down with all my free bread and then I had a dinner that would make Kyoko jealous :3 And that was my trip.

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On Thursday, May 22nd, The Downtown Independent Theater will be screening a sneak peak of Mirror and Missal Part 1: The Magical Women of Echo Park, the latest feature film from local writer and director, Emett Casey. 

Mirror and Missal is a cinematic fantasy with a bohemian epicenter that happens to be Echo Park during a peculiar moment in her history. Filmed on location during the draining and reconstruction of the Echo Park Lake, for two years locals were without an epicenter. Mirror and Missal is a means to return that center and, with it, her strange and bitter magic.

This is a film about about love, the sun, the moon and the light at night. About the children of lunar cycles and potions; who play games for the sake of love because they know no other way to fight back.

Official Trailer. Screening is free with RSVP at contact@mirrorandmissal.com

251 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

In a career now spanning twenty years, not many music artists have done more to expand the horizons of the artform of music video than Radiohead.

Now, the established British music video screening event, BUG is delighted to bring to Downtown Independent a very special show focusing on Radiohead, one of the greatest rock bands, and greatest innovators in music video and audio-visual arts.


This unique show will see the band’s amazing music video output celebrated on the big screen – their greatest videos, their collaborations with directors such as such as Jonathan Glazer, Grant Gee, Shynola, Garth Jennings – and BUG’s very own host Adam Buxton – and also rareties, some never before seen on a big screen, or indeed any screen. 
 
Don’t miss a very special night of extraordinary sound and vision from BUG and Radiohead – the champions of the artform of music video. 

Tickets are $15 and available here.

Inni is Sigur Rós’s second live film following 2007′s hugely-celebrated Heima. Whereas that film positioned the enigmatic group in the context of their Icelandic homeland, providing geographical, social and historical perspectives on their otherworldly music, with uplifting results, Inni focusses purely on the band’s performance, which is artfully and intimately captured by French Canadian director Vincent Morisset (Arcade Fire’s Miroir Noir). Interweaving archive material from the band’s first ten years with the sometimes gossamer light, sometimes punishingly intense, concert footage, Inni is persuasive account of one of the most celebrated and influential rock bands of recent years.

Just pre-ordered the 3LP/DVD set and screening tickets for Sunday at the LA downtown independent. Showtimes and Trailer here.

2Survive Premiere -- April 30

Come to the premiere of 2Survive, a new low-budget feature by Tom Seidman. I blogged recently about his methods to produce features for $200k. I’ll also be moderating a Q&A with the director after the screening.

Logline: When a survival reality show shoot goes wrong, the contestants fight each other and mother nature to survive in the Mojave desert.

Cast: Special appearance by Erik Estrada and starring Stephanie Greco and Jonathan Camp

What: 2Survive premiere. Q&A and reception to follow the screening.

Where: Downtown Independent, 251 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, 90012

When: Thursday, April 30, 2015 — 7:30 p.m. red carpet, 8:30 p.m. screening

Who: You!

Why: We all love free movies!

How: Send e-mail to survivefilm@gmail.com for Evite link to make a reservation.

Frankenstein is amaaaazing!

I saw the reverse cast with Benedict as Victor and Johnny as the creature. Benedict was so beautiful he had his red hair and he looked glorious in the period outfits. Of course his acting was outstanding! He play the genius wreck that is Victor Frankenstein so well. The teeny tiny theater I went to was jammed pack and the amounts of fans was amazing! Everyone was laughing and squealing and gasping and it was so awesome! I was waiting for someone to yell out “Benedict!” at the end but I ended up doing it and got some people cheering. If you can I highly recommend seeing it. I could not stop smiling after my cheeks are still hurting! In January I am going to see the other version so looking forward to that.

Also I saw it at the Downtown Independent in Los Angeles which is kind of easy to miss. So keep your eyes peeled when looking for it! It’s not super obvious and not big. I drove in circles forever.

Los Chidos a film by Omar Rodriguez Lopez playing at the Downtown Independent starting on March 29th


Los Chidos, the latest film by Omar Rodriguez Lopez debuted in the narrative competition at SXSW 2012 will now make its Los Angeles debut with a special limited engagement of a week long of screenings at the Downtown Independent located at 251 S. Main Street - Los Angeles, CA. Opening night is March 29th and will also have a Q&A with Omar Rodriguez Lopez and drinks after that evenings screening. Make sure to get your tickets reserved. Additional screening times for each play are below.

LOS CHIDOS at Downtown Independent

Friday, March 29th:
8pm screening
*Q&A with Omar Rodiguez Lopez at 9:40pm, drinks 10:15-11pm*
Saturday, March 30th: 4pm
Sunday, March 31st: 5:30pm
Monday, April 1st: 9pm
Tuesday, April 2nd: 7pm
Wednesday, April 3rd: 9pm
Thursday, April 4th: 1pm

RESERVE YOUR TICKETS NOW