5 CAN’T-MISS SLO FILM EVENTS
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
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
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.