The Zero Film Festival is the first festival to focus exclusively on self-financed filmmakers from around the world and its 2010 North American Spring Tour is making a stop at The Linda in Albany this Saturday, May 1. The all-day indie-film extravaganza promises a solid day of grassroots/up-by-the-bootstraps short (including some from Upstate Independents) and feature-length films and discussion panels. Here’s the full schedule.
Here’s some of the highlights:
- Fresh from February’s Knickerbocker Film Festival, The Greatest Man Alive, directed by Mike Feurstein and featuring Kevin Craig West, who now has our vote as the hardest working man in showbiz (seriously, the guy is everywhere.) (Block 1, noon -1:45)
- Q & A discussion with Hudson Valley filmmaker Steve Strauss following the screening of his film, ACU (Active Combat Uniform) in which “two men impersonate active duty soldiers to reap praise, honor, and the sexual rewards they feel the civilian population of America owes them for their bravery and service.” (Block II, 2 PM – 3:30 PM)
- Following the 8pm screening of Honeymoon in Kabul, there will be a panel discussion featuring Robert J. Paeglow, MD, who grew up in Albany’s West Hill neighborhood and since 2002 has run a clinic in that area to serve its residents ( Block V, 8:00 pm)
The Zero Film Festival @ The Linda, Albany
Saturday, May 1, 12noon-8pm
$6 per block or $20 all day
And we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away for this event!! Drop us a comment letting us know about a locally produced film we should check out (doesn’t have to be yours) or a local filmmaker, or new film you’re excited about seeing. Make sure your email address is valid so we can contact you if you win. (It won’t be displayed on the website). The winner will be announced on Friday.