Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Coyote Film Festival showings this Friday, Saturday

MIDDLETOWN – The next installment of the Coyote Film Festival -- Lake County’s own independent film festival – will take place this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 17 and 18, under the stars at beautiful Langtry Estate and Vineyards.

The film lineup this month features several animations, two of which were done by nationally recognized animator, Bill Plympton. Plymptoons brings us the wonderful “Guard Dog” and the followup animation, “Guide Dog,” which have proved to be major festival favorites. Also featured is “A Better Mousetrap” by the wonderful filmmaker of “K-7,” Christopher Leone.

The film shorts that the festival will show this week include “Three-Fifty,” (8:50 minutes), written and directed by Maurice Chauvet. A video store customer's "little white lie" to weasel out of his late fees brings major consequences to his life. This film is a hilarious look at late fees, privacy rights and how much information is available at just the touch of a button.

Three-Fifty Actress and Executive Producer Melinda Augustina will be at the festival for a question and answer session following the showing of Three-Fifty.

Other shorts showing include:

  • K-7” (18 minutes), written and directed by Christopher Leone. It started as an ordinary job interview. It will end in mortal combat. Vincent Kincaid needs this job. He's even undergone a rigorous psychological exam to prove he's the right man for the job. The psych profile has rated Vincent a “K-7.” But what does K-7 mean?

  • Every Thirty Seconds” (5:48 minutes), written and directed by Jeremy Corray. A man is trapped in a world of his own dangerous statistic. Every Thirty Seconds a man is hit by a drunk driver. This is that man! (Computer effects by Brian Gray.)

  • My Name is Yu Ming” (13 minutes). Yu Ming works in a Chinese shop and hates his job. His dream is to come to Ireland and he spends his free time studying everything Irish, including the language. One day his dream comes true and he finally lands in Dublin airport.

  • KnitWits” (5 minutes). In a shady storeroom, two goodfellas prepare to initiate their junior partner to the "club." It turns out to be a knitting circle.

Parental discretion is advised. Films may contain adult situations, strong language and/or violence. The showings featuring a 20-foot screen, stereo sound, circulating fans; popcorn and munchies, and cold beverages are available for purchase.

Doors open at 7 p.m., with films starting at 9 p.m. Bring a picnic and enjoy Langtry's tasting room.

The cost is $12 at the door. All proceeds benefit EcoArts of Lake County.


For more information about the festival, visit www.ecoartsoflakecounty.org.

Langtry Estate & Vineyards is located at 21000 Butts Canyon Road, Middletown.


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