SLOIFF Announces 10th Anniversary SURF NITE IN SLO

PRESENTED BY slo collection logoThe San Luis Obispo International Film Festival and The San Luis Obispo Collection are excited to announce the 10th Annual Surf Nite in SLO featuring a double feature and filmmaker tribute. The California Premiere of HOLLYWOOD DON’T SURF will kick off the evening, followed by the presentation of the Festival’s Spotlight Award to BIG WEDNESDAY writer/director, John Milius, and a screening of BIG WEDNESDAY, introduced by invited cast and crew. It all takes place on Thursday, March 12th at 6:00pm, at the historic Fremont Theatre in downtown San Luis Obispo.

GidgetBlueScreenHOLLYWOOD DON’T SURF is co-directed by two-time Academy Award nominee Greg MacGillivray (FIVE SUMMER STORIES, LIVING SEA, EVEREST, TO THE ARCTIC) and Emmy-winning director Sam George (HAWAIIAN: The Legend of Eddie Aikau), and is the ultimate celebration and dissection of surfing highlighted in Hollywood movies – raising the question for both surfers and non-surfers alike – “will Hollywood ever get it right?”

SpielbergMiliusLucasStudioThe feature-length documentary takes a comedic romp through the history of the most famous and recognizable surf films ever made. Through the lens and insights of various movie titans, A-list directors, stars and surf legends alike, the film features Quentin Tarantino, Steven Spielberg, John Milius, Stacy Peralta, Gary Busey, Jan-Michael Vincent, William Katt, Gerry Lopez, Laird Hamilton, Nia Peeples, Lee Purcell, Peter Townend, Ian Cairns, Greg Noll, Frankie Avalon, the real-life ‘Gidget’ Kathy Kohner and world record holder of the biggest wave ever surfed, Garrett McNamara. HOLLYWOOD DON’T SURF features McNamara’s record-setting ride on the gargantuan wave seen for the first time ever in a feature film.

Covering over 50 years of often outlandish but hugely entertaining surfing in cinema, the film tracks the absurd and kitsch early years of surfer portrayals, the evolution of the ultimate surf film cult classic culminating in writer/director John Milius’ BIG WEDNESDAY and modern day attempts to capture the essence and thrill of big wave riding. The yet-to-be-released documentary is produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films, William S. Price III, Lincoln Forrest Phipps and Chris Kobin. Co-director/producer Greg MacGillivray was also intimately involved with BIG WEDNESDAY as the producer of the surfing sequences. The picture is also presented by Americas Film Conservancy, a non-profit founded by producer Oliver Kwon and dedicated to the preservation of film.

Big WednesdayAfter the Festival’s screening of HOLLYWOOD DON’T SURF, Greg MacGillivray will present the 4th Annual Spotlight Award to Writer/Director, John Milius. Best known as the screenwriter of iconic and often-quoted movie lines in box office hits APOCALYPSE NOW, DIRTY HARRY, and JAWS, Milius’s passion project was BIG WEDNESDAY. Himself a die-hard surfer, he had dreamed of writing and directing the first narrative surf film that surfers would relate to and embrace. In the process of making the ultimate, big budget surf film, Milius staked his career and reputation on a release that bombed at the box office only to be re-deemed years later as arguably the greatest surf film ever made. Milius also wrote and/or directed other notable films including CONAN THE BARBARIAN, RED DAWN and CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER. He has a reputation as one of Hollywood’s most outrageous and “macho” personalities and was immortalized on screen as the inspiration for the Coen Brothers gun-toting character John Goodman played in THE BIG LEBOWSKI.

big-wednesdayb&wFollowing the award presentation, there will be an intermission and a screening of BIG WEDNESDAY, starring Gary Busey, Jan Michael-Vincent and William Katt. Portraying three young California surfers in the 1960s in this coming-of-age tale, their carefree lives of beaches, girls and waves are interrupted by the Vietnam war, leaving them to wonder if they will survive until “Big Wednesday,” the mythical day when the greatest, cleanest, most transcendent wave of all to appear and be ridden. This iconic film will be introduced by Greg MacGillivray, John Milius and some members of the cast.

More special guests will be announced in the coming weeks, but tickets are on sale now – click here for tickets or by calling (805) 546-3456.

