Mope (USA) - Film Maudit 2.0 Film Festival

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The Los Angeles premiere of Lucas Heyne’s directing debut, Mope, a feature-length drama co-written by Zack Newkirk and Heyne and produced by Parkside Pictures in association with Saxton Cinema and Uncooperative Pictures. Set in the San Fernando Valley, the drama is based on the tragic true story of best friends Steve Driver and Tom Dong, two low end porn actors who sought fame but gained infamy. The film premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and stars Nathan Stewart-Jarrett as Steve Driver and Kelly Sry as Tom Dong and includes David Arquette as Rocket.

Highways Performance Space & Gallery is pleased to present Film Maudit 2.0 from Thursday, November 14, through Sunday, November 17, 2019, its inaugural film festival celebrating the work of outré filmmakers. Conceived and curated by Highways’ Artistic Director, Patrick Kennelly, the festival program will include six feature films and 40 shorts from around the globe with work from Belgium, Canada, Columbia, Estonia, France, Germany, Mexico, the Netherlands and the UK. 50% of selected films are by female-identifying filmmakers. Each feature and short film in the program will make its Los Angeles premiere. Awards will be given for Best Narrative Feature, Best Experimental Feature, Best Narrative Short, Best Experimental Short and Best Animated Short. Festival passes cost $40 for the entire four-day program.

Photo Credit: Steve Bust - Courtesy by Highways Film Maudit 2.0