Online bidding has begun for “Short & Sweet” Auction Packages/Collectibles!

mary-pickfordOn Saturday, November 19th the “Roaring 20’s” will be alive and well in the Venetian Room of the iconic Madonna Inn when the Malibu Coast Silent Film Orchestra, led by Maria Newman, fills the room with melodies written specially for three silent short films starring Mary Pickford.

Before each film, Hollywood Film Historian Hugh Munro Neely will share interesting tid bits about Pickford’s impressive career and the making of the films, while you dine on a delicious three-course meal, accompanied by quality Central Coast wines. A no-host bar will also be available throughout the evening.

You’ll also have the opportunity to bid on several live auction packages and online bidding has just begun to give everyone a chance to purchase and support the 23rd SLO Film Fest. Just click here to register and make a bid! Online bidding will close on Friday, November 18 at noon.

Here’s what you can bid on:

1) SLO Film Fest Package (March 14-19, 2017)
• 2 Movie Mogul (full access) Passes / Festival Tent access
• Madonna Inn overnight (March 15, 16 or 17)
• Dinner at Café Roma or Thomas Hill Organics in San Luis Obispo
• Two festival swag bags
Approx. Value: $1500

2) Wine and Movie Lovers Package
• A day of wine tasting in Paso Robles, chauffeured in 1947 Chrysler Windsor Limo.  Includes multiple wine tasting stops, followed by a gourmet lunch and wine and barrel tasting for four at Cass Winery.
• Festival’s Wine Tasting Pass for complimentary tastings at participating wineries all over SLO County
• Two tickets to SLO Film Fest Awards Night Gala and After-party (March 18)
• Palm Theatre gift certificate
Approx. Value: $1500 

wb-tower3) Classic Film Festival Package
• VIP Tour of Warner Brothers Studio lot
• Dinner or Lunch at Musso & Franks in Hollywood
• Signed (Debbie Reynolds) Unsinkable Molly Brown Poster (Broadway)
• Signed (Carrie Fisher) original Empire Strikes Back one sheet poster
• 2013 Turner Classic Movie Festival poster signed by hosts Robert Osborne and Ben Mankiewicz
• 20 Film DVD pack of Oscar Best Picture Movies
Approx. Value: $1500

Denise's plane4) Flight in vintage WWII Fairchild PT-19 airplane (Paso Robles airport)
Approx. value: $1000

5) Lithograph of a scene from How The West Was Won 
– Signed by Debbie Reynolds and artist
Approx. value: $1000

ben-hur-1925-250x1686) Prop Sword used in the first silent Ben Hur film
Approx. value: $2000

Tables of 10 are available for a discounted group price, so get some friends together and make this a unique night out, at the world famous Madonna Inn! Tickets are $95 per person, $85 for students/SLO Film Society and $800 for a table of 10. 1920’s costumes are encouraged!

Thanks for helping to support the 23rd Annual San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, happening March 14-19, 2017.

Major thanks to our sponsors for this event:
BHE Renewables – Presenting Sponsor
Madonna Inn
Krush 92.5
New Times
Sands Inn & Suites
Tolosa Winery
Cass Winery
Cafe Roma
Thomas Hill Organics
Warner Brothers
Chappellet Winery
The Four Amigos
Todd Fisher/HMPE
Baileyana-Tangent-True Myth