Film buffs flock to Big Eddy Film Festival
Hollywood star Matthew Lillard has directed one of this year’s films, “Fat Kid Rules the World,” which is based on the young adult novel of the same name, written by local author K.L. Going, and is “about teens who don’t fit in,” according to Spangler, emphasizing the variety of films that the festival will be presenting. “We’ve gotten a lot of calls about Jessica Yu’s documentary ‘Last Call at the Oasis,’ which deals with the world’s water crisis, and although hydrofracking does play a small part in the film, it is the larger issues at hand that take center stage,” she said.
Local writer/director So Yong Kim’s film “For Ellen” will be screened as well, having already garnered attention at the world famous Sundance Film Festival, and the Big Eddy festival gives Kim an opportunity to have her third film shown locally. “This exciting experience is for everyone,” Spangler said. “There are films that will appeal to young people and adults as well. Anyone who appreciates well-made films will find something interesting over the course of the event. If people think this is exciting and want to see the festival grow, this is the time to come out and show your support. We want to reach the widest audience possible, and with the array of films offered, we feel confident that there is something for everyone.”
The Big Eddy Film Festival takes place at the Tusten Theatre in Narrowsburg from September 14 to 16 and tickets can be purchased on an individual basis or with an “all screening pass.” Visit www.bigeddyfilm.com or call the DVAA at 845/252-7576.