NY indie fest to screen 'Barackumentary'

Fest held in Los Angeles from July 30-Aug. 6

The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, which plays at the Regency Fairfax Cinema in Los Angeles from July 30-Aug. 6, will mark President Obama's birthday on Aug. 4 with a screening of Brian Johnson's documentary "Barackumentary."

The fest will kick off with an opening night party at The Cabana Club in Hollywood on July 30.

Screenings, which begin July 31, will include such films as Oriot Porta's documentary "A War in Hollywood," which focuses on Hollywood screenwriter Alvah Bessie, who served in the Lincoln Brigades during the Spanish Civil War; Ephraim K. Smith's documentary "Power for the Parkinsons," the story of the making in 1939-1940 of the REA film "Power and the Land"; Kevin Shinick's "It's About Time," a feature about how one second alters the lives of three friends; Howard Wexler's "9.9.09," about the mysterious disappearance of a small town; Mark Limburg's "The Silence in Between," a look at funk music; and Nikunja's "NAMA."