Hollywood’s living legend Clint Eastwood stopped by SFTV for a special edition of The Hollywood Masters series. Eastwood sat down with Stephen Galloway, executive features editor at The Hollywood Reporter, to talk about his extensive career in film.
The St. Louis International Film Festival Inc. was established in 1992 for the purpose of producing, promoting, and presenting annual film events to advance film as an art form in St. Louis. In the first year of the Festival, 25 films were shown during the last week of April. Under the direction of Festival co-founder Barbara S. Jones, the tradition of a daring and eclectic array of American and foreign films began. First-year attendance was estimated at 4,500, and critics were surprised and impressed at the level of sophistication achieved during the first year of the event.
The mission of Cinema St. Louis is to promote the art of cinema and to expand the variety and availability of cinema experiences by presenting the St. Louis International Film Festival, screenings, programs, and educational opportunities.
The St. Louis International Film Festival will take place November 5-15, 2015.
Early Bird Deadline: April 30, 2015
Regular Deadline: June 30, 2015
Late Deadline: July 15, 2015
WAB Extended Deadline: July 31, 2015
Categories: Narrative (Feature and Shorts), Documentary (Features and Shorts)
David Koutsouridis’s (Screenwriting – B.A. ’15) The Out Crowd: Tales of High School will run Friday, April 24th and Saturday, April 25th at the Santa Monica Playhouse. The Out Crowd is a series of one-act comedic plays set at the offbeat public high school of Fairview High. Each play centers on students at Fairview, and the social issues they encounter, such as bullying and weight struggles, as they try to find their place in the world.
Australian native Koutsouridis, the author of Life is Too Short To Be Fat, a book based on his experiences of overcoming childhood obesity and high school bullying, drew from personal events for the play. He collaborated with fellow classmates on the production, recruiting Jennevie Olivieri (Screenwriting – M.F.A. ’15) as co-producer, Bernard Badion (Screenwriting – M.F.A. ’15) and Nick Hurley (Screenwriting – B.A. ’15) as directors, and alum Justin Small (Screenwriting – B.A. ’14) as one of the actors.
Proceeds from The Out Crowd will go to My Friend’s Place, a charity that helps L.A.’s homeless youth build self-sufficient lives. “This cause is very dear to my heart, and having done extensive homeless charity work in Australia, I know how much of a difference a helping hand can make. Since arriving in Los Angeles, I have been searching for ways to continue my charity work, and that’s how The Out Crowd came into fruition,” said Koutsouridis. “I am hoping these plays not only shine light on the forgotten outcasts, but also on LA’s homeless youth, who all deserve a chance to live out their potential.”
The Out Crowd: Tales of High School
Friday, April 24th and Saturday, April 25th, 7:30pm
Santa Monica Playhouse
$5 tickets with discount code LMU2015
Purchase tickets here