The San Luis Obispo International Film Festival is gearing up for an epic 2020, and we’re ready to start accepting new film submissions from filmmakers all over the world. We’re searching for the very best new films of all lengths and genres, and have three different competition categories to submit to.
The George Sidney Independent Film Competition is open to all filmmakers and we typically choose about 35 short films and 35 feature-length documentary and narrative features. These Official Selections are screened three times during the 6-day festival and are eligible for cash prizes, as well as audience awards.
The Central Coast Filmmaker Showcase is open to filmmakers who live in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara or Monterey Counties. About 15 short and feature-length films are selected and will be screened on Wednesday, March 18, with a Red Carpet reception happening that evening as well. Those films are eligible for awards presented on the festival’s closing night, March 22.
To find out more about all competition rules, deadlines and fees, click here.
To submit to either of these categories, please go to Film Freeway and submit soon to take advantage of our early-bird fees.
Finally, the Filmmakers of Tomorrow Showcase is for youth filmmakers, 18 yrs old and younger. You can find all the rules for that competition by clicking here.
A local San Luis Obispo company is working on a new way for people of all ages to transform your amazing stories into scripts. Before you know it, you’ll be writing your very own movie, TV show, theatrical play, or YouTube masterpiece. It’ll be that easy.
And right now they have a cool promotion happening! Enter the SoCreate “So, Write Your Bills Away” Sweepstakes through July 12! One lucky winner will receive $3000 a month for three months to write a screenplay! For more information, click here and enter!
If you were lucky enough to catch TRANSFORMATIONS at our last festival, you’ll know what an inspiring and beautiful documentary it was…another great film from Alonso Mayo. He is excited to announce that it is now available to stream (at no cost), so watch and share!
Every year in Lawrence, Kansas, Brandon Eisman (aka “Deja Brooks”) teams up with other area drag queens to turn local women into divas for a pageant-style charity gala. But this year, Deja is only accepting local men who are “man enough” to discover what it means to go full drag. 39 min. USA
Director: Alonso Mayo / Producer: Nina Leidersdorff
Happy June! We are staying busy working on ways to make our 26th Annual SLO Film Fest better than ever, and I look forward to sharing some exciting news and changes with you in the not-too-distant future.
Meanwhile, we are now accepting applications from anyone interested in being a “screener” for the 2020 SLO Film Festival. A volunteer screener watches a variety of films that are submitted to our festival by filmmakers from all over the world, and their evaluations are used to determine which films are ultimately chosen for the festival.
This is a time commitment and we are changing the procedures a bit this year, so please read the ‘fine print’ on the application form to be sure this is for you! Unfortunately we won’t be able to choose everyone and we are aiming for a very diverse group of screeners, so please don’t be disappointed if you aren’t selected this year…even if you have been a screener for past festivals.
Experienced screeners and newbies are welcome to apply and all screeners must complete the application form. Please open this form: 2020 Screener Application, fill it in and email it to email@example.com no later than June 30th. We’ll be in touch a few weeks later to let you know if you’ve been selected. Some will start right away, and some won’t start until early fall. We are creating a video tutorial that will accompany the screening instructions.
In other news, the Downtown Centre Cinemas is screening a special Fathom presentation of HEAVY WATER on Thursday, June 13 at 7:00 and 9:20pm.
Big wave surfer Nathan Fletcher traces his lineage back to his grandfather, one of the pioneers of Oahu’s North Shore. Fletcher and other fellow surf and skateboard legends share insights from the pursuit of their passion. A voyage through the eyes of the surfing community that delves into the mid-set of the board sports culture and its roots, culminating in a spectacular, never-before-performed stunt, which once again raises the bar of what is possible. This one night only event features behind the scenes look at the making of the Acid Drop.
Stay tuned for more updates coming soon…and stay cool!
Two years ago, we were lucky to add a great new comedy, FUNNY STORY, to our festival right after its premiere at Slamdance! We are excited for director Michael Gallagher and his charming cast as they present their theatrical release starting today in Los Angeles! It’s also available to stream on iTunes. Please help spread the word and support independent filmmaking at its best! For tickets and more information, click here!
