Festival spotlights indie films, music
September 28, 2009 —
A battle for independence will ignite Thursday in Bay City. But there’s no need to take cover. Independent movies and music will serve as the ammunition.
Bay City’s Hell’s Half Mile Film Festival is set to return for its fourth year with a schedule of 11 full-length independent films and 25 short films and documentaries.
Festival director Alan LaFave says he is excited about this year’s lineup of films and recommends checking out Friends with Benefits, Hysterical Psycho, Stuck Like Chuck and The Lionshare.
The purpose of Hell’s Half Mile Film Festival is to bring original movies, music and art into the Tri- City area that normally would pass by.
The directors of the film festival sent out invitations to film makers and film festivals across the country to find movies to show at this year’s festival.
The committee received over 150 submissions.
Another attraction is a night of indie rock music. Independent Chicagobased acts Oh My God and Baby Teeth will perform Saturday night at Bay City’s Masonic Temple.
Also appearing on the bill is Detroit’s Champions of Breakfast.
“We try to get bands up here to play that we have seen in Detroit and really like,” LaFave said. “Hell’s Half Mile is our chance to give these bands a venue to play at in our area.”
Tickets for the show are $10. Doors will open at 9 p.m.
Visitors to the festival can stop by the art exhibits throughout the weekend.
The exhibits are in the Festival Lounge at the Masonic Temple and in the Explorers Hall at the Delta College Planetarium, 100 Center.
The festivities kick off Thursday night with an opening-night block party at 5 p.m., located on Saginaw Street, between Center Avenue and Fifth.
The block party will include food, movies and music. The opening-night film Timer will premiere following the party. Tickets for the party are $6 and a combo ticket for the party and movie are $10.
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