LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The 15th Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival (HRIFF) returns to LA LIVE / Staples Center this February to screen their most extensive program to date. Some of the biggest stars in Hollywood have confirmed to attend the festival in 2017, including: Pierce Brosnan and Sharon Stone.
Pierce Brosnan will be attending the annual HRIFF Award Ceremony and Press Red Carpet on Feb 17th 2017 at 6:00pm, as well as attending the Feb 17th 8pm screening of Poisoning Paradise; the new documentary directed by Keely Shaye Brosnan and Teresa Tico (and Executive Produced by Mr. Brosnan); a new film that explores environmental battles over large-scale pesticide usage in Hawaii.
Sharon Stone will also be attending the annual HRIFF Award Ceremony and Press Red Carpet on Feb 17th 2017 at 6:00pm as well as the Feb 17th screening of An Undeniable Voice; the new documentary she produced and narrated that focuses on Sam Harris; one of the youngest Holocaust survivors, who will also be attending.
William Fichtner, James Hong, Lori Petty, Jonathan Banks, Steven Weber, Clark Duke and many others are also to be honored at the HRIFF Award Ceremony and Press Red Carpet on Feb 17th 2017 at 6:00pm.
HRIFF 2017 presents new work featuring: James Caan, Kris Kristofferson, Martin Landau, Emily Mortimer, Mira & Paul Sorvino, Billy Zane, Ethan Embry, Harry Lennix, Rick Shapiro, Kristen Bell, Ewen Bremner, Illeana Douglas, Sean Astin, Josh Brener, Brendan McCarthy, Isy Suttie, Robert Wuhl, Taryn Manning, Daniel Baldwin, Takuji Suzuki and Pauletta Washington.
Retrospectives for work featuring John Milius, Diane Ladd, and Warren Beatty and screenings of the final work from legends Robert Loggia, Doris Roberts, and Mickey Rooney are premiering at HRIFF 2017 in Los Angeles from Feb 16th – Feb 29th.
HRIFF screens emerging filmmakers alongside the most accomplished names in Hollywood. Past guests and winners include: Joe Mantegna, Hilary Duff, Danny Masterson, Gerard Depardieu, Tyler Blackburn, Tinto Brass, Jon Polito, Laura Prepon, Dominic Purcell, Haylie Duff, Alex Meraz, John Robinson, Frances Fisher, Dee Wallace, Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, Uwe Boll, Lee Meriwether, Bruce Davison, Gary Cole, and many more stars of stage and screen.
HRIFF 2017 is held Feb 16-28 2017 in Los Angeles & Beverly Hills CA
Dec 16-20th @ Regal Cinemas LA LIVE - 1000 West Olympic Blvd, L.A. CA 90015
Dec 21-23rd @ Beverly Hills Music Hall - 9036 Wilshire Blvd Beverly Hills, CA 90211
HRIFF SPECIAL EVENTS / SCREENINGS:
HRIFF AWARDS CEREMONY & RED CARPET
Friday, February 17th 2017 - 6:30pm
RED CARPET 6:00pm.
With Pierce Brosnan, Sharon Stone, James Hong, and many more!
Friday, February 17th 2017 - 8:00pm.
With Filmmakers Keely Shaye Brosnan, Teresa Tico, & Pierce Brosnan.
An Undeniable Voice
Friday, February 17th 2017 - 1:00pm.
With Sharon Stone and Sam Harris.
Friday, February 17th 2017 - Noon.
New Film from the producers of Blackfish.
Friday, February 17th 2017 - 6:00pm
BEST SHORT FILM - Starring Teyonah Parris & Pauletta Washington.
From Hollywood To Rose
Saturday, February 18th 2017 - 8:30pm
BEST COMEDY FEATURE FILM – A gentle raging dramedy with a surprise structure.
Palpitations of Dust
Monday, February 20th 2017 - 1:00pm
HRIFF Experimental Film Program Presents: Five surrealist poems in one-presentation representing the continuous and infinite patterns of a life in dreams (and the dreams demanding synchronicity from it).
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SOURCE Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival