Time to have some fun – FirstGlance Film Festival opens October 15, 2021
Highlights of the festival include films starring: Margaret Cho (“Notorious CHO”); Lyrica Okano (Marvel’s “Runaways”); James C. Leary (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”); Cinzia Angelini (“Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem 3D”); Suzanne Savoy (“Better Call Saul”); and Wyatt Oleff (“I don’t agree with that.”)
There are over a dozen films related to the Philadelphia area. These include the feature film “Hideout” by Kris Roselli; the feature documentary “Life Without Parole: The Story of George Martorano” by Jill Frechie and John Ricciutti; the shorts “Sound of Waves” by John Avarese and Matthew Kaufhold, “Number One” by Emily Dabney, “Stalked” by Wesley Mellott, “How Long Until” by Jon Rehr, “Visions” by Diego Brazzo; “A story of redemption and regret” by Eric Carosella; the short film “Lockbox” directed by students by Joe Noecker; the student-directed short documentary “Reflections” directed by JW Hill; the short documentaries “The Good Life” by Carolyn Wilson, “Nick Lightning” by Frank Petka, “Party of None: Catering during a Pandemic” by Jake Savitz and “Hello Sunshine” by Joe Quint; Brooke Steytler’s animated short “Finbag”; the music videos for Braxton Hicks ‘”Seven Dreams” by Kira Bursky and The Waywoods’ “Living in a Bubble” by Nick Murphy.
The weekend in-person event features red carpet interviews with filmmakers, a “Dinner and a Movie” partnership with Molly Maguire’s Irish Restaurant and Pub, a special “Movies & Mimosas” brunch with the Great American Pub, afterparties at Rec Room by Conshohocken Brewing Co. and Root Down Brewing, discounts at local small businesses including Nerd Merch Co., and a live awards ceremony on closing night hosted virtually by the award-winning director / filmmaker and former FirstGlance Raphael Sbarge from the television series “Once Upon a Time.”
For more information and to purchase tickets ($ 15 preview, $ 20 opening night, $ 20 closing night with rewards, $ 20 twilight on Saturday and Sunday and Saturday night, 150 $ full access), visit firstglancefilms.com.