Final day of the SLO Film Fest – Highlights and updates!

Gorgeous weather made for some pleasant line-standing on Saturday as hundreds of festival goers queued up for a wide variety of movies playing all over the county. And what a night we had with the wonderful ALFRED MOLINA at the Fremont Theatre and later at the SLO Museum of Art. Thanks to all the sponsors of this special evening, and to Tyler Skinner and her team for coordinating a fabulous after-party!

We want to say another big congratulations to all of the winning films last night! Make sure to congratulate the filmmakers of RaniThe Little Princess (tied for Best Narrative Short), Selling Lies (Best Documentary Short), Hawaii (Best Narrative Feature), Satan and Adam  (Best Documentary Feature), and Dust Rising (Best Student Film), if you see them around town today!

We still have a whole day of fun left and because it’s St. Patrick’s Day, we have made sure there’s a hearty helping of Irish movies throughout the day:

THE QUIET MAN screens at the Fremont Theatre at 2:30pm.

2015 Festival award-winning short, LAMBING SEASON, is part of Shorts #6 and screens at the Downtown Cinemas at 10:30am with A RACING HEART and TRANSFORM.

BYE BYE NOW is playing at The Rock at 1:00pm with MISTY BUTTON. Irish-American filmmaker Seanie Sugrue will be there for a Q&A too, and actor French Stewart (Mom, Third Rock from the Sun) will MC that screening as well as the 4pm screening of THE TRAFFIC SEPARATING DEVICE and WEINER TAKES ALL!

And JAMES JOYCE’S THE SISTERS will play at 1:00pm at the Palm Theatre.

So many more movies are playing, so consult the schedule to see what you can catch before it’s all over! Keep in mind that winning films in the George Sidney, Central Coast and Audience Award categories will be playing at the Downtown Cinemas, Monday through Wednesday in the afternoon and evening. A schedule will be posted on our website on Sunday evening after 7pm. Regular movie prices will apply and there will not be filmmakers/Q&A’s at these encore screenings.

At 6:00pm today, be sure to come to our fun Closing Night festivities at the Fremont Theatre when we’ll present awards to the Filmmakers of Tomorrow, Central Coast filmmakers and the Audience Choice Awards! After that, meet SLO’s own Hannah Marks and enjoy her directorial film debut, AFTER EVERYTHING! Then Variety’s Jenelle Riley will sit down with her for a conversation about her exciting career (she’s only 25 years old) and take questions from the audience too. This whole event is Free, so come and help us wrap up a wonderful 6 days of Film, Wine and Fun!

Here’s who is in town today for their screenings!

Izabella Alvarez, Actor – COLLISIONS
Chris Staehler, Director – THE BEACON
Matthew Eberle, Director – JAMES JOYCE’S THE SISTERS
Morgan Elliott, Producer – BAND GEEKS
Ivan Verlaan, Director of Photography – BAND GEEKS
Ashley Bell, Director – LOVE & BANANAS
Bernardo Ruiz, Director – HARVEST SEASON
Dina Mande, Director – TIN CITY
Seanie Sugrue, Director – MISTY BUTTON
Aaron Serotsky, Director – MEN OF VISION
Lisa J. Dooley, Director/Writer – THE SILENCE OF OTHERS
Craig Lee Thomas, Actor – THE SILENCE OF OTHERS
Lauren Schwartzman, Director – DUST RISING
Michael Feld, Director/Producer – 40 MINUTES OVER MAUI
Josh Covitt, Director – 40 MINUTES OVER MAUI
Jonny Meeks, Actor – 40 MINUTES OVER MAUI
Julie Brister, Actor – 40 MINUTES OVER MAUI
Matt Dayka – FINE LINES

Michael A. Alden, Producer – GUEST ARTIST
Jessica Mendez Siquieros, Director/Writer – POZOLE
Elisabeth Bartlett, Director – LIGHT IN THE WATER
Hammad Rizvi, Director – RANI
Graham Patrick Martin, Producer – SOPHIE’S QUINCEANERA
Jeremy O’Keefe, Producer – SOPHIE’S QUINCEANERA
Andrew Dickhout, Director – A RACING HEART

John and Lynne Dickhout, cast – A RACING HEART
Ela Guclu, Producer – A RACING HEART
Rick Prashaw, father of heart donor – A RACING HEART
Robert Jury, Writer/Director – WORKING MAN
Lovell Holder, Producer – WORKING MAN

William Dickerson, Director – NO ALTERNATIVE
Doug Jacobsen, Co-Editor – SELLING LIES
Hannah Marks, Director – AFTER EVERYTHING

See you at the movies…and may the luck of the Irish be with you!

Wendy Eidson
SLO Film Fest Director