Tuesday, June 12, 2012

South Side Film Festival Opens Tonight

Even if you are not a film buff. Even if you are not a South Side Bethlehem resident. Even if you have never been to a film festival before. Even if you have never heard of a single film in the list.

Go. You’ll see: the South Side Film Festival, opening tonight, is the only film festival in the Lehigh Valley. That means that all the resources of the Lehigh Valley’s film community converge in this annual event, and it’s good. It’s well-attended. (Warning: That means if you get there late, you might not get a seat. Go early.) It also means that you be surrounded by lots of people who are interested in the some of the same things that you are interested in. Dark humor? Animation? Horror? Romantic comedy? Documentary? International issues? Politics? After the show, don’t bolt for the door. Hang around the lobby and strike up a conversation with fellow audience members. You might disagree, but at least you’re talking. And if I’ve heard the complaint once, I have heard it 1,000,000 times – “It’s so hard to meet people in the Lehigh Valley.” Here’s a chance to prove that theory wrong. Check out the Festival’s web site for detailed descriptions of each film, advance ticket sales, directions to the various screening locations, and more. From SSFF web site:
Today, Tuesday, June 12: Opening Night begins with a party hosted by Comfort Suites on 3rd Street and features a delicious sampling of Kenyan cuisine provided by Alando's Kenyan Kitchen. Laying down the beat for the evening will be DJ, Telly Diacogiannis. The procession to our opening night screening will be lead by the City fo Bethlehem Pipe band. Our Opening Night screening: SWERVE, a feature length Thriller-Drama from Australia. Preceded by these invitational Short Films from Australia: Nullarbor (10m) and The Hunter (7m).

$10 Single Screening Admission for Opening Night and our Late Night Film

$5 Single Screening Admission for all other screenings at all venues

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