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24th Annual SLO International Film Festival’s showcase full of classics 

Hotel Salvation, The Big Wave Project, and Fiddlin’.
Festival highlights include “Surf Nite,” “Movies by the Bay,” “Movies for
Wine Lovers,” a Central Coast filmmakers showcase, and
a special look at the Beat Generation.

The 2018 San Luis Obispo Film Festival announces film slate

The San Luis Obispo Film Festival (March 13-18) has announced its full slate of films with a jam-packed schedule of events of film, wine, and food, including a Bollywood themed Opening Night Gala, featuring Shubhashish Bhutiani’s “Hotel Salvation.” SLO’s signature ode to surfing with their annual “Surf Nite” blow out and a “Movies by the Bay” surfing movie double feature. Special Presentations include: screenings highlighting The Beat Generation, “Movies for Wine Lovers,” a Central Coast Filmmakers Showcase, and movie classics, in addition to an impressive lineup of narrative and documentary films in competition. The line-up includes 139 films (20 narrative features, 34 documentary features, and 85 short films) representing 19 countries.

Four new documentaries will make their world premieres at SLO: Conor B’ Lewis’s asbestos expose, “Dirty Laundry” ( for more information on asbestos check out the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance); Julie Simone’s music doc on the Old Time and Bluegrass community, “Fiddlin’”; Michael Arlen Davis’s exploration of the world of SAT/ACT student testing, “The Test And The Art Of Thinking”; and Charlie Samuels’s New York City skateboard doc, Virgin Blacktop: A New York Skate Odyssey.”

Buy your tickets to the SLO Film Fest here.

Venues and dates of films and schedule information see here.

For more information on the schedule of movies and events for the 2018 San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, please visit and for a copy of the festival guide visit this link.


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