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Hollywood Fringe Announces 'Fringe [Film]' Lineup

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The Hollywood Fringe [Film]estival announced today the full slate of feature and short films to be presented at this year's Fringe [Film] event (see the full schedule below). All Fringe [Film] screenings will be hosted at the Elephant Studio (1076 Lillian Way) except for Opening Night on June 13th, when the day's films will be screened at the Fringe Central Mainstage (at Open Fist Theatre, 6209 Santa Monica Blvd). 

Fringe [Film]'s curator, Ezra Buzzington, says: “Like last year, young, talented filmmakers have made my job easier by submitting great new works in various genres. Our shorts section this year is jam-packed with disparate aesthetics and I'm thrilled by what we've been afforded the opportunity to screen.” 

While many genres will be represented (horror, comedy, international drama, etc.) this year's features include several new documentaries covering a range of topics from long-form improvisation (THE LAUGHING MATTER) to gay adoption (THE RIGHT TO LOVE – AN AMERICAN FAMILY). This year's Centerpiece Feature, AFTER PORN ENDS, is a documentary centered on the lives of those within the adult film industry (AFTER PORN ENDS).

A few celebrities will be making appearances at this year's screenings as well. Mink Stole is featured in the sci-fi/horror short BUGBABY (screened in “Short Figments”), director Kevin Smith has a great cameo in HUGHES THE FORCE (screened in “Short Jocosities”) and writer/comedian Fred Stoller's feature film FRED & VINNIE is sure to be a comedic hit of the 10-day event.
 
The second-year Fringe [Film] has doubled in size owing to last year's exceptional success. “I'm really happy that filmmakers are included in the fringe festival scene now.” Buzzington adds.  “I suppose it was only a matter of time, but I'm particularly proud that the trend started with the Hollywood Fringe [Film]estival. It makes sense.”
 
Speaking directly to that more inclusive trend,  Fringe [Film] will also be showcasing the first ever “Fringe Film Tour”.  Various submitted national and international short films will be presented at various international fringe festivals, starting with the Hollywood Fringe. “An entire day has been given over to the Fringe [Film]ilm tour. It will be an all day event.” says Buzzington. See www.filmfringetour.com for more information (film titles are unavailable at this time).
 
2012 FRINGE [Film] Schedule 
 
CENTERPIECE FEATURE:

AFTER PORN ENDS – 94:00 - Documentary
  • A documentary that not only examines the lives and careers of some of the biggest names in the history of the adult entertainment industry; but what happens to them after they leave the business and try to live the “normal” lives that millions of other Americans enjoy.
Wednesday, June 13th @ 8p
Saturday, June 16th @ Midnight
Thursday, June 21st @ 8p
Saturday, June 23rd @ 8:15p
 
OTHER FEATURES:

11/11/11 – 90:00 – Horror
  • Young parents and their son move into a new neighborhood and soon discover that all of their new neighbors are conspiring to control the boy in the belief he is the anti-Christ.
Friday, June 15th @ 1015p
 
FRED & VINNIE – 89:00 – Comedy
  • Lonely guy Fred Stoller is thrilled when his good buddy, Vinnie D'Angelo, the world's happiest agoraphobic and fattest vegetarian, comes to live with him,until Vinnie also proves to be the world's most maddening roommate.
Friday, June 15th @ 8p
Sunday, June 17th @ 2:15p

RETRACE – 98:00 – Drama
  • A Holocaust survivor returns with her husband and sister to Transylvania, Romania for the first time since her youth. As the memories of her forgotten past come to life, she has to overcome the depressing reality of Ceausescu's communist dictatorship as well as the developing romance between her husband and her sister.
Sunday, June 17th @ 8p
 
SINE ZEN NON (NothingWithoutZen) – 69:00 – Documentary
  • Filmmaker/actor Kevin Carr takes the viewer on a fever dream through the streets of Amsterdam in this Zen stoner comedy as he philosophizes and theorizes his way to finding the best bud in the city.     
Wednesday, June 13th @ 4:20p 
Thursday, June 14th @ 4:20p
Saturday, June 16th @ 4:20p
 
