The first people to successfully paint the town red spent more time haphazardly assembling scaffolding and arguing over who got to be the "foreman" than enjoying the results. Take the planning out of carousing with today's Groupon: for $39, you get two tickets to the opening-night gala for the National Film Festival for Talented Youth at the Cinerama Theater on Thursday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m., including a catered after-party at the Seattle Space Needle (up to a $98 value).
The National Film Festival for Talented Youth is lifting off its annual celebration of sprouting cinematic skills with an opening-night gala held at Seattle's iconic Cinerama Theater, followed by an after-party in the Space Needle. Gala-goers will strut or crabwalk down a red carpet to the screening of short films produced by rising filmmakers, all 22 years old or younger. After the screening, hop onto a complimentary shuttle to the Space Needle, where Volvo Cars of North America will host an all-ages after-party. Perched prettily atop the Seattle skyline, guests will revel in well-suspended entertainment, gratis hors d'oeuvres, and a cash bar as they mingle with filmmakers, actors, and fellow revelers. Each ticket entitles its holder to claim up to two limited-edition festival posters, ideal for decorating the walls of home theaters or keeping warm while your blanket's in the wash.
The National Film Festival for Talented Youth aims to provide exposure, support, and advice to filmmakers as old as age 22 with up to 200 showings of short- and full-length films in genres ranging from narrative and music video to documentaries about film festivals for youth filmmakers. Though the other activities are not included in the value of this Groupon, a full calendar of festival events is sure to inspire new appreciation film, young people, and their fortuitous combination.