READ ALL ABOUT filmmaker Colette Freedman’s first experience at the SLO Film Fest in MovieMaker Magazine’s Festival Beat: “Intimate Guest Appearances, Lively Panels, and Eats Aplenty at the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival”
San Luis Obispo, CA (May 23, 2019) – The San Luis Obispo International Film Festival is excited to announce the addition of a key staff member and two new board members to its growing organization.
Skye McLennan joins the festival as an Associate Director and will work closely with Festival Director Wendy Eidson, the board and other staff members.
“I am thrilled to welcome Skye to the Festival team and look forward to working with her. She brings a wealth of festival experience, new ideas and a youthful perspective to our organization as we continue to grow into an important regional festival,” said Wendy Eidson. “We all recognize how important it is to bring in people with enthusiasm and innovation to keep an organization fresh and relevant.”
Skye McLennan grew up in Templeton, CA and went on receive her degree in Cinema from San Francisco State University. She also studied TV Documentary in Denmark at the Danish School of Media and Journalism. A dual citizen of Australia and the United States, after college she moved to Sydney, Australia and worked extensively in film production design on short films, features, advertisements, music videos and documentaries.
She became involved in film festivals in high school. Her first volunteer position was with the SLO Film Festival. Over the next ten years she went on to work with major film festivals including the Sydney, Sundance, Tribeca and San Francisco International Film Festivals. Since moving back to SLO County, she has been involved in the wine industry in both marketing and winemaking. In 2017, she launched her own rosé label, Magic Hour Rosé. She brings extensive marketing, programming and operational experience to the SLO Film Festival and looks forward to helping the festival continue to grow and flourish.
“As a local of San Luis Obispo County, I look forward to giving back to my community and working alongside Festival Director, Wendy Eidson to provide an incredible festival to fellow cinema lovers,” Skye McLennan said.
The Festival also welcomes two new board members, Janice Rohn and David Hardberger, both residents of Los Osos.
Janice Rohn is an executive leader and expert in high tech and a pioneer in the field of User Experience. She began her career at Stanford University, working on artificial intelligence, before joining Apple to design products and to help to create the Macintosh Human Interface Guidelines. She then moved into building and leading teams responsible for designing digital interfaces for AT&T, Experian, and many other companies. Janice has contributed to many design standards and holds design patents. She teaches courses worldwide, and is known for her expertise on a variety of topics, including design, product management, and organizational strategies.
Janice has been a resident of the Central Coast for almost 20 years. She has been attending the SLO Film Fest for over 10 years, and has also studied film production. Janice is excited to be joining the talented team of Board members and staff.
David Hardberger’s career has spanned several decades starting in the Universal Studios Optical Department. He worked on visual effects such films as CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, BLADERUNNER, STAR TREK – THE MOTION PICTURE, SPACEBALLS, STAR TREK – WRATH OF KHAN and the first film of the LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy. His other work includes camera technician for the ShowScan process, a unit manager for two small features and a live action cameraman and second unit DP on several feature films.
David is a voting member of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences. More recently, he has written and directed two short films that were filmed in the San Luis Obispo area. He lives in Los Osos with his wife, Maggie, who works as a production accountant on independent films, and their two cats.
With an increasing number of film festivals popping up around the Central Coast, we are very happy to announce that the New Times has deemed the SLO Film Fest as the BEST FILM FESTIVALof SLO County!
Pick up this week’s issue to see this honor in print or click here to see who else their readers chose as 2019 Best!
And speaking of other SLO County film festivals, there are two community events we thought you might want to know about…
SLO Motion Film and The Fremont Theater are proud to present: A Night of Patagonia Films – May 18th, 2019, at the historic Fremont Theater.
SLO Motion is a new film organization in San Luis Obispo, dedicated to building community through engaging experiences and films. Valuing environmental activism, adventure, and community, SLO Motion sees film as the medium that anchors them all together.
On May 18th, 2019, four exciting Patagonia films highlighting mountain biking (Life of Pie), skiing (Treeline), running (Wolfpack), and surfing (Fishpeople), will showcase the connection between adventure and the environment and will feature a Q&A with surf legend Keith Malloy, director of Fishpeople.
