DOWNEY – GlennFest, a film festival featuring movies of special interest, concludes this Friday and Saturday at the Downey Civic Theatre.
The festival is made possible due to the generosity of individual supporters and sponsors located in Downey as well as the City of Downey, the Downey Arts Coalition, and the Downey Symphonic Society.
The remaining schedule is as follows:
Friday, Oct. 6:
“Raising Zoey” @ 6:30 PM – Zoey, a 13-year-old student fights for the right to self-identify in school. Zoey, her family, and the film’s director will speak before the film.
“4 Days” @ 8:00 PM – Presented by the Filipino Migrant Center – Two college friends slowly discover they mean more to each other than either had initially realized.
“Forbidden Shore” @ 9:15 PM – Cuban musicians showcase the musical diversity of the country
Saturday, Oct. 7
“Mune, Guardian of the Moon” @ 10:00 AM – Presented by the SEIU 721 ADA Caucus – A screening for kids and young adults with special needs. When the evil ruler of the underworld steals the sun from Sohone, a small lunar faun and a girl made of wax help Sohone get the sun back to restore order to the universe.
“The Fantastic Family Hotel” @ 2:00 PM – Presented by the United Netherlands Organization and the Netherlands American Society – An adaptation of the bestselling book, The Fantastic Family Hotel tells the story of Kos, a thirteen-year old boy, who is going through the most bizarre period in his life. With the help of his three sisters, Kos comes up with a solution to save his family’s hotel from closure by attempting to win the local beauty pageant and claim the hefty cash prize.
“Score” @ 4:00 PM – Presented by the Downey Symphonic Society – A documentary that brings Hollywood’s premier composers together to give viewers a privileged look inside the musical challenges and creative secrecy of the world’s most widely known music genre – the film score. Composers Lars Clutterham and Conrad Pope will speak before the film.
“I Dream in Another Language” @ 6:30 PM – Presented by the Downey Arts Coalition – A linguist arrives in a small jungle settlement hoping to record a conversation between two elderly men, the last two remaining speakers of the Zikril language. However, the two elderly men are involved in a long-standing feud and have not spoken to each other in 50 years.
All screenings are free to attend.Free parking is available behind the Embassy Suites, near the Downey library.
For further information, go to glennfest.com