THE LAUGHING MATTER – 98:00 – Documentary
  • Enter Hollywood's hottest competition as improv comedy's freshest talent battle for legendary laughs, immortal glory, and the ultimate cage match title in The Laughing Matter.
Friday, June 15th @ 4p
Saturday, June 16th @ 8p
Thursday, June 21st @ 10:00p
 
THE RIGHT TO LOVE – AN AMERICAN FAMILY – 90:00 – Documentary
  • Jay and Bryan with their two adopted kids start a YouTube channel called “Gay Family Values” in order to combat the lies about same-sex marriage, but the media and their own family are not easily changed.
Thursday, June 14th @ 615p
Sunday, June 17th @ 6p
Friday, June 22nd @ 4p
 
THE SELLING – 90:00 – Comedy
  • A too-honest-for-his-own-good real estate agent has to sell a haunted house before its ghostly inhabitants ruin his life.
Saturday, June 16th @ 10p
Friday, June 22nd @ 9p
 
THE TWISTED LIFE OF MINDYA12 – 65:00 – Documentary
  • A single woman, Mindy Reed, feels she is disappearing in middle-age and turns to YouTube vlogging for validation, communication and community building. Incorporating both interviews and video blogs.
Short film THE BREAKUP by Sparklepuss precedes screening.

Saturday, June 23rd @ 6:30p
 
WAGES OF SIN – 99:00 – Drama
  • 1964. A small town.  A kidnapping.  A simple plan... just like in the movies.  But real life isn't simple.  Somebody always gets hurt.
Thursday, June 21st @ 545p
 
SHORT FILM PRESENTATIONS:
 
SHORT DICKS : MEN (AND THE THINGS THEY DO)  -  (67:00)

NOBODY LOSES ALL THE TIME – 14:30
  • Mexico City, 1973. After a long, hot day of shooting “Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia” director Sam Peckinpah and his producing partners leap into action in order to save their motion picture from getting shut down
SPARKLEPUSS: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – 0:43
  • The comedy team SPARKLEPUSS  gives us a public service announcement about domestic violence.
GREAT THINGS – 12:40
  • At the Aztec Hotel on old Route 66 in the San Gabriel valley, a young woman is taken in by the hotel's laundry man. Guy Zimmerman, director of last year's favorite, “Pronghorn” brings another trippy short film to the Hollywood Fringe.
CARL'S LAMENT – 9:30
  • Carl travels door to door with his compulsive flashy behavior and a reluctant need for divine intervention.
OUTSIDE PARADISE – 29:00
  • Two brothers equipped with Peacemaker six-shooters, a gross misinterpretation of the Holy Bible, and their obsession with Hollywood Western folk heroes, journey across a post-apocalyptic American wasteland in search of their survivalist grandfather.
Wednesday, June 13th @ 6p
Friday, June 15th @ 215p
Sunday, June 17th @ 1015p
Thursday, June 21st @ 4p
Friday, June 22nd @ 730p
 
SHORT FERVIDITIES – Dramatic – (67:00)
 
COMING HOME – 7:25
  • An anxious, young wife waits for her husband at the train station as he returns from war.
IMPERFECT – 24:00
  • A  Film Noir examination of our obsession with beauty, technology and the cult of fame.
THE AERIAL GIRL – 12:30
  • Urban cool teen Taylor's life is uprooted when her father dies and she moves to her grandfather's ranch in Wyoming with her mother.  There Taylor meets a ranch hand who turns her life upside down.
SATI – 7:30
  • On the verge of being sacrificed on her husband's funeral pyre, Dhumavati makes the bold and dangerous choice to flee her fate, in turn, discovering her self worth.
THE FAMILY FRIEND – 15:15
  • Both known and unknown secrets are housed in a seedy motel room in the high desert as two siblings visit with a man from their past.
Thursday, June 14th @ 215p
Friday, June 15th @ 615p
Sunday, June 17th @ 415p
Friday, June 22nd @ 215p
Saturday, June 23rd @ 230p

SHORT FIGMENTS – Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Horror (52:00)
 
