Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Screening at VFF12: “The Little Team” and “VINYL”

Saturday at 6:30, we have a pair of entertaining youth-oriented films about underdogs.

The Little Team, or “L'Equip Petit,” is a fun and inspiring documentary short from Spain about a youth soccer team that’s never scored a single goal but keeps going anyway—for the fun of playing the game, to make friends, and learn lessons about life and sports. 

Shot in just a few hours by a small crew, this film is great for kids and the grownups who can learn from them.  As the filmmakers said in an interview, “We are a little film company and we like to win but it can’t be always expect this.  We try to have fun with the process, not just with the final result.”  Fortunately, the final result is a winner!

Our accompanying feature, VINYL, is an underdog comedy about an aging British punk band, Johnny Jones and the Weapons of Happiness, returning to the music scene by creating a younger group to mime their songs.  Sort of Spinal Tap meets School of Rock—as The Santa Barbara Post put it, this is “a heartwarming rock mockumentary.”  A fresh and funny film that “delves into the relationship of rock star dads and their illegitimate children, the misdirection of today's spotlight on the young rather than the talented, and the role of technology in today's music industry.”

Loosely based on the true story of The Alarm and Mike Peters, this film was directed by Sara Sugarman, who has experience in bands herself and as a longtime acquaintance with Peters.  Click here for a sneak-peek clip of Sara introducing her film.

Screening Saturday evening (11/10) at 6:30 pm.


The Valley Film Festival returns to NoHo for its twelfth annual celebration of independent film and local production, Wednesday, November 7 – Sunday, November 11, 2012.

For more on The Valley Film Festival, visit our website or Facebook page.

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