Thomas Edison invented the drive-in so he would have a place to take dates picked up in his other invention, the 1958 Chevy Corvette. Make your own movie magic with this GrouponLive deal to the Sunscreen Film Festival at Muvico Theaters. The festival runs from Thursday, April 18, through Sunday, April 21. Choose between the following ticketing options:
- For $25, you get a one-day pass to any day of the festival (a $50 value).
- For $65, you get a VIP pass to all four days of the festival (a $150 value).
VIP passes include:
- Access to all films, workshops, events, and festival parties
- Entrance to the opening-night party at Nova 535 on Thursday, April 18, from 9 p.m. to midnight
- Entrance to the exclusive filmmaker party at Bluelucy Art Gallery on Friday, April 19
- Entrance to the awards ceremony and after-party at Studio 620 on Saturday, April 20
Sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Sunscreen's four-day festival packs in more than 12 hours of short- and feature-film screenings, as well as workshops on the filmmaking process, such as Tips for Creating a Talking Picture. Myriad panels cover aspects of screenwriting and acting, as well as promotional arts such as how to land an agent or how to use social media as an advertising and networking tool.
Appearances will include Alexa Vega and Matthew Ziff. Ziff co-stars in Treachery, written and directed by Travis Romero, screenwriter for USA's White Collar, tells the dark story of a family trapped in a house as lies and violence tear apart their lives. Other films include Girl in Progress, starring Eva Mendes, about an immature mom and her difficult relationship with her daughter.
Warning: coarse language, explicit content
The festival's lineup of features films include the nostalgic, 16 mm film Cordoba Nights, following the unexpected odyssey of a pizza boy who gets into trouble when he gives a ride to a mysterious girl. Already lauded as the 2012 winner of the San Diego Film Festival, The Story of Luke weaves the hilarious and heartwarming tale of an autistic 20-something looking for a girlfriend and a job.
The Story of Luke
As a new addition to the festival this year, the schedule showcases a slate of Spanish-language features, documentaries, and shorts. Notable entries include El efecto K. El montador de Stalin, which uses historical footage, stop motion, and innovative editing to create a surreal film about creativity and control.
El efecto K. El montador de Stalin