A Special One-Night Only Screening Of Amy Berg’s Empowering Sexual Abuse Film An Open Secret At Laemmle North Hollywood
“Persuasive, Bold and Incendiary.” -The Hollywood Reporter
“Potent.” –The New York Times
“Incendiary” –The Guardian
“…a devastating exposé of Hollywood’s sexual abuse problem.” – Indiewire
WHAT: A one-night only return engagement of AN OPEN SECRET. Directed by Oscar®-nominated director Amy Berg (WEST OF MEMPHIS; DELIVER US FROM EVIL), AN OPEN SECRET looks at the lives of children betrayed and abandoned by a system that essentially funnels them towards sexual predators without any oversight or regard for their safety. It illustrates not only these young peoples’ experiences, but also how some have emerged stronger for their speaking out. The film advocates: Be Courageous. Report it. Life Gets Better.
AN OPEN SECRET follows the lives of five boys, now men, who came to Hollywood with dreams of becoming actors but instead fell into a dark world that changed their lives forever. Inspired by heartfelt confessions, the film unearths claims of sexual abuse that were never brought to justice. Known offenders see little retribution for their crimes and are repeatedly hired back into top positions in Hollywood. The fact that such predators have not been brought to trial is a systemic issue that continues to plague the entertainment industry; the business is not only complicit towards abuse of minors, but even sees it as a rite of passage into the prestigious club of celebrity.
AN OPEN SECRET opened to critical acclaim this summer (93% on Rotten Tomatoes) in Seattle, Denver, New York and Los Angeles, and is traveling to more cities worldwide from the UK to Stockholm throughout the fall. At the Los Angeles premiere is July, the capacity crowd was visibly moved by the film and rose to their feet in unison following the screening to applaud the presentation and Evan Henzi, who also sings film’s signature track “Call To Arms,” co-written along with Gary Lightbody and Johnny McDaid from Snow Patrol, who also scored the film.
WHO: The film’s subjects and advocates include Evan Henzi, Todd Bridges, Corey Feldman; BizParentz Founders Anne Henry and Paula Dorn; Producers Gabe Hoffman and Matthew Valentinas and; and interview subject and journalist Dawn Chmielewski.
WHEN: Wednesday, November 18, at 7:30PM PST
WHERE: Laemmle’s Noho 7, 5240 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601; Phone: 818.762.4600
WHAT ELSE: Purchase tickets here:
Official website: http://www.anopensecretfilm.com
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