Can you feel the excitment building??? Less than 72 hours and YESfest will be well underway!
Don’t forget to check out the schedule (start planning your weekend with us now!)… don’t forget to come hungry (Cinema Cafe will be open in addition to our regular concessions!)… don’t forget the Q&As after the films (great chance to meet some filmmakers!)… DON’T FORGET TO BE HERE!
You might know there is this race going on in Indiana in a few weeks… However, Indiana has lots more to offer too… like YESfest! 13 days til we kick off one great weekend!
What an exciting time as we are putting the finishing touches on the festival! If you haven’t already – check out the Features and Shorts pages on the website – they include trailers and links to the films’ websites. Just some fun things to whet your film-loving appetite!
Don’t forget representatives from 10 films will host Q&A’s following their films.
And – if you are not from our area – coming to YESfest and need a place to stay, Hotel Indigo is one block from the theater and a FABULOUS place! Check them out at: http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/hotelindigo/hotels/us/en/columbus/clubs/hoteldetail?cm_mmc=mdpr-_-googlemaps-_-in-_-clubs
We hope to see you soon at YESfest!
Did You Know…
… during YESfest – producers, directors, cast members and more from 10 of the films are scheduled for Q&A’s following showings of their film? It’s a great chance to learn behind-the-scenes tid-bits and ask questions of some of those in the biz!
Check out the schedule (posted previously on the blog) so you can catch some Q&A’s!
Hot off the presses, the All-Access Pass tickets for YESfest 2012 are on sale at YES Cinema! For $35 per person, you can come and go all weekend and see as many of these outstanding films as you like! Love one in particular? See it twice! Stop by YES to purchase or call (812-378-0377) and secure one with a credit card. Only 24 days until YESfest!!!
Greetings Movie Fans!
We are thrilled to share the schedule for the upcoming YES Film Festival! As you may know if you are already a YES Cinema fan, YES shows the BEST! No exception with the festival – we have some of THE BEST features and shorts to entertain you May 18-20! Mark your calendars………….
The selections are made, the films are confirmed and we’re now finalizing the festival schedule. It’s going to be a packed three-day weekend and we’re working to ensure you can see as many of the films as you want to.
And you’ll want to see them all. Trust us.
Winner of the Sundance World Cinema Audience Award for Best Drama and recipient of the Crystal Heart Award at the Heartland Film Festival, “Kinyarwanda” is a film we are truly honored to present.
Shot on location in Rwanda with native Rwandans, many of them survivors of the events portrayed, “Kinyarwanda” takes us through events before, during and after the genocide of 1994. Director and Screenwriter Alrick Brown uses a fractured chronology to great effect, deepening our understanding of events and of the wonderful characters themselves, as we revisit them.
“Kinyarwanda” is a powerful – and at times devastating – film, but as Director Alrick Brown has said, this is not a film about death and violence, it’s a film about life, about the choices we make and the power of unflinching forgiveness. As Robert Ebert so rightly states in his review, “Here is a powerful film.”
For more about this incredible film, do check out the Kinyarwanda official site and click below for the official trailer.
The selections have been made, the letters have gone out and we couldn’t be more excited about the diverse and unique program of films coming soon to this year’s YESFest. With 11 features and 9 shorts, we’ve got a lot of movie to pack in to our three days – though for all you completists, we have made sure that it is physically and mathematically possible to view all of them over the long weekend.
[Breakfast and lunch will be available at the Cinema Cafe for those that want to take on the full YESFest marathon, and it's not considered cheating to grab that extra iced tea for the final screening of the day.]
Keep tuned to this blog over the coming days and weeks for trailers, teasers, galleries, synopses and even exclusive interviews with the filmmakers of 2012′s YESFilms.
In the meanwhile, let’s start things off right with a trailer from “All She Can,” an official selection at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, produced by Columbus native (and independent film powerhouse) Susan Kirr. Enjoy!