Letters to the Editor 2-22-19

Volunteer for SLO Film Festival


Attention film lovers. The 25th SLO Film Festival running March 12-17 — six days of film, wine and fun on the cinematic central coast needs you.

The Film Fest is looking for new volunteers (and former) to help with a myriad of duties, before and during the March 12-17 SLO Film Fest. If you have some spare time (it doesn’t have to be a lot) and want to get involved, please go to our Volunteer page at slofilmfest.org and find out how to apply. Please pass on to anyone you know who might be interested.   

As a volunteer, you can see films free by hosting a film — handing out surveys and collection votes from viewers. You can attend film parties, mixing it up at historic venues across the Central Coast where the directors and actors hang out — help facilitate these parties. How about being a hospitality person and guide film festival guests around SLO--these are just a few opportunities.

It is a totally fun, exciting, eclectic, community festival that welcomes filmmakers from every corner of the planet. SLO Film Fest plays host to dozens of unique special movie events throughout the festival and is considered ”one of the top 50 film festivals” in the country by MovieMaker Magazine.

Opening Night will feature Katharine Ross performing with The Malibu Coast Silent Film Orchestra to recount the exciting true story of “Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express,” prior to a discussion on film and her award-winning career as well as introducing the 50th Anniversary screening of the 1969 classic, “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” in which she stars.

This year showcases The California premiere of SATORI by South African filmmaker Rick Wall featured on the Big Screen at the historic Fremont in SLO on Friday, March 15 at 7 p.m. — standing-room-only every year. Cape Town residents, filmmaker Rick Wall and SATORI surfer Rod Torr will attend and speak to the audience.

The SLO headquarters and lounge this year will be at 1040 Court St., SLO, under the stairs to the Pottery Barn and Sephora.

Lee Perkins



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