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KGEM Entering 13 Short Films in Monrovia's Action on Film Fest


Monrovia's KGEM cable network is entering a set of 13 films created by employees, volunteers, and students in the Action on Film International Film Festival being held Aug.22-29 at the Krikorian Theater. KGEM's films will be shown on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. They are:

The Coffee Club, a documentary film by Hanna Nielsen featuring a group of senior citizens at McDonald's in Monrovia, CA who share life lessons and discuss the future of conversation in the Internet Age.

My Krazy Ex, Pete, the bartender-shrink, shares four of his favorite Krazy Ex stories, as told by his patron-patients. These tales include real life inspired tales of krazies like Jealous Gina, Tricky Travis, Killer Katie and Jesus George. Filmed and directed by Adam Bain.

Success in the USA, The Rutilio (Rudy) Castrellon Story, profiles the life of Monrovia's favorite restaurateur from childhood immigration through the many stages and sacrifices toward his success with "Rudy"s Mexican Restaurant."
The hour version of this film will show on Sunday, August 24th at 7 PM.

Today, I Sing the Blues, a stylish music video featuring Peach and her all Star Blues Band. Filmed by Monty Rowan at a live performance at the Maui Sugar Mill and edited by Hanna Nielson.

Conversations with Ralph Walker, showcases clips from Ralph's large library of shows.

What Do You Do? Marlene Gibb highlights various entrepreneurs discussing their business passions.

Oh, The Places You'll Go, a short video produced for Homework House of Azusa. Directed by Hanna Nielson, featuring the stories of disadvantaged children and the staff dedicated to helping them achieve their goals.
 
Postcards from Edge, produced by Lance Mungia showcases Michael and Marti Perry in revealing different realities.
 
Calling Tokyo: During WWII, the U.S. government recruited Japanese Americans to participate in controversial radio propaganda broadcasts.
 
Goldline: Featuring IconicBridge Structures, Architect Andrew Lesiter, Art Center College of Design, and Pages Platform Artists Spotlights demonstrate their works for Phase II of this project.

Shaun Cassidy and the Sundance Kid: A radio contest ignites an office feud when an all-expenses paid trip to the Sundance Film Festival is on the line-but is even Sundance worth enduring an agonizing playlist of soft rock and easy listening?

Source: KGEM news release

- Brad Haugaard

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