Special event and screening of HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY FAIL IN HOLLYWOOD, a witty, poignant film about friends, fantasies and fails. An ode to struggling artists trying to make it against all odds, on their terms, while navigating truth, fantasy and identity in outrageous Tinseltown. Ellie (C.M. Conway) is a bottom-feeder actress at the end of her rope in Hollywood, when a life-changing event happens with her gay, Latinx friend, Ben (Adrian Gilbert). A surreal twist unfolds with comedic results, blurring the lines of fantasy and reality, as she unwittingly becomes the key to a new take on Tinseltown where failure is the star. This female-led indie was produced, directed, written and edited by Sonoma County's C.M. Conway (she/her), inspired by her years in Hollywood; with Sonoma County, Bay Area and Los Angeles locations. Inclusive of the LGBTQIA+ and BIOPOC communities, and a champion of gender equity.
Completed: 2022 (not publicly released yet)
Q&A with filmmaker C.M. Conway after the screenings (Nov. 4th virtually, Nov. 6th in person). Also, fun photo ops and attendees have a chance to win gifts and prizes.
Run time: 116