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All New Restoring Tomorrow Plays Beverly Hills by Tim Nuttall

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The stars came out for a very special screening of Restoring Tomorrow last week at the Laemmle Fine Arts Theater in Beverly Hills. The screening of the never-before-seen, expanded film was in conjunction with the annual Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival.

Among those in attendance were actor Joseph Culp, recording artist and composer Craig Taubman, mogul Michael Jay Solomon and Stranger Things star Matthew Modine. Rabbi Steve Leder also attended joining Wolf for a Q&A following the film, as well as honoring famed LA architect Brenda Levin for her work on renovating and reconstructing the Wilshire Boulevard Temple.

Restoring Tomorrow Takes Over the Southeast by Tim Nuttall

This coming week, HWP takes Restoring Tomorrow to the Miami Jewish Film Festival and then to the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. The documentary features Wolf on a journey of rediscovery and tells the remarkable story of Los Angeles' Wilshire Boulevard Temple near demise, saved by a Jewish community’s determination to achieve the impossible.

Restoring Tomorrow first screens in Miami on Monday, January 23rd and then Tuesday, January 24th. The film will then feature at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival on Friday January 27th. Aaron Wolf is scheduled to appear at all screenings.

For ticket and theater information, call MJFF at 1-888-585-3456 and visit AJFF here.

HWP Hosts VIP Screening of Restoring Tomorrow at Skirball Cultural Center by Tim Nuttall

On January 23rd we hosted a VIP screening of Restoring Tomorrow at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

Restoring Tomorrow follows the personal journey of Los Angeles-based Howling Wolf Productions co-founder/director Aaron Wolf, as he documents the rise and fall and rise again of L.A.'s oldest Jewish congregation, where his late grandfather, Rabbi Alfred Wolf, served for more than 50 years. 

Rabbi Steve Leder & Aaron Wolf

Rabbi Steve Leder & Aaron Wolf

"This has been an extraordinary journey that opened my eyes to what I was missing and I hope opens other eyes as well," Wolf said. "Like many younger adults, I wandered from my religion, and more important, from the place I grew up. On a very personal level, the restoration of Wilshire Boulevard Temple has reconnected me with my faith in community, and my faith in religion; both as a religious practice and as a place of family and tradition. On a much larger scale, the Temple's restoration has dramatically demonstrated what every community can achieve around the globe, if we dig down deep and remember who we are and what we stand for.”

Timothy Bottoms, Rabbi Steve Leder, Eli Broad, Aaron Wolf & Michael Gross

Timothy Bottoms, Rabbi Steve Leder, Eli Broad, Aaron Wolf & Michael Gross

The stars were shining bright as some of LA’s finest made their appearances. Legendary actors Timothy Bottoms (The Last Picture Show, The Paper Chase, TAR) and Michael Gross (Family Ties, Tremors, Guest House) attended along with esteemed entrepreneur and philanthropist, Eli Broad.

Leonard Maltin on stage with Aaron Wolf & Rabbi Steve Leder

Leonard Maltin on stage with Aaron Wolf & Rabbi Steve Leder

After screening to a packed house, director Aaron Wolf and Wilshire Boulevard Temple Senior Rabbi Steven Leder sat down with legendary film critic, Leonard Maltin, for a lively Q&A.

How To Train Your [Dragon] Wolf 2 by Tim Nuttall

Don't try to put out the fire because here's the latest Howling Wolf Productions premiere review! The Toothless Dragon was mingling with the stars on the red carpet at the How To Train Your Dragon 2 premiere. And let me tell you, it was hot in Westwood. HTTYD2 was a roaring success for Dreamworks. 

Just East of the 405 was transformed into Isle Park as famous faces like Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Dylan McDermont and America Ferrera lit up the festivities. Guests were greeted with Viking hats, buckets of popcorn to dip our paws in and our very own dragon glasses (with magical 3D capabilities of course). 

HWP loved the movie so much we think the office should have its very own dragon. The animation was so lifelike at times that the soaring over the ocean and mountains looked almost real. The tireless time and effort that goes into creating these animated features definitely pays off. And definitely make sure to get your own 3D dragon glasses. Trust us, it makes you feel like you're right up there, soaring with the dragons. The audience roared with applause and gave a long ovation following the movie. 

After the premiere we attended the private reception held at the W hotel. We got a chance to talk with some of the film's stars and makers. There was a photo booth where you put on garb and become a viking. And of course, the delicious food and drinks were flowing.

How To Train Your Dragon 2 opens today at your local theater. HWP gives the movie 2 paws up! If you get a chance to see it, we’d love to hear your thoughts. Comment on our Facebook and let us know!