Albany FilmFest Presents: "An Inconvenient Sequel: Speaking Truth to Power" (2017)
Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

Albany FilmFest Presents: "An Inconvenient Sequel: Speaking Truth to Power" (2017)

When: Tuesday November 28, 2019, 7-9pm

Where: Albany Library, Edith Stone Room, 1247 Marin Avenue, Albany, CA

Admission: Free

Join us for this timely 10-year follow-up documentary to Al Gore's thought-provoking 2006 film "An Inconvenient Truth." In "An Inconvenient Sequel" (2017), Gore addresses the progress made to tackle the problem of climate change, and his global efforts to persuade governmental leaders to invest in renewable energy, culminating in the landmark signing of 2016's Paris Climate Agreement. (98 minutes, rated PG)

Be sure to stay after the film for a facilitated Q&A and discussion.

Albany FilmFest Presents is a co-presentation of Albany FilmFest, the Albany Library, and the Friends of the Albany Library. The library is wheelchair accessible. An ASL interpreter will be provided for this program if requested at least 7 days in advance. Voice 510-745-1400 or TDD 888-663-0660.

For more information, contact info@albanyfilmfest.org

 

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Albany FilmFest Presents: 2 Scary Shorts + Filmmaker Q&A
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Albany FilmFest Presents: 2 Scary Shorts + Filmmaker Q&A

Albany FilmFest Presents: 2 Scary Shorts + Filmmaker Q&A

WHEN: Tuesday, October 24, 7pm
WHERE: Albany Library, Edith Stone Room, 1247 Marin Avenue, Albany CA
ADMISSION: Free! 

Good news for would-be scary film directors: Bay Area filmmakers Timothy Plain ("The Spirit Machine") and Hannah Scharlin-Pettee ("Orientation") are here to tell you how independent filmmakers do it. According to Hannah, "Horror films are some of the cheapest to make!"

After the films, the filmmakers will discuss their films, the challenges they faced and the resourceful DIY special effects tricks they used, share some pre-production photography and drawings, and take audience questions.

"Orientation" (12 minutes): A new transfer student finds herself living in a haunted dorm room.

"The Spirit Machine" (22 minutes): A desperate, out of touch father and his teenage daughter must work together to solve a series of puzzles and traps built to prevent Edison's last invention, the "spirit machine," from being found.

Co-presentation of Albany FilmFest, Albany Library, and Friends of the Albany Library, and Albany Parks and Recreation. Films not rated. *** Parents please note: This is a spooky pre-Halloween event, so expect a few jump scares and ghostly images, as well as an allusion to suicide. May not be suitable for young children.

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Albany FilmFest Presents: 2 Winning Shorts + Women Filmmakers on Making Their First Film
Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Albany FilmFest Presents: 2 Winning Shorts + Women Filmmakers on Making Their First Film

Join us for two films from the heart from two local directors: Elaine Holliman's Oscar-nominated CHICKS IN WHITE SATIN (1994) and Jazmin Jamias's I HATE THE COLOR RED, an Albany FilmFest Audience Favorite. Stay for Q&A as Elaine and Jazmin discuss the nitty-gritty of making your first film, and what's changed and what hasn't for women filmmakers.

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From "Action!" to "That's a Wrap!"
Jan
27
7:00 PM19:00

From "Action!" to "That's a Wrap!"

How do they do that? Find out in this insider's guide for film lovers, filmmakers, and would-be filmmakers who've always wanted to know what actually goes into making a movie.

Local independent horror-comedy filmmaker Waylon Bacon ("Help Wanted," screened at ComicCon) discusses the ins and outs of filmmakiing, from pre-production to post-production. Waylon will discuss casting, budgeting, storyboarding, editing, cheap FX solutions and other fundamentals filmmakers don't often discuss, like creating a fun atmosphere for his cast and crew, general philosophy and how he deals with stress.

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AFF Presents: Barry Levinson's DINER - Free showing
Dec
20
7:00 PM19:00

AFF Presents: Barry Levinson's DINER - Free showing

When: Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 7-9pm

Where: Albany Library, Edith Stone Room, 1247 Marin Ave., Albany, CA

Admission: FREE

"This movie "paved the way for Seinfeld, Pulp Fiction, The Office, and Judd Apatow's career." -- Vanity Fair

Celebrate the end of the year 2016 by watching Barry Levinson's Academy Award-nominated comedy-drama DINER (1982, 110 minutes) celebrate the end of 1959 as lifelong friends in their early 20s reunite in Baltimore for the wedding of one of the group. Enjoy a now-all-star cast looking very young in the film made them famous: Kevin Bacon, Steve Guttenberg, Mickey Rourke, Daniel Stern, Ellen Barkin, Paul Reiser, Tim Daly.

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AFF Presents: Shaun of the Dead
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

AFF Presents: Shaun of the Dead

Do not miss our free October pre-Halloween treat: Edgar Wright's cult favorite British zombie rom-com Shaun of the Dead (2004), starring Simon Pegg (way before he was famous for Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Lucy Davis (the British Office), Nick Frost, and SO MANY OTHERS. Rated R for language and zombie violence

 

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Solano Stroll
Sep
11
10:00 AM10:00

Solano Stroll

  • Solano Avenue and Masonic Avenue Albany, CA 94706 United States (map)
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Come see us at the Solano Stroll, at our usual table near the BART tracks. We'll be happy to talk to you about submitting a film, joining our newsletter list, being an AFF volunteer, and more.

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