KICKSTARTER FILM FESTIVAL

Grab some popcorn, take a seat, and be ready for some laughs and some tears — the 5th Annual Kickstarter Film Festival is coming to a theater near you. This year’s festival is bigger than ever. On Thursday October 15, Over 30 theaters across the United States will screen an expertly curated selection of some of the best short and feature films funded on Kickstarter. WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS Thursday, October 15 - 7:00PM From the creators of the HBO hit series FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS, Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi co-write, co-direct, and co-star in this hilarious comedy in which an endearingly unhip quartet of vampires ranging in age from 183 to 8,000 years old, squabble over household chores, struggle to keep up with the latest trends, antagonize the local werewolves, and deal with the rigors of living on a very, very strict diet. The film also stars Flight of The Conchord’s, Rhys Darby, Jonathan Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Stu Rutherford, and Jackie Van Beek. STANDBY ONLY TREX Thursday, October 15 - 9:20PM TREX is an intimate coming­of­age story about a new kind of American heroine. For the first time ever, women’s boxing is included in the 2012 Olympics. Fighting for gold from the U.S. is Claressa “T­Rex” Shields, just 17 years old, and by far the youngest competitor. From the hard knock streets of Flint, Michigan, Claressa is undefeated and utterly confident. Her fierceness extends beyond the ring. She protects her family at any cost, even when their instability and addictions threaten to derail her dream. Claressa does have one stable force in her life. Coach Jason Crutchfield has trained her since she was a scrawny 11 ­year ­old hanging out at his gym. Jason always wanted a champion, he just never thought it’d be a girl. Her relationships with her coach and her family grow tense as she gets closer to her dream. But Claressa is fierce and determined. She desperately wants to take her family to a better, safer place and winning a gold medal could be her only chance. RSVP