(Los Angeles, California--December 12, 2012) The LA 3-D Club is pleased to announce the program for the 9th Annual Los Angeles 3-D Movie Festival, to be held on Friday, December 14th through Sunday, December 16th, 2012, at the Downtown Independent Theater. The festival will showcase a selection of over twenty international 3-D shorts in competition, two 3-D feature films, a special presentation, and a memorial celebration of the life, work, and legacy of Ray Zone. All events will be held at the Downtown Independent Theater, 251 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90012. For the complete schedule and online ticket sales, visit the festival website, http://www.LA3DFest.com
The 9th Annual LA 3-D Movie opens Friday, December 14th at 8pm with Robin Hood: Ghosts of Sherwood 3D
, a 2012 feature from Germany, directed by Oliver Krekel and starring Martin Thon as Robin Hood, Tom Savini as the Sheriff of Nottingham, and Kane Hodder as Little John. The characters are familiar, but in this version of their story, Robin and his Merry Men are undead and haunting Sherwood Forest.
Short films in competition will screen at 1pm and 3pm on Saturday, December 15th, followed at 5pm by a special presentation of 20th Century Fox’s Maggie Simpson in ‘The Longest Daycare’, a 2012 3-D animated short film starring the youngest family member from The Simpsons
. The short was released with Ice Age: Continental Drift in theaters. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with members of the creative team behind the film, including director David Silverman. At 7pm, the top award winners will be announced and will receive prizes from festival sponsors Sony Creative Software, Fujifilm, and Goat&Yeti.
The festival’s Closing Night will showcase the feature U2 3D
, the 2008 concert film directed by Catherine Owens and Mark Pellington that was shot in South America during the band’s “Vertigo” tour. U2 3D
is considered to be the first digital, multi-camera, real-time 3-D film. 3ality Digital shot over 100 hours of footage with the largest collection of 3-D camera technology ever used on a single project. The award winning, technically innovative film is a multi-sensory experience that is praised by fans, critics, and the film industry. U2 3D will screen for free at 8pm on Saturday, December 15th and will be introduced by 3D Producer and 3ality Technica CEO Steve Schklair.
Sunday, December 16th will be dedicated to remembering and celebrating the life of Ray Zone, LA 3-D Club Vice President and 9th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival Co-Chair in a free public memorial at the theater. Ray was an author, 3-D film producer, speaker, and award- winning 3-D artist who passed away on November 13, 2012. The reception, hosted by the International 3D Society, begins at 5pm, followed by family and friends speaking in memorial to Ray in the theater. The evening will include displays of Ray’s art, writing, and film work.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL ORGANIZERS
The LA 3-D Club (Stereo Club of Southern California) was established in the Greater Los Angeles area in 1955 by a dedicated group of amateur 3D stereo photographers to further the art and science of stereoscopic photography. For more than five decades members have been meeting monthly to share 3-D images created through classic slide photography, computer generated stereo imaging, digital photography and stereoscopic 3-D video. For more info, visit http://www.LA3DClub.com
ABOUT THE VENUE
The Downtown Independent Theater is downtown Los Angeles' premiere venue for screening independent film and video. The modern facility features 222 Stadium style seats including 16 reclining sofa seats, digital and 35mm projection, and a lobby art gallery. The LA 3-D Club outfitted the theater with a dual projector, polarized 3-D projection system and silver screen specifically for the screening of independent 3-D content. For more info, visit http://www.downtownindependent.com