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Actor Josh Brolin coming to SLO for film screening

In this photo provided by Warner Bros., young cast members are shown in a scene from the 1985 movie "The Goonies." From left are Josh Brolin, Ke Huy Quan, Corey Feldman and Sean Astin.
In this photo provided by Warner Bros., young cast members are shown in a scene from the 1985 movie "The Goonies." From left are Josh Brolin, Ke Huy Quan, Corey Feldman and Sean Astin. AP Photo/Warner Bros.

Actors Josh Brolin and Dennis Christopher will visit San Luis Obispo this fall for a special screening series.

In celebration of its 21st birthday, the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival is partnering with MidAmerican Solar to screen three coming-of-age movies.

Brolin, who joined the festival's advisory board in 2008, will attend a Sept. 20 screening of “The Goonies” at the Fremont Theatre in San Luis Obispo. The 1985 adventure comedy follows a group of misfit kids as they search for pirate treasure.

Brolin, who earned an Oscar nomination for his performance in “Milk,” has a lifelong connection to the Central Coast. He attended Templeton Elementary and Templeton Middle schools, and, as an adult, owned a ranch in the Templeton/Adelaida area.

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The actor paid homage to his North County roots by wearing a Templeton Eagles jacket in “No Country For Old Men.” His other credits include “True Grit,” “Gangster Squad” and “W.”

On Oct. 25, Christopher will attend a screening at the Fremont of 1979’s “Breaking Away,” about a small-town boy obsessed with the Italian cycling team. Known for his roles in “Chariots of Fire” and “Fade to Black,” the actor is also the star of “California Dreaming,” which was filmed in Avila Beach, Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo.

Rounding out the series is a screening of the 1919 silent dramedy “Daddy Long Legs,” starring Mary Pickford as an irrepressible orphan who acquires a mysterious benefactor. The Nov. 22 event, held at the King David’s Masonic Lodge in San Luis Obispo, will feature violist Maria Newman and the Malibu Silent Film Orchestra.

Tickets for the November event are $30 to $35 in advance, $40 to $45 at the door.

Admission to the September or October screenings costs $10 to $12 in advance, $13 to 15 at the door. Proceeds benefit the 2015 film festival.

For more information, call 546-3456 or visit http://slofilmfest.org.

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