The Joseph Szabo Project Showing at HollyShorts Film Festival August 16, 2012

Hollywood, CA ­­­ ---- Joseph Szabo’s photographs of angst driven adolescents have earned him the admiration of many in the entertainment community including Sofia Coppola, Kirsten Dunst, Cameron Crowe and Andrew Garfield. Now a new film, making its Los Angeles premiere at the HollyShorts Film Festival August 9-16, 2012, reveals the stories behind the images.
“The Joseph Szabo Project” is a visually stunning first-person portrait of the photographer’s journey to capture the lives of his teenage students. Drawn from thousands of never before seen images and classic published work, the film has been described as “a love letter to high school” that will “make you feel like you’re right back in homeroom.”
On his blog, legendary photographer Bruce Weber has called it “A great photography documentary.” The Project has previously screened at over a dozen festivals including Cinequest, the Florida Film Festival, DOC NYC and the St. Louis International Film Festival.
Joseph Szabo will be attending the premiere which screens during a program of short documentaries on Thursday, August 16, 2012, starting at 6:30 PM. The location: Grauman’s Chinese 6 Theaters in Hollywood at 6801 Hollywood Blvd. Tickets can be purchased at Eventbrite or in person at the box office.
“The Joseph Szabo Project” was produced and directed by David Khachatorian and George P. Pozderec. To learn more about the film and watch a preview please visit:

August 16, 2012