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SLO Film Fest announces 2019 movie lineup

Posted at 12:08 PM, Feb 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-19 22:08:03-05

The San Luis Obispo International Film Festival has announced its complete film lineup for 2019.

This is the film festival’s 25th anniversary. It will take place this year from March 12-17.

This year’s film lineup includes 147 films from 25 different countries.

Opening night on March 12 will feature “An Evening with Katharine Ross.” The Malibu Coast Silent Film Orchestra will accompany the actress as she tells the story of “Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express,” a true story about a teen girl who prevented a train crash in 1881. It will be followed by a special introduction to one of her classic films, “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.”

The popular Surf Nite will be held on Friday, March 15, at the Fremont Theatre. “Satori,” by South African filmmaker Rick Wall will make its California debut. Prior to “Satori,” the short film “Can’t Steal Our Vibe,” directed by Graham Nash for Vans, will be shown.

Closing night will feature San Luis Obispo native Hannah Marks’ directorial debut, “After Everything,” and awards will be presented in the categories of Central Coast Filmmakers, Youth Filmmakers of Tomorrow, and Audience Awards.

Other special events during the festival include a “Mary Poppins” sing-a-long on March 16 and a 3-D presentation of the 1954 film “Creature from the Black Lagoon” on March 17.

The Independent Filmmaker and King Vidor awards will be presented on March 16, followed by an after-party at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art.

There will also be several U.S. and world premieres, including “Tin City” by Dina Mande about the wine region in Paso Robles.

To see the full schedule of events and purchase tickets, visit the SLO Film Fest’s website or the Festival Headquarters at 1040 Court St. in San Luis Obispo.