AfterImage Film Festival to offer special previews Aug. 23
The AfterImage Film Festival knows that trailers are secretly your favorite part about going to the movies, so it is hosting a special preview event on Friday, Aug 23.
Audiences will see enticing trailers of all the independent films to be presented at the festival in late September. This event will be 6 to 8 p.m. at Playhouse 38, 321 Stevens St., Geneva.
It is free to the public and suitable for all ages.
There is no charge or advanced tickets for this event. It is on a first-come, first-serve basis to the 80-seat theater. Beer and wine are available for purchase. There will be a raffle to win two complimentary tickets to a film of one's choice during the festival.
The inaugural edition of the film festival will consist of over 20 films, including feature-length documentaries, feature-length narratives, documentary short films and narrative short films.
Some of award-winning titles include "Mike Wallace is Here," "Summer 1993," and "Cold Case Hammarskjold."
Local Chicago films include South by Southwest Film Festival Audience Award winner "Saint Frances," as well as the short films "Runner" and "Seared: The Journey of a Chef."
The AfterImage Film Festival will take place Sept. 26-29 at the Charlestowne 18, 3740 E. Main St. in St. Charles.
Audiences are invited to attend an opening night screening on Thursday, Sept. 26, followed by two full days of screenings on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27-28.
The festival will conclude with matinee screenings on Sunday, Sept. 29.
For more information about AIFF and the independent films being shown, visit AfterImageFilmFestival.com.
An annual event based in the Fox Valley region of Illinois, the AfterImage Film Festival aspires to become one of the premier film festivals in the Midwest with the goal to unite local communities through the power of independent film.
The AfterImage Film Festival, a part of the Fox Valley Film Society, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to the role of cinema as a conduit for ideas and diverse perspectives. Their mission is to foster a greater appreciation of cinema and a deeper understanding of the world's myriad cultures and viewpoints through interaction with great films and talented filmmakers.