Float - Special Film Screening
Nov
15
5:30 PM17:30

Float - Special Film Screening

Float

Float

Language : English

Runtime : 100 mins.

Synopsis: Follows several years-in-the-life of one of the few remaining, all-volunteer, 'self-built' Rose Parade float crews. The film is not just about floats - it examines the importance of community and looks closely at community giving, and dedication to volunteer based community projects.

Filmmaker Bio : Float is Karl Preussers first film as director, a veteran film composer/songwriter, his music credits include feature films for Universal and Paramount. Karl and his producing partner/wife Kate Preusser have volunteered with the Burbank Rose Float for ten years.

Filmmakers Karl and Kate Preusser will attend. They are also dedicated members of the Rose Parade’s “Burbank Community Float” crew.

Private Happy Hour poolside at Hotel Paradox from 5:30 - 6:30 with filmmakers, film screening at 7:00 pm with a filmmaker Q&A after the film. The film will screen in the Hotel Paradox ballroom complete with comfy lounge chairs and complimentary movie snacks.

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Prodigy Special Film Screening
Jul
19
5:30 PM17:30

Prodigy Special Film Screening

Come see this special Indie Film screening of "Prodigy" at Hotel Paradox on July 19.
$10 ticket includes a Happy Hour from 5:30 - 6:30 in the Grove room at the Paradox, with complimentary appetizers and cash bar and a chance to meet the filmmakers.

Film screening begins at 7:00 in the Hotel Paradox ballroom. Film will be followed by a Q&A with the film's co-directors Brian Vidal and Alex Haughey.

Registered Paradox hotel guests show your key card for free admission.

The feature directorial debut from co-writers/co-directors Alex Haughey and Brian Vidal has a familiar premise: A misunderstood and unnaturally powerful young girl winds up in the custody of government officials and scientists who have put her on lockdown in order to discover the secret to her abilities and, as a mask for their own fear and hatred of “The Other”, for the safety and security of innocent civilians. The research team’s last ditch effort to crack the highly intelligent, dangerous, and abrasively antagonistic child is to bring in a psychologist who specializes in treating children and brings in some emotional baggage of his own. The “Indie” badge is very strong with Prodigy, for good and for ill, but it succeeds quite well in narrowing the focus to a character level, something big-budget action pics rarely do." - Review from Collider.com

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Prodigy wrapped a successful festival run last year, having been accepted to nine festivals. This included trips to international affairs at Cinequest, Sedona, Buffalo, Fantaspoa (in Brazil) and Santa Cruz -- where the film won Best Narrative Feature. Released digitally in March, by the end of it's first weekend, the micro-budgeted indie found itself tangling with blockbusters, as it landed as the #2 SciFi Thriller on iTunes.
The amount of interest in the film was staggering (over 50 reviews), with the tight storytelling and excellent performances praised in reviews from Collider, Bloody Disgusting, Ain't It Cool News, Starburst Magazine, and The Film Stage. The movie has continued to perform well on IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes. Prodigy has garnered more than 40 articles and interviews with big media outlets like The Hollywood Reporter, Latino Review Media, Slashfilm, JoBlo and a host of other outlets. The film has been embraced by the niche Horror and Sci-Fi communities -- sites with large followings like Horror Society, Dread Central, SciFi Now, and Daily Dead.

The film stars Richard Neil, Savannah Liles, Jolene Andersen, Emilio Palame, David Linski, Harvey Q. Johnson, and Aral Gribble. Prodigy also features Director of Photography/Executive Producer Hisonni Johnson.

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The Last Smile Special Film Screening
Jun
21
5:30 PM17:30

The Last Smile Special Film Screening

Come see this special screening at the Paradox Hotel in Santa Cruz on June 21.
$10 ticket includes a Happy Hour from 5:30 - 6:30 in the Grove room at the Paradox, complimentary appetizers and cash bar and a chance to meet the filmmaker. Screening at 7:00 in the Paradox Hotel ballroom. Film run time is 1 Hr 27 mins. Screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker, Shankey Srinivasan. Registered Paradox hotel guests show your key card for free admission.


A feature film inspired by the book "The Last Smile" is directed by San Francisco based Indian-American filmmaker Shankey Srinivasan.  A bereaved father searches for answers to explain the untimely death of his son.
The film aims to increase awareness about the unregulated health supplements industry in US.
Starring Danny Arroyo, Keith Stevenson and Bettina Devin
Cinematography by LT Chang
Produced by Amit Zutshi
Foundation Executive Producer Jeevan Zutshi
Written, Directed and Edited by Shankey Srinivasan

Official Selection at: Cinequest, Palm Beach International Film Festival, Vancouver Asian Film Festival, River to River Florence Indian Film Festival, Cameroon International Film Festival, Golden Door International Film Festival, Santa Cruz Film Festival, International Festival of Film, Louisville, Indian Film Festival of Cincinnati -Special screening for Senators & Congressmen at US Capitol Hill, Washington DC (Apr 2016) Livermore International Film Festival, Marbella International Film Festival Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival, Philadelphia, USA, Silicon Valley Film Festival, California, USA Burbank Int'l film festival

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Official Selection at: Cinequest, Palm Beach International Film Festival, Vancouver Asian Film Festival, River to River Florence Indian Film Festival, Cameroon International Film Festival, Golden Door International Film Festival, Santa Cruz Film Festival, International Festival of Film, Louisville, Indian Film Festival of Cincinnati -Special screening for Senators & Congressmen at US Capitol Hill, Washington DC (Apr 2016) Livermore International Film Festival, Marbella International Film Festival Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival, Philadelphia, USA, Silicon Valley Film Festival, California, USA Burbank Int'l film festival

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Shankey Srinivasan is an award winning Indian-American filmmaker based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. He moved from India to US to pursue higher studies and received degrees in Film Production and Electrical Engineering. His films have played at prestigious events around the world and have won awards in competition.

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