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The 2012 California Independent Film Festival Countdown

October 12, 2011

Moraga, CA (October 11th, 2011) – The countdown begins for the 2012 California Independent Film Festival (CAIFF), which will be held from Feb 10th, 2012 through Feb 16th, 2012. To usher it in, the organizers will have a series of events leading up to its opening night.

The first event will be held this Wednesday, Oct 12th, 2012, 7 PM, at the Hacienda de las Flores in Moraga, CA. It is the launch of The Lamorinda Theatres Concert Series, with a special presentation of “The Autumn Benefit Concert for CAIFF”. This concert will be breathtaking as attendees will definitely be amazed at the eclectic musical scores, ranging from Jazz, New Age, Halloween to Fusion; especially, with the addition of exotic instruments –the largest crystal didjeridoo in the world, and singing bowls.

Scheduled performers to appear at the concert are Frank Martin, a famous keyboardist who played with Sting, Al Jarreau, Andrea Bocelli, and Tuck and Patti; Kai Eckhardt, one of the top international bassist in the world and a member of The John McLaughlin Trio; didjeridoo and singing bowl performers, Paradiso and Rasayami who currently has a New Age chart-topping CD; and Carol Alban, a well-known flutist who has played at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Attendees are encouraged to come in their Halloween costumes for the costume contest. Ticket admissions with light refreshments are $20 for adults; $15 for CAIFF members and students. Tickets are available at the Lamorinda Theatres website (

On Friday, October 21st, 2011, it will be a day and evening of extravaganza. CAIFF is proud to present the theatrical release of its 2010 award winning film for Best Score, “Mighty Macs” at the New Rheem Theatre. This is a heart-warming true story of a small-unknown school’s improbable journey in 1972, to win the first national women’s collegiate basketball championship. Tickets are $10 for general admission; and $8 for matinee admission, students and seniors.

In the evening, to celebrate Halloween, another fundraising event for CAIFF will take place. Lamorinda Theatres opens the doors to its “Dark Dreams Haunted House” at the New Rheem Theatre. This haunted house has been named one of the top-rated “Most Haunted Houses” in the nation and has attracted at least 500 visitors annually in the past five years. Ticket admission to the “Dark Dreams Haunted House” is $8; and $7 for the “Friday Night of Fright” movie. As a special treat, visitors purchasing both tickets will have the benefit of purchasing a small popcorn and small beverage for only $2.

Tickets for “Mighty Macs”, “Dark Dreams Haunted House”, and “Friday Night of Fright” are available for purchase at the New Rheem Theatre Box Office or visit .  For enquiries, call 925.388.0752 or e-mail .

As part of the 2012 California Independent Film Festival Countdown, more future events are in-the-works , and they will be announced very soon in the festival’s website (

Orinda Sings JAZZ for Victims of Hurricane Irene at Orinda Theatre Square

September 2, 2011

Orinda, CA (Sep 2nd, 2011)
– The very first Orinda Jazz Festival will reverberate at the elegant Orinda Theatre in Orinda, CA on Sunday, September 18th, 2011 from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. This one-day event is also a benefit for victims of Hurricane Irene as well as a fundraiser for local arts, and it features an impressive array of acclaimed international, regional, and local musicians and artists.

Scheduled to appear will be two-time Grammy Award recipient, Mads Tolling, an internationally renowned violinist and soloist for Grammy Award winning Turtle Island Quartet; flutists Vivana Guzman, described by the New York Times as an imaginative artist, and Moraga resident Carol Alban; keyboardist Frank Martin, who has performed with Andrea Bocelli  and Al Jarreau; guitarist George Cole,  a winner of the California Music Award for Best New Major Label Artist; and vocalists Holly Penfield, a San Francisco and Orinda native who has wowed and performed for Prince Charles and Princess Diana in London, Carnegie Hall performer Alvenson Moore, and Mary Jenson, a famous singer with a mellifluous voice.  In addition, the festival will feature a host of other celebrated local performers and musicians, including the winners of Orinda Idol contest, which will be held on Sept 11th, 2011.

The majority of the proceeds from this for-all-age event will be donated to the Hurricane Irene disaster relief program with a small portion going to the Orinda Arts Council, an established organization that supports visual and performing arts in the community, and to Orinda Theatre’s upgrade of its sound and digital system.

Ticket admissions, which include light refreshments, are $20 for the general public, and $15 for students. Tickets are expected to sell out fast, and they are available for purchase at the Orinda Theatre’s Box Office, or at the theatre’s website ( For more details, e-mail or call 925.254.9065.

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The New Rheem Theater Celebrating One Year Anniversary!

June 8, 2011
Come help the New Rheem Theater celebrate its 1 year anniverary!
On June 25th, theywill be showing “Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2” at 3 PM, and Zachary Gordon, the star of the movie, will be in attendance as a special guest. It will be fun and exciting for all. There will have games for kids, cotton candy machine, and wheel of fortune for everyone to enjoy.

There will also be having a reception at 6 PM and then a showing of the move “The Majestic,” at 7 PM, and the writer and associate producer, Michael Sloan will be on hand for a live Q&A after the movie.

Tickets are $8 for the 3 PM show, and $25 for the 7 PM show (includes the reception). More information on their website at