Friday, Sept. 9 starting at 7:00 PM: The night is geared to an adult audience and aspiring filmmakers. We will begin with the evening with a showing of the short film The Molok, and directly following the film, the audience can engage with filmmakers Xander and Sam in special Q&A presentation. The first night will present the 1927 black and white classic Metropolis. “Metropolis was the first film in history to use the concept of Moloch as the embodiment of unchecked industry, oppressing people and communities,” says artist Sam Wilson. “Our Molok uses a similar idea for today’s world, so we wanted to tap into the zeitgeist of the 1920’s to show that.”
Saturday, Sept. 10 starting at 7:00PM: Day two is an ode to the 80s, showing the pop culture classic The Never-Ending Story.
Sunday, Sept. 11 starting at 3 PM: For the final night of the festival, we invite the entire family for the screening of Where the Wild Things Are, an adaptation of the wildly popular children’s book by author Maurice Sendak. Each night of the festival begins with the Molok short film.
Concessions will be available for purchase. Admission is $5 per person, or $12 for the three-day movie pass. Tickets are available at https://www.statetheaterofjohnstown.com/
. Tickets can also be purchased at the door the day of the event.