March 18 – 29
At Tower City
Only CIFF members can login. Join now for enhanced web features, discounts and dibs on tickets, advanced mailings and more!join
Events + Updates
Run Time: 85 minutes
Nearly every child in America dreams of being a big star in Hollywood, with thousands of adoring fans, money to play with, and the acceptance of their parents. Pfft, kids. Every spring marks a new pilot season in Los Angeles when wannabes flock to California in hopes of being seen by casting agents, television producers, or Dakota Fanning. And many will stay in the Oakwood Apartments, a temporary housing complex that caters to showbiz families. A jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring, and, at times, hilarious look at what goes into trying to make it in LA, THE HOLLYWOOD COMPLEX brings you so close to the pursuits of these families that you will want to just grab one of the parents by the shoulders and scream, "Jennifer Love Hewitt had talent!" From the family who garbage picks, to the young girl whose family has spent nearly $200,000 in three years to support her ability to never get a callback, this documentary will crush any dream of stardom you ever had. Hollywood is, after all, the place where reality checks are born. –T.W.
Dan Sturman, Dylan Nelson
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
François Cluzet, Omar Sy
Dan Sturman and Dylan Nelson have worked together on numerous award winning documentaries. This is their first co-directing credit.
THE HOLLYWOOD COMPLEX (2011)