DMB member Boyd Tinsley coming Saturday for Appy Film Fest
HUNTINGTON — The Appalachian Film Festival celebrates its 10th annual festival at the historic Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center.
And they will do so in style.
Dave Matthews Band member and filmmaker, Boyd Tinsley, of Charlottesville, Va., will be one of the special guests at the Film Festival on Saturday night as he presents his feature film, “Faces in the Mirror” that is set to run 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
The film debuted last year at the Woodstock Film Fest, and has since shown at film fests around the country.
“Faces” will be followed by the awards ceremony on stage at the Keith, and the 10th anniversary weekend will be capped off with a raucous rockabilly show by Huntington’s own guitar-blasters, The Heptanes, who’ve just released a new CD, “Revelator.”
Set to run at 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 12 -13, the film fest will feature independent films from Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and plenty of locally-made films and short videos.
Friday there is a $5 suggested donation at door to support the Keith-Albee Theater Organ Project.
Saturday there is a $5 suggested donation to support the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center and the Fisher House for Veteran Families, Rockville, Md.
“Faces” is a story about Ben Fisher, a young man who returns home to bury his father. Angry that he had been neglected by his workaholic father, Ben had refused to see him for years. On the day of his father's funeral, Ben goes on a dream-like odyssey where he's led, portal by portal, to fantastical places with somewhat mystifying people who all seem to be guiding him somewhere. He's looking for a way to be free of his pain and guilt. He's looking for forgiveness.
This is a film that's not only meant to be seen, it's meant to be experienced. An experience of music, visuals and emotion. It's like a dream.
"This was the kind of movie I wanted to make, one that took the audience on an emotional rollercoaster ride from beginning to end,” Tinsley said in a release.”Music is a big part of lending emotion to movies, so I knew that as long as you know how a movie is supposed to feel, you can actually create the music first. This is what we did."
Read more about this film and other’s in the Thursday Weekend section. Go online at www.facesinthemirrorfilm.com to read more about the film and see the trailer. Go online at www.appyfilmfest.com to read more about the Film Fest.