Leonard Loves SLO!

Leonard Maltin received the 2017 Spotlight Award from festival founder, Mary Harris on Closing Night.

The SLO Film Fest ended this year with a surprise award for well-known film critic/author/TV personality, Leonard Maltin, followed by a fascinating discussion between him and film music experts, Brad Dechter and Michael Nowak. Maltin also showed up in a variety of places throughout the weekend as he enjoyed movies and events with his daughter Jessie, her husband Scott, and his wife, Alice.

They loved their experience in San Luis Obispo so much that they highlighted our festival and town in a podcast just released this weekend. In Maltin on Movies #123: Film Festivals, he and Jessie talk about a variety of festivals, big and small and right around 27 min, they discuss their time in SLO!

Check it out! Click here to listen.

And then mark your calendars for SLO Film Fest 2018 – March 13-18! Festival passes go on sale on May 22!

See you at the movies!

Wendy Eidson
SLO Film Fest Director