Surf Nite in SLO / HOLLYWOOD DON’T SURF & BIG WEDNESDAY
Thursday, March 12, 6:00pm
Fremont Theatre, 1025 Monterey St. San Luis Obispo
Advance tickets: $25 general / $15 students & Film Society (purchased online or at HQ)
At the Door (if available): $30 general / $20 students & Film Society
Rush seats for BIG WEDNESDAY may also be available at the door at 8:30pm – $10

Meet-and-greet after-party at Creeky Tiki in downtown SLO. Show your festival pass or Surf Nite ticket for half-price drinks and appetizers.

Only Movie Mogul passes can be used for this Red Carpet Event. All Festival passes are on sale now.

This event is also generously supported by:

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SLO Film Festival announces four Special Presentation Films

Saint Peter'sSPIRIT OF THE MARATHON II
Sponsored by the
San Luis Obispo Marathon

From the filmmakers who brought you the award-winning documentary SPIRIT OF THE MARATHON (screened at the SLOIFF several years ago) comes the long anticipated sequel. Featuring the personal journeys of a new cast of seven athletes as they run the iconic streets of Rome, Italy, the film also includes interviews with marathon greats such as Stefano Baldini, Paula Radcliffe, Frank Shorter and many others. An entirely new running adventure, SPIRIT OF THE MARATHON II expands upon the first film looking further into this legendary event, its significance in people’s lives and ultimate impact on society.

Join SLO Marathon organizers Heather Hellman and Samantha Pruitt and the producer of the movie, Megan Williams, for a ‘spirited’ Q&A after the film, followed by a Pub Run through downtown San Luis Obispo. For more information about this event and the April 24-26 SLO Marathan, go to slomarathon.com.

BUY NOWSaturday, March 14 – Fremont Theatre, SLO – 12:00pm
$12 General / $7 Special Student Price
All Festival Passes welcome


THE BREAKFAST CLUB – A Tribute to John Hughes
with special guest writer/film critic Kirk Honeycutt

the breakfastclubThere is probably no other writer/director as well known for making financially and critically successful movies with a “coming of age” theme than John Hughes. He wrote 46 movies, produced 23 and directed 8 and his powerful influence in Hollywood can still be felt, although sadly he passed away in 2009. Author and film critic, Kirk Honeycutt will lead a discussion about the genius behind such hits as FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF, HOME ALONE, THE BREAKFAST CLUB, PRETTY IN PINK and many more. Hughes’ career is the subject of his new biography, John Hughes – A Life in Film, being released in February.

Join us for a screening of THE BREAKFAST CLUB with some invited guests who will join Honeycutt after the film to talk about John Hughes and his affinity for making iconic and important “coming of age” films.

Former chief film critic at the The Hollywood Reporter, Kirk Honeycutt has written the first complete illustrated tribute to this legendary writer/producer/director. He will be signing his new book on Saturday, March 14 at Barnes & Noble at 2pm.

BUY NOWFriday, March 13 – Fremont Theatre, SLO – 8:30pm
$12 General / $10 Student/SLOIFF Film Society
All Festival Passes welcome


TMYLI_poster_LargeTHE MASK YOU LIVE IN
Sponsored by The Women’s Legacy Fund

Direct from its premiere at Sundance this month, The SLOIFF is delighted to bring THE MASK YOU LIVE IN to audiences in San Luis Obispo. This brand new documentary is made by Jennifer Siebel Newsom and Jennifer Congdon, the filmmakers who premiered MISS REPRESENTATION at Sundance, followed by the SLOIFF in 2011.

Their new film follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. Pressured by the media, their peer group, and even the adults in their lives, they confront messages encouraging them to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify and degrade women, and resolve conflicts through violence. These gender stereotypes interconnect with race, class, and circumstance, creating a maze of identity issues boys and young men must navigate to become “real” men.

THE MASK YOU LIVE IN ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a
healthier generation of boys and young men. After the film, a panel of local experts in education and gender studies will discuss the issues in the film and take questions from the audience. More details on the panel will be announced soon.

BUY NOWSaturday, March 14 – Fremont Theatre, SLO – 3:00pm
$12 General / $10 Student/SLOIFF Film Society
All Festival Passes welcome


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with special guest Writer/Director George Gallo

We are delighted to collaborate with Seaside Gallery in Pismo Beach to present a film made by writer/director and talented artist, George Gallo. Best known for Hollywood hits like MIDNIGHT RUN, WISE GUYS and BAD BOYS, George Gallo is also well known in the art world for his impressionist paintings. Having grown up with a passion for art, he was fortunate enough to cross paths with Russian painter, George Cherepov who became a major influence in his life. He captured his own story in a wonderful “coming of age” independent movie called LOCAL COLOR, released in 2006.

george-gallo-seaside-gardenBetween screenings of the film on Friday, March 13 in downtown San Luis Obispo and Sunday, March 15 in Pismo Beach, Gallo will be at Seaside Gallery on Saturday, March 14 from 1-4pm for an Artists Reception. He will also be on hand for a Q&A at each of the screenings. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet an inspirational artist/filmmaker, who has also authored a book, Impressionist Painting for Landscapes.

