For the 3rd year, the North Hollywood CineFest is happening at the Laemmle NoHo7 on Lankershim Blvd. It starts tonight and runs until March 24th. Confession, I’m an introvert, so going to every film might kill me. However, I am excited to be going to tonight’s premiere and really looking forward to Monday’s Horror Night. I love that we here in NoHo have our very own film festival founded by a resident on our fantastic hood.
What is North Hollywood CineFest
The North Hollywood CineFest is an annual international film festival showcasing short and feature films from all over the world. There are awards offered in several categories for excellence in filmmaking. The festival was the brainchild of NoHo resident Gustavo Sampaio, an award-winning editor and TV producer as well as an independent filmmaker.
Tonight’s film is the World Premiere of The Lost Tree, Starring Thomas Ian Nicholas, Lacey Chabert, Clare Kramer, and Michael Madsen. The film was Directed by Brian A. Metcalf.
Synopsis: Guilt-ridden over the death of his wife, Noah moves out of the city to an isolated cabin. Upon arriving, he begins to experience supernatural occurrences, including messages from his wife. He soon discovers that the source is an old tree. Despite his life being in danger, Noah becomes obsessed with contacting her and uncovering the tree’s secrets, even if it kills him.
Over the next few days I will be highlighting some of the films, interviewing actors and directors and sharing live on all social media. This is a great opportunity to be one of the first to see these Indie short films and features on a big screen! It was so much fun last year and I saw films that I cold not see anywhere else in a theater. You can also meet the actors and filmmakers.
Tonight schedule is:
6pm – Shorts Session 1
Play Violet for Me
A Thing Called Love
Far Off Places
A Reasonable Request
My Mechanical Romance
8pm – Opening Night Feature
The Lost Tree
I hope to see you there!