Sometimes, works of art can change the direction of a life. Sometimes, a country. As filmmakers, we never know if our efforts will have the impact we want, but we are driven to try tell stories that matter.
WAR OF THE LIMELIGHT began as an exploration of rivalries between two high schools and what it means to fall in love across cultures.
But as the film evolved, “falling in love across cultures” began to include our relationship with those arriving in the United States as immigrants, as well as the past that we keep hidden in order to fit in.
Ironically, our film takes place in the not too distant future in which fear of prosecution of being an immigrant is running wild. Cities are conflicted with their federal responsibilities. Now a reality, this movie’s relevance is greater than ever.
April 15 will be our first public screening of this film. We are calling it a “staged-premiere” because we will actually be filming the opening and closing of the film THAT night in front of a live audience. All attendees should be OK with being IN the film because we will be capturing audience reactions.
WAR OF THE LIMELIGHT was written by Michael and Brittney Buffo in conjunction with students from Carmel High School, Pacific Grove High School, Millennium Charter High School, Everett Alvarez High School, Harbor High School, and Simi Valley High School. Much of the details of a few of the main characters came from Carmel community leader, Gabriela Forte after her return from working with Syrian refugees in Greece. Together we found a movie about what it means to live in a multicultural universe, and ultimately, what love has to do with it.
April 15 at 6pm-10pm
Golden Bough Playhouse, Carmel, CA
Lobby opens at 6pm. Movie starts at 7pm.
There will be a brief Q & A with the filmmakers after the film.
This event is a fundraiser for the HARA Motion Picture Conservatory, a 501c3 non-profit.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for students ages 12-18. (+eventbrite fees)
Free admission for Cast & Crew.
Two Comp tickets for each member of our “Producer’s Circle”:http://bit.ly/2m6tbBK
Have any questions? Didn’t see yourself in that Producer’s Circle link and unsure if you have a comp ticket? Please contact Brittney@haramotionpictures.com
Watch the teaser:
read more about this film, our classes, and us:
See you at the show!