Feel Good fest announces lineup

'Rock Slyde' set for opening night; Asner to be honored

The second annual Feel Good Film Festival, which focuses on movies with positive themes and happy endings, will run Aug. 7-9 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood.

It kicks off with opening-night film "Rock Slyde," directed by Chris Dowling, and will honor "Up's" Ed Asner at its closing-night tribute.

The lineup includes 16 features, 34 shorts and 10 student films, as well as two webisodes.

Written and directed by Dowling, "Slyde" stars Patrick Warburton as an eccentric private detective balancing an office-building turf war with a religious cult leader played by Andy Dick and a bizarre case involving a mysterious woman, Rena Sofer.

The feature lineup consists of Michael Sammaciccia's "Always Will," Jeff Hare's "Bitter/Sweet," Cass Warner's "The Brothers Warner," Max Mannix and John Radel's "Dance of the Dragons," Neal Sundstrom's "Finding Lenny," Michael Spence's "Friends for Life," Jason Naumann's "Jesus People," Hiroshi Nakajima's "Lily," Mark von Sterberg's "Love Simple," Alex D. da Silva and Justine Jacob's "Paper or Plastic," Dowling's "Rock Slyde," George Kachadorian's "Shooting Beauty," Renee Scheltema's "Something Unknown," Jacob Madjuck and Tony Dean Smith's "Summerhood," Ann Calamia's "Universal Signs" and Patty Greer's "2012 -- We're Already in It."