Saturday, May 18th, 2019 – Fremont Theater
Tickets General Admission: $21
Tickets Students and Seniors: $19
Doors open 7:00pm
Feature Presentation 8:00pm with Keith Malloy Q&A to follow
For more information, visit www.slomotionfilm.com or follow us on Instagram @slomotionfilm, Facebook @SLOmotionfilm
Attention Local Filmmakers!
CCSPA is a nonprofit organization supporting our local State Parks. They’re hosting the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, September 14-22, 2019. They are seeking submissions of short (<30 min.) films by local filmmakers to be shown during the Festival.
They’re looking for films which are environmentally focused / conservation minded, and relevant to the Central Coast. Some potential topics might include:
Programs, docents or volunteers in our local State Parks
Indigenous people and/or culture of the Central Coast
Issues related to local wildlife
Highlighting activities taking place on public lands from Ragged Point to Oso Flaco Lake
We are already planning for our 26th Annual SLO Film Fest in 2020 and have determined the dates for next year’s festival.
The Festival will open on Tuesday, March 17 and close on Sunday, March 22. Festival passes will go on sale in late May with early-bird discounts, so stay tuned for more announcements coming soon.
Meanwhile, we are thrilled to announce that we have been listed by MovieMaker Magazine for the fifth time as one of the “50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee.” The entry fee refers to the fee that filmmakers pay to submit films to festivals worldwide, and this coveted list includes great festivals from coast to coast in North America as well as a number of international festivals too. We are in excellent company and are very proud of this distinction. Here’s what MovieMaker Magazine has to say about our festival:
The SLO Film Festival is centered around its Hospitality Lounge, where moviemakers, press, and VIP passholders can mingle. Food and drink (from local breweries and wineries) is available, and the venue also hosts musical performances and weekend breakfast panels. Each moviemaker is assigned a volunteer Filmmaker Concierge. Festival Director Wendy Eidson says, “These volunteers make sure each guest knows when and where their screenings are happening, answer any questions, and generally ensure their guests are comfortable and content.”
San Luis Obispo, CA (April 3, 2019) – The 2019 San Luis Obispo Film Festival announced impressive audience and sponsorship growth numbers following the conclusion of the 25th Anniversary edition of the film festival two weeks ago on March 17. Winners of their jury awards for the popular film festival included Jesus del Cerro’s HAWAII (Best Narrative Feature) and Delila Vallot’s SATAN AND ADAM (Best Documentary Feature). Audience Award winners were topped by Benedikt Erlingsson’s WOMAN AT WAR*, chosen as Best Narrative Feature, Aaron Lieber’s UNSTOPPABLE: BETHANY HAMILTON, Best Documentary Feature, and Ashley Bell’s LOVE & BANANAS taking the Best of Fest award.
*San Luis Obispo County audiences can see WOMAN AT WAR at the Palm Theatre starting on April 5th!
Attendance and pass sales rose sharply by 15% and sponsorships were up 18% for the 2019 edition of the film festival.
The George Sidney Independent Film Awards took place on Saturday, March 16 preceding the presentation of SLO’s King Vidor Award to critically acclaimed character actor Alfred Molina. The festival’s Student Filmmaker Awards and Audience Awards were announced the following evening.
“While the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival has been on an upward trajectory as far as the number of audience members have been concerned for a few years now, this year’s response was seriously off the charts,” said San Luis Obispo Film Festival Director, Wendy Eidson. “There are lot of areas that one could chalk that up to, but we all know that it begins and ends with the quality of our films, and our award winners certainly exemplified a very fine year as far as that was concerned.”
Additional winners in the George Sidney Independent Film Awards category included a tie in the Best Narrative Short category between Jason Maza’s THE LITTLE PRINCESS and Hammad Rizvi’s RANI. Best Documentary Short Film went to Leslie Iwerks’ SELLING LIES, and Lauren Schwartman’s DUST RISING won Best Student Film. The short films chosen for Audience Award nods were Nate Duncan’s THE INTERVIEW (Best Narrative Short Film), and Morgan Elliot’s BAND GEEKS (Best Documentary Short Film).
