These powerful environmental short films from Bay Area directors are inspiring, thought-provoking, and empowering. Watch and learn, then stay for the filmmaker Q&A that follows.
A surprising number of Americans make their living off America's vast rivers of trash. They are America’s unseen. DOGTOWN REDEMPTION tells the story of one river, and the humanity of its inhabitants in Dogtown, West Oakland, a lively, bustling yet invisible corner of California.
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.
Inauguration fatigue got you down? Recover with this classic satire on the state of the world. Peter Sellers stars as Chance the gardener, an innocent whose ignorance is perceived as brilliance. With Shirley MacLaine, and Melvyn Douglas. (130 minutes
When: Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 7-9pm
Where: Albany Library, Edith Stone Room, 1247 Marin Ave., Albany, CA
"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.
AFF Presents REAL BOY, the coming-of-age story of Bennett Wallace, a transgender teenager on a journey to find his voice—as a musician, a friend, a son, and a man.
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
Sing along, tap your feet, and join us for an evening of short independent films featuring music of all kinds. Winners and finalists from our Albany FilmFest retrospective collection. Approximately 90 minutes. Films not rated – may not suitable for small children.
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.