By Daniel Lahr, Executive Director Central Coast Film Society
Tower Pizza will donate a percentage of its sales on Saturday, June 22, to the Central Coast Film Society, which will be screening the classic baseball movie “Field of Dreams” that evening for Tower customers as they eat their dinner.
Proceeds from the fundraising will be used to purchase outdoor movie screening equipment for events in the Santa Ynez Valley and around the Central Coast, leading up to the organization’s first film festival in 2020.
“We are so thankful to Tower Pizza for helping us reach our goal, and we are excited to start hosting many great film and media events in the near future,” said Daniel Lahr, executive director of the Central Coast Film Society (CCFS).
The goal of the CCFS is to provide local filmmakers and films a venue to call home, to foster future media artists, and to create opportunities to get involved in the industry by hosting lectures, screenings and a film festival.
The film society is planning to co-host, with the Rona Barrett Foundation, a screening for the 40th anniversary of the film “10” starring Hollywood icon and valley resident Bo Derek on Saturday, Aug. 10. Barrett will be interviewing Derek prior to the screening at Sunstone Winery in Santa Ynez.
On Aug. 24, the society will host Central Coast native, comedian and Star Wars expert Ken Napzok. He recently published a book, “Why We Love Star Wars: The Great Moments That Built A Galaxy Far, Far Away.” Details of that event are incomplete.
CCFS is also partnering with the Elverhoj Museum of History and Art to show the classic Disney film “Sleeping Beauty” in conjunction of the museum’s Eyvind Earle and John Cody exhibit. Earle, a Solvang resident, had a hand in setting the style and tone of the animated film.
For more information, log onto www.centralcoastfilmsociety.org or follow CCFS on Instagram and Facebook.