OCTOBER 18 – 22, 2023

American Animals Film Insider Series – May 23rd

Exclusive Screening of American Animals

SYNOPSIS: The unbelievable but true story of four young men who brazenly attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in US history. Determined to live lives that are out of the ordinary, they formulate a daring plan for the perfect robbery, only to discover that the plan has taken on a life of its own.

Director: Bart Layton, Writer: Bart Layton
Stars: Evan PetersBarry KeoghanBlake Jenner

Randy Mantooth is an American actor who has worked in television, documentaries, theater, and film for more than 40 years. He was chosen to play a lead role as paramedic John Gage in the 1970s medical drama, Emergency!.The show aired six seasons (129 episodes) and six two-hour television movie specials. Mantooth has spoken regularly at Firefighter and EMS conferences and symposia across the United States, while maintaining an active acting career. He is a spokesperson for both the International Association of Firefighters and the International Association of Fire Chiefs for firefighter health and safety, and has been honored over the years with numerous awards and recognition.


“A riveting college-boy crime caper that tiggers along on pure movie-movie adrenalin, before U-turning into a sobering reflection on young male privilege and entitlement.” – Guy Lodge, VARIETY

“A crackerjack real-life heist thriller.” – Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter

“As a crime-thriller, it’s suitably nerve-wracking and ludicrous, while somehow still poignant and thoughtful. – Kevin Fallon, The Daily Beast


Wednesday, May 23, 2018
5:30 Cocktail Party
6:30 Screening & Discussion
8:30 Post Reception

American Animals cocktail party will feature food by Craft Pizza and Eureka!. Wine bar compliments of Overland and Shannahan; beer provided by Stella Artois. The post screening reception will feature cookies by The Cravory.

VIP All Access Pass holders, Film Insider Series Pass holders and Patron Circle Members will receive their exclusive invitation via email. Please RSVP quickly as this screening will be full.

We invite you to join us! Become a VIP All Access or Film Insider Series Pass holder  to attend. To support the San Diego International Film Festival all year long, join our Patron Circle

To learn more about the San Diego International Film Festival and how your can attend CLICK HERE.

To learn more about our Film Insider Series (Feb-July) CLICK HERE.