St Augustine, FL â€” The 5th Annual Saint Augustine Film Festival will run January 23-25 at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College and on two screens at the Corazon Cinema & Cafe, both in downtown St. Augustine. Two films also will be show at the Fountain of Youth.
During this three-day event, 26 films from 11 countries will be shown. (See the schedule below the story.)
Among the selected movies are THE WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE, written, directed and starring Daniel Baldwin. Daniel will intro the screening and take Q&A following. Yes, Daniel Baldwin will be in St. Augustine!
The hysterical French comedy THE VOLCANO about a bitterly divorced couple who end up on the same flight to Greece for the wedding of their daughter. LUCKY STIFF starring Jason Alexander and Pamela Shaw is a musical comedy set in London and Monte Carlo. Pamela will intro the screening and take Q&A following.
The Best Comedy winner from Fort Lauderdale Intâ€™l Film Fest (FLIFF), GONE DOGGY GONE, written, directed and starring Kasi Brown and Brandon Walter (deals with a dog-napping). Kasi & Brandon will intro the screen and take Q&A following.
The mystery thriller HUMAN CAPITAL from Italy won Best Foreign Film at FLIFF.
The bitter-sweet comedy FRANK VS GOD about a man who sues God for an act of nature. The film won Peopleâ€™s Choice Award at FLIFF and was shot in Orlando.
The Best American indie at FLIFF was WILDLIKE and is beautifully shot and acted â€“ set in the wilds of Alaska, the film is an unusual thriller.
Shot in Cuba, the moody, lyrical film SOMBRAS DE AZUL won a Spirit of Independents Award, as did the highly charged suspense action film from Algiers, TRAITORS.
A film good for middle school-age students and older is AMKA AND THE THREE GOLDEN RULES from Mongolia.
The New York dance drama, FALL TO RISE will benefit Abellaâ€™s School of Dance and director/writer Jayce Bartok will intro the screening and take Q&A following.
The Fest will present three parties: Opening Night in the Lightner Museum catered by the Tasting Room; The Saturday Night Party at the Corazon Cinema & Cafe, and The Wrap Party atop Ponce Hall in the beautiful Solarium Room overlooking the City, festooned with lights. The parties are only available to our VIP FAST Pass Holders. A limited number are offered for sale at $100 each and includes all parties and films.
A Film Only Fast Pass is available for $60. Single tickets are available for $8 seniors and $10 General Admission/film.
The complete list of films are on www.FLIFF.com. Tickets can be purchased in advance via the website. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org and check us out on Facebook at The Saint Augustine Film Festival.
SAFF is produced by The Fort Lauderdale Intâ€™l Film Festival, sponsored by The St Johns Tourist Development Council, Radiology Imaging Associates and hosted by Flagler College and Corazon Cinema & Cafe.
FILM FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
LA = Lewis Auditorium CC = Corazon Cinema FOY = Fountain of Youth GK = Gamache-Koger Theatre
Friday, January 23
1pm â€“ CC3, The Current
2pm â€“ CC3, HEALING
3pm – CC2, PEMBROKE CIRCLE
5pm â€“ CC3, Unleashing the UnderDogs
7:15 â€“ LA, THE VOLCANO
9pm – Lightner Museum Opening Night Party
Saturday, January 24
Noon â€“ CC2, Floridaâ€™s Black Cowboys + Fort Mose Story
1pm â€“ CC3, Filthy Dreamers + Pie Lady of Pie Town
1pm – LA, HUMAN CAPITAL
2pm â€“ CC2&3, FALL TO RISE
3:15 â€“ LA, FRANK VS GOD
4pm â€“ CC2&3, GONE DOGGY GONE
5:30 â€“ LA, WILDLIKE
6pm â€“ CC3, THE EMPOWERMENT PROJECT
8pm â€“ LA, LUCKY STIFF
8:15 â€“ CC3, TRAITORS
9:30 â€“ CC, Saturday Night Party
Sunday, January 25
11am â€“ CC2, SAMMY: The Journey
Noon â€“ CC3, FRANK VS GOD
1pm â€“ CC2, TRAITORS
1pm – FOY, Space School
2pm â€“ CC3, HUMAN CAPITAL
2pm – FOY Space School
3pm â€“ CC2, SOMBRAS DE AZUL
3pm – FOY, Space School
4pm â€“ CC3, AMKA & THE THREE GOLDEN RULES
5pm – LA THE WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE
6pm â€“ CC, tba
7pm â€“ GK, Flager College Student Films
7pm â€“ Solarium atop Ponce Hall Wrap Party