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.
After that, Hannah Marks returns to the Festival with another new movie that she wrote, produced and stars in — BANANA SPLIT. We are excited to have this opportunity to screen it in her hometown shortly before its nationwide release later in March.
6-year-old Marks grew up in San Luis Obispo and performed in community theatre before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a professional acting career. That led to many roles in movies and TV beginning when she was 12, and 10 years later she directed three short films. AFTER EVERYTHING, her feature film debut at SXSW premiered to rave reviews last year and closed the SLO Film Fest less than a week later. Last year she was also named one of Rolling Stone’s 30 under 30 Artists Changing the World.
Besides presenting BANANA SPLIT, Marks is also presenting the West Coast premiere of DINNER IN AMERICA. It recently premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, and she both executive produced and played a small role.
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.
Sunday, March 22 – Screens with PASO: A GOODBYE STORY
6pm | Awards
7pm | Movie + Q&A Fremont Theater, SLO
$15 General / $12 Students. All Festival Passes.