OJAI FILM FESTIVAL Preview – 18th Annual

Ojai Film Festival has selected three featured-length films that exemplify the theme of the festival, “Enriching the Human Spirit Through Film.” The festival runs from November 2nd , 2017 to November 12th , 2017.

CATCHING SIGHT OF THELMA & LOUISE (2016)

Director and Producer: Jennifer Townsend

Set to clips from the classic film, this documentary chronicles the intimate, personal stories of ordinary women as they negotiate the challenges of the 21st century.  Through their stories, Catching Sight of Thelma & Louise explores the reasons behind Thelma & Louise’s enduring hold on popular culture and very newsworthy today.

Trailer for Catching Sight of Thelma & Louise from Far Beyond Film on Vimeo.

WHEN:
Friday, November 10th, 1:00pm
Sunday, November 12th, 4:00pm

WHERE:
November 10th showing
Chaparral Auditorium
414 E. Ojai Ave.
Ojai, CA 93023

November 12th showing
Ojai Art Center Theater
113 S. Montgomery St.
Ojai, CA 93023

STRAIGHT FROM THE PEN (2017)

Director and Producers: Paul & Lori Sutton

Twenty-four prisoners come face to face with a dozen college students on a maximum-security prison yard. The writing that emerges is life changing, as prisoners trade the alienation , disaffection, and violence of self-preservation for openness and honesty. Through their often intimate collaboration, both groups find hope and humanity in a place they expected neither.

WHEN:
Saturday, November 4th, 1:00pm
Sunday, November 12th, 1:00pm

WHERE:
November 4th showing
Ojai Art Center Theater
113 S. Montgomery St.
Ojai, CA 93023

November 12th showing
Chaparral Auditorium
414 E. Ojai Ave.
Ojai, CA 93023

CHARGED - THE EDUARDO GARCIA STORY

Focus Earth workshop sponsored by Ojai Valley Land Conservancy. The movie will be shown followed by a panel.

In 2011, Chef Eduardo Garcia was shocked with 2400 volts of electricity in a freak incident deep in Montana’s backcountry. Near death, alone and miles from help, Eduardo got up and took his first step towards what would ultimately be years of recovery and rehabilitation. Eduardo lost an arm, ribs, muscle mass, and nearly his life, but more important than what he lost is what he found.

WHEN:
Sunday, November 4th , 6:30pm

WHERE:
Ojai Art Center Theater
113 S. Montgomery St.
Ojai, CA 93023

These three highlighted films, as well as 80 more, will be screened during the ten-day festival.

TICKETS:
Tickets as well as trailers for all entires under consideration can be viewed on the Ojai Film Festival Website.

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