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Animal Kingdom Featured on Film at OIFF

2016 Oceanside International Film Festival Schedule

Oceanside CA— A pleasant surprise for movie goers at this years Oceanside International Film Festival (OIFF) is a big-screen presentation of this summer’s last episode of “Animal Kingdom” with its producers present at OIFF on August 12.

TNT’s Animal Kingdom is a bold new drama starring Emmy® and Tony® winner Ellen Barkin (Sea of Love, This Boy’s Life, Ocean’s Thirteen), Scott Speedman (The Strangers, The Vow), Shawn Hatosy (Southland, Reckless), Ben Robson (Vikings, Dracula: The Dark Prince), Jake Weary (Pretty Little Liars, It Follows), Finn Cole (Peaky Blinders, An Inspector Calls), Daniella Alonso (Revolution) and Molly Gordon (Love the Coopers, Ithaca). The show airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on TNT/Turner Network Television, a Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner. Animal Kingdom fictional story takes place in a seaside town of Oceanside, and it is filmed in Oceanside, California, featuring many locals as extras.

The series centers on 17-year-old Joshua “J” Cody (Cole), who moves in with his freewheeling relatives in their Southern California beach town after his mother dies of a heroin overdose. Heading up the family is J’s estranged grandmother, Janine “Smurf” Cody (Barkin), whom he’s been shielded from for years. She is orbited by Baz (Speedman), her relatively level-headed right-hand man whom she adopted when he was a teenager; Smurf’s eldest son, the quietly menacing, mentally disturbed Pope (Hatosy), who has just gotten out of prison; her tough, hyperactive, recreational drug-using middle son, Craig (Robson); and the troubled and suspicious Deran (Weary), the “baby” of the family. Also prominent are Nicky Belmont (Gordon), J’s steady girlfriend, and Catherine Ortiz (Alonso), Baz’s de facto wife and the mother of their 4-year-old daughter, Lena. J will soon learn that they all make their livings through carefully planned armed robberies and other criminal activities, and that Smurf is an intense, beguiling and complicated matriarch who rules over “her boys” with a borderline incestuous love. It turns out that joining Smurf’s family comes with more danger and excitement than J might be ready to handle.

Animal Kingdom is produced by John Wells Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television, with Emmy® winner John Wells (TNT’s Southland, ER, The West Wing, Shameless) and Jonathan Lisco (TNT’s Southland, Halt and Catch Fire, Damages, NYPD Blue) serving as executive producers of the series, along with Etan Frankel (Shameless, Southland) and Christopher Chulack (ER, Shameless, Southland). Wells directed the pilot from a script by Lisco. Andrew Stearn (TNT’s Southland, Shameless) also executive-produced the pilot. The project is inspired by the award-winning feature film written & directed by David Michôd and produced by Liz Watts, who also serve as executive producers on the series. See more information at www.tntdrama.com/shows/animal-kingdom.html

Abbreviated Schedule for the 2016 (see website for complete lineup):

Sunday, August 7
Red Carpet Welcome & Opening Evening sponsored by Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation
2:00 pm to 6:00 pm – Red carpet arrival of guests and reception of filmmakers at Star Theatre, 402 North Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054. This is a perfect picture opportunity in front of the OIFF Official Backdrop with refreshments & generous appetizers to the live background music in the lobby, wine and San Diego County craft beer served. Screening of Feature Film “Keep In Touch” w. Q&A session followed with producers, cast, and crew (1:59:50, for mature audiences, “Keep In Touch” is winner of OIFF-2015 Jury Award for Best Picture, OIFF-2015 Audience Choice Award for Best Narrative Feature Film)
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm – After party at Surfside Tap Room across the street from the theater

Monday August 8
6:00 pm to 10 pm – Family-Friendly Day at Sunshine Brooks Theatre, 217 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054

Tuesday August 9
6:00 pm to 10 pm – Mature Audiences Day at Sunshine Brooks Theatre, 217 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054

Wednesday August 10
6:00 pm to 10 pm – Family-Friendly and Mature Audiences Day at Sunshine Brooks Theatre, 217 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054

Thursday August 11
6:00 pm to 10 pm – Family-Friendly Day at Sunshine Brooks Theatre, 217 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054

Friday August 12
6:00 pm to 10 pm – Mature Audiences Day at Sunshine Brooks Theatre, 217 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054

Saturday August 13
10:00 am to 1:00 pm – Family-Friendly Films at Sunshine Brooks Theatre, 217 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm – “Special Effects on a Budget” Workshop at the Community Rooms of Oceanside Public Library, downtown branch, 330 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054
3:00 pm to 6:20 pm – Serious Drama Films for mature audiences
6:20 pm to 9:00 pm – Surfing Films – family friendly

Sunday August 14
Closing Awards Gala sponsored by IZZE Beverage Company
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm – reception with refreshments & appetizers in the lobby of Star Theatre, 402 North Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054. This is the last picture oppty for red carpet photos and in front of the OIFF Official Backdrop. Live background music, food and first drink included, wine and San Diego County craft beer served, presentation of total about 20 awards (for winning films) to be given to filmmakers in each category from the OIFF Jury, and in each category for Audience Choice Awards, with screening of clips from winning films. The ceremony includes presentation of special Lifetime Achievement and OIFF Awareness Awards.
5:00 pm – conclusion
5:30 pm to 10:00 pm – after party at Veneto’s Italian Cuisine a block away

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