We’re excited about these great movie and music events coming to SLO County and want to share them with you!
Oscar-winning actor and excellent musician, Jeff Bridges, is playing with his band The Abiders, at SLO Brewing Company tomorrow night (Thursday, June 27th). Don’t miss the chance to see “the Dude” in the intimate atmosphere of SLO Brew. Click here for information and tickets!
The San Luis Obispo International Film Festival is proud to partner with Festival Mozaic and Ocule Films to present a sneak preview of FOLLOWING THE NINTH: In the Footsteps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony, a new documentary by Kerry Candaele.
The movie will be screened at the Fremont Theatre at 7:00pm on Wednesday, July 10. A Q&A with Kerry Candaele will follow and an after-party at Luis Wine Bar will conclude the event. Luis Wine Bar is conveniently located near the Fremont Theatre in San Luis Obispo at 1021 Higuera St. There will be drink specials, appetizers and the opportunity to meet the filmmakers.
(No cover charge, for age 21+ only.)
Filmed on five continents and in twelve countries, Following The Ninth tells the story of four people whose lives have been transformed, repaired and healed by Beethoven’s Ninth message: Alle Menschen werden Bruder (All People Are Connected). At Tienanmen Square in 1989, students played the Ninth over loudspeakers as the army came in to crush their protests for freedom. In Chile, women under the Pinochet dictatorship sang the Ninth at torture prisons. In Japan each December, the Ninth is performed hundreds of times, often with 10,000 people in the chorus. Part road trip, part adventure, Following The Ninth is an inspirational story about the power of music and human resilience in dark times.
This event kicks off a new mid-year series of special screenings the SLOIFF will be offering leading in to the next Festival, March 5-9, 2014. Specially selected movies will screen all over San Luis Obispo County and a full schedule will be announced soon.
Festival Mozaic is partnering with the SLOIFF for a second time and will share the net proceeds of this event. Festival Mozaic begins its Summer Music Festival on July 16th with a wide range of concerts and musical events featuring exciting classical musicians led by Music Director Scott Yoo, in venues all over San Luis Obispo County until July 28th. For the full schedule and more information: www.FestivalMozaic.com.
Tickets for Following the Ninth are on sale now! Tickets cost $12 ($10 for students, SLOIFF Film Society members and Festival Mozaic donors.) Tickets will also be available at the Fremont Theatre on July 10 at 6:00pm. BUY TICKETS NOW
The SLOIFF Summer Youth Filmmaking Camps are just around the corner, happening August 5-16th.
Do you know a young person, aged 7-14 who’s looking for something fun and stimulating to do this summer? Look no further! Click here to learn more about our program, now in its 6th year – and register soon…there are still a few spots left!