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Ashley Bell’s LOVE & BANANAS: AN ELEPHANT STORY kicks off 10th anniversary series of Kat Kramer's films that change the world

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Kramer’s 10th anniversary series will consist of films about heroic women

The suspenseful feature documentary “LOVE & BANANAS: An Elephant Story” will have its Global iTunes Exclusive Pre-release screening July 18 at the Real D Theater, 100 N. Crescent, Beverly Hills.

The film will kick off the 10th Anniversary Celebration of Kat Kramer’s Films That Change The World and will roll out a series of films that highlight heroic women.

Elephant rescues in Thailand are rare, unpredictable and often life threatening.

After waiting 2.5 years, actor/director Ashley Bell and a team of elephant rescuers led by world renowned Asian elephant conservationist and TIME Magazine's Hero of Asia, Lek Chailert, embark on a daring mission of 480 miles across Thailand to rescue Noi Na, a 70-year old partially blind trekking elephant and bring her to freedom. how powerful someone is they must be held accountable.

The July 18 premiere event for the 10th Anniversary of KKFTCTW will be all-inclusive.

There will be members of the deaf community in entertainment, and the panel/Q & A will be ASL interpreted.

The host committee for the event includes:  Diane Warren, Ed Begley, Jr., Ed Asner, Sharon Stone, Billy Bob Thornton,  Louis Gossett, Jr.,  Beau Bridges, Kristin Davis, Tippi Hedren, Jon Mack, Briana Evigan, Sara Rue,  Joanna Cassidy, Lainie Kazan, Glynn Turman, Beverly Todd, Jessie Maltin, Amy Ziering, Kirby Dick, Katie Cleary, Lek Chailert, Save Elephant Foundation, Elephant Action League,  Change For Balance, Elephant Guardians of Los Angeles, The Kerulos Center, Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary and numerous others.

The “Power Panel,” moderated by Kramer, will consist of:  Ashley Bell (“The Last Exorcism”) writer/director/producer, Ross M. Dinerstein (1922) producer, Sofia and Ian Hultquist (“The First Monday in May”) executive producers/composers and David Casselman – executive producer and founder of the Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary.

 Katharine "Kat" Kramer, an actress and producer in her own right, having just wrapped Season 5 on "Child Of The 70's" and will play "Fran" in the up-coming indie feature "Turnover" which she also co- producing.

Kramer created the ongoing series to showcase motion pictures that tackle important social issues.

In so doing, she is following in the footsteps of her late father, the legendary producer/director Stanley Kramer, who was known for taking artistic and financial chances by making movies about controversial subjects including “Judgement at Nuremberg” and “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.”
Kramer, Founder of Kat Kramer's Films That Change The World said, "My theme for the 10th Anniversary is 'SHEroes For Change.' Later this Fall I will present more films with this theme including 'BOMBSHELL: The Hedy Lamarr Story' produced by Susan Sarandon and Reframed Pictures. I also established the prestigious 'Hunt For Humanity' Award in conjunction with the series in honor of the 'first' actorvist Marsha Hunt, who will turn 101 on October 17. Details about the 2nd recipient and "Hunt For Humanity" Award ceremony will be announced in the coming weeks. I'm also presenting an award winning documentary 'FEMINISTS: What Were They Thinking?' by Johanna Demetrakas.”

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