It was announced today that Dances With Films will be adding three bone-chilling, heart-felt films to their lineup for this year’s festival. The three films being added are DRIVEN, WOULD YOU LIKE TO TRY AGAIN, and WOWZERS will be screening at the festival and are guaranteed to make you feel some things.
Dances With Films (DWF), the vibrantly independent film festival announced today its 2019 lineup of narrative and documentary features and short films for its 22nd annual edition. Tickets and passes will be available for sale through the festival’s own site: https://danceswithfilms.com. A complete listing of additional films and screenings will be populating the festival’s website over the next week.
The festival has continued to thrive and progress after 22 consecutive years, it is widely recognized as the premiere showcase of innovative independent cinema in the U.S., presenting amazing, undiscovered talent to an industry audience in Hollywood. DWF will run June 13-23, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA at the TCL Chinese Theaters, located at: Hollywood & Highland, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028.
In the dark-comedy horror-tinged thriller DRIVEN, Emerson (Casey Dillard) is a ride share driver with nights full of annoyances until she picks up Roger (Richard Speight, Jr.), a mysterious out-of-towner on a mission to break a multi-generational curse. This delightful movie handles jobs we hate, self-identity crises, and coming of age tales all while slashing through legions of demons and reminding us to tip our drivers. It got snark, scares, and a whole lot of heart that pushes the boundaries of what can be done in genre films to give viewers the best ride possible.
DRIVEN is making its West Coast premiere on Saturday, June 15th at 11:45 pm at TCL Chinese Theatre.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO TRY AGAIN?
WOULD YOU LIKE TO TRY AGAIN? Who wouldn’t? This delightfully wee film, making its world premiere, takes women and gaming (in glorious 8-bit color!) and puts them front and center in this story of a young girl who has lost her mother, and has been using games as a coping mechanism to the detriment of her other familial ties. After running away, she finds a mysterious arcade with a game that transports her back to moments of incredible conflict, but she is determined to beat the game that taunts her again and again with the question, “Would You Like to Try Again? (Y/N)”. Clever, heartfelt and sincere without being cheesy, “Would You like to Try Again” is a piece not to be missed at DWF.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO TRY AGAIN? has its world premiere at Dances With Film festival on Sunday, June 16th at 2:45pm at TCL Chinese Theatre 6.
Blending horror with surrealism in a style that echoes David Lynch, WOWZERS follows Jacqueline, a young woman who is tormented by dreams and who seeks refuge in a psychedelic BDSM club filled with terror and wonder called Wowzers. Hosted by Mr. Dimms, a cheeky master of ceremonies, Jacqueline will be forced to confront her woe and desires amongst what Beetlejuice called “The Strange and Unusual.” A non-linear narrative, Wowzers is segmented by captivating sequences of oozing, ethereal visual effects. This experimental film is disorienting yet irresistibly intriguing, and challenges viewers to check what they desire both as individuals and as an audience. It’s a viewing experience not to be missed.
WOWZERS will be making its West Coast debut for the Dances With Films festival at TCL Chinese Theater 1 on Friday, June 21st at 11:45 PM.