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The Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival

The Henry Miller Library screening features You. Me. We. and asks two questions: What tears us apart? What brings us together?  There will be a total of six short films shown including: “Mare Nostrum,” “What Tears Us Apart,” “Artalde,” “White Face,” “Light Sight,” and “The Sugaring Off.” (Also check out the screening on 3/24 at the Henry Miller Lab in Carmel).


This year, the festival features 22 short films from 12 different countries around the world, divided into four different thought-provoking programs. Each of the programs has been curated to stir the viewer’s conscious and hopefully inspire action around a wide range of issues. “Each film tells it’s own small story and together each of our programs tells a larger story,” says festival director, Michael Harrington.


In addition to showing thought-provoking short movies, Wandering Reel’s mission is to engage its audiences in ways that many other film festivals cannot do. A community-centric format is designed to maximize audience participation and cultivate community building.  “By exposing communities with films that are compassionate in their approach and passionate in their purpose, we hope to inspire conversation and collaboration between individuals and communities through the common experience of cinema,” remarks Mike. The screening is followed by a Q&A discussion with festival director, filmmaker, and former Big Sur resident, Michael Harrington.


Tickets are free.  A $10 suggested donation is encouraged.

 

5th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival

 

Join the Ventana Wilderness Alliance (VWA) at the Golden State Theatre for fantastic films about wild things and wild places, guaranteed to inspire you to get outside and give back! This fifth annual VWA presentation is the only central coast stop on the Wild and Scenic tour. Spectacular scenery, special guests, and a raffle for great prizes from local and national sponsors ensure an evening to remember.  Tickets: $20 (plus fees in advance) or $25 (plus fees at the door).  Doors open at 6 p.m. Show begins at 7 p.m.

11th Annual Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series

This is the 11th Annual Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series.  There were over 1,000 film submissions with 50 Selected with 40 Countries being represented.  “this year looks like the best one yet!” says Executive Director Magnus Toren. “Films that make you laugh and cry,. that make you believe in people, that make you look away in embarrassment, that make you realize you are living in a big world of many, many different kinds of peoples and cultures… all that we promise…and more!”  Films are being screened at the Henry Miller Lab at The Barnyard Shopping Center in Carmel.  For more information go to: http://www.bigsurfilm.org.

11th Annual Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series

This is the 11th Annual Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series.  There were over 1,000 film submissions with 50 Selected with 40 Countries being represented.  “this year looks like the best one yet!” says Executive Director Magnus Toren. “Films that make you laugh and cry,. that make you believe in people, that make you look away in embarrassment, that make you realize you are living in a big world of many, many different kinds of peoples and cultures… all that we promise…and more!”  Films are being screened at the Henry Miller Lab at The Barnyard Shopping Center in Carmel.  For more information go to: http://www.bigsurfilm.org.

11th Annual Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series

This is the 11th Annual Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series.  There were over 1,000 film submissions with 50 Selected with 40 Countries being represented.  “this year looks like the best one yet!” says Executive Director Magnus Toren. “Films that make you laugh and cry,. that make you believe in people, that make you look away in embarrassment, that make you realize you are living in a big world of many, many different kinds of peoples and cultures… all that we promise…and more!”  Films are being screened at the Henry Miller Lab at The Barnyard Shopping Center in Carmel.  For more information go to: http://www.bigsurfilm.org.