Stars of “Breaking Away” coming to the Fremont Theatre Oct. 25th

In honor of the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival’s 21st birthday next year, the SLOIFF is celebrating early by screening three classic movies with a “coming of age” theme this fall.

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

IMG_2338On 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.

BREAKING AWAY 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. The film celebrates its 35th anniversary this year and is a timeless classic that ranks #8 on AFI’s 100 Most Inspiring Movies of All Time and #8 on Sports Illustrated list of Top 50 Best Sports Movies.

IMG_2701Dennis 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, 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.

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.

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! Tickets are on sale now and space at the SLO Masonic Lodge is limited, so don’t wait too long!

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