BUGBABY – 15:46
  • Little Sammy Gregory is a “special needs” infant – special in that he resembles a giant insect and needs a constant supply of raw meat.  Mink Stole appears as a social worker in this silly take on modern parenting.
SHOW ME – 12:50
  • A married Vaudevillian couple examine their parenting options once the circuit begins to crumble.
SPARKLEPUSS: EXTREME CHEFS
  • The comedy troupe Sparklepuss brings its madness to the world of The Food Network.
BLOOD ROULETTE – 12:45
  • You never know exactly what your boyfriend is up to when he stays at home all day while you're at work.
ANNA SEES GHOSTS – 7:30
  • A gentle walk through the veil guided by the beautifully evocative musical strains of Windows To Sky.
Thursday, June 14th @ 10p
Friday, June 15th @ 1245p
Saturday, June 16th @ 245p
Friday, June 22nd @ 1230p
Saturday, June 23rd @ 1015p
 
SHORT JOCOSITIES – Comedies (66:00)
 
SPARKLEPUSS: RAPE PSA (0:35)
  • The comedy team SPARKLEPUSS gives us a public service announcement about rape.
METHOD – 8:55
  • An actress in LA goes to any and all lengths to capture the proper characterization for a role in which she's been cast.
SPARKLEPUSS: ABORTION PSA (0:30)
  • The comedy team SPARKLEPUSS gives us a public service announcement about abortion.
BACK TO HOLDING – 21:00
  • Which is harder?  Serving time in prison or working as an extra in Hollywood?
SPARKLEPUSS: MASTURBATION PSA (0:32)
  • The comedy team SPARKLEPUSS gives us a public service announcement about masturbation.
HUGHES THE FORCE – 34:20
  • Mashing up the Star Wars and John Hughes universes, high school nerds set out to create the real Princess Leia. Filmmaker Kevin Smith makes a cool cameo.
Wednesday, June 13th @ 2p
Thursday, June 14th @ 815p
Saturday, June 16th @ 615p
Thursday, June 21st @ 2p
Friday, June 22nd @ 1115p
Saturday, June 23rd @ 430p
 
SHORT UNFATHOMABLES  - Oddities (65:00)
 
THE BLKICE CHRONICLES: THE SHIFTER – 32:00
  • CURATOR'S PICK! Defies categorization. Ed Wood meets Spike Lee.  DIY at its most extreme. Director/Writer/Editor/CD store owner Crazy Dee encounters a strange being vesseled in the form of an innocent looking female. Based on a true story! 
SPARKLEPUSS: FREE BLEEDING – 3:00
  • The comedy team SPARKLEPUSS examines the extreme benefits of a more natural approach to dealing with menstruation.
BRING THE RUKUS – 20:00
  • An amalgam of images and quick cuts that takes you on a reeling ride of nonsensical metaphors.
Thursday, June 14th @ 12:30p
Friday, June 22nd @ 6p
Saturday, June 23rd @ 11:45p
 
FRINGE FILM TOUR 2012 – All day event
? A touring compilation of film screenings showcasing up and coming filmmakers from around the world, and presenting their films to international audiences.  Stopping at Fringe festivals in Hollywood, Edinburgh and Philadelphia.  Specific film schedule at: www.filmfringetour.com
 
Sunday, June 24th , all day, starting @ 2p.
 
ABOUT HOLLYWOOD FRINGE
The Hollywood Fringe [Film]estival is an annual celebration of the emerging arts. Environments for the Fringe [Film]nclude both traditional and unorthodox venues; fully equipped theatres, street corners, clubs, bars, and places unexpected. Performances are self-produced by local, national, and international arts companies and independent performers. In the spirit of most Fringes, participation is open and uncensored.
 
In June 2011, over 200 groups participated and over 20,000 tickets were sold, making the festival one of the largest of its kind in the United States. The event has been called “an artful feast” by the LA Times, “a roaring success” by Backstage, and “a triumph” by LA Weekly.
 
The Hollywood Fringe's Mission Statement:
  • Host an environment for bold and experimental works
  • Champion underground art and artists
  • Vitalize the arts industry in Los Angeles
  • Promote and enrich the Hollywood neighborhood
Key Festival Dates
June 7th-12th- Fringe Previews
June 13th- Fringe Opening Night Party
June 14th-24th- 3rd Annual Hollywood Fringe [Film]estival
June 24th- Fringe Award Ceremony & Closing Night Party


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