The SouthSide Film Festival in Bethlehem, PA started today, and continues through Saturday, June 18th, 2016.
This is a really interesting (and surprisingly low cost) event, featuring movies you’ve never heard of and might never get a chance to see if it weren’t for this great local festival. There are full length films, but what I have found most interesting are the blocks of short films (each film roughly 5 – 20 minutes long); blocks are organized by themes ranging from comedy to animation to drama to documentary to experimental. The Festival has kindly provided synopsis for all the films, long and short, appearing over the course of the five day festival (and that alone is a fun read, whether you get to see some or none of the films).
Ticket prices range from $5 – $10 (all access passes are available for $50; $40 for students), and films are shown in the afternoon and in the evening. There is also a Children’s Film Festival where animated and short live films are being screened at Godfrey Daniels (7 E. Fourth Street, Bethlehem, PA) on Friday and Saturday morning and afternoon.
Muhlenberg Summer Music Theater lifted the curtain on their first production of 2016 on Wednesday night, June 15th. Gypsy runs through July 3rd at the Baker Theater on Muhlenberg College campus, 2400 Chew Street, Allentown, PA. West Side Story is running at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival during the same time, June 15 – July 3, 2016, on the campus of DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA. The Festival will also be performing Julius Caesar this month, from June 22 – July 17, 2016.
Recent widower, author George Schneider, is encouraged by his younger brother Leo to start dating again. A series of bad matches threatens to send George into an even darker depression Enter the beautiful and quirky Jennie Malone. This turning-point play from America’s most prolific and beloved playwright, explores the bumpy trip on the road to Dreamland for these not-so-young lovers.