Rom Com Fest to screen 90’s classic ‘How Stella Got Her Groove Back’

“We all need something uplifting to escape to,” says the festival’s Founder and Executive Director Miraya Berke.

How-Stella-Got-Her-Groove-BackBased on Terry McMillan’s semi-autobiographical book by the same name, “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” a film which made a whooping $67 million motion when it was released in 1995 will screen at the Rom Com Fest.

The film stars Angela Bassett as Stella, a single, 40-year-old stock broker in the San Francisco area who takes a trip to Jamaica with her best friend Delilah (Whoopi Goldberg) and falls in love with 20-year-old Winston (Taye Diggs).

The film is one of several romantic comedies screening at the  Los Angeles based film festival which celebrates love through film and experiences. The festival will take place June 20-23, 2019 and its lineup includes special themed screenings of iconic romantic comedies, as well as a competition lineup of new romantic comedies, and a number of unique themed events and activities.

Highlights of the festival include a special curated screening and fireside chat with actress Rachel Bloom (CW’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”)  as well as a screening of “Bride Wars,” featuring a special Q&A with the film’s writers. The festival will also hold the west coast premiere of actor Joseph Cross’ directorial debut “Summer Night”  (starring Lana Condor, Analeigh Tipton, Victoria Justice, Justin Chatwin and Ellar Coltrane). Special event highlights during the festival include a Mortified live comedy show, a live read of the winner of the Rom Com Fest screenplay competition (presented by Scriptd), as well as a live taping of WhoHaha’s “Dirty Girl” Podcast – a company co-founded by producer/actress Elizabeth Banks.

“We all need something uplifting to escape to. Routinely dismissed by film critics as a lesser genre artistically, romantic comedies are universally beloved and are a true art form, being some of the most classic and beautiful films that we know today,” shared the festival’s Founder and Executive Director Miraya Berke. “I’m thrilled to be able to bring the Los Angeles community together to experience these films in a new, fun and creative atmosphere.”

The festival will present both jury prizes and an audience award prize to its competition lineup for features and short films.

Badges and individual screening/event tickets are on sale as of today (May 7th) online at www.romcomfest.com. Tickets range from $12.00 to $15.00 USD per ticket, and you can save by bring a date/best friend, with a “party of two” paired discount.

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