Friday, March 13 – Downtown Cinemas, SLO – 7:00pm
Sunday, March 15 – La Perla Del Mar, Pismo Beach – 1:00pm
Tickets will be available day of show at the door: $12 General / $10 Student/SLOIFF Film Society / All Festival Passes welcome (pass holders get priority seating)


More Special Presentation Films will be announced very soon.
The full 2015 SLOIFF film lineup will be announced in early February.

DADDY LONG LEGS and the Malibu Silent Film Orchestra coming soon!

The last film in our autumn “coming of age” series is Mary Pickford’s silent comedy “DADDY LONG LEGS” accompanied live by the Malibu Silent Film Orchestra.

MEHC Renewables LLCPresented by MidAmerican Solar, owner of Topaz Solar Farms, the series is a fundraiser for the 2015 Festival, scheduled for March 10th to 15th. The series is also sponsored by Q104.5, New Times, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Sands Inn and Suites.

On Saturday, November 22nd, the evening will begin with a reception and silent auction at the San Luis Obispo Masonic Lodge in downtown San Luis Obispo (859 Higuera St.) at 6:30pm. Wine, appetizers and period-themed cocktails will be served by costumed volunteers. At 8:00pm, there will be a short live auction followed by the 1919 silent film, DADDY LONG LEGS, with an JT_08043original score composed by Maria Newman and performed by a seven-piece orchestra from Malibu.

DADDY LONG LEGS was one of Mary Pickford’s most well-known and popular films. Based on a play that opened in New York in 1914, the movie was re-made in 1955 with Fred Astaire and Leslie Caron, and a new musical stage version premiered just four years ago. It tells the story of a mischievous orphan who’s dismal prospects suddenly improve when an anonymous benefactor pays for her collegeDaddy-Long-Legs_(1919) education. Endearing, funny and highly entertaining, this will be a unique opportunity to see this beautifully re-mastered film with a live orchestra, in a very unique setting. Maria Newman’s melodic and moving original score is one of several she has composed for silent films her foundation owns the rights to. She is the daughter of multi-Oscar winning composer, Alfred Newman, whose incredibly talented musical family includes Thomas and Randy Newman.

Advance tickets are only $35 General and $30 for students and SLOIFF Film Society ($45/$40 at door) and include food, wine, silent auction and the film. Seating is limited. Tickets are on sale now at slofilmfest.org or by calling (805) 546-3456. 2015 Festival Passes are also available now with an early-bird discount.

Denise's planeSilent and live auction items are perfectly timed for the holidays, and include hotel stays and private homes in the US and Italy, vintage plane rides, winemaker dinners, art and jewelry, and many other great gift options. CLICK HERE to see the list of items.

This event is generously sponsored by Filipponi Ranch Cellars, Sculpterra Winery, Biddle Ranch Vineyards, DeAngelis Wines, Me & Z’s Mexican Seafood, TASTE, Pizza Solo, San Luis BBQ, Sidecar Restaurant and Young’s Market.

Proceeds of this event directly support the 2015 SLOIFF!

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Don’t miss the 35th Anniversary of “Breaking Away”

In honor of the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival’s 21st birthday next year, the SLOIFF will celebrate early by screening three classic movies with a “coming of age” theme this fall, with special events that include Hollywood celebrities and musical guests.

MEHC Renewables LLCSponsored by MidAmerican Solar, proud owner of Topaz Solar Farms, the series will begin in September and run through November, and is a fundraiser for the 2015 Festival which is scheduled for March 10th to 15th.
The series is also generously sponsored by Q104.5, New Times, Sands Inn & Suites and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

Breaking Away 7On Saturday, October 25, the 1979 comedy, BREAKING AWAY will screen at the Fremont Theatre at 7:00pm, with the film’s stars Dennis Christopher and Paul Dooley in attendance. Dennis Christopher was also the star of CALIFORNIA DREAMING (screened in Avila Beach last summer), as well as having featured roles in CHARIOTS OF FIRE and the Oscar-winning, DJANGO UNCHAINED. Paul Dooley, who plays the befuddled and hilarious father in BREAKING AWAY, is a character actor also known for SIXTEEN CANDLES, CARS and as the guest star of many TV shows.

