St Augustine Film Festival Final Day 4

The St. Augustine Film Festival ended its four days of films from multiple countries shown at several theaters within walking distance of one another in St. Augustine’s historic district. The 2019 St Augustine Film Festival was a great success, taking place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, January 18, 19, and 20, with a Preview Day on Thursday, January 17. Films were shown in Lewis Auditorium, the Gamache-Koger Theater at Flagler College, the St. Augustine Distillery, and at all three viewing rooms of the Corazon Cinema and Cafe. Films The St. Augustine Film Festival, is now in its ninth year. Films included comedies from all over the world as well as fine films from independent U.S. filmmakers. This year’s Festival also included several documentaries, some of the notables were Hurley, The Art & Times of Frosty Meyers, Cracking Aces, Fidlin and Sharkwater Extinction, including four documentaries that involved St. Augustine residents. We were also honored to have many extraordinary people from the film world, like Karen Allen, Talia Shire, Ray Abruzzo and Vincent De Paul to name just a few. We had three great parties around this festival that were just marvelous. Thank you to all that made this festival just outstanding in every way.

St Augustine Film Festival Day 3 Pt 2

Another great day of films, attendee reactions, interviews and parties. The St. Augustine Film Festival will feature one more day of films from multiple countries shown at several theaters within walking distance of one another in St. Augustine’s historic district. The 2019 St Augustine Film Festival last day Sunday, January 20. Films are shown in Lewis Auditorium, the Gamache-Koger Theater at Flagler College, the St. Augustine Distillery, and at all three viewing rooms of the Corazon Cinema and Cafe. The St. Augustine Film Festival is now in its ninth year. Films include comedies from all over the world as well as fine films from independent U.S. filmmakers. This year’s Festival also includes several documentaries, including four that involved St. Augustine residents.

Hurleymania Comes to SAFF Day 3

SAFF day three (Saturday) has Hurley as the big event of the day. Started in the morning with Hurley Haywood, exotic Porsches and admirers at the Flagler Lewis Auditorium, followed by his film at 2:15 pm.

St Augustine Festival 2019 Day 2

On day two of the SAFF we got a chance to speak to Tracy Halcomb the producer of “Cracking Aces” and to actress and director Karen Allen. We also were able to attend the opening reception party of the film festival, a real hoot of a time.

The St. Augustine Film Festival features three more days of films from multiple countries shown at several theaters within walking distance of one another in St. Augustine’s historic district. The 2019 St Augustine Film Festival is taking place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, January 18, 19, and 20. Films are shown in Lewis Auditorium, the Gamache-Koger Theater at Flagler College, the St. Augustine Distillery, and at all three viewing rooms of the Corazon Cinema and Cafe. The St. Augustine Film Festival is now in its ninth year. Films include comedies from all over the world as well as fine films from independent U.S. filmmakers. This year’s Festival also includes several documentaries, including four that involved St. Augustine residents.

St Augustine Film Festival 2019 Day 1

The St. Augustine Film Festival features four days of films from multiple countries shown at several theaters within walking distance of one another in St. Augustine’s historic district. The 2019 St Augustine Film Festival will take place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, January 18, 19, and 20, with a Preview Day on Thursday, January 17. Films are shown in Lewis Auditorium, the Gamache-Koger Theater at Flagler College, the St. Augustine Distillery, and at all three viewing rooms of the Corazon Cinema and Cafe. Films The St. Augustine Film Festival, now in its ninth year. Films will include comedies from all over the world as well as fine films from independent U.S. filmmakers. This year’s Festival also includes several documentaries, including four that involved St. Augustine residents.

Day After Hispanic Culture Film Festival

We spoke with Eugenio Maslowski, the creator and organizer of the first Hispanic Culture Film Festival in Jacksonville. We asked him for his reflections on the festival after it was over. He talked about Andy Garcia, the trophy and much more.

 

A Film by Derek Hankerson

Gullah Geechee Corridor & the East Coast Greenways documentary features the rich culture of African Americans in St. John’s County, Florida while highlighting three cycling trails known as Rails to Trails, the SEA Island Loop, and the East Coat Greenways.  The national release of the full-length film is scheduled for October 2018 during Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Month.  An exclusive showing occurred on September 27th at the St Augustine Lighthouse at 6:00pm. Derek Hankerson the writer, producer and director of the film introduced the film to a packed house. After the film there was a question and answer session.

By Popular Demand “Portrait of an Artist”

People keep asking me (Jorge Rivera) about wanting to see the short documentary I put together about the artist (painter) Harry McCormick filmed here in NE Florida and NYC titled “PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST”. Many people were not able to attend the first showing of it at the Corazon Cinema & Cafe in mid August. As you all probably know Harry McCormick is a world renowned artist, and St Augustine was lucky enough to have an exhibition of his art (July 3 – September 20) at St Johns County Administration Building. His art was also being displayed at The Vault 1930 Art Gallery in Jacksonville. So here it is, please enjoy.

A New Christopher Lee Film Encyclopedia

The Corazon Cinema & Cafe had an event with Robert Pohle Jr. and Rita Pohle. The event was about their new Christopher Lee Film Encyclopedia, which is now available at Amazon.com.

In a career that spanned eight decades, Christopher Lee (1922–2015) appeared in more than 200 roles for film and television. Though he is best known for his portrayal of Dracula in films of the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s—as well as his appearances in the Lord of the Rings trilogy—Lee also appeared in many other films, including The Three Musketeers, The Man with the Golden Gun, and Star Wars. First Coast.TV got a chance to speak with two of the authors, about this new source in print.

13th Documentary at St Paul A.M.E. Church

The documentary 13th The Movie was shown at the St Paul A.M.E. Church in St Augustine to a full church. The documentary examines the 13th amendment and its relation to the present crisis in the American prison system.There was a panel discussion afterwards. The film had an impact on the audience as expected. 13th The Movie was nominated for an Oscar.