Winners of the Central Coast Filmmaker Awards were: Seanie Sugrue’s MISTY BUTTON (Best Narrative Feature), Chris Metzler, Jeff Springer, and Quinn Costello’s RODENTS OF UNUSUAL SIZE (Best Documentary Feature); Dale Griffiths Stamos’ THE DINNER GUEST (Best Narrative Short Film); Alex Astrella’s TRIAL BY FIRE (Best Documentary Short Film); Ellen Osborne’s REBOOT (Best Animated Film), and Carlos Plummer’s BECOMING RICH (Best Student Film).
Sunday also featured awards given to the top high school and middle school students whose films screened in SLO’s Filmmakers of Tomorrow Showcase. Best Individual Achievement went to Kylia MaMure’s THE SIGHT YOU GAVE (High School), and Isabella Masrouga’s NEVER ENOUGH (Middle School), and
Bo Yu Lin, and Shuo-Heng Li’s HI SIRI – OH NO – ITS MOM. The film chosen for Best Group Achievement was Brendan Hickey, Rachel Warshaw, and Claire Kikenny TAKEOUT, Emmet Arries’ BACKYARD WILDLIFE took The Wild World We Love Award (Pacific Wildlife Care Award), Riley Stewart won Best Film in SLO County with THE COMPLEX, Max Shoham’s HEARTH was named Best Animated Film, and Nina Rafique’s GROWTH won the Festival Directors Award for Creativity.
Kicking off the film festival was a special Opening Night event, “An Evening with Katharine Ross” at theFremont Theatre, where Ross delighted the crowd with a performance reading from the true story from Margaret K. Wetterer’s “Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express,” accompanied by the Malibu Coast Silent Film Orchestra. As if that wasn’t enough, Ross then participated in a conversation about her acting career in a number of classic and beloved films before introducing a 50th Anniversary screening of BUTCH CASSIDY & THE SUNDANCE KID.
Highlights of the Festival included world premieres of Dina Mande’s wine country documentary TIN CITY, and Guillermo García López’s thought provoking DELICATE BALANCE. Rodrigo Bernardo’s romantic comedy MAYBE A LOVE STORY, and Meaghan and Marie Wright’s documentary THE SOCIAL SHIFT, both made their U.S. premieres at the SLO Film Fest this year, and the filmmakers for each film were on hand for the debuts to talk about their films. The SLO Film Fest’s 25thAnniversary was celebrated with filmmakers returning to SLO for screenings of LIVES WELL LIVED (Sky Bergman), PLAGUES AND PLEASURES ON THE SALTON SEA (Chris Metzler), and BOTSO (Tom Walters). Other special presentations includeda 3-D presentation of CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954), and a MARY POPPINS (1964) Sing-along, which continued a SLO tradition that started in 2000.
The San Luis Obispo International Film Festival’s hugely popular “Surf Nite,” packed them in once again at the Fremont Theatre, featuring CAN’T STEAL OUR VIBE by Graham Nash, and SATORI, directed by Cape Town’s Rick Wall. Legendary South African surfers Shawn Tomson and Peter Townend were also in attendance.
King Vidor Award honoree Alfred Molina charmed, entertained, and provided belly laughs for the crowd that came out to see the presentation of his award and conversation with Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz. Molina then attended the SLO Film Fest after party at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, where he met several film fans, took photos, and proved himself to be not simply an amazing actor, but quite the ambassador of film, as well.
Closing Night featured the presentation of San Luis Obispo native 25-year-old Hannah Marks’ directorial debut, AFTER EVERYTHING. Following the screening, Marks, who was named one of Rolling Stone’s 25 under 25 Artists Changing the World, discussed the film and her impressive young career with Variety’s Jenelle Riley.
