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Friday, October 12

8:00pm PDT

Opening Night Film: The Loneliest Planet

The Loneliest Planet

Director: Julia Loktev

Cast: Gael García Bernal, Hani Furstenberg, and Bidzina Gudjabidze

Runtime: 113 mins

Alex and Nica are young, in love and engaged to be married. The summer before their wedding, they are backpacking in the Caucasus Mountains in Georgia. The couple hire a local guide to lead them on a camping trek, and the three set off into a stunning wilderness, a landscape that is both overwhelmingly open and frighteningly closed. Walking for hours, they trade anecdotes, play games to pass the time of moving through space. And then, a momentary misstep, a gesture that takes only two or three seconds, a gesture that’s over almost as soon as it begins. But once it is done, it can’t be undone. Once it is done, it threatens to undo everything the couple believed about each other and about themselves. All the while, they are not alone. They are always with the guide, who witnesses their every move. The film plays off the relationship between young travelers and the places they travel to, between guide and guided. But at heart, it is a love story -- a tale about betrayal, both accidental and deliberate, about masculinity, failure and the ambiguities of forgiveness. 

Friday October 12, 2012 8:00pm - 10:00pm PDT
Warner Grand 478 West 6th Street San Pedro, CA 90731
Saturday, October 13

3:00pm PDT

Things I Don't Understand

Things I Don't Understand
Director: David Spaltro
Cast: Molly Ryman, Aaron Mathias, Grace Folsom
Runtime: 109 mins
Grad student dealing with eviction in Brooklyn forms a cathartic relationship with a local bartender hiding his own secrets and a terminally ill hospice patient she's interviewing for her thesis on what happens after we die.

Saturday October 13, 2012 3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Croatian Cultural Center 510 West 7th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731

7:00pm PDT

Night Boats

Night Boats
Director: Igor Mirkovic
Cast: Ana Karic, Radko Polic, Rentata Ulmanski
Runtime: 100 mins
There are hundreds of stories about first love. This is a story of a last love. A story of a romance unexpected, a romance that would never happen if Helena and Jakov had not eloped like a pair of 17-year-old teenagers jumping over a fence at a retirement home. Like fugitives they take on one last adventure trying to make it on a ship Helena didn't board 60 years earlier. 

Ugly Duckling (Short)     (CROATIA)
Director: Mia Rogic (11 years old)
Runtime: 3 mins
Ugly duckling is hatched from the egg and finish in the lake, but later it goes in school, grow up, and found a girlfriend.
*plays before 'Night Boats'



Saturday October 13, 2012 7:00pm - 8:45pm PDT
Croatian Cultural Center 510 West 7th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731

9:00pm PDT

Love or Whatever

Love or Whatever
Director: Rosser Goodman
Cast: Tyler Poelle, Jennifer Elise Cox, Joel Rush, David Wilson Page, Jenica Bergere
Runtime: 84 mins
LOVE OR WHATEVER is about Corey who thought he had it all: A successful career, a lesbian sister who’s his best friend and most of all, a bright future with his boyfriend, Jon. But when Jon dumps him—for a woman!—Corey sets off on a wild journey of self-discovery that leads him to a GRINDR connection, a new love and a life changing choice: Love Or Whatever.
Saturday Oct 13, 9pm, Croatian Cultural Center

Saturday October 13, 2012 9:00pm - 10:30pm PDT
Croatian Cultural Center 510 West 7th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
Sunday, October 14

6:00pm PDT

Crooked Arrows (RSVP for free screening)

Director: Steve Rash
Cast: Brandon Routh, Gil Birmingham, Crystal Allen
Runtime: 65 mins
Family Friendly Film 

A mixed-blood Native American, Joe Logan, eager to modernize his reservation, must first prove himself to his father, the traditionalist Tribal Chairman, by rediscovering his spirit. He is tasked with coaching the reservation’s high school lacrosse team which competes against the better equipped and better trained players of the elite Prep School League.

Joe inspires the Native American boys and teaches them the true meaning of tribal pride. Ignited by their heritage and believing in their new-found potential, coach and team climb an uphill battle to the state championship finals against their privileged prep school rivals…will they win?

Sunday October 14, 2012 6:00pm - 7:15pm PDT
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro, CA 90731

6:00pm PDT

Closing Night Film: Silver Linings Playbook

Director: David O. Russell

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Julia Stiles, Chris Tucker, and Jacki Weaver

Runtime: 120 mins

Life doesn't always go according to plan. Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) has lost everything -- his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother (Jacki Weaver) and father (Robert DeNiro) after spending eight months is a state institution on a plea bargain. Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with his wife, despite the challenging circumstances of their separation. All Pat's parents want is for him to get back on his feet-and to share their family's obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles football team. When Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get complicated. Tiffany offers to help Pat reconnect with his wife, but only if he'll do something very important for her in return. As their deal plays out, an unexpected bond begins to form between them, and silver linings appear in both of their lives.

Sunday October 14, 2012 6:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Terrace 28901 South Western Avenue, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275