The San Antonio Film Festival celebrates their astounding 19th year in high style on June 19-23 when it commandeers three separate theaters — the Embassy, Northwest 14, and Palladium — with a densely-packed screening schedule of thought-provoking and entertaining independent movies.
Opening Night: While the fest’s first day and night of programming on the 19th includes 11 feature films and one block of shorts, the main event is the 7:00 p.m. screening of Story of Luke at the Palladium that will feature appearances by film stars Seth Green and Lou Taylor Pucci and director Alonso Mayo.
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Hosted by: Northside Festival
As part of Brooklyn’s Northside Festival, this must-attend screening promises to be a particularly mind-altering event.
First up, filmmaker Jef Taylor will be present to introduce his mesmerizing short film I Heart Staten Island, a beguiling work that combines the hyper-real and the surreal to tell a demented tale about the curse of unrestrained desire and ambition. (I Heart Staten Island is also one of several films by the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective screening during Northside.)
Following I Heart Staten Island will be a screening of the iconic ’60s underground film David Holzman’s Diary and a discussion between lead actor L.M. Kit Carson and Clinton Krute of BOMBLOG.
Charity begins — and probably should end — at home. A well-meaning yuppie buys lunch for a homeless fellow in Luke Black’s charmingly comedic short film Beef Barley Brothers, but as do-gooder Steve starts immediately patting himself on the back for his charitable heart, his mealtime companion has other ideas — and none of them sane.
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