CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF INDEPENDENT FILM AND STORYTELLING

RED EYE CINEMA: DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978)

Katie Neville and Jason Kaiser, founders of the annual community festival, MicroHorrors, present an exclusive screening of DAWN OF THE DEAD in celebration of its 45th anniversary. The opportunity to watch this film in a theatre, with fans, has long been an experience that has eluded us(and the masses!). The film’s presentation of humanity, culture, and […]

SUGARCANE

Content Warning: Discussion of physical and sexual violence. NOT AVAILABLE DURING THE VIRTUAL ENCORE FESTIVAL.

OPENING NIGHT: GHOSTLIGHT

We’re celebrating the kick off to our 30th Anniversary Festival by meeting our special guests, filmmakers and major contributors at this year’s Opening Night Reception with catered bites by Luna Red and wine from Ancient Peaks, in the pit of the Fremont Theater. With this year”s film centered around the preparation of a theatrical performance […]

CLOSING NIGHT: THELMA

We’re privileged to present this Sundance favorite, marking the feature directorial debut of Josh Margloin. Inspired by his own grandmother’s real-life experiences, the film stars June Squibb as Thelma Post, a victim of a phone scam who mails thousands of dollars to help her jailed grandson, only to discover he”s not actually in jail. Determined […]

CAMERA

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4DWN

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SURF NITE IN SLO: TRILOGY NEW WAVE

SURF NITE IN SLO | TRILOGY: NEW WAVEFriday, April 26, 2024 at the Fremont Theatre 5:30pm | Doors open5:30pm | Riff Tide Band Plays7:00pm | Intro and Films start TO BE FRANK – Short filmDIRECTED BY:Anna Wilder BurnsPRODUCED BY: Morgan SliffTo Be Frank explores authenticity and community in surfing via Frank Paine, a 73-year-old South Bay […]

COMMUNITY OF SKATE: DOGTOWN AND Z-BOYS + 4DWN

Join us before the film for a showcase of custom skateboard designs with live-screen printing of these custom designs by the San Luis Obispo High School Advanced Graphic Design class. Stay after the screening for a discussion with the legendary Stacy Peralta, Rob Cahill, Mike Crum and Kareem Campbell along with 4DWN director Danny Schmidt. […]