Rom Com Fest Lands in L.A. with Classic Screens and New Love Stories
Rom coms may not generate ticket office money like superhero flicks do, however do not undervalue the category’s fan base. And while these sweet stories– which typically include female leads and filmmakers, and are mainly marketed to females– have actually inexplicably not been Hollywood’s leading concern over the last few years, one brand-new movie celebration is highlighting the kind. Rom Com Fest shows up in L.A. in June to evaluate timeless and new romance, promote the writing of brand-new rom com movie scripts, and develop an enjoyable, encouraging area for individuals who can’t get adequate meet-cutes, near-misses, and supreme pleased endings.
Running June 20 to 23 at the Downtown Independent, Rom Com Fest consists of a mix of indie movies from up-and-coming auteurs in a standard celebration competitors, blended with a lot of screenings of older preferred movies, a screenwriting contest to discover the next terrific rom com script, and other celebrations and occasions.
Capture screenings of His Woman Friday ( 6/21, 2 p.m.), Bride-to-be Wars ( 6/21, 5 p.m.), Never Ever Been Kissed ( 6/22, 1: 30 p.m.), How Stella Got Her Groove Back ( 6/22, 10 p.m.), and 10 Things I Dislike About You ( 6/23, 7 p.m.). Provings will be followed by Q&A sessions with Rachel Blossom, June Diane Raphael, Casey Wilson, Kirsten Smith, and Karen McCullah.
For those who wish to broaden their rom com horizons beyond the old favorites, there will be 5 brand-new functions, and a program of brief movies. The complete schedule likewise consists of live efficiencies of “Mortified” and the WhoHaha Dirty Woman podcast, in addition to opening- and closing-night celebrations for joining other love-story enthusiasts.
Romantic funnies have a representative for being the “chick lit” of movies, however at Rom Com Fest, they have actually turned that into a property, developing an area that motivates representation of females on screen and behind the scenes. Produced by occasion manufacturer Miraya Berke, and with a board of advisers that consists of Jaclyn Johnson of Develop & Cultivate and Netflix’s Amanda Krentzman, Rom Com Fest is a totally female-directed movie celebration. Even the awards jury for the competitors movies and the group of judges for the screenwriting contest are female.
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