Check out this week's SLO Film Festival schedule

slinn@thetribunenews.comMarch 5, 2014 

Here are a few of the highlights at this year’s San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, which runs Wednesday through Sunday at venues throughout San Luis Obispo County.

Passes to all festival events can be purchased at festival headquarters, 1007 Monterey St. in San Luis Obispo. 

For more information, call 546-3456 or visit www.slofilmfest.org.

WEDNESDAY

Starring Adam West

What: Filmmaker James Tooley’s documentary charts the life and career of “Batman” star Adam West. This screening is paired with a question-and-answer session and award ceremony.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Fremont Theatre, 1025 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo

How much: $10 to $15

THURSDAY

Metropolis

What: Considered one of the classics of the silent era, Fritz Lang’s groundbreaking film is set in a futuristic city divided between the haves and have nots. German pianist Markus Horn will accompany the movie live.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: King David’s Masonic Lodge, 859 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo

How much: $10 to $15

Running for Jim

What: This inspiring documentary chronicles high school cross-country coach Jim Tracy, his team and his battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease. Also screening is the short documentary “Running Blind” about a marathon runner with a rare degenerative eye disease.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Fremont Theatre, 1025 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo

How much: $8 to $10

FRIDAY

Spartacus

What: Stanley Kubrick’s stirring historical epic stars Kirk Douglas as a gladiator who leads a violent rebellion in ancient Rome. Winner of four Oscars, the film features a scene filmed at Hearst Castle in San Simeon.

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Hearst Castle Vistor Center Theater, 750 Hearst Castle Road, San Simeon

How much: $8 to $10

Surf Nite in SLO

What: Rock band Honk will provide the live soundtrack during this special screening of the seminal surf movie “Five Summer Stories.”

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Fremont Theatre, 1025 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo

How much: $25 to $35 in advance, $35 to $45 at the door

SATURDAY

The Last Days of Cinerama” and “How the West Was Won

What: This tribute to the short-lived widescreen format known as Cinerama includes a discussion with filmmaker Robert Garren and former child star Stanley Livingston, and screenings of the short documentary “The Last Days of Cinerama” and the Western “How the West was Won.”

When: 10 a.m.

Where: Fremont Theatre, 1025 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo

How much: $8 to $10

George Sidney Independent Film Awards and King Vidor award presentation

What: First up is a salute to independent filmmakers. Then actor James Cromwell takes the stage to honor Oscar winner Jeff Bridges with the King Vidor Career Achievement Award.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Fremont Theatre, San Luis Obispo

How much: $25 to $35

SUNDAY

Anita

What: More than 20 years later, this documentary looks back at Anita Hill’s testimony before Congress that then-U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed her. Filmmaker Freida Lee Mock will participate in a panel discussion following the screening.

When: 1 p.m.

Where: Fremont Theatre, 1025 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo

How much: $8 to $10

Central Coast Filmmaker Awards and “The Face of Love”

What: Local moviemakers are honored, followed by a sneak preview of the romantic drama “The Face of Love,” starring Annette Bening as a widow who meets a man who looks exactly like her deceased husband (Ed Harris).

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Fremont Theatre, San Luis Obispo

How much: $8 to $10

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