ReadingFilmFEST will present its 5th annual festival October 31 – November 3, 2019. In preparation for celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, ReadingFilmFEST is honoring the efforts of 21st Century women making their mark on the world through filmmaking. The festival will present an award for Best Film by a Female Filmmaker, offer panels by and for women filmmakers, and showcase films in all categories by women. In addition to this year’s focus on women filmmakers, ReadingFilmFEST will present narrative and documentary features, short films of all genres, a special block of World View films, LatinX films, and a Made in Reading block to support local filmmakers.
ReadingFilmFEST is administered by women, and over 50% of the films being screened at this year’s festival were written, directed and/or produced by women. Opening night will include both a group of shorts by female filmmakers as well as a feature film by a woman. Saturday’s line-up includes a block of films focusing on gender issues as well as a number of important documentary films by women. We’ll be recognizing these films with a special award chosen by Tangerine Entertainment producer Anne Hubbell, and supported by Reading AAUW (American Association of University Women).
On November 3, ReadingFilmFEST presents a film screening of Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice at 2:30pm at the GoggleWorks Boscov Theater. Followed by Q&A with Pete and Mike Ronstadt (The Ronstadt Brothers), Linda’s nephews, who will close the festival with a special concert on Sunday, November 3 – 6:30 PM at the WCR Center for the Arts.
Since bursting onto the music scene in 1967, Linda Ronstadt has been an icon for more than 50 years. Her extraordinary vocal range and ambition created unforgettable songs across rock, pop, country, folk ballads, American standards, classic Mexican music and soul. As the most popular female recording artist of the 1970s, Ronstadt filled huge arenas like no one had ever done and produced an astounding eleven Platinum albums. Ronstadt was the first artist to top the Pop, Country, and R&B charts simultaneously, she won 10 Grammy ® Awards on 26 nominations and attained a level of stardom the Tucson native never could have fathomed. *The Ronstadt Brothers, Linda’s nephews, will be in attendance for Q & A.
Another ReadingFilmFest featured event for 2019 is the Rocky Horror Picture Show Costume Contest Reception & Screening.
Costume Contest & Reception
Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 9:00 p.m. at The Peanut Bar
Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 10:30pm at The GoggleWorks Boscov Theater
Friday, November 1, 2019 at 10:30pm at The GoggleWorks Boscov Theater
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is the ultimate cult classic that brings out the weird in everyone. Featuring an all-star cast, a kooky storyline and amazing music, the film by itself is great fun. But when you add the audience antics, it’s a event worth staying up late for…
The Thursday night (October 31st -yes, that’s Halloween!) screening will be preceded by a reception at The Peanut Bar. There WILL be a costume contest, bring on your best Riff Raff, Dr. Frank-n-Furter and Janet costumes and get ready to kick off your ReadingFilmFEST weekend with a little weirdness and absolute fun! There will be a second screening on Friday, November 1, 2019 at The GoggleWorks Boscov Theater.
ReadingFilmFest Films are presented at the Boscov Theater at GoggleWorks and Reading Movies 11 & IMAX with events presented in unique and historic venues, including WCR Center for the Arts. For a full schedule of films and events, please visit http://readingfilmfest.com/film-schedule/ and to purchase tickets, please visit https://filmfreeway.com/ReadingFilmFEST/tickets.