Filmmakers Drew Rosas and Nick Sommer triumphantly return to Milwaukee with their new episodic comedy Shangri-LA on the final stop of their midwest tour.
Shangri-LA is an offbeat comedy series following a group of lovable characters trying to “make it” in Hollywood while surviving on the streets of LA. In the Tibetan realm, Shangri-La is a mythical paradise, a hidden utopia that may or may not exist. In the context of LA, Shangri-LA explores the myth of the “Hollywood Dream”, a paradise to some, while to others, a mirage in the California desert.
After a nervous breakdown causes Nicky Kaplow to run away from his former life of excess as an infomercial personality, he has finally found his place of solace as a homeless homesteader. Nicky has disavowed the material world of his former life to live “off the land”. He needs to be resourceful to create a life of comfort in the streets, alleyways and hidden wilds of Los Angeles. When Nicky is not finding inventive and quirky ways to survive off the grid he is battling his inner demons and trying to win back his estranged girlfriend. In the process, Nicky meets a cast of characters who have sacrificed everything to chase after their dreams of fame and fortune.
Join us for all 13 episodes of Shangri-LA: Season 1 followed by a directors’ Q&A. Stick around The Cooperage after the screening to party with cast and crew!
Tickets $8 (Advance) $12 (Door)