H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival® - Los Angeles 2013
The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival® promotes the works of famed American science fiction and horror author H.P. Lovecraft through motion pictures by both professionals and amateurs, current and classic, national and international. The festival was founded in 1995 by Andrew Migliore in Portland, Oregon to promote and encourage film and television adaptations of Lovecraft's great works and other, similar weird tale writers such as Edgar Allan Poe, M.R. James and Robert E. Howard.
This is the fourth year the HPLFF-LA® plays at the classic art deco Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro, California.
The HPLFF-LA® is partnered with the Grand Vision Foundation, a nonprofit volunteer-run 501(c)(3) organization.
Grand Vision's mission is to preserve and promote the historic Warner Grand Theatre and foster artistic, cultural and educational activities in the Theatre and the Harbor/South Bay area of Los Angeles.
We are sponsored by the San Pedro Historic Waterfront Business Improvement District (PBID), Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles, and the Horror Writers Association.
CAN'T ATTEND? CHECK OUT OUR "THERE IN SPIRIT" TICKET
If you can't physically make it to the Warner Grand Theatre, you can still join the festival remotely. This ticket will allow you access to our LiveStream of performances and events, exclusive backstage interviews, plus special online access to as many of our short films as we can get. You also get our program and a raffle ticket to possibly win something!
In addition to a full weekend pass, our VIPs also have a reserved seating section in the theater and will have complimentary dinner on Friday, lunch on Saturday, and brunch on Sunday (not including drinks or gratuity) PLUS the HPLFF-LA® 2013 T-shirt!
Our parking situation has changed!
We do NOT have access to free parking on Friday. However, the meters and lots are all free after 6pm, and it only costs $1.00 (one dollar) per hour. If you join us before 6pm Friday, you will need to pay a buck.
If you are coming Saturday, we might have access to the free lot located behind the Industrial Paint building at the corner of 5th and Palos Verdes St. (see here).
If you don't want to risk it, you should park in one of the city lots and pay for the day, which should only be $3 or so. There is one on 7th street between Mesa and Pacific that is $2.50 all day. Again, free after 6pm.
Parking is free on Sunday.
There is a free trolley that rides around the area and stops at all our destinations. Click here for schedule and map.
5pm to 7pm - Join us for dinner at the nearby Whale & Ale, a Victorian-era themed English pub. Reservations must be made directly with the Whale & Ale or on their Facebook page.
7pm-11:30pm at the Warner Grand:
Screening of the Clark Ashton Smith adaptation Mother of Toads directed by Richard Stanley
Screening a block of Lovecraft-themed music videos, including The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets
World Premiere - First look on THE DREAMLANDS, a new upcoming film project by Huan Vu, director of DIE FARBE (Best Adaptation, HPLFF Portland 2011), based on H.P. Lovecraft's Dream Cycle:
An orphaned boy with a troubled past is lead to another world by a mysterious old man living in a strange house on a cliff overlooking the ocean.
Embark with us on an epic journey!
Screening of a recent Poe adaptation of The Tell-Tale Heart by Bart Mastronardi
"The Tell Tale Heart" is the first short in the new anthology based on Edgar Allan Poe stories titled Tales Of Poe. Written and directed by award winning filmmaker Bart Mastronardi, "The Tell Tale Heart" is a new twist on Poe's most famous horrific short story. Starring Debbie Rochon, Alan Rowe Kelly, David Marancik, Desiree Gould, Joe Quick & Lesleh Donaldson.
Macabre Fantasy Radio Theater returns Friday night for another thrilling audio drama!
Screening of The Unnamable with special guest star Mark Kinsey Stephenson.
11:30pm to 1am - A post-festival party as the Whale & Ale brings us a happy hour menu and prices: $4 English tap beers, house wines, cocktails & a special Happy Hour food menu. Plus Lovecraft pub trivia with prizes!
1pm - 3pm - Author readings and discussion about Lovecraft's literature at the Whale & Ale Pub, where they will have a special lunch menu for us.
Confirmed authors: Nancy Holder, Gary Myers, Cody Goodfellow, Leslie Klinger, Ross E. Lockhart, Denise Dumars, Bryan Thao Worra and more!
3pm-midnight at the Warner Grand:
Our famous short subject will play on Saturday night. See the best from around the world, and vote on your favorite!
Our featured short films:
Lot 254 (California Premiere)
Total Party Kill (World Premiere)
Pickman (World Premiere)
The Banshee Bride (World Premiere)
Bahr (Vanya) (Southern California Premiere)
The Celebrant (World Premiere)
A Short Nap, Ever Elongating (Southern California premiere)
Cthulhu's Witnesses (World Premiere)
Reset (California Premiere)
The Professor (California Premiere)
Miskatonic University (World Premiere)
Baby Lovecraft (Southern California premiere)
The Unusual Case of Henry David Pierce (World Premiere)
The Ratking (World Premiere)
Grasshopper! (California Premiere)
In addition, the following shorts will be available online for "There in Spirit" viewers as well as those in the theater, who will get a secret code to watch:
Screening of Dagon, with director Stuart Gordon, producer Brian Yuzna, and storyboard artist D.H. Covey!
Screening John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness with producer Sandy King!
11:30 pm to 2am - The post-fest party at the Grand Vision Annex (cash bar).
11am to 4 pm - Brunch 'n Fun at the nearby Grand Vision Annex. Enjoy a delicious catered breakfast from Happy Diner along with Lovecraftian games including Arkham Horror board game, Call of Cthulhu RPG and more, plus the inimitable Cthulhu Prayer Breakfast led by Cody Goodfellow. Musical performance by Eben "Hey There Cthulhu" Brooks.
The Lash of St. Francis is a Lovecraft-themed, mystery/ARG/LARP happening on Sunday, September 29th 2013 at 11:30 AM. This is a rules-light game with simple mechanics and is intended for first-time or experienced LARP-ers alike. Players will select pre-generated characters, form teams, search for clues and gather information at various locations in and around downtown San Pedro to solve a 74 year old mystery...but, will they be able to solve it in time? To find out, show up in front of the Warner Grand at 11:30 AM and join us for The Lash of St. Francis!
Sandy King, Stuart Gordon, Brian Yuzna, Jean-Paul Ouellette, Mark Kinsey Stephenson, Jason Thompson, D.H. Covey, Mike Dubisch, Nancy Holder, Leslie Klinger, Ross E Lockhart, Gary Myers, Cody Goodfellow, Denise Dumars, Bryan Thao Worra, Eben Brooks, and more!
The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society
The Rational past
A Walking Kind of Bird Productions
Upon A Midnight
Kisses or Stitches
Artist Mike Dubisch
Artist Rick Kitagawa
Artist D.H. Covey
Visitors can stay at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (three blocks from the Warner Grand in the historic district of San Pedro) at a discount. Call the front desk at 310-519-8200 and say you are with the Lovecraft festival and ask for the group discount, OR, book online and use group code HPL.
VISIT THE NEARBY BATTLESHIP USS IOWA BB-61 AT A DISCOUNTED RATE!!
All attendees to the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival®-Los Angeles can purchase tickets to tour the battleship U.S.S. Iowa at a discounted rate. The battleship is a short walk from the Crowne Plaza hotel and a moderate (3/4 of a mile) stroll from the Warner Grand Theatre. These tickets are good for a year from date of purchase. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE DISCOUNT TICKETS
This festival is presented courtesy of the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival® and Lurker Films (www.lurkerfilms.com).
The Warner Grand Theatre is a facility of the City of Los Angeles, operated by the Department of Cultural Affairs.
Warner Grand Theater (View)
478 West 6th Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
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