11th Annual Southside Film Festival – Opening Night

It’s time once again to arrange our schedules to gather in well air conditioned spaces on campus and not too far from campus to enjoy watching independent films. The volunteer staff have been busy working since the day after last year’s successful festival, choosing quality films that will delight, inspire and perhaps even touch our hearts.

Opening night features a party at the Gander Room and a hilarious full feature film called, “The Bachelor Weekend.” It’s been a few years since the festival opened with a comedy. The last time, the laughs were harder because we were together. Time for a great community laugh on Tuesday night at 8pm in Broughal Middle School auditorium. The subject matter might sound familiar, but the SSFI (SouthSide Film Institute) are certain this one is just a bit different. Personally, I’m more than a little delighted that it’s an Irish film. Here are a few trailers if you want a peak:

Fans of the BBC series, might recognize Andrew Scott who plays Jim Moriarty in the BBC series Sherlock (with Benedict Cumberbatch). It’ll be nice to see him in a different role; one less creepy. Anyhoo.. if you’re interested in reading a full review of the film, here’s one.

Hope to see lots of community folk and film lovers come out. It’s going to be a great night in South Bethlehem.