LOS ANGELES SCREENING AND DVD RELEASE OF UNDERGROUND FILM SENSATION ABOUT THE ANIMAL LIBERATION MOVEMENT, BOLD NATIVE
Filmmakers, cast and crew will host the Los Angeles screening and DVD release party of the independent feature ﬁlm Bold Native, the ﬁrst ﬁction ﬁlm about the Animal Liberation Front (ALF), a non-centralized group of animal liberators and economic saboteurs that the FBI calls their top domestic terrorist priority. The DVD release party concludes an independently booked summer tour by Bold Native which brought the film to capacity audiences in Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Washington DC, Des Moines, and New York City. This event and screening will be held on Saturday, November 27th at 6:30 p.m. at the Downtown Independent Movie Theater, 251 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA.
In Bold Native, Charlie Cranehill (newcomer Joaquin Pastor), an ALF member wanted by the government for domestic terrorism, emerges from the underground to coordinate a nationwide action, while his CEO father (Randolph Mantooth, Emergency) tries to ﬁnd him before the FBI does. Simultaneously, a young idealist campaigns for more humane treatment of farmed animals on behalf of a large non-proﬁt organization, and a woman from Charlie’s past threatens to undermine his plans.
The ﬁlm reﬂects a growing cultural debate about the use of animals for food, clothing, entertainment, and scientiﬁc research. It introduces viewers to the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) of 2006, a law which enables the prosecution of activists as terrorists if their actions result in economic damage to corporations in animal industries like factory farms, slaughterhouses, research labs or fur farms. In addition to narrative storytelling, the ﬁlm incorporates undercover footage from labs, farms, and real-life animal liberations for stunning realism.