4-day weekend of delights for moviegoers!
Are you ready for a four day weekend of movie buffs with over 80 films represented by over 40 filmmakers in attendance, tons of parties and more? Get ready because this Thursday, September 30 begins the long weekend festivities! Here are some highlights from this year’s ReadingFilmFEST!
Opening Gala October 1 – 5:30 p.m. at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts
At the opening gala, ReadingFilmFEST will celebrate the life of Reading native Michael Constantine, Emmy Award-winning actor, with a special announcement! One of the original founders of ReadingFilm, he championed Reading as a film destination and shared his talents with local productions throughout his life.
After the Friday night party! Friday October 1 9:30 p.m.-11 p.m. in the GoggleWorks parking lot. *
Lisa Tiger Homes presents the Groovemasters!
With Bennie Sims and Cliff Starkey, the Berks Groovemasters will light up the stage with their legendary R&B, funk and jazz vibe. Bring your dancing shoes to the GoggleWorks Outdoor Hall and get ready to have some fun!
Taste food from Greg Buckwalter, beer from Chatty Monks, spirits from Reading Distillery and Stony Run Wines. This event is free for all VIP pass holders. Coverage fee for non-pass holders $ 10 / person.
*In case of rain, this party will move indoors. All participants must show proof of vaccination to participate in any indoor ReadingFilmFEST event.
The City of Reading and Reading Musical Foundation present a special closing celebration of our Latino community.
ReadingFilmFEST Special Selection Film, “Soy Cubana,” and Closing Performances pay homage to our city’s rich Latin culture on Sunday, October 3, with festivities starting at 2:30 pm, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts. We will end this year’s festival with our awards ceremony followed by a reception with a Latin twist featuring the WH Dance Academy, a salsa band, Pancho Bongo Y Su Orquesta and the Latin cuisine of Mi Casa Su Casa. .
Special Selection Screening of Soy Cubana on Sunday October 3 at 2:30 p.m. GoggleWorks Boscov Theater.
Awards ceremony and reception on Sunday October 3 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., GoggleWorks room 420 open to pass holders.
Free Latin Celebration on Sunday October 3 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., GoggleWorks Room 420 with: Pancho Bongo Y Su Orquesta group and a dance performance from WH Dance Academy. For more information visit https://readingfilmfest.com/closing-events/.
All participants must show proof of vaccination to participate in any indoor ReadingFilmFEST event.
In addition to these highlights, this year’s film festival is delighted to present more than 80 films, many of which focus on current and topical social issues. “Our seventh season is about embracing community and harnessing the power of film and other art forms to enrich our lives. From opening day to closing night, we’ve intentionally interwoven a mix of art and culture. We’ve partnered with dozens of nonprofits and community partners to deliver an exceptional film festival and year-round programming that expands our impact in the community and reaches new audiences, ”says Cammie Harris, Director ReadingFilmFEST Executive.
Buy your tickets on www.readingfilmfest.com and consult the program online https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/ReadingFilmFest/ReadingFilmFestFall2021/index.php#/p/1
For more information, contact Cammie Harris, Executive Director of ReadingFilmFEST, at 937-760-5386 or by email at [email protected]. Be sure to check our website for our VACCINATION AND MASK POLICY.