SLO County Shorts on Court Street

The fourth event in the “SLO County on the Silver Screen” series focuses on a collection of short films, past and present, that were shot in San Luis Obispo County.

Hosted by the San Luis Obispo Collection @ Court Street, five short films will be screened under the stars on Saturday, September 21 at 7:30pm, on the upstairs patio on Court Street in downtown SLO (next to Pottery Barn, Sephora and Chico’s.) This is a FREE screening! Bring your own low-backed chair and a blanket and enjoy the following films….

Fortunes-Favored-4---Henry-and-CharlesFortune’s Favored
Written and directed by Daniel Lahr, this gentle and beautifully shot film was made in the Nipomo area. SLO native Patrick Lawler was the cinematographer. Set during the Great Depression it tells the story of a man named Charles returning home after work on the Golden Gate Bridge in 1937. 22 min.

redemptionmonster-of-piedras-blancasThe Redemption of the
Monster of Piedras Blancas

This modern fairy tale, set in the sleepy beach town of Cayucos, pays homage to the original 1959 movie, The Monster of Piedras Blancas (screening on Nov. 15 at Cayucos Vets Hall.) Featuring local amateur talent, this is a light-hearted “campy” story of a young surfer girl and her dog, who venture out for a day of surfing and find more than just waves. 25 min.

Aria: Rigoletto
Made in 1987, Aria is a compilation of ten short pieces directed by ten different directors, including Ken Russell, Jean-Luc Godard, Robert Altman, Bruce Beresford, and Nicolas Roeg. Each short uses an aria as soundtrack and is an interpretation of the particular aria. The piece shot at San Luis Obispo’s Madonna Inn was directed by Julien Temple, a documentary and music video filmmaker, and stars Buck Henry and Beverly D’Angelo. It is a rather absurd and funny short story of an adulterous tryst at the Madonna Inn – you have to see it to believe it! 10 min. (PG)

roads to romanceChevrolet’s Roads to Romance
Take a trip down memory lane with this travelogue-style short film shot in SLO County in 1949. Commissioned by Chevrolet, a series of films were made about American destinations to promote tourists to travel by car. 3 min.

The SLO Experiment
By former SLO resident, Robert Weber, this experimental tilt-shift video was shot and edited over a period of 3 months in the city of San Luis Obispo. The fascinating visual effect makes the landscape look slightly unreal, like an animated architectural rendering. 3 min.

Hosted by SLOIFF Artistic Director, Wendy Eidson, there will also be Q&A’s with director’s Kerrigan Mahan (The Redemption of the Monster of Piedras Blancas) and Daniel Lahr (Fortune’s Favored) after each of their films.