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Awesome Fest update and Sunday screening

Awesome Fest presents a screening of recent SXSW selection The City Dark this Sunday (6/12) at 8:00 PM.  It’s a self-reflective documentary about a guy who moves from Maine to New York City where he’s inspired to research “light pollution” and the disappearance of the stars.  A perfect venue for the subject.  Director Ian Cheney will be in attendance.

In other Awesome news, series organizer and nephew of Larry Fine from the Three Stooges Josh Goldbloom has started a Kickstarter campaign with a fundraising goal of $5,000.  It states that: “Currently, this series is being funded entirely out-of-pocket, and the series WILL go forward regardless if this campaign succeeds. Simply put, your donations will help us put the “awesome” in The Awesome Fest.”  That’s a whole lot of money.  Now even if you have no intention of donating to the cause, you absolutely MUST go to the page and watch the promotional video starring longtime Festival of Independents programmer Scott Johnston, it’s something else.  Wait for lines like “some people say very mean things about Josh”.  See you Sunday.

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Eric is the Founder/Site Editor of Cinedelphia.com whose additional activities are numerous: Director/Curator of the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA), founder of Tokyo No Records, the brain behind Video Pirates, and active local film programmer including the Unknown Japan screening series. He's served as a TLA Video Manager, Philadelphia Film Society Managing Director, and Adjunct Professor in Cinema Studies at Drexel University. He is shy and modest. Email Eric.

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