If you’ve picked up a New Times this week, you’ve already seen the wonderful stories about Josh Brolin, by Glen Starkey, and Todd Fisher and his family, by Ryah Cooley. There is also a great story about Josh Brolin in this week’s Ticket, by Sarah Linn!

Two very different men, but united by some pretty striking similarities. Both are lovers and part-time residents of the Central Coast (and North County ranches); both grew up in “the business” with famous parents, and both are surprisingly down-to-earth, friendly and generous. The SLO Film Fest is grateful for the opportunity to have them both in attendance this year, and tickets are on sale now for three events where one or both can be found.

Wednesday, March 15 – Todd Fisher will sit down with Variety editor, Jenelle Riley before a screening of BRIGHT LIGHTS. Click here for more information and for tickets.

Thursday, March 16 – Todd Fisher will bring a few costumes from THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN to the Octagon Barn for the dinner, movie, barn dance event that night. More details and tickets.

Saturday, March 18 – Josh Brolin will be honored with the 23rd annual King Vidor Award, presented by friend and colleague, Jeff Bridges. More details and tickets.

In an attempt to make our mind-boggling schedule a little easier to deal with, I asked Festival Board members to send me their ideal schedule if they had all day and night to “fest”. Admittedly, the board has not seen ALL the movies, but they are happy to share some suggestions based on what they’ve seen and heard.

Long-time board member, Susan Minker, sent her picks and pix, so here you have it! (tomorrow we’ll let you know what the lady in the mirror thought of her choices…:)

tues: opening night movie and party
wed: 5 pm: CC filmmakers nine lives etc (downtown cinema)
7 pm: tribute to debbie reynolds etc
thurs: 1 pm: fereshteh
4 pm: sid & marge etc.
7 pm: magicians
fri:    10 am: my mother’s wound
1 pm: shorts 2 etc (palm) (See Friday schedule)
4 pm: rebels on pointe
7 pm: perfect day and diani & devine
sat: 10 am: my life as a zucchini
1 pm: washed away etc. (downtown)
3:30 pm: down the fence
7 pm: king vidor
sun: 10 am: shorts 5 (see Sunday schedule)
1 pm: vici etc. (palm)
3 pm: hearing is believing
5:30 score; closing night awards and party

See you at the movies (next week!!)
Wendy Eidson
SLO Film Fest Director