For immediate release
August 1, 2007
WHAT: Indie feature “One Night With You” (dir. Joe d’Augustine)
WHERE: A+D Museum, 5900 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
WHEN: Thursday, August 16, 2007, 6:30pm (documentary program starts), 8:55pm (”One Night” screens)
COST: $5, includes screening and museum entry
PARKING: $5 for secure parking, enter off Spaulding on east side of museum
STARS: Mark Boone Junior (attending; “Batman Begins,” “Memento”), Michael Parks (”Kill Bill Vol. I & II,” “From Dusk Till Dawn”), Jake La Botz (”Animal Factory,” “Ghost World”), Paul Dillon, Gary Farmer, James Hong, Peter Stormare.
Winner “Spirit of Silver Lake” Award – Silver Lake Film Festival, 2007
“Fresh, well written, genuinely funny.” –Jenny Burman, LA Observed
LOS ANGELES- As an editor, first-time director Joe D’Augustine has worked with Robert Downey Sr., Michael Cimino and Quentin Tarantino. His recent projects include “Death Proof” and restoring Sergio Leone’s “The Good, The Bad and the Ugly.” D’Augustine got the inspiration for his feature debut in the 1970s, when his kid brother Robbie worked a magical spell on their depressed uncle Ralph, luring him out of a deep funk by sprinkling baby powder and “holy water” on the retired boxer.
This image of a strong man locked inside himself and brought back into the world for one last spree became the story of Jake Tarlow (Mark Boone Junior), the down-on-his-luck hustler who can pay off his bookie if he can just track down reclusive author Hunter Burnell (Michael Parks) and deliver him to a movie producer who wants to option a book. Jake and his Black Dahlia-obsessed buddy Eddie (Jake La Botz) find Hunter semi-catatonic in an East LA garage and kidnap him, kicking off a hilarious Eastside goose chase as the unpredictable Hunter slips away to enjoy booze, broads and cocaine, all paid for with Jake’s money.
Blending a film noir sensibility with slapstick physical comedy, exquisite location cinematography with a jazzy score from two Italian cinema legends, guitarist Alessandro Alessandroni (Sergio Leone’s whistler) and keyboard player Antonello Vannucchi, “One Night With You” is a love letter to the east side of Los Angeles and a hugely entertaining character study as funny as it’s poignant.
“One Night With You” is the featured film at The New Filmmakers’ Series August 16 film program, which also includes an opportunity to see the A+D Museum’s exhibition “Sauma [Design as Cultural Interface]” and the following short films: “South Central Farmers” (documentary, dir. Ross Guidici, about the battle to save an urban farm south of downtown), “Recyclergy” (documentary, dir. Jeremy Kaller, about the recycling subculture in the San Francisco Bay Area). Shorts: “The Intruder” (short animated thriller, dir. Alessandro Ceglia), “Grace” (short from AFI’s Directing Worskhop for Women, dir. Camille Cellucci); “Christopher Brennan Saves the World” (short teen comedy, dir. Jesse Dykstra). The program closes with a Q&A with director Joe D’Augustine and production manager Heather D’Augustine. And all for the bargain price of $5.
Also of note, Joe D’Augustine’s film blog at http://www.filmforno.com. Joe has been invited by Quentin Tarantino to attend the Venice Film Festival’s program on Spaghetti Westerns (curated by QT), and will blog live from the festival beginning the last week of August.
Director Joe D’Augustine and star Mark Boone Junior are available for interviews. Contact Heather D’Augustine, firstname.lastname@example.org, 323-350-1532.
Screener DVD’s are available upon request.
For more information on the film, visit http://www.khpreleasing.com
NewFilmmakers website http://www.newfilmmakers.com
A+D Museum website http://www.aplusd.org