Friday, June 18, 2010

Cinemania Announces Screening of "Red Dirt Rising", Call for Volunteers's Cinemania group has announced a screening of the locally-cast and -crewed Red Dirt Rising at the Five Points Theater Monday, June 28th at 6:30 PM.   
Red Dirt Rising follows the lives of three young men who come of age to find escape from life's challenges on the track, ultimately shaping the future of their families and stock car racing during the 1940s. Several Jacksonville locals worked on the film, including writer/director Kathleen Bobak and actress Cindy Hogan.
Admission will be $6.50 for Cinemania members and $8.50 for the general public.

In addition to the screening, Cinemania is looking for five volunteers for the 2010
UNF Writers Conference August 6-8 . to give hours at the conference in exchange for partial tuition and a chance to include pitches in the Boob & Film Connection Pitch book. The conference will feature a Screenwriters Critique Workshop, as well as general fiction, non-fiction, young adult, children's and memoir workshops. If you are interested in more info, contact Screenwriting Workshop teacher Sharon Cobb.

Cinemania will also be hosting the following events:

Monday, June 21, 6:30 p.m.

Cinemania Hometown Screening: 3rd Down & Forever

Five Points Theatre

Admission: $5

Join us as we celebrate the premiere of Jacksonville resident Jason Tetlak's feature film, 3rd Down & Forever. Tetlak, an art teacher and avid football fan, wondered if the average American male could make an NFL team. So he declared himself an NFL prospect, brought along a documentary filmmaking crew and set out on a seemingly impossible quest. Tetlak's film is a lighthearted peek into the serious business of professional athletics and features appearances by David Garrard, Rashean Mathis, Chad Ocho Cinco, Joe Flacco, Doug Flutie, Snoop Dogg and P Diddy!

Tuesday, June 29, 6:00 p.m.

Carmike Cinemas & Cinemania Present: Howl At The Moon VIP Party

Carmike Cinemas Fleming Island 12

Thousands of Twilight fans are expected to attend the midnight premiere of The Twilight Saga:  Eclipse  on Tuesday, June 29th at Carmike Cinemas Fleming Island 12. The Cinema is hosting a  "Howl at the Moon VIP Party" starting at 6 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for the Shy Wolf Sanctuary and Clay County Chamber Foundation. Prizes will be awarded for the best character look-a-like and best wolf howl. A poster autographed by the Twilight stars will be available in a live auction.

Thursday, July 1, 6:00 p.m.

48 Hour Film Project Wrap Party

Walker's Bar, 2692 Post Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204

The 2010 Jacksonville 48 Hour Film Project Wrap Party is being hosted by Karen Barnes and Walker's Bar located at the corner of Post and King in the Riverside area of Jacksonville. The party is open to all participants of the Jacksonville 48 Hour Film Project, their friends and families and the public. Those under 18 can attend during the event time of 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. Walkers has a cash beer and wine bar and serves a variety of non-alcoholic beverages. There will be light "Tappas" also. This year's "Nominees" for the 16 48 Hour Film Project awards will be announced.

Saturday, July 10, 6:00 p.m.

48 Hour Film Project Awards Ceremony

Florida Theatre, 1128 East Forsyth Street

Admission: Adult $20.00, Student $10.00 

Film clips from the nominated films will be shown and awards will be presented to Jacksonville's 2010 winning 48 Hour Films.

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