MIFF | 8į Film Festival Internazionale di Milano - 3 Days in L.A. / Marco Capalbo / Carlos Martinez, DJ Harner, James McCarthy, Jerome Smith, Kirsten Berman, Sara Raftery, Shawna Waldron, Susie Bracken, Wallace Dorian, Zak Kilberg 3 Days in L.A. Carlos Martinez, DJ Harner, James McCarthy, Jerome Smith, Kirsten Berman, Sara Raftery, Shawna Waldron, Susie Bracken, Wallace Dorian, Zak Kilberg
A chance encounter between a Latino day laborer and a bigoted boss. A married professorís affair with a student. A young girlís self-destructive relationship with a slacker musician. A middle-aged actressís struggle with her director. Angelenos on the crest of change and their fates inextricably connected. Originally conceived and shot as two self-contained films, 3 Days in L.A. pushes the boundaries of filmic storytelling. Its two-part structure follows ten characters over the course of three days, examining them from two points of view as they shuttle between love and betrayal, loss and triumph. A three-dimensional portrait of a living, turbulent city, one in which every personís actions influence those around them comes to the foreground. Itís a portrait of how we all are forced to confront moments of change and redemption. Whether we like it or not.
Leading ActressD.J.Harner is a multi-award winning stage actress best known for her roles in acclaimed L.A. theatre productions The Traveling Lady, Eleemosynary, Nightbreath, Roads to Home, Grace and Glorie, The Quality of Light and Eric LaRue. A farm girl with seven siblings, she graduated from Millikin University in Illinois before moving west with her musician husband to pursue an advertising career. Her love of acting and two children ultimately took focus. Screen credits: features Klepto and Otis, numerous festival shorts (including offbeat comedies Natural Selection, Dartsville and Geldersma) and several dramatic television series (Crossing Jordan, Monk, Boston Public, The Guardian, etc.).