Like spritzing an email with cologne, blowing kisses at a movie screen is a heartfelt romantic gesture that proves fruitless in attracting movie stars. Experience unrequited love with today's Groupon to the Jacksonville Film Festival. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get two tickets to the 50th-anniversary screening of West Side Story on Saturday, October 15, at 8 p.m.
- For $10, you get two tickets to the world premiere of Sunny Side Up on Saturday, October 15, at 6 p.m.
The annual Jacksonville Film Festival celebrates cinema’s past and present with a succession of acclaimed short and feature-length films screened at the historical, ornate Florida Theatre. This year, cinephiles can revisit a film classic with a 50th-anniversary screening of West Side Story. With orchestration and lyrics by American maestros Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, the Romeo and Juliet adaptation couples ballads earnestly delivered from fire escapes with choreography adeptly performed on fire escapes. Alternatively, film fans can catch the world premiere of the indie comedy Sunny Side Up, starring the ebullient Parker Posey as a fitness guru who convinces an organic chicken farmer to make her own reality show. After the film, members of the movie's cast and crew will be on hand for a question-and-answer session and egg toss with audience members. Patrons who arrive to both events a half-hour early can enter glamorously on the red carpet.