This film event is generously sponsored by Best Bike Zone, Flanders Bicycle, Paso Bike Tours, Foothill CycleryMama’s Meatball and Peloton Cellars! Partial proceeds will go to support the SLO County Bicycle Coalition whose mission is to improve the quality of life in SLO County
through bicycle advocacy, education and inspiration.

The critically acclaimed BREAKING AWAY, directed by Peter Yates, won an Oscar in 1980 for Best Screenplay and a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Comedy. Dennis Christopher was nominated for several major awards that year, winning the BAFTA award for Most Promising Newcomer in a Leading Film Role, as well as the Young Artist Award for Best Juvenile Actor.

Christopher plays a small-town boy in the Midwest who is obsessed with the Italian bicycling team. His buddies, played by young Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern and Jackie Earle Haley, don’t understand him and his father (Paul Dooley) thinks he’s out of his mind, but somehow his enthusiasm winds up inspiring not only his friends, but his entire town. The film celebrates its 35th anniversary this year and is a timeless classic that ranks high on many lists. It’s #8 on AFI’s 100 Most Inspiring Movies of All Time and #8 on Sports Illustrated list of Top 50 Best Sports Movies.

mamasmeatballslogoDennis Christopher and Paul Dooley will do a Q&A after the movie and will also be at a meet-and-greet reception at Mama’s Meatball in San Luis Obispo, happening 5:00-6:30pm. The reception includes classic Italian appetizers, wine courtesy of Peloton Cellars, and of course, some Cinzano! Tickets for the reception AND movie are $30/person. Individual reception tickets are $20. Tickets for the film are $12 (general), $10 (students) in advance, $15/$13 at the box office day of show. To purchase tickets now, click here.

Stay tuned for more details about our last movie night of this series, DADDY LONG LEGS with the Malibu Silent Film Orchestra on November 22!

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SLO Film Fest and Central Coast Bioneers present “OPEN SESAME”

Central Coast Bioneers and the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival are teaming up to present OPEN SESAME: The Story of Seeds, on Wednesday, October 15, at 7:00pm at the Palm Theatre in San Luis Obispo. After the screening, there will be a Q&A with Elizabeth Johnson, from the SLO Seed Exchange.

Open Sesame posterIn the past, seeds were communal. They were a shared resource not unlike the water we drink or the air we breathe. One hundred years ago things started to change. Today, corporate-owned seed accounts for 82% of the worldwide market. In this surprisingly moving documentary by Sean Kaminsky, we meet a diverse range of individuals whose lives center around seeds. Farmers, renegade gardeners, passionate seed savers, artists and seed activists. The most innovative thinkers and consciousness raisers of our generation will take viewers on a journey to experience the enlightening and currently disturbing story of seeds in the face of looming climate change and corporate monopoly.

Bioneers logoThis film is a perfect ‘teaser’ for the Central Coast Bioneers Conference, scheduled for October 24-25 at the SLO Grange Hall in San Luis Obispo. “The conference is a celebration of the genius of nature and the ingenuity of human beings to tap into that genius and apply it to overcome some of the world’s most intractable problems,” explains conference organizer Stacey Hunt. The Central Coast Bioneers website has details of the full program and tickets are available now.

Elizabeth Johnson:Seed ExchAfter the film, Stacey Hunt, Executive Director of Central Coast Bioneers, will be joined by Elizabeth Johnson for a Q&A. Ms. Johnson is the Director of the San Luis Obispo Seed Exchange, a non-profit dedicated to the cultivation and saving of seeds.

Their first community seed exchange was in 2007 and now seedsavers meet monthly to talk about growing practices and plant families, and to share seeds, bulbs, or seedlings during the appropriate season.

Open Sesame photo2Director Sean Kaminsky is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and writer. The body of his work has tackled a broad range of urgent topics – from social to political – while telling impactful stories that engage and entertain.