2019 San Luis Obispo International Film Festival Jury
Laura Davis – Producer (THE SHOT FELT ‘ROUND THE WORLD, HELLBENT) Colette Freedman – Novelist/Playwright/Screenwriter (QUALITY PROBLEMS, AND THEN THERE WAS EVE) Karen Garcia – Journalist (San Luis Obispo New Times) Kirk Honeycutt – Author/Film Critic/Journalist Paul Lichtman – Producer/Screenwriter/Actor (SOPHIE’S CHOICE, Barney Miller, Mary Tyler Moore) Terry Lichtman – Retired Talent Agent Jenelle Riley – Journalist/Celebrity Host (Variety) Tom Walters – Writer/Producer/Director (BOTSO) Caleb Wiseblood – Journalist (San Luis Obispo New Times)
The 2019 San Luis Obispo Film Festival Award Winners:
GEORGE SIDNEY INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS
HAWAII – Best Narrative Feature
Director: Jesus del Cerro
SATAN AND ADAM – Best Documentary Feature Director: Delila Vallot
THE LITTLE PRINCESS – Best Narrative Short Film (TIE) Director: Jason Maza
RANI – Best Narrative Short Film (TIE) Director/Writer: Hammad Rizvi
SELLING LIES – Best Documentary Short Film Director: Leslie Iwerks
DUST RISING – Best Student Film Director: Lauren Schwartman
WOMAN AT WAR– Best Narrative Feature
Director: Benedikt Erlingsson San Luis Obispo County audiences can see this film at the Palm Theatre starting on April 5th!
UNSTOPPABLE: BETHANY HAMILTON – Best Documentary Feature
Director: Aaron Lieber
LOVE & BANANAS – Best in the Fest
Director: Ashley Bell
THE INTERVIEW – Best Narrative Short Film Director: Nate Duncan
BAND GEEKS – Best Documentary Short Film
Director: Morgan Elliott
CENTRAL COAST FILMMAKER AWARDS
MISTY BUTTON – Best Narrative Feature Director:: Seanie Sugrue
RODENTS OF UNUSUAL SIZE – Best Documentary Feature Directors: Chris Metzler, Jeff Springer, Quinn Costello
THE DINNER GUEST – Best Narrative Short Film Director: Dale Griffiths Stamos
TRIAL BY FIRE – Best Documentary Short Film Director: Alex Astrella
REBOOT– Best Animated Short Film
Director: Ellen Osborne
BECOMING RICH – Best Student Film Director: Carlos Plummer
FILMMAKERS OF TOMORROW SHOWCASE
THE SIGHT YOU GAVE– Best Individual Achievement (High School)
Director: Kylia MaMure / Orange County, CA
NEVER ENOUGH– Best Individual Achievement (Middle School)
Director: Isabella Masrouga / Los Angeles, CA
HI SIRI – OH NO – ITS MOM – Best Individual Achievement (Elementary School)
Directors: Bo Yu Lin, Shuo-Heng Li / Taipei, Taiwan
TAKEOUT– Best Group Achievement
Directors: Brendan Hickey, Rachel Warshaw, Claire Kikenny / Seattle, WA
BACKYARD WILDLIFE– The Wild World We Love Award (Pacific Wildlife Care Award)
Director: Emmet Arries / Atascadero, CA
THE COMPLEX – Best Film – San Luis Obispo Country
Director: Riley Stewart / Arroyo Grande, CA
HEARTH– Best Animated Film
Director: Max Shoham / Toronto, Ontario, Canada
GROWTH– Festival Directors Award for Creativity
Director: Nina Rafique / Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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 Rani, The 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:
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!
The weekend is here and with it comes a huge range of options for SLO Film Fest goers! Starting with Behind-the-Scenes panels and activities both Saturday and Sunday, the Festival Lounge is the place to be.
If you’re a runner, join Samantha Pruitt, SLO and Ultra Marathon organizer at 8:00am for a short talk and a run through San Luis Obispo, ending at the Downtown Cinemas to watch three sports-oriented films at 10:15am.
The Extreme Cinematography panel was cancelled because two of the three filmmakers are no longer available, but if you’re interested in how to get a movie launched once it’s made, join Festival Publicist John Wildman and a handful of film pros who will be discussing indie film PR and distribution.
Panelists include Don Lewis (Editor, Hammer to Nail, and Producer, WORST IN SHOW, THE VIOLENT KIND, HOLY GHOST PEOPLE), Collette Freedman (Writer/Producer, MILES UNDERWATER, AND THEN THERE WAS EVE, SISTER CITIES), Jhennifer Webberley (Editor/Producer, MILES UNDERWATER, QUALITY PROBLEMS), and Robin Hauser (Director, CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, BIAS, TINO) That panel begins at 9:00am.
