5 CAN’T-MISS SLO FILM EVENTS

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2019 SLO In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val in­cludes screen­ings and events with Katharine Ross and Al­fred Molina.

The San Luis Obispo In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val cel­e­brates 25 years of movies and magic in 2019.

The fes­ti­val, which runs Tues­day through Sun­day, fea­tures film screen­ings, panel dis­cus­sions, par­ties and red-car­pet events at venues across San Luis Obispo County. The lineup — 147 movies in all — in­cludes such clas­sics as “A Star Is Born,” “The Quiet Man” and “El Cid,” plus a 3D pre­sen­ta­tion of “The Crea­ture from the Black La­goon” and a “Mary Pop­pins” sin­ga­long.

Here are some of the high­lights:

‘AN EVEN­ING WITH KATHARINE ROSS’

What: The star of “The Grad­u­ate” and “Butch Cas­sidy and the Sun­dance Kid” joins the Mal­ibu Coast Silent Film Or­ches­tra to per­form “Kate Shel­ley and the Mid­night Ex­press,” mix­ing mu­sic and spo­ken word. Ross will also par­tic­i­pate in an on- stage con­ver­sa­tion about her ca­reer be­fore a screen­ing of “Butch Cas­sidy.”

When: 7 p.m. Tues­day

Where: Fre­mont The­ater, 1035 Mon­terey St., San Luis Obispo

How much: $25, $15 stu­dents

‘UNCRUSHABLE’

What: Celebrity chef Tyler Florence of Food Net­work fame got be­hind the cam­era to chron­i­cle how the 2017 North­ern Cal­i­for­nia wild­fires hit wine coun­try. He’ll at­tend re­cep­tions be­fore two lo­cal screen­ings of the doc­u­men­tary; each event of­fers a chance to meet Florence and sam­ple wines.

When: 1 p.m. re­cep­tion, 2 p.m. movie Thurs­day; 5:30 p.m. re­cep­tion, 7 p.m. movie Thurs­day

Where: Fre­mont The­ater, 1035 Mon­terey St., San Luis Obispo; Justin Vine­yards and Win­ery, 811 12th St., Paso Robles, and Park Cinemas, 1100 Pine St., Paso Robles

How much: $15, $12 stu­dents and SLO Film So­ci­ety mem­bers; $35, $25 stu­dents and so­ci­ety mem­bers

SURF NITE IN SLO

What: Big-wave surf­ing in South Africa hits the big screen in “Sa­tori,” paired with the short film “Can’t Steal Our Vibe.” “Sa­tori” di­rec­tor Rick Wall and surfer Rod Torr will be on hand, along with South African pro surfer Shaun Thomp­son.

When: 7 p.m. Fri­day Where: Fre­mont The­ater, 1035 Mon­terey St., San Luis Obispo

How much: $20, $15 stu­dents and SLO Film So­ci­ety mem­bers

IN­DE­PEN­DENT FILM AND KING VIDOR AWARDS

What: Al­fred Molina, star of “Frida,” “Spi­derMan 2” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” is the lat­est lu­mi­nary to re­ceive the Film Fes­ti­val’s high­est honor. Fol­low­ing the Ge­orge Sid­ney In­de­pen­dent Film Awards, Turner Clas­sic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz will present Molina with the King Vidor Award for Ca­reer Ex­cel­lence. He’ll then in­ter­view the ac­tor on stage be­fore a screen­ing of 2000’s “Cho­co­lat.” When: 7 p.m. Sat­ur­day Where: Fre­mont The­ater, 1035 Mon­terey St., San Luis Obispo

How much: $20, $15 stu­dents

CLOS­ING NIGHT

What: Af­ter a Film Fes­ti­val awards cel­e­bra­tion, San Luis Obispo na­tive Han­nah Marks will sit down with Va­ri­ety’s Jenelle Ri­ley to dis­cuss her ca­reer as an ac­tor and film­maker rec­og­nized by Rolling Stone mag­a­zine. That’s fol­lowed by a screen­ing of the ro­man­tic dram­edy “Af­ter Ev­ery­thing,” which Marks codi­rected.

When: 6 p.m. Sun­day Where: Fre­mont The­ater, 1035 Mon­terey St., San Luis Obispo

How much: $15, $12 stu­dents

For more in­for­ma­tion, or to pur­chase tick­ets and passes, call 805-546-3456 or visit slofilm­fest.org.

Al­fred Molina

Katharine Ross

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