Friday, August 2, 2019
6:30pm Doors // 7:30pm Filmmaking Panel // 8pm Screening
$9 Advance // $12 At the door
The Parkway Theater is pleased to present the Twin Cities premiere of season one of "Shangri-LA," preceded by a DIY filmmaking panel with filmmakers from Minneapolis, Milwaukee and Los Angeles.
The event will begin with a film panel featuring Twin Cities filmmakers Eric Tretbar and Molly Worre Katagiri along with Shangri-LA Co-Creators Drew Rosas and Nick Sommer. The panelists will discuss the evolving world of independent cinema production and distribution as well as how to build and nurture the local film community in the Twin Cities and beyond.
Following the panel we invite the audience to binge watch all 13 episodes of Shangri-LA on the big screen. Filmed on location in Los Angeles, Shangri-LA is an episodic comedy following a group of lovable characters trying to "make it" in Hollywood while surviving on the streets of L.A.
Season 1 Synopsis: In the Tibetan realm, Shangri-La is a mythical paradise, a hidden utopia that may or may not exist. In the context of LA, Shangri-LA explores the myth of the “Hollywood Dream,” a paradise to some, while to others, a mirage in the California desert.
After a nervous breakdown causes Nicky Kaplow to run away from his former life of excess as an infomercial personality, he has finally found his place of solace as a homeless homesteader. Nicky has disavowed the material world of his former life to live “off the land.” He needs to be resourceful to create a life of comfort in the streets, alleyways and hidden wilds of Los Angeles. When Nicky is not finding inventive and quirky ways to survive off the grid he is battling his inner demons and trying to win back his estranged girlfriend. In the process, Nicky meets a cast of characters who have sacrificed everything to chase after their dreams of fame and fortune.