Wednesday, June 16, 2010

South Side Film Festival


The South Side Film Festival is going on this week! The festival schedule features five days of independent films screened at Lewis Auditorium and Sinclair Auditorium on the campus of Lehigh University, and the Victory Firehouse (205 Webster Street, Bethlehem).

I stopped by the opening celebrations at Home & Planet (25 E. Third Street, Bethlehem) last night. After the party, filmgoers were led by bagpipers to the first screening of the week.
You can see a variety of shorts, documentaries, animation, drama, horror, comedy and foreign indie films all this week for $5 apiece (but alas, no more bagpipers).

I was impressed by the festival's organization, schedule and attendance last year. Aurelie and I are planning to check out two documentaries tonight: Building America in Bethlehem, directed by Anisa George, and Butte, America: The Saga of a Hard Rock Mining Town, directed by Pamela Roberts. Roberts is scheduled to answer questions about her film following the screening.
Check out the schedule for the rest of the week here, and save the date for the Closing Night Party at Goosey Gander on Saturday, June 19, at 9 p.m.

If you can't make it this week, don't despair. The SSFF screens films on the Third Thursday of each month.

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