Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017 Presented by Dollar Bank

The Hollywood Complex


Year: 2011
Country: USA
Run Time: 85 minutes

The Hollywood Complex
The Hollywood Complex

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.

The Hollywood Complex

CIFF36 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Friday, March 23, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 9:35 AM

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Principal Cast
François Cluzet, Omar Sy

Director Bio
Dan Sturman and Dylan Nelson have worked together on numerous award winning documentaries. This is their first co-directing credit.

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