The panels are open to all pass holders and only $5 for everyone else.
These panels are presented by the City of San Luis Obispo, and sponsored by Blackhorse Espresso and Bakery, who will be providing coffee and muffins on both mornings.
Tonight is our Awards Night Gala, starting at 7:00pm at the Fremont Theatre with a Red Carpet arrival of festival filmmakers and special guests, Alfred Molina and Ben Mankiewicz. Winning filmmakers in the juried competition will receive awards and cash prizes, and then the King Vidor Award will be presented to Alfred Molina. He and Ben Mankiewicz will then sit down for a fascinating discussion.
Of course, there are also dozens of movies playing all over the county, including Surf films at the Bay Theatre, and movies at the Park Cinemas in Paso Robles.
Sunday is St. Paddy’s Day so expect to see a lovely smattering of Irish films throughout the day. If you head out to the Rock on Sunday afternoon, you’ll be entertained by host/actors, French Stewart and Jon Eidson, for two screenings of comedies, at 1:00 and 4:00pm.
Wondering who’s attending movies today? Here is the most complete list we have at the moment…
Ron & Anna Moore, Director/Producers – THE ESSENCE
Elizabeth Pepin Silva, Director – INTRODUCING THE SUPER STOKED SURF MAMA’S OF PLEASURE POINT
Michele Noble, Director – RECLAMATION: RISE AT STANDING ROCK
Paul Alberghetti, Exec. Producer – RECLAMATION: RISE AT STANDING ROCK
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
Michael A. Alden, Producer – GUEST ARTIST
Sky Bergman, Director/Producer – LIVES WELL LIVED
Jessica Mendez Siquieros, Director/Writer – POZOLE
Elizabeth Bartless, Director – LIGHT IN THE WATER
David Malouf, Director/Writer – THE PHAROAHS
Don Malouf, Sound Supervisor – THE PHAROAHS
Leon Chambers, Director/Producer – ABOVE THE CLOUDS
Andrew Murton, Actor – ABOVE THE CLOUDS
Rob Garver, Director – WHAT SHE SAID: THE ART OF PAULINE KAEL
Steven Oritt, Director – ACCIDENTAL CLIMBER
Jim Geiger, cast – ACCIDENTAL CLIMBER
Corey Bobker, Producer – ACCIDENTAL CLIMBER Thiago Dadalt, Director – CHOCOLATE and DUKE
Dru Miller, Writer/Producer – CHOCOLATE and DUKE
The real Duke, and Dawny (his mother) – DUKE
Dawnelle Tramelle, Co-producer – DUKE
Penny Edmiston, Producer – UNSTOPPABLE: BETHANY HAMILTON
Jane Kelly Kosek, Producer – UNSTOPPABLE: BETHANY HAMILON Tom Walters, Director – BOTSO Jessie Einstein, Producer – THE MATCHMAKER
Sy Rosen, Writer/Producer – THE MATCHMAKER
Hammad Rizvi, Director – RANI
Lisa J. Dooley, Writer/Director – THE SILENCE OF OTHERS
Craig Lee Thomas, Actor – THE SILENCE OF OTHERS
Aaron Serotsky, Actor – MEN OF VISION
Ryan Suffern, Producer – SATAN AND ADAM
William Wellman Jr. – A STAR IS BORN
Graham Patrick Martin, Producer – SOPHIE’S QUINCEANERA
Jeremy O’Keefe, Producer – SOPHIE’S QUINCEANERA
Anthony Maranville, Director – MIMI VAN OLSEN: PET PORTRAITIST
Collin Monda, Director – THE TROUBLE WITH WOLVES 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 Alexander Gazowski, Producer – LIVE THE STREAM: THE STORY OF JOE HUMPHREYS Lindsey Graziano, Producer – LIVE THE STREAM: THE STORY OF JOE HUMPHREYS Lyndon Barrois, Director – PRIZEFIGHTER Brett Nicoletti, Director/Producer/Editor – RUNNING MAN OF PASADENA Mia Tate, Director – CAMPESINO William Dickerson, Director – NO ALTERNATIVE