FRIDAY NIGHT OPENING FILMS
Fri. 4/27 – Sun 4/29 – Laemmle Monica Film Center
1332 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Buttons to the right (just below if on mobile) navigate to each full day of the festival’s schedule.
Buttons within schedule below navigate to individual ticketing pages on Laemmle’s website for that specific show.
TICKET PURCHASE NAVIGATION TIPS ONLINE FROM LAEMMLE: • Scroll down below description(s) and festival poster to find date selector and showtime. • Click on the actual showtime to purchase that ticket. • You’ll then be directed to purchase page, with the opportunity to use a discount code. • Discounts can only be processed buying tickets online, not in person.
Fri. Apr. 27, 7:00pm
AHEAD FOR BUSINESS, I
MARY JANES: THE WOMEN OF WEED – FEATURE DOC
Women are changing the face of today’s fastest growing industry – cannabis. Join filmmaker Windy Borman as she discovers how they’re also changing the world. Windy Borman; Melissa Etheridge; Betty Aldworth; Kaylene Alvarez; Sara Batterby; Windy Borman, Director. Drug themes. USA
Fri. Apr. 27, 7:20pm
EMPOWERING THE ULTIMATE MOTHER
LIVING IN THE FUTURES PAST – FEATURE DOC
Jeff Bridges presents this beautifully photographed tour de force of original thinking on who we are and the environmental challenges we face, providing original insights into our subconscious motivations, the unintended consequences, what to do about our fossil slaves, and how our fundamental animal nature influences our future as Humankind. Country of origin USA; Filmed in Italy, Iceland, the United Kingdom, U.S.A, Germany, France and Canada.
Cast: Jeff Bridges, Actor, Artist, Producer, Humanitarian; Dr. Piers Sellers, Director of the Earth Science Division at NASA, Meteorologist and Astronaut (in memoriam); Wesley Clark, General, US Army, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander; Oren Lyons, Environmental activist and Professor of American Studies; Dr. Timothy Morton, Philosopher and Author, Rice University, Texas; Bob Inglis, Former (R) Congressman, South Carolina, Founder Enterprise and Energy Initiative; Dr. Rich Pancost , Professor of Biogeochemistry, Director of the Cabot Institute, University of Bristol, UK; Dr. Ruth Gates, Marine Biologist, Director, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawaii at Manoa; Dr. Renee Lertzman, Behavioural Psychologist, Author; Dr. Leonard Mlodinow, Physicist and Author, Dr. Bruce Hood, Professor of Developmental Psychology, University of Bristol UK, Author; Dr. Mark Plotkin, Ethnobotanist, Amazon Conservation Team President; Dr. Thomas Metzinger, Professor of Theoretical Philosophy, Author, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany; Dr. Amy Jacobson, Evolutionary Anthropologist and Human Behavioural Ecologist; Daniel Goleman Psychologist, Science Journalist, Author; Dr. Stephen Lewandowsky, Professor of Cognitive Psychology, University of Bristol, UK; Dr. Nathan Hagens, Co-Director Bottleneck Foundation, PHD. Natural Resources, Reality 101, University of Minnesota; Dr. Joseph Tainter, Professor of Anthropology, Author; Dr. Ugo Bardi, Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Florence, Italy; Paul Roberts, Journalist and Author; Dr. Ian Robertson, Cognitive Neuroscientist, University of Dublin, Ireland
Fri. Apr. 27, 9:00pm
ULTIMATE INDEPENDENCE, I
AT YOUR OWN RISK – FEATURE NARRATIVE
Two career driven women are hired to test out a unique treasure hunt deep in the New Mexico desert. Their exciting adventure takes a drastic turn as friendship is tested and survival is pushed to the limit, and before long they realize that not everything is as it seems. Alexandra Boylan; Helenna Santos; Jeff Schroeder; John K.D. Graham, Director. Adult themes, action, USA
Fri. Apr. 27, 9:20pm
5th PASSENGER – FEATURE NARRATIVE
In a future world during an oppressive class war, one woman with her unborn child fights against her fellow male passengers and an alien creature to survive in an escape pod. Morgan Lariah; Manu Intiraymi; Tim Russ; Armin Shimerman; David Lim; Herman Wilkins; Marina Sirtis; Doug Jones; Scotty Baker, Director. Adult themes, horror violence. USA