Thursday, October 21, 2010

CRAYON to Open in Los Angeles on Nov 4

OCT 22, 2010 - Local indie film CRAYON is arguably the first Malaysian movie to be released in Los Angeles, California, before opening in its country of origin. The movie is scheduled to open at Laemmle Theatres of L.A. on November 4 before its nationwide release in Malaysia a week later.

Its producer, Elis Anom Abdul Hamid (above, right), told the media at a screening at GSC 1 Utama last Tuesday (Oct 19) that a trailer of Crayon was put up on Facebook and Laemmle Theatres was keen on showing it. She said Laemmle Theatres slotted a week for the movie.

Laemmle Theatres is a family-run chain of arthouse theaters in the Los Angeles area. It was established in 1938 and is owned and operated by Robert Laemmle and his son Greg. It currently has its multiplex in eight locations all over Los Angeles showing arthouse films from all over the world. The showtimes for Crayon were not ready at the time of writing.

Crayon, directed by first-timer Dean A. Burhanuddin (second from left), is about two friends from a Singapore college finding out the meaning of friendship and unity when they become volunteers at an orphanage in the peninsula. It stars Adibah Noor (second from right), Hon Kahoe (left) and Ariff Faisal Abdullah (right).


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