City of Tyler announces Film Festival schedule

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 5:16pm

The schedule of films, ranging from comedy to drama to sci-fi and more, has been released for this week’s Second Annual Downtown Tyler “Show Us Your Shorts” Film Festival, which begins Wednesday, Oct. 24 and continues through Saturday, Oct. 27.

All film screenings will begin at 7 p.m., with a different genre shown each night.

The festival opens Wednesday at Liberty Hall, 103 E. Erwin, with comedies. Films shown will be “Things My Father Never Taught Me,” “Spared,” “Chasing Caitlin,” “254 Texas,” “Every Post You Make,” “Special Delivery,” “PLA” and “Expiration Date.”

On Thursday, Sci-Fi, Horror and Action-Adventure movies will be shown at Liberty Hall. Films scheduled for Thursday are “Historia Muerta,” “Infinite Disposal,” “Caballero,” “The Night the Sky Fell in New Haven,” “Chicken Skin,” “Wunderland,” and “Sleep Now in the Fire.”

A recap of comedy films will also be shown at Gallery Main Street on Thursday evening.

Friday’s film schedule at Liberty Hall includes the following dramas: “MerGER,” “Papa Bear,” “Summer Every Day,” “Darling,” “American Financial,” “The Note,” “Love in the Time of Albino,” “Friendly Betrayal,” “Einstein’s Dance,” “The Angst,” “Tyler’s Gift” and “Smile.”

Gallery Main Street will also have a Friday screening of sci-fi, horror and action-adventure films.

On Saturday, the top two films of each genre will be shown.

Tickets for each individual evening screening are $7 each. An all-inclusive $40 pass gains the ticket-holder entry to all four evenings of movies, plus the Saturday wrap party at 5:30 p.m. at the T.B. Butler Plaza. A Saturday-only pass gets the ticket-holder in to the Saturday movies plus the wrap party. There will also be a short celebration on the square following the screening of the “best of” movies, where winners of the film festival will be announced.

In addition to the film screenings, there will be educational workshops. A grip truck from MP&E Lighting and Grip Company will be on the plaza from 11 a.m. to noon on Oct. 27. Last year’s zombie makeup technique class is back by popular demand with a workshop at Gallery Main Street from 1-2 p.m. Leo Wong will conduct a workshop, “How to Package your Films,” from 2-3 p.m. in the gallery conference room at 110 W. Erwin. All workshops are free and open to the public, with seating being first-come, first served.

Tickets are also available at Gallery Main Street, 110 W. Erwin.

Those interested in full information about the schedule or tickets should go to www.tylerfilmfest.com or call (903) 593-6905.

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