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Minneapolis premiere of "Shangri-LA" along with a DIY Filmmaking Panel

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Friday, August 2, 2019
6:30 pm Doors // 7:30 pm Screening
$9 Advance // $12 At the door
All Ages

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The Parkway Theater is pleased to present the Twin Cities premiere of season one of "Shangri-LA," followed by a DIY filmmaking panel presented by the show's creators discussing the changing world of independent film, crowdfunding, fiscal sponsorship, self-distribution and new technologies.

Filmed on location in Los Angeles by co-writers and co-directors Drew Rojas and Nick Sommer, Shangri-LA is an episodic comedy following a group of lovable characters trying to "make it" in Hollywood while surviving on the streets of LA.

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.

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