THE LAST FILM FESTIVAL
Los Angeles, CA (June 21, 2016) monterey media is proud to announce the acquisition of all U.S. and Canada rights to Peabody & Emmy Award winning writer/producer/director Linda Yellen's Comedy The Last Film Festival starring the late two-time Academy Award nominee Dennis Hopper (Hoosiers, Easy Rider, Blue Velvet, Speed, Apocalypse Now), Golden Globe Winner Jacqueline Bisset (The Deep, Bullitt, Murder on the Orient Express, "Dancing on the Edge", "Joan of Arc"), Saturday Night Live's Chris Kattan ( A Night at the Roxbury, "The Middle"), Academy Award & Golden Globe nominee JoBeth Williams (Poltergeist, Kramer vs. Kramer, "Dexter") and Golden Globe nominee Leelee Sobieski ("Joan of Arc", "Uprising", The Glass House, 88 Minutes).
The Last Film Festival screenplay was written by Linda Yellen and Michael Leeds, and directed by Ms. Yellen. The deal was negotiated with Reid Nathan, Bridge Independent's Bill Straus and monterey media's Scott Mansfield. The US theatrical launch is planned for late August.
"The idea for The Last Film Festival started with a laugh Dennis and I shared at the Sundance Film Festival. And that spirit of fun and spontaneity that is uniquely Dennis carried through the filming and onto the screen. He would be so pleased that what started as one laugh will now result in so many," commented Linda Yellen
"How simply wonderful it is to watch this terrific group of distinguished actors, and of course, the style of performance that belongs uniquely to Dennis Hopper," commented Scott Mansfield, Managing Partner, monterey media.
About The Last Film Festival
What happens when an obscure film festival is the last hope for a failing producer and his disaster of a movie? When the artifice and ruthlessness of Hollywood collides with the homespun innocence of small town America, hilariously, neither will ever be the same.
About monterey media Inc.
monterey media is celebrating over 30 years as an exclusive distributor of quality independent films.
It is a privately owned entertainment industry company specializing in uniquely curated distribution and marketing for independent films. monterey media films have been nominated or won the Independent Spirit Award, Golden Globe Award, and NAACP Image Award, and includes film premieres at Sundance, TIFF, SXSW, and the Tribeca Film Festivals, as well as being included on (the late) Roger Ebert's 10 Best Independent Films list.
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