Fairhope Film Festival Nov. 8-11 at six venues

Fairhope Film Festival Nov. 8-11 at six venues

Organizers promise four days of brilliant, entertaining and award-winning films screened throughout the city during the 6th Annual Fairhope Film Festival, scheduled Nov. 8-11. The five festival venues are all located within walking distance of each other in the famous, flower-filled downtown area.
The venues include The Book Cellar; 32 S Section St.; Coastal Alabama Community College Centennial Hall, 450 Fairhope Ave.; Fairhope Film Festival Office. 122 Fairhope Ave.; Coastal Amphitheater at Coastal Alabama Community College, School Street near corner of Morphy Ave.; Fairhope Public Library Giddens Center, 501 Fairhope Ave..
The fest is a film lover’s film festival held each year on the second weekend in November, offering participants the opportunity to see world-class award winning films in a unique, picturesque location over a four-day period.
The focus is on national and international film festival competition finalists of the past year: the “best of the best” in cinema arts. Notable foreign and feature films, documentaries and shorts—many that never made it to the big box theaters or were only there briefly–will be selected for appreciative audiences.
Although the festival will pull out all the stops, Southern-style, to host opening and closing events and parties, the emphasis will be on the art of filmmaking and the experience of seeing exceptional films. Directors, actors and screenwriters will participate in the screenings both in person and via live electronic transmission.
The Fairhope Film Festival focus is on national and international film festival competition finalists of the past year. Notable foreign and feature films, documentaries and shorts will be included. And the fest will open and close with parties.
Directors, actors and screenwriters will participate in the screenings both in person and via live electronic transmission.
Tickets are $15 each. Please bring cash or a check made out to Fairhope Film Festival. The box office is located at 20 N. Section St. For more information visit fairhopefilmfestival.org or call 251-990-7957.
Pictured: Chef Flynn, which has already earned festival berths in Sundance, Berlin and South By Southwest, screens on Friday, Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. at Fairhope Public Library. Cameron Yates’s doc offers a slick portrait of 19-year-old culinary whizkid Flynn McGarry, with an aftertaste of unsettled family drama about a boy who founded a restaurant-level supper club at his Los Angeles home at aage 12 and earned a New York Times Magazine cover story at 16. “As Meg (his mom) and the teenaged Flynn argue in the car over her attempt to film him from a dashboard-mounted camera, one wonders if his preternaturally controlled kitchen is not just a workspace but a sanctuary,’’ states Variety in its positive review of the documentary.

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