By Helen Stephenson
A special sneak peek of July’s Prescott Film Festival flies into Peregrine Book Company at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 14 in downtown Prescott.
The screening is comprised of four short films that are official selections of the fifth annual fest. Additionally, screening attendees enjoy special, one-night-only discounts on festival passes.
One of the films is “Titanic Love,” a romantic comedy that has won 39 awards on the film festival circuit (so far). The short is about Lucy, an ardent fan of the film “Titanic.” She discovers a very expensive Titanic-themed love cruise and desperately wants to attend. Her boyfriend, Jack, feels they can’t afford it and Lucy is furious. Their relationship hits rough waters and Jack calls on his best friend Delroy for advice and a cheap alternative. True to form, Delroy and his trusty sidekick Jaz come up with a cunning plan that could change all of their lives forever. Delroy is going to bring the Titanic to Birmingham, but can disaster be averted?
Another film is “A Lovely Treat,” a romantic comedy about high expectations love, and that fine line between reality and fantasy.
There’s also “Woody,” a stop-motion animated film about a wooden artist model who dreams of playing piano. The problem is that he only has wooden paddles for hands. Stuck in a job he doesn’t want, he dreams of being a concert pianist. His dreams are big, but they’re about to get out of hand.
Also, the Prescott Film Festival is pleased to announce that, as of June 1, we’ve started our first-ever matching-funds fundraiser. Donations made to the festival during June will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $5,000. And, as if you needed more incentive, you’ll be donating to a 501(c)(3) organization.
Another way to support the fest is to choose the Prescott Film Festival when you shop at Amazon. Simply go to Smile.Amazon.Com and choose Prescott Film Festival.
And now for the big news: Prescott Film Festival’s fifth annual fest is July 23–27 at Yavapai College, with most screenings at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center. For more details about the fest, specially discounted passes at Peregrine Book Co., and the matching-funds fundraiser, visit us online at PrescottFilmFestival.Com.
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Helen Stephenson is the founder and executive director of the Prescott Film Festival and the director of the Sedona Film School at Yavapai College.