“My Sun Sets to Rise Again,” a thirty-minute short film written and directed by CinemaStreet Pictures founder Dana Offenbach, goes before audiences later this week in Los Angeles. 

The film will screen at Landmark’s Regent Theatre, located at 1045 Broxton Ave. in L.A. Screenings will be held this Friday, September 14, through Monday, September 17, at 2 pm. Additional screenings will be held on Tuesday, September 18, at 1:15 pm.; on Wednesday, September 19, at 8:00 pm; and on Thursday, September 20, at 2:30 pm. For tickets and theatre information, visit the Regent Theatre web site at https://www.landmarktheatres.com/los-angeles/regent-theatre#showing.  

Set in contemporary Mumbai, “My Sun Sets To Rise Again” is a dramatic story of forbidden love and one woman’s dreams that are bigger than the caste system that has suppressed her family for generations.  

Years after meeting a precocious ten-year-old girl born in the maids’ quarter of an Indian Palace, whose family had been bred for generations to serve the Maharaja and Maharani, Offenbach wondered about the girl’s fate.  Her thoughts about what kind of future awaited her became the inspiration for the film’s story.  

Shot over a five-day period in India in late 2016, “My Sun Sets to Rise Again” includes the noted Indian actor Parvin Dabas in its cast. Known for his work in “Monsoon Wedding,” “My Name is Kahn” and “Mirror Game,” Dabas also produced the film. It’s dedicated to the Indian actress Sujata Kumar, who plays the bookstore owner and who passed away several weeks ago. Offenbach was the producer on Kumar’s first feature film 14 years ago, and was the director on one of her last projects.  

Offenbach worked with the legendary cinematographer Sunil Patel on “My Sun Sets to Rise Again,” which was edited by Rob Tortoriello. Color grading and finishing were performed at Nice Shoes in New York, with color artist Lenny Mastrandrea doing the grade. Opening titles were designed by Scarlett, and the mix was handled by independent audio engineer Casey Chester.  

CinemaStreet is a certified woman-owned company, and Offenbach is listed with the roster of women directors and other artists found on FreeTheBid.com. The company, based in New York, is represented Yvette Lubinsky of Yvette Reps (www.yvettereps.com) in the West and Rich Schafler and Schafler Artists (www.schaflerartists.com) in the East.