Santa Monica International Film Festival (SMFF) announced Monday the launch of the SMFF Indie Spotlight at the Arclight Santa Monica created in collaboration with the Arclight Cinemas.
Scheduled on select last Sundays of each month, the SMFF Spotlight at Arclight will present new, compelling and innovative films curated by Santa Monica International Film Festival, according to the organizers.
The free screenings will take place at Arclight Santa Monica and each screening will be accompanied by a filmmaker Q&A with surprise guests and moderators.
The first indie feature film in the Spotlight is screenwriter Michael Carnick’s coming of age drama “Who’s Driving Doug” starring RJ Mitte, Paloma Kwiatkowski with Daphne Zuniga and Ray William Johnson.
The 2nd film in the Spotlight is “Lost Compassion” a complex real life thriller that explores the suspicious death of Mitrice Richardson, a case that has LASD currently under investigation and asks the question: Who is policing the police? Produced by Chip Croft and Dr. Ronda Hampton. The 3rd installment in the Spotlight is a collection of (3) new short films from the Santa Monica Colleg Film Program. “Cora” directed by Kevin Maxwell; “Muñecas” directed by Osvaldo Ozuna; “Like A Rolling Stone” directed by Daniel Hawley.
SMFF Indie Spotlight at Arclight Santa Monica (2016 Dates):
Sunday Mar 27 – “Who’s Driving Doug”
Sunday April 24 – “Lost Compassion”
Sunday May 29 – SMC Film Program Shorts
Screenings are free. RSVP at Santa Monica Film Festival website: SMFF.org.