Holly Shorts to Honor Larry Hankin

HollyShorts, Short Film FestivalHollywood,CA(rushprnews) March 26 2007HOLL HOLLYSHORTS MONTHLY SCREENING SERIES TO SHOWCASE SHORT COMEDIES FROM OSCAR® NOMINATED AND SPIRIT AWARD WINNING FILMMAKER LA
Hollywood,CA(rushprnews) March 26 2007- Event Takes Place Thursday, March 29 at The Space Theatre in Hollywood. The organizers of HollyShorts (www.hollyshorts.com) announced that the work of the Oscar® nominated and Independent Spirit Award winning writer/actor/director Larry Hankin will be showcased during the next installment of the company’s Monthly Screening Series, which takes place on Thursday, March 29 at The Space Theatre in Hollywood. The event begins at 8pm.

Filmmaker Larry HankinLARRY HANKIN

Hollywood,CA(rushprnews) March 26 2007- Event Takes Place Thursday, March 29 at The Space Theatre in Hollywood. The organizers of HollyShorts (www.hollyshorts.com) announced that the work of the Oscar® nominated and Independent Spirit Award winning writer/actor/director Larry Hankin will be showcased during the next installment of the company’s Monthly Screening Series, which takes place on Thursday, March 29 at The Space Theatre in Hollywood. The event begins at 8pm.

Hankin has starred in over 80 television series and over 40 feature films and is best known for his role in Clint Eastwood’s classic “Escape from Alcatraz”, his reoccurring role as Mr. Heckles in the award winning TV sitcom “Friends”, and his role as Tom, the actor who played Kramer in the memorable “Seinfeld”episode titled “I’m Not Kramer.” In making the announcement, HollyShorts Monthly Screening Director Daniel Sol said: “Larry Hankin is one of the most engaging filmmakers in Hollywood history and its only fitting that HollyShorts showcase some of his greatest performances and short films at our March Monthly Screening series. It’s exciting to continue bringing high quality, independent filmmaking on a monthly basis to the Hollywood community as wegear up for the third annual HollyShorts, Short Film Festival which takes place this summer.” The March HollyShorts Monthly Screening series will feature some of Hankin’s most riveting short films including the 1980 Oscar® nominated short “Solly’s Diner,” “Independence,” the IFC Media Lab Independent Spirit Award winning film, “My Uncle Emmett,” a mockumentary which examines Hankin’s 60 + year old Uncle Emmett, a mild-mannered, middle-class parking enforcement officer who disappeared without a trace, Two years later he reappears as a bearded, ‘Outlaw Biker’ riding an‘outlaw’ Harley motorcycle. The shorts feature special appearances by some of the most notable actors in Hollywood, including Fred Willard (“Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”) Howard Hesseman (“Boston Legal”), Jeff Garlin (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Jeaneane Garafalo (“Dogma”). The Space Theatre is located at 665 N. Heliotrope Drive, Hollywood, CA. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. A reception will immediately follow the screenings with complimentary cocktails.

 

   

DREAMHOUSE ENSEMBLE’S GALATEA GETTING RAVE REVIEWSHollyShorts Sponsor’s Play Gets Critic’s Pick From LA Weekly
Congratulations to HollyShorts sponsor the Dreamhouse Ensemble. Their play Galatea which is currently having its run at The Space Theatre in Hollywood has been getting rave reviews. “Galatea”, Directed by Alex Sol was the LA Weekly Critic’s Choice this week. See the review below. For tickets, please visit www.dreamhouseensemble.com.LA Weekly PICK GALATEA Frank Tangredi’s tale of a sculptor named Merle (Lorianne Hill) seeking a muse who’s “dead inside” builds into a rich and complex study of stereotyping, guilt and grudges. Her model, gravel-faced Kate (Adrian Lee), has been in a punishing marriage to Al (Ron Quigley) for 35 years. Immediately sure that loutish Al’s to blame for Kate’s sullen misery, Merle and her pushover boyfriend Adam (Ross Kramer) attempt to enrich the elderly woman’s world with art books and museums, and then they blame her husband for her apathy. But this isn’t a simple case of patriarchal oppression; like most marriages, there’s scars on both spouses – many of them self-inflicted. And as Al ingratiates himself to these spiritual do-gooders, these old wounds are doused with fresh vinegar. The play runs long and is crammed with truncated scenes, but Tangredi’s gift for depth and resonance, plus a strong ensemble, pulls the audience along past every emotional land mine, including the ones he wisely leaves unresolved. Alex Sol directs. The Space, 665 N. Heliotrope Dr., Hlywd.; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m.; thru April 14 (added perfs March 18, 25 & April 7, 2 p.m.). (323) 871-1970. (Amy Nicholson)

Submissions are now being accepted for the 3rd Annual HollyShorts, Short Film Festival. The regular deadline is April 27, 2007 and the late deadline is May 25, 2007. All short films must be 30 minutes or under. Categories include Short Live Action, Short Animation, Short Documentary and Student Short. There is a $5 discount for students. Filmmakers are encouraged to submit their short films through Withoutabox by visiting: www.withoutabox.com/login/4655.

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