Melora Walters ‘Waterlily Jaguar’ Selected For Opening Night Film
of the 2018 DTLA Film Festival, Oct. 17-21, Los Angeles

The Psychological Drama, Starring Robert LeGros and Mira Sorvino,
Makes Its Los Angeles Theatrical Premiere

LOS ANGELES – Oct. 12. 2018 – Director-writer-actor Melora Walters psychological drama, “Waterlily Jaguar,” will make its Los Angeles theatrical premiere screening at the Opening Night Film of the 10th annual DTLA Film Festival, Oct. 17-21 at Regal L.A. LIVE, Hotel Figueroa and venues throughout burgeoning downtown Los Angeles

With the addition of “Waterlily Jaguar,” the 2018 festival will screen 30 new feature films of all genres, and all making their Los Angeles theatrical premieres with 68% by women directors. As well, the festival is screening 77 short-form content films and videos, including separate programs for TV pilots and web series episodes with an emphasis on diversity. The festival also launches this year Immersive, its showcase of the latest in AR, VR and Hyper-Reality experiences.

“We’re so proud to have the opportunity to present as our Opening Night film Melora’s directorial debut. Audiences have seen her work as an actor in films like ‘Boogie Nights,’ ‘Magnolia’ and ‘Venom.’ Now we all get to delight in her work as a creative force behind the camera, “ says Karolyne Sosa, Director of Programming.

Directed, written and produced by Walters, the film stars James Le Gros, Mira Sorvino, Stacey Oristano, Christopher Backus, Steven Swadling, and Dominic Monaghan. In the film Bob Price (LeGros), a famous novelist known for his “airport” best-sellers, seeks to write something more meaningful for his new book. But his quest to pen a magnum opus sends him tumbling down a spiral of obsession that may leave the relationships he has already forged in shambles, including his marriage to Helen (Sorvino).

The film will screen at 7 pm on Wed., Oct. 17that Regal L.A. LIVE. Tickets are on sale now:​

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The 10th annual DTLA Film is sponsored by Hotel Figueroa. Originally opened in 1926 as an exclusive women’s hostelry, Hotel Figueroa begins a new chapter in 2018 with the unveiling of a comprehensive redesign of its public spaces and 268 guest rooms and suites; art program boasting Los Angeles-based artists and authors; and culinary experiences conceived by four-time James Beard Award nominee Chef Casey Lane along with craft cocktail mastermind Dushan Zaric. For more information or reservations, visit

Festival Premiere sponsors are Eaze and Mike’s Hard Lemonade. Additional sponsorship is provided by 101 Keys, Pixelogic, NetSuite, Fort Point Beer, Ving Vodka, AT&T Audience, Zeiss and Regal L.A. LIVE.

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Press Contact:
Alisse Kingsley | Muse Media

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About DTLA Film Festival
Founded in 2008 as a nonprofit (501)(c)(3) arts organization, DTLA Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing films by and about groups underrepresented by Hollywood in the historic center of the Creative Capital of the World. The festival also strives to reflect in its programming the unique cultural and ethnic diversity of the neighborhoods of downtown Los Angeles and surrounding communities.