Visual Arts Center presents mini-film fest
The Visual Arts Center presents the Best of the Peace River Film Festival for those not here in September, a mini-festival of the best films from the 2012 festival. The event will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St. All tickets are $5 and are available online at visualartcenter.org, by phone at 941-639-8810 or at the Visual Arts Center, 210 Maud St., Punta Gorda.
Two of the films, “Recycle” and “Catch of the Day,” were produced in Punta Gorda by local actors and film makers, Keith Tracy and Jon Rubin. A brief Q&A after each film provides an opportunity to meet the filmmakers and ask questions about their films.
The program begins with “My License,” an animated film by an 11-year old filmmaker.
“Statue” is about a lonely, living statue street performer in New Orleans’ French Quarter who tries to win the heart of a nearby street musician. “The Extraordinary Fight of Atticus Walker and the Monster in His Mind” is about a young man and a 6-foot-tall, obese, furry, green monster he must defeat to get his dream job.
“Wolf Call” is a true story depicting young people inspired to commit social change in the 1950s. “Thomas and Sofia” features a man and woman who jump through time and scenarios — an imaginary world that cannot last forever.
In “Recycle,” an inanimate object makes a life-changing decision in a human world. “Tea Bagged” is a very short comedy about a sleeping roommate. Other film shorts include “World of Art,” “Irrational,” “Catch of the Day,” and an international award-winning film, “Telegram Man,” starring Australian star Jack Thompson. The whole program should run about two hours.