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Skyline Indie Film Fest arrives!

The Alamo joins a new film festival with special screenings and guest appearances.

Skyline Indie Film Fest arrives!

Help foster the indie spirit at the Skyline Indie Film Festival. 


An artistically inclined community needs an event to showcase its work.  Just like musicians seek out venues and artists seek galleries, filmmakers are searching for audiences and festivals to showcase their films.  By providing a critical review and celebratory festival the Skyline Indie Film Festival hopes to promote the indie filmmaker in all genres and showcase the work of up-and-coming artists from around the world.


The festival will take place at several venues in the Winchester area, including the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.  You can visit for a full schedule.  The Alamo events are as follows:


Friday, September 13, 9:30 pm
Distributed by Drafthouse Films, I DECLARE WAR tells the story of a group of 12-year-olds engaged in a lively game of Capture the Flag where the lines between make-believe and reality start to blur. The youthful innocence of the game gradually takes on a different tone as the quest for victory pushes the boundaries of friendship.  


Saturday, September 14, 11 am
Preservationist Serge Bromberg presents silent shorts in beautiful new digital restorations. Some highlights include include: The Love Nest (Buster Keaton, 1923), The Immigrant (Charles Chaplin, 1917), and Un Homme de Tetes (The Four Troublesome Heads) (Georges Melies, 1898).


Saturday, September 14, 2:30 pm
This double feature presents a feature and short that recently won awards at the World Music and Film Festival in Washington, DC.  ROUTE 30, TOO! is an ensemble comedy from Director John Putch (TV's Cougar Town) starring Curtis Armstrong (Revenge of the Nerds, Risky Business) and Bob Romanus (Fast Times at Ridgemont High), ROUTE 30, TOO! tells the story of a ghost and aliens battling off of Route 30 in Pennsylvania. A review from the Calgary Film Festival calls the film "The X-Files meets Blazing Saddles".  In A LITTLE OFF THE TOP, a seemingly small moral indiscretion sets an elderly barber (played by Nick Nerangis) on a slippery slope to becoming a serial killer.  Cast members from both films will be in attendance. 


Saturday, September 14, 5:30 pm
Producer Tyler Davidson (Take Shelter, Compliance) joins us live in the theater to present his new film "The Kings of Summer". Formerly entitled "Toys House", the film premiered to rave reviews this year at Sundance. Joe Toy, on the verge of adolescence, finds himself increasingly frustrated by his single father, Frank's attempts to manage his life. Declaring his freedom once and for all, he escapes to a clearing in the woods with his best friend, Patrick, and a strange kid named Biaggio. He announces that they are going to build a house there, free from responsibility and parents. Once their makeshift abode is finished, the three young men find themselves masters of their own destiny, alone in the woods.


Sunday, September 15, 11 am
The Sunday programming is up to the audience. That's right, the Skyline Indie Film Fest is running a real time Fan Favorite contest that will open Friday, 9/13 at noon. It will close at 11:00pm on Saturday 9/14. You'll be able to see the results real time when you vote via your iOS device or web browser. Then Sunday 9/15 at 11am at the Alamo Drafthouse Winchester we'll see what the Skyline Indie Film Fest Fan Favorite is! Follow Skyline Indie Film Fest on Facebook and Twitter for the link to vote!


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