From April 3-6, 2008, The Crossroads Film Society presents its 9th Annual Crossroads Film Festival, incorporating over 70 films, local and national recording artists, pre- and post- parties and a variety of workshops and panels. Each afternoon kicks off with a Meet & Greet Reception for filmmakers and passholders and each evening ends with music at downtown venues.
Screenings begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, at Regal Parkway Place Theater and run through April 6 and include the first two films of Crossroads 2008 Global Lens Film Series, promoting cross-cultural understanding through cinema. Films from India and Argentina will be shown.
On Saturday, April 5, Crossroads will offer a free Children's Storyboards & Flipbooks workshop and a screening of movies made by kids sponsored by the Canton Film Office at the Mississippi Museum of Art. Other workshops include Youth Animation, Teen Filmmaking, Sound for Film, New Media, Film & Music: Legal Issues, and Indy-pendent Filmmaking, featuring two Mississippians who, as teenagers, made a nationally noted recreation of Raiders of the Lost Ark.
And don't miss the only film to win two awards at 2008's prestigious Sundance Film Festival! The Mississippi-made Ballast will screen Saturday night, with Mississippi-based cast and crew in attendance. Saturday's Awards Party at Hal & Mal's will recognize the best features, shorts, documentaries, student and youth films, animation and experimental films and music video.
ALL-ACCESS festival passes are available online at www.crossroadsfilmfest.com or by phone at 800-838-3006 . Passes are $65 ($55 for Crossroads members) and get you into all events. The full schedule is available online here.