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Verite Cinema announces details for year three of the premiere film festival The River City Festival of Films. The festival gives local filmmakers a viable venue to screen their work to the community and be recognized for their efforts. Donations from the festival will be given to New Beginnings Sexual Assault Services, a local charity organization. All festival events are free and open to the public; however donations are accepted for the charity.
Year three marks a mile stone as we have three special guests joining our event. Peter Weller (Robocop, Star Trek: Into Darkness, Sons of Anarchy) will be our special celebrity guest. Peter Weller is an accomplished film and television actor/director/producer with over 74+ film credits to his name. The signature event of the festival, Peter will screen the cult classic, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension with the attendees. The festival will also host an autograph and photo session with the actor as well as a special seminar with Owensboro native Jason Koger, to discuss their experiences working together on the popular hit television series Hawaii 5-0.
The festival also welcomes Dave Shuffett, host of the popular KET series Kentucky Life and Kentucky Collectables, who will conduct a seminar on television production and discuss his new book ‘My Kentucky Life’. Dave joined Kentucky Life in 1999 and since then he has received nine Emmy nominations for on-camera performance and producing. Dave’s latest KET program, Kentucky Collectibles highlights the value of hidden treasures from our great state.
Lastly WWE fans will have the opportunity to meet Sir Mo, most famous for the World Wrestling Entertainment World Tag Team Championship with Mabel as a part of “Men on a Mission” from 1993 to 1996. Sir Mo will be available to meet with fans for autographs and pictures.
The festival is not just an opportunity to view the unique visions and artistic efforts of the incredible talent within Owensboro and the region; it’s also a chance to pick the brains of the creative minds behind the films through one on one interactivity. In year three we’re stepping it up in every way. We have two screening rooms to view short, feature and international independent films. Experience our Events Floor with over 30+ vendors featuring artists from many facets of indie film; production companies, local/regional authors, painters, screen writers and the like. We will also be including a Q&A Room where audience members will have a chance to attend seminars featuring the local talent they were able to view on screen.
After the Buckaroo Bonzai screening with Weller, Jason Koger will host his Handing Back after party at the convention center for the public to attend. March 1st is the anniversary of Koger’s accident and the party is his way of giving back to a community who gave so much to him after the accident. Jason will have many special guests during the evening; to include live music entertainment, speed painting artist Aaron Kizer, Actor Peter Weller, Vanderbilt Burn Staff, and more. Details available soon at www.jasonkoger.com