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SouthSide Film Festival: Best of Fest

By Mike Everleth ⋅ July 13, 2007

SouthSide Film Festival poster featuring a Mardi Gras mask

For those of you in the Eastern Pennsylvania region who missed the massive SouthSide Film Festival in Bethlehem last month (you know who you are), you have one night to catch up on the best films, July 19. And if the reason you didn’t go is because you’re a cheap bastard, you can watch these films for free. But, really you should give at least a small donation. Festivities start at 7:15 p.m. Here’s what they’re showing:

I’m Not Mexican, dir. Ligia Carvallo. Short. (5 min). Filmed in both Venezuela and Florida, Carvallo explores her identity and other people’s perceptions of her. (My guess: she get’s called “Mexican” a lot.)

Zombie Love, dir. Yfke van Berckalaer. Semi-short. (37 min.) The world’s first zombie musical! (Maybe; first one I’ve heard of.) What happens when a lonely flesh eater falls in love with his next meal. Also played at last month’s San Antonio Underground Film Festival.

From Mambo to Hip-Hop, dir. Henry Chalfant. Mini-feature. (56 min.) A documentary about how music saved the South Bronx throughout the years.

Screening info: Thurs. July 19, 7:15 p.m. at 2nd floor of Goosey Gander (102 W. 4th Street). Free (with donations).

For more info, please visit the SouthSide Film Festival website.