The SLOIFF is proud to partner with Central Coast Bioneers for the fourth time. “Since our mantra is Movies Matter, the SLOIFF is always looking for opportunities to use the power of cinema to put the spotlight on important issues and organizations,” said Festival Director, Wendy Eidson. “We have partnered with numerous organizations and look forward to continued collaborations with Central Coast Bioneers, as well as the Women’s Legacy Fund, Growing Together Initiative and SLO Bicycle Coalition during our 21st Festival, scheduled for March 10-15, 2015.”

Tickets for this event are on sale now at www.slofilmfest.org or by calling (805) 546-3456. Individual tickets are available online and at the door for $8 for students and SLOIFF Film Society members and $10 for general admission. Net proceeds will be split between the Central Coast Bioneers and the SLOIFF.

SLO Film Festival Fall Series will Highlight “Coming of Age” Movies & Stars

In honor of the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival’s 21st birthday next year, the SLOIFF will celebrate early by screening three classic movies with a “coming of age” theme this fall, with special events that include Hollywood celebrities and musical guests:

• THE GOONIES with special guest Josh Brolin – Sat. September 20, 7:00pm
• BREAKING AWAY with special guest Dennis Christopher – Sat. October 25, 7:00pm
• DADDY LONG LEGS with Malibu Silent Film Orchestra – Sat. November 22, 6:30pm

MEHC Renewables LLCSponsored by MidAmerican Solar, proud owner of Topaz Solar Farms, the series will begin in September and run through November, and is a fundraiser for the 2015 Festival which is scheduled for March 10th to 15th.
The series is also generously sponsored by Q104.5, New Times and Sands Inn & Suites.

Goonies 5On Saturday, September 20th, Templeton-native Josh Brolin will be the special guest for a screening of THE GOONIES, at the Fremont Theatre at 7:00pm in downtown San Luis Obispo. The 1985 adventure/comedy which turns 30 next year, was produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by Richard Donner, and has a cult following of nostalgic adults as well as younger audiences. Josh Brolin plays “Brand”, the older brother in a group of misfit pre-teens who live in the “Goon Docks” neighborhood of Astoria, Oregon. While attempting to save their homes from demolition, they discover an ancient map that leads them on an adventure to unearth the long-lost fortune of One-Eyed Willie, a legendary 17th-century pirate. Josh Brolin will be on hand for a Q&A session right after the movie and looks forward to sharing memories of his first major movie role.

Goonies 4Oscar-nominated in 2009 for his role in MILK, Brolin has a long list of impressive credits in successful films that include NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, TRUE GRIT, and GANGSTER SQUAD. Currently he has major roles in several new films being released this fall and winter, among them, INHERENT VICE (Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film) and EVEREST. He will also co-star in the Coen Brothers new film HAIL CAESAR. Tickets for the film are $12/$10 in advance, $15/$10 at the box office on the day of show.

Breaking Away 7On Saturday, October 25, the 1979 comedy, BREAKING AWAY will screen at the Fremont Theatre at 7:00pm, with the film’s stars Dennis Christopher and Paul Dooley in attendance. Dennis Christopher was also the star of CALIFORNIA DREAMING (screened in Avila Beach last summer), as well as having featured roles in CHARIOTS OF FIRE and the Oscar-winning, DJANGO UNCHAINED. Paul Dooley, who plays the befuddled and hilarious father in BREAKING AWAY, is a character actor also known for SIXTEEN CANDLES, CARS and as the guest star of many TV shows.

The critically acclaimed BREAKING AWAY, directed by Peter Yates, won an Oscar in 1980 for Best Screenplay and a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Comedy. Dennis Christopher was nominated for several major awards that year, winning the BAFTA award for Most Promising Newcomer in a Leading Film Role, as well as the Young Artist Award for Best Juvenile Actor.

Christopher plays a small-town boy in the Midwest who is obsessed with the Italian bicycling team. His buddies, played by young Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern and Jackie Earle Haley, don’t understand him and his father (Paul Dooley) thinks he’s out of his mind, but somehow his enthusiasm winds up inspiring not only his friends, but his entire town. The film celebrates its 35th anniversary this year and is a timeless classic that ranks high on many lists. It’s #8 on AFI’s 100 Most Inspiring Movies of All Time and #8 on Sports Illustrated list of Top 50 Best Sports Movies.

mamasmeatballslogoDennis Christopher and Paul Dooley will do a Q&A after the movie and will also be at a meet-and-greet reception at Mama’s Meatballs in San Luis Obispo, happening 5:00-6:30pm. The reception includes classic Italian appetizers, local wines, and Cinzano. Tickets for the reception AND movie are $30/person. Individual reception tickets are $20. Tickets for the film are $12 (general), $10 (students) in advance, $15/$13 at the box office day of show.

