Happy Friday the 13th from the SLO Film Fest!

slofilmfest2015_surfnight159Surf Night in SLO was a raging success! We hosted the California Premiere of the documentary HOLLYWOOD DON’T SURF with attending directors Greg MacGillivray and Sam George. The Spotlight Award was then presented to writer/director John Milius, followed by a screening of BIG WEDNESDAY presented by members of the cast and crew.

the breakfastclubThe festival continues today with a few more great events. At 8:30pm we will be hosting a special screening of THE BREAKFAST CLUB with a discussion about John Hughes led by writer and film critic Kirk Honeycutt. Hughes’ career is the subject of Honeycutt’s new biography, John Hughes – A Life in Film, which was released in February. (He will be signing his new book on Saturday at Barnes & Noble at 2pm.)

This evening we will also be welcoming guests into the Hearst Castle theater for CITIZEN KANE. This is a joint fundraiser of SLOIFF and Friends of Hearst castle, which supports conservation of, and education about, Hearst Castle. The film will be screened for only 50 people in William Randolph Hearst’s original private theater in the hilltop estate. This is the first time this controversial film has ever been screened in Hearst Castle itself.

The film will be introduced by TCM’s TV personality Ben Mankewicz, the grandson of Citizen Kane co-screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz. As assortment of entertainment industry people, media and film buffs from all over the country will gather at the famous hilltop estate for a night to remember.