Rick Schmitt, co-owner of The Garden Theater in Frankfort, has a breezy idea for the second annual Frankfort Film Festival to be held this weekend, Oct. 21-24: hes going to use wind power to provide the electricity to run the festival.
Based on positive sponsorship support, the 2010 Festival will operated with wind power supplied by wind credits from Crystal Mountain Resort and Spa, one of the sponsors of this years event, Schmitt says. We are excited to be stewards in environmental innovation, while also showcasing innovative film productions.
The Frankfort Film Festival will include 14 independent films, many of them award winners at international festivals. Highlights of this years event include two filmmakers who will attend the Festival for showings of their respective films. The 2009 Filmmaker of the year Richard Brauer will be at the screening of his movie Fitful to address the audience and take questions. Fitful was filmed entirely in Manistee, on location of the SS Milwaukee; moored for years in Frankforts harbor. Visit www.brauer.com
The festival will also welcome Bill Latka. Bill relocated his company from LA to Traverse City, and is bringing a short called Moving Pictures.
In addition, Michael Mittelstaedt and his students from the Motion Picture Arts Division at Interlochen Center for the Arts will present student produced films and participate in a question and answer session on early Saturday evening of the Festival.
Thursday, October 21
Kings of Pastry - 8 p.m.
Friday, October 22
Alamar - 12:30 p.m.
1981 - 2:30 p.m.
The Most Dangerous Man in America - 4:30 p.m.
Bomber - 7:30 p.m.
Oscar Shorts Live Action - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 23
Secret of Kells - 12:30 p.m.
Fitful - 2 p.m.
Dreaming in Blue - Documentary - 4 p.m.
Interlochen Academy of Motion Pictures - 5:30 p.m.
Moving Pictures / Q&A with Director, Bill Latka - 8 p.m.
Winters Bone - 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 24
Kings of Pastry - 1 p.m.
Winters Bone - 3 p.m.
Oscar Shorts Animated - 5 p.m.
The Concert - 7:30 p.m.
Ticket information is available at
www.frankfortgardentheater.com. Tickets are $8 per show, $50 for the entire festival or $125 for a Director Level Sponsorship, which includes 2 festiv al passes, access to the opening night reception on Thursday night and listing in the program, website and onscreen thank you page.