One of the many Lansing area signs of spring is almost upon us! The annual Capital City Film Festival is just weeks away, scheduled for April 5th through the 9th, 2017.
The Capital City Film Festival is a multimedia event celebrating independent films and live bands. The festival also includes workshops, a film and game contest, award ceremonies, and more.
The five days of events and showings at the Capital City Film Festival are held at various venues around Lansing. The festival is notable for giving a number of films their Michigan or world debut each year. While the full schedule has yet to be announced, past years have seen more than 70 films and 24 bands.
One returning hit is the Destroy All Cinema comedy event. 10 pm, April 8th at the Lansing Public Media Center (2500 S Washington Ave.).
Destroy All Cinema is a tongue-in-cheek, cinema-bashing, comedy extravaganza. Last year they assaulted the Tom Cruise classic, “Top Gun” with hilarious results. This year’s target is the goth-chic horror classic, “The Craft,” roasted by the Comedy Coven. The good-natured ribbing the film receives at the hands of these three talented comedians will have you laughing throughout.
Another highlight of this year’s event is the special screening of the film “1984,” based on the 1949 novel by George Orwell. The film stars John Hurt, who passed away in January. “1984” will be shown at 7 pm on April 4th, 2017 at the Lansing Public Media Center (2500 S. Washington Ave). The film will play in more than 100 art house movie theaters across the U.S. on April 4th. This nation-wide screening is a response to the proposed elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Capital City Film Festival 2017
April 5 – 9, 2017
Be sure to visit capitalcityfilmfest.com for updates to the schedule as the festival date approaches. You can also follow the Capital City Film Festival on Facebook.
Tickets for CCFF 2017 are available online.
Capital City Film Festival Lodging
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