If you’re a film lover and would like to spend a day watching movies made by locals and people around the world, head on down to 1078 Gallery this Saturday, August 21, for its second consecutive annual film festival.
Admission is just $5 for the whole day, which starts at 1:00 and ends about 10:00p.m. There will be snacks and drinks available for purchase, as well.
This is actually the fourth festival for the gallery. It started in the ‘80s and after a 24-year hiatus was brought back last year by people such as Carla Resnick, one of the main coordinators.
In a phone interview, Resnick discussed how the idea to bring film back would be a great for the gallery and also great for the community. There hadn’t been much in terms of film, other than the Cinema Ten78 and a few video projections as artwork, since the ‘80s.
“We thought it was a viable opportunity to show film and have a little festival at our cool space,” Resnick said.
The festival consists of films made by people from the Chico community, New York, Kentucky and New Jersey, Resnick said. There won’t be any ranking of films. There were many entries that were received and those selected by the juried panel will be presented Saturday.
“They’re all equal,” she said.
The festival will consist of many different genres of film, including documentaries, narratives and short films (some only one minute long). There is also a documentary the coordinators were able to gain access to primarily for the festival. It’s the feature film of the event called “The Power of the Powerless,” which is narrated by Jeremy Irons. Click here for the trailer.
Instead of having the festival over the course of three days, the coordinators thought it would be best to have it on just one day so people can get the opportunity to see the films they would like to see, Resnick said. There should be something for everyone.
“It’s sort of a great thing to do for the community to bring all these different films,” she said. “We’re showcasing local people. We’re also bringing films from the outside world to Chico that people wouldn’t necessarily see here.”
Some of the films showcased were made specifically for the festival, Resnick said.
Click here to view the complete schedule of this year’s 1078 Gallery Film Festival.
Beat the heat and enjoy some films this Saturday, August 21, only at the 1078 Gallery, located at 820 Broadway in downtown Chico.
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