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Rural film festival coming to the Grand Illusion

February 29th, 2012 · No Comments

Need an escape from the city without leaving the city? The Grand Illusion Cinema is hosting a film festival devoted to rural people and places called the Rural Route Film Festival. From an impressionistic documentary about Iowa to an amateur remake of Footloose to the story of a Lebanese beekeeper, the festival is an artful and eclectic look at the dusty backroads of the world.

Three different programs will be screened the week of March 16 through March 22:

Friday, March 16; Monday, March 19; Thursday March 22: 7pm
BEST OF SHORTS
Ten of the best narrative, experimental and documentary short films from the 2011 festival.

Saturday, March 17; Tuesday, March 20: 7pm
TRUCKFARM
How do you grow fresh vegetable with no land? With some dirt and a truck bed! From the makers of past fest (and Grand Illusion) hit, King Corn.

Sunday, March 18; Wednesday, March 21: 7pm
SELECTED TRAVELS: Driftless, Sand Mountain, Land of the Pure
Down home stories from Iowa, a journey through borrowed culture, and tourism in an unlikely, out-of-the-way place.

The creators of Rural Route Film Festival leave it up to filmmakers to create their definition of the word.

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