Finally, on Saturday, November 22nd, the SLOIFF will present “A Silent Night” with a screening of the 1919 silent comedy/drama, DADDY LONG LEGS along with a Silent Auction to benefit the upcoming 2015 Festival. The film will be accompanied by the Malibu Silent Film Orchestra, led by composer/violist Maria Newman, with an original score played by a 7-piece orchestra. The event will take place at the SLO Masonic Lodge beginning at 6:30pm with a food and wine reception and the silent auction.

DaddlyLongLegs1DADDY LONG LEGS was one of Mary Pickford’s most well-known and popular films. It was based on a play that opened in 1914 in New York. The movie was re-made in 1955 with Fred Astaire and Leslie Caron, and a new musical stage version premiered just four years ago.

A mischievous orphan’s dismal prospects suddenly improve when an anonymous benefactor pays for her college education. Endearing, funny and highly entertaining, this will be a rare opportunity to see this beautifully re-mastered film in black, white and sepia with a live orchestra, in a very unique setting. Maria Newman’s melodic and moving score is one of several she has composed for silent films her foundation now owns the rights to. She is the daughter of multi-Oscar-winning composer, Alfred Newman. Advance tickets are $35/$30 ($45/$40 at door) and include food, wine, silent auction and the film. Seating is limited.

Tickets for all three movie events are on sale now at slofilmfest.org or by calling (805) 546-3456. Tickets are discounted for SLOIFF Film Society members (donors of $50 or more for the 2014/15 season) and for students. Festival Passes are also available now with an early-bird discount.

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Actor Jeff Bridges to receive the 2014 King Vidor Award

JB Headshot 2013The San Luis Obispo International Film Festival is very excited to announce their 20th Anniversary King Vidor Award recipient: Academy Award®-winning actor, Jeff Bridges! Former King Vidor Award recipient, James Cromwell will present the award, followed by a conversation with Jeff Bridges, and a screening of one of his films (title TBA.)

One of Hollywood’s most successful actors and a six-time Academy Award® nominee, Bridges’ performance in “Crazy Heart”—as Bad Blake, the down-on-his-luck, alcoholic country music singer —deservedly garnered the iconic performer his first Oscar® for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role.  The performance also earned him the Golden Globe, SAG Award and the IFP/Spirit Award for Lead Actor.

He earned his first Oscar® nod in 1971 for Best Supporting Actor in Peter Bogdanovich’s “The Last Picture Show,” co-starring Cybill Shepherd and Timothy Bottoms. Three years later, he received his second Best Supporting Actor nomination for his role in Michael Cimino’s “Thunderbolt and Lightfoot.” By 1984 he landed top kudos with a Best Actor nomination for “Starman”; that performance also earned him a Golden Globe nomination. In 2001, he was honored with another Golden Globe nomination and his fourth Oscar® nomination for his role in “The Contender,” Rod Lurie’s political thriller, co-starring Gary Oldman and Joan Allen, in which Bridges played the President of the United States.

In December 2010 his reunion with the Coen Brothers in the critically acclaimed western “True Grit” landed him his sixth Oscar® nomination. His list of credits is long and impressive! He recently wrapped production on “The Giver” opposite Meryl Streep, based on the children’s novel by Lois Lowry. The film has been a passion project for more than a decade and he is serving as a producer.

In his “spare time”, Bridges plays with his band The Abiders and has played in San Luis Obispo several times in the past couple of years to enthusiastic audiences at SLO Brewing Co. and the Fremont Theatre. He is also a very talented photographer, artist and an inspiring humanitarian. He is currently the national spokesman for the Share Our Strength/No Kid Hungry campaign that is fighting to end childhood hunger in America by 2015. A portion of the proceeds of this event will be donated to this charity in his honor.

BUY NOWSaturday, March 8, 7:00pm Fremont Theatre
$15 General / $10 Students & SLOIFF Film Society
Only Movie Mogul Passes accepted

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Rub elbows with the 2014 King Vidor honoree and special guests, and SLOIFF filmmakers while enjoying fine wines and great food in the cozy setting of the SLO Masonic Lodge. Magician Rich Ferguson will be working the room while a SLO Jazz Festival duo entertains.

Saturday, March 8, 9:00pm
SLO Masonic Lodge, 859 Marsh St. San Luis Obispo
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