SLO Film Fest adds special guests for Sundance Hit DINNER IN AMERICA

We are very excited to announce that the stars of Adam Carter Rehmeier’s DINNER IN AMERICA, Kyle Gallner and Emily Skeggs, have just been confirmed to attend next week’s film festival. Rehmeier’s audacious crowd-pleasing comedy stars Gallner as an on-the-lam punk rocker who connects with a young woman (played by Toni-nominated Skeggs) obsessed with his band. They go on an unexpected and epic journey together through the decaying suburbs of the American Midwest. The film features a cast of favorites including Pat Healy, Hannah Marks, Jennifer Prediger, Mary Lynn Rajskub, and Lea Thompson. 

Marks, who stars in the Closing Night selection, Benjamin Kasulke’s BANANA SPLIT, will also join Rehmeier, Gallner, and Skeggs, for the Sunday, March 22 screening at 4:00PM at the Fremont, for what promises to be a very entertaining post-screening Q&A.

The 26th Annual SLO Film Fest will wrap up with an awards celebration for Central Coast Filmmakers, Youth Filmmakers of Tomorrow and the coveted Audience Awards, to be presented by Festival sponsors. Following the awards will be a screening of BANANA SPLIT.

BANANA SPLIT, directed by Benjamin Kusulke, stars Hannah Marks, Dylan Sprouse, Liana Liberato and Luke Spencer Roberts in a comedy about two high school senior girls who develop the perfect kindred spirit friendship with just one little problem: one of them is dating the other’s ex.
Comedy | 88 min. | PG-13.

Presented by Paco y Amigos and City of SLO
Also Sponsored by Coast 104.5

Sunday, March 22 – Screens with PASO: A GOODBYE STORY
6pm | Awards
7pm | Movie + Q&A Fremont Theater, SLO


HIGHLIGHTS AT THE SLO BREW ROCK

Last year was our first year at SLO Brew Rock, quickly becoming one of the hottest venues in town. The Rock features fantastic food on site, a full bar, and a new distillery, Rod & Hammer’s SLO Stills where you can taste spirits cut with Pacific Ocean! Check out just a small preview of our amazing line-up at The Rock!

HEARTS OF GLASS: A VERTICAL FARM TAKES ROOT IN WYOMING
Vertical Harvest (VH) is a highly innovative but risky experiment in growing crops and providing meaningful employment for people with disabilities. Plants and people grow together in this intimate portrait of one community’s attempt to address timely and pressing issues around local food production, inclusion and opportunity.

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BREAKING BREAD: A CULINARY CELEBRATION OF CULTURE
A visually beautiful film that offers a recipe for tolerance and hope. Combining Arab and Jewish chefs and asking them to collaborate on mouthwatering local dishes. Film is paired with Middle Eastern appetizers.
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RED EYE CINEMA(LATE NIGHT CINEMA) at THE ROCK

DINNER IN AMERICA
An on-the-lam punk rocker and a young woman obsessed with his band unexpectedly fall in love and go on an epic journey together through America’s decaying Midwestern suburbs. Recently premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2020.
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THE WAVE
A man on the verge of a promotion goes out to celebrate and takes a mysterious hallucinogenic drug that begins to tear down his reality and expose his life for what it really is. This complex story, which drags star Justin Long (TuskLive Free or Die Hard) through some unconventional hardships, keeps you guessing. 
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Did you know?
Our Newbie pass is good for the SLO Brew Rock and Fremont Theatre!  It can be used by one person for four regular screenings, or by four people for one! Or any combination that adds up to 4 uses. Only $40!


Make sure to grab your Opening Night: Nashville Comes to SLO tickets soon as these are selling fast!  Pre-sale tickets for Surf Nite are no longer available, but you can potentially purchase tickets at the door, we suggest arriving early!

In regards to COVID-19, we are still currently planning to continue the festival as scheduled.  Please read our current statement here.

Movies Matter!

Wendy Eidson & Skye McLennan
SLO Film Fest Director & Associate Director