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.
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.
First Coast.TV caught up with Frosty Myers to talk about his up coming film at the St Augustine Film Festival 2019. The Art and Times of Frosty Myers, documents the career of sculptor Forrest “Frosty” Myers over the past half-century. Coming to New York City from San Francisco in 1961, he entered a rapidly changing art scene. American artists were ripping away established European traditions, replacing them with Abstract Expressionism, Pop, Minimalism, Conceptualism, Earth Art, Hard Edge painting and sculpture, and embracing Art and Technology. The cultural changes of the social justice movements and the anti-war protests were intertwined with the daily lives of Frosty and other artists. Their camaraderie at the famed New York City bar, Max’s Kansas City, created synergies in art, music and culture. These artists pioneered living and working in abandoned lofts and led the urban renewal in what became the downtown scene in lower Manhattan, Soho and ultimately Brooklyn. Frosty’s wide-ranging works include NYC landmark artwork “The Wall” aka the Gateway to Soho, “The Moon Museum” the first art placed on the Moon, and his radical furniture that blurred the lines of art and design. Frosty has produced a body of work that pushes all boundaries. The film can be seen on Sunday, Jan.20th at 1pm at the Flagler Lewis Auditorium.
The SAFF will start on January 17th thru January 20th. First Coast .TV got the chance to speak with legendary car race driver Hurley Haywood about his documentary Hurley that will play at the SAFF on January 19th at 2:15pm at the Flagler Lewis Auditorium. Gregory von Hausch the CEO and director of the SAFF was also there to tell us more about the SAFF.
St Augustine Film Festival 2018 – Official Day One
The St. Augustine Film Festival features four days of films from multiple countries from January 18 through 21, 2018.
International and national independent films will be screened during this film festival.
Films are being screened at three locations downtown: Lewis Auditorium, Gamache-Koger Theater, and Corazon Cinema & Café. See below for addresses for all locations.
Film times run from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 18; from 10:45 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, January 19; from 10:00 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. Saturday, January 20, and from 11:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 21. For a complete schedule of films and where they are being shown, see below.
In its 8th year, this intimate 4-day Festival is held in the downtown historic city center, with theaters within walking distance of one another, The CEO and Director of the Film Festival is Gregory von Hausch, who is also responsible for the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, which runs every November. He selects an eclectic group of foreign and independent films from around the world. Films are shown in Lewis Auditorium, and the Gamache-Koger Theater that are part of Flagler College, as well as at all three viewing rooms of The Corazon Cinema and Café.
On day two First Coast.TV got a chance to ask attendees to the festival about the films they watched. We also got to speak to Ken Webb (Serious Laundry), Josh Hansbrough (Peace of Heart & Riding the Wave of Autism), and Lori Stoll (Heaven’s Floor) all who brought their films to be shown at this festival.
For a complete schedule of films and where they are being shown, go to www.StaugFilmFest.com