What You'll Get
Film festivals allow movie buffs to experience the full gamut of independent cinema, from performances by unknown actors to cameos by renowned boom mics. Explore the spectrum of celluloid-based art with today’s Groupon to the 2011 Bel-Air Film Festival. Choose between the following options:
For $30, you get a general-admission film-festival pass (a $75 value), with a choice from the following options:
- One pass for events on Friday, October 14th, starting at 7:30 p.m. and located at the UCLA James Bridge Theatre and the Luxe Sunset Hotel
- One pass for events on Saturday October 15th, starting at 12:45 p.m. and located at the UCLA James Bridge Theatre
- One pass for events on Sunday October 16th, starting at 2:30 p.m. and located at the UCLA James Bridge Theatre and the Luxe Sunset Hotel
For $65, you get a VIP film-festival pass for October 12–October 17 (a $200 value).
The Bel-Air Film Festival shines a bright light on film reels from around the world, offering a diverse schedule of independent shorts, documentaries, and feature-length films. The fest kicks off with My Father's Will, a U.S. feature that centers around a wealthy businessman who, in accordance with his father's last wishes, must distance himself from his affluent identity and hefty bank account for one month of self-discovery, reflection, and, most likely, frozen TV dinners. Starting Thursday, things heat up with four to five showings a day, including The Italian Key from Finland and Trophy Kids from American director Josh Sugarman. Friday and Saturday's festivities conclude with complimentary wine-tasting events before after parties and competitive Kurosawa name-droppings take center stage. Monday wraps up the whole festival with a screening of Face to Face, a film many consider to be the Australian version of 12 Angry Men.
For a full week of movie merriment, guests can equip themselves with a VIP all-access pass, sashaying through the opening night red-carpet gala and honing caricature-drawing skills during the celebrity-led film panel. The gala will honor Crash producer Bob Yari, writing duo Babaloo Mandel and Lowell Ganz, and actor Victor Alfieri, who stars in My Father's Will.
The Fine Print
Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.