Films are notoriously shy, only deigning to appear in dark projection booths, rarely visited archives, and the clammy interior of Gene Shalit’s Thanksgiving turducken. Catch out these rare celluloid creatures with today’s Groupon to the Astoria/LIC International Film Festival in Long Island City on October 14–16. Choose between the following options:
- For $69, you get one super pass package (a $150 value) that includes:
- Admission to all films
- Admission to script readings
- Admission to panels
- Admission to most other scheduled events<p>
- For $9, you get two single tickets to any movie (a $10 value each), plus a bottle of water (a $22 total value).<p>
The festival collects more than 60 independently produced films from across the globe, including a youth section promoting features created by middle and high school kids. Suffer shivers from the Swedish take on psychological horror found in Marianne, or unveil life lessons in the quirky, disguise-driven comedy Pluto, in which a young rock’s masquerade as a planet finally ends. The full film list delivers a variety of short- and full-length movies, while circus performances, Improv Nation shows, and standup comics provide a plethora of live entertainment to punctuate attendance. Local bands provide a live soundtrack to intermissions and a means to shake out sleepy legs after viewings.