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raymac Written by raymac
Jun. 27, 2014 | 9:04 PM





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Etheria Film Night 2014 Announces Official Selections & Inspiration Award Recipient Lexi Alexander

Etheria Film Festival

Premieres include Rose McGowan’s retro thriller “Dawn,” Danis Goulet’s Cree Indian science fiction “Wakening,” and AFI DWW graduate Sarah Doyle’s string theory comedy “You and Me & Her.”

Etheria Film Night is proud to announce the official lineup of short films for the July 12, 2014 event at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California!  The North American Premiere of writer/director Axelle Carolyn’s feature film Soulmate will be followed by these short film selections:

“Wakening” - *LA Premiere* directed by Danis Goulet
(2013, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Canada, 9 mins)
In the near future, the environment has been destroyed and society suffocates under a brutal military occupation. A lone Cree wanderer Wesakechak searches an urban war zone to find the ancient and dangerous Weetigo to help fight against the occupiers.

“Job Interview” - *LA Premiere* directed by Julia Walter
(2013, Thriller, Germany, 10 mins)
When Lisa applies for a job everything seems to be turning out pretty well… Until the boss Marie starts asking strange questions and the job interview turns out to be a little different than expected…

“You Me & Her” - *World Premiere* directed by Sarah Doyle
(2014, Science Fiction, USA, 20 mins)
When 30 versions of one person pass through the wormhole at the Department of Parallel Resettlement, Anna discovers she is the worst possible version of herself.

“Dia de los Muertos” - *LA Premiere* directed by Gigi Saul Guerrero
(2014, Horror, Mexico/Canada, 12 mins)
On the night of ‘Dia De Los Muertos,’ the women of the La Candelaria strip club seek revenge on those who have abused them.

“Dawn” - *LA Premiere* directed by Rose McGowan
(2013, Thriller, USA, 18 mins)
Dawn is a quiet young teen that longs for something or someone to free her from her sheltered life. One day she meets Charlie, a high school dropout, who offers her a glimpse into a world she dreams to be a part of.

“Hide & Seek” - directed by Kayoko Asakura
(2013, Horror, Japan, 11 mins)
A school girl visits a house to take a KOTO lesson. She meets her teacher and her son and they seem to be playing “HIDE and SEEK” in the house. Koto lesson starts but the girl soon realizes that there’s something very odd about the teacher.

“The Jelly Wrestler” - *LA Premiere* directed by Rebecca Thomson
(2013, Action/Comedy, Australia, 14 mins)
With one last shot at jelly glory, washed up wrestler and barmaid Eileen must grapple with aging, betrayal and her own jelly wrestling demons - a task that may well put her down for the count.

The Soulmate North American premiere will be followed by a Q&A with director Axelle Carolyn conducted by Rebekah McKendry (Fangoria Magazine). The short film screenings will be followed by a Q&A conducted by Brea Grant (“Heroes,” Best Friends Forever) with directors Rebecca Thomson (“The Jelly Wrestler”), Sarah Doyle (“You Me & Her”), Gigi Saul Guerrero (“Dia de los Muertos”) and Rose McGowan (“Dawn”).  Director Lexi Alexander (Punisher: Warzone, Green Street Hooligans) will receive the 2014 Etheria Inspiration Award for her action and science fiction film work.  The evening will include a cocktail reception and red carpet event sponsored by Monstrosity Films, Walker/Fitzgibbon, Birns & Sawyer, and co-presented by Ms. in the Biz.

Tickets for the feature and the shorts lineup are $11 each and are available at these links:

Feature: http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/etheria-film-night

Shorts: http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/etheria-film-night-shorts-competition

The event schedule is available here: http://www.etheriafilmnight.com/event/

Etheria Film Night 2014 is co-presented by the American Cinematheque and will take place at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on July 12th, 2014. The event is sponsored by Monstrosity Films, Fangoria Magazine, RapidHeart Pictures, Vtape, Supernova Books, All Things Horror, MovieMaker Magazine, American Cinematheque, Birns & Sawyer, Killer POV, Ms. in the Biz, Digital Bolex, Beers N Fears, Walker/Fitzgibbon, and Alternative Cinema.

2014 judges include Larry Fessenden (Glass Eye Pix), Susan Seidelman (Desperately Seeking Susan), Rachel Talalay (“Dr. Who”, Tank Girl), Chad Clinton Freeman (Pollygrind Film Festival), Patty West (AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women), Amber Benson (Drones), Brea Grant (Best Friends Forever), Elle Schneider (Digital Bolex), Alexandra West (Luminato Film Festival), Kier-La Janisse (Fantastic Fest), Briony Kidd (Stranger with my Face Film Festival), Elizabeth Stanley (“Trailers from Hell”), John Skipp (Book of the Dead), Mitch Davis (FanTasia Film Festival), Jennifer Lynch (Chained), Lexi Alexander (Punisher: Warzone), Brian Quinn (Grindhouse Film Festival), Peter Block (A Bigger Boat), Sean Marks (NYCHFF), Chris Rowan (NYCHFF), Marina de Van (Dans ma peau), Jeffrey Riddick (Final Destination series), David Decoteau (RapidHeart Pictures), Gabrielle Kelly (NYU Tisch School of the Arts), Sean Hood (Conan), and Brian Jones (Beers N Fears).

Reel Grrrls

Etheria Film Night is honored to be sponsoring an on-site charity drive at their July 12th event for Reel Grrls (www.reelgrrls.org)! Reel Grrls empowers young women to realize their power, talent, and influence through media production.  Reel Grrls is the premier year-round media-training program for girls.Reel Grrls is a 501c(3) non-profit organization. On July 12th, at our Etheria Film Night event, we will be requesting donations of gaffers tape and SD cards (new or used)  as well as monetary donations to the organization. Any other production items will be accepted as well. These girls are awesome and deserve our support! Find out more on our site: http://www.etheriafilmnight.com/reel-grrls-charity/


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