SLO Film Fest starts today and has something for everyone!!

Tonight’s Opening Night and we kick off with a Mardi Gras style party that y’all have never seen the likes of! And that’s just the beginning as we then head into a busy five days of Film, Wine, Beer and Fun!

And there’s truly something for everyone! Do you love dogs? Then don’t miss the  World Premiere of THE BUDDY SYSTEM with an adorable specially- trained Golden Retriever in attendance (if they can get out of the East Coast storm in time!) We also have a short film at Surf Nite in SLO about surfing dogs…20 cute pups of all sizes on one surf board!!

If you like documentaries about history and politics, we’ve got that covered too. Check out BREAKING POINT: The War for Democracy in Ukraine, and FINDING OSCAR.

(Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)

How about fun stories about old Hollywood? Don’t miss our Tribute to Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher tomorrow night at the Fremont Theatre. Todd Fisher is bringing along some costumes from “Singin’ in the Rain” too! How cool is that? There’s also THE LOST CITY OF CECIL B. DEMILLE and JOHN AVILDSEN: King of the Underdogs playing throughout the festival, as well as THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN at the Octagon Barn on Thursday night. There are still tickets available to that fun event!

Have a special interest in LGBT issues? Look no further. Check out THE FREEDOM TO MARRY, HAPPY, PUSHING DEAD, SIGNATURE MOVE, SWIM and JOANNIE: QUEEN OF THE PARADIDDLE.

I could go on….but gotta run! It’s Opening Night and there are still a thousand and one details to take care of before 5:30!

See you at the Festival! Laissez bonne temps roulez!

Wendy Eidson
SLO Film Fest Director