The 2022 San Luis Obispo International Film Festival Announces Honorees

Posted by Larry Gleeson

The 2022 San Luis Obispo International Film Festival
broadcasts honorees and extra late-breaking information
(April 26-May 1)


Dale Dickey can be this years King Vidor Award honoree
and Michael Showalter will obtain the Spotlight Award

Stacy PeraltasThe Yin and Yang of Gerry Lopez
would be the featured movie for this years Surf Nite on the Drive-in


San Luis Obispo, CA (April 21, 2022) The twenty eighth Annual San Luis Obispo International Film Festival (April 26-May 1) introduced thatDale Dickey(A Love Song) will obtain the King Vidor Award at subsequent weeks movie pageant andMichael Showalter(The Eyes of Tammy Faye) can be this years Spotlight Award honoree. Stacy PeraltasThe Yin and Yang of Gerry Lopezwas additionally introduced because the featured movie for this years Surf Nite on the Drive-in.

San Luis Obispo Film Festival Director Skye McLennan


San Luis Obispo Film Festival Director Skye McLennan mentioned,We have been thrilled to return to the SLO Film Fest we’ve got all identified and liked for thus lengthy and convey again traditions, beloved favorites inside our programming and occasions that this movie pageant is thought for. The King Vidor Award, the Spotlight Award, Surf Nite, moderated talks with Ben Mankiewicz, Jenelle Riley, and extra are the issues lovers of cinema on the Central Coast have sorely missed. I can converse for everybody right here after I say we’re counting every day till SLO Film Fest opens subsequent week!
In addition to the movie festivals return to in-person screenings at film theaters for the primary time in two years, this version of SLO Film Fest may even embrace the primary dwell shows of the movie festivals celebrated King Vidor and Spotlight Awards through the Filmmaker Awards Night on Saturday, April 30 on the Fremont Theater (1035 Monterey Street). A preferred spotlight of the movie pageant, the shows may even characteristic the all the time entertaining moderated Conversations on Film with Turner Classic Movies Ben Mankiewicz and Varietys Jenelle Riley.

Receiving this years King Vidor Award can be veteran character actor, Dale Dickey, who has acquired a lot consideration as one of many stars of Max Walker-Silvermans romantic drama,A Love Song.Dickey, who has lengthy been thought to be certainly one of movie and televisions most prolific and critically esteemed supporting gamers, stars reverse Wes Studi,as a pair,childhood sweethearts a number of years in the past, who at the moment are each widowed. They meet up at a campsite and reconnect, sharing tales, reminiscences, and emotionsduring an evening by a lake within the mountains.

One of Hollywoods most coveted character actors, Dale Dickey solid a popularity for illuminating gritty, darkish, and oftentimes broken characters. Following impressed performances onstage, together with the Broadway manufacturing of “The Merchant of Venice” (1989) and the 2009 stage adaptation of “A Streetcar Named Desire,” Dickey has put collectively an enviable record of performances collectively in movies likeSordid Lives(2000),WintersBone (2010),Super 8(2011),Iron Man 3(2013),Hell or High Water(2016), andPalm Springs(2020), and on numerous tv exhibits likeThe X-Files,True Blood,Breaking Bad, andMy Name is Earl.Her position inA Love Songis a well-deserved lead in a characteristic that has been critically acclaimed since its debut at Sundance earlier this 12 months.

Receiving the movie festivals Spotlight Award can beMichael Showalter, the prolific director, author, and producer who skillfully blends drama and comedy, telling distinctive and heartfelt tales with unconventional lead characters. Showalter most just lately directedThe Eyes of Tammy Faye, which earned two Academy Awards together with Best Actress for Jessica Chastain and Best Makeup and Hairstyling. On the tv aspect, Showalter additionally just lately directed, and govt produced the critically acclaimed miniseriesThe Dropout, starring Amanda Seyfried. Showalters different characteristic credit embraceThe Lovebirds, which he directed and produced, starring Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae, and the critically acclaimed and Oscar-nominated movieThe Big Sick, which he directed, andHello My Name Is Doris, for which he additionally wrote and directed. He can also be the co-creator of the cult-comedy favouriteWet Hot American Summerand the hit HBO Max authentic collection,Search Party, which simply premiered its fifth and closing season. Upcoming movies embrace directing and producingSpoiler Alert, starring Sally Field and Jim Parsons, and govt producingI Love That for You, an upcoming collection for Showtime, starring Molly Shannon and Vanessa Bayer.


SLO Film Fests Surf Nite, it’s signature one-of-a-kind browsing movie occasion, will characteristic Stacy Peraltas The Yin and Yang of Gerry Lopez. The documentary seems at certainly one of surfings most enigmatic heroes. Famously often known as Mr. Pipeline for his calm demeanor within the tube, Lopez constructed his profession with aggressive browsing that left behind a path of blood and tears. As radical as he’s Zen, Lopez transcends categorization. His affect on fashionable browsing is immeasurable and for the primary time, his story has been advised in full. Presented on Thursday, April 28, on the Sunset Drive-In for the second straight 12 months. Surf Nite will embrace the normal look of some basic Nineteen Sixties browsing autos so as to add to the ambiance of what might be referred to as the Rocky Horror Picture Show for the browsing movie lover. The night will embrace the enduring automobiles and dwell music from the Boomer Surf Band earlier than the characteristic presentation and the primary 100 folks to reach early will obtain a customized t-shirt from Cayucos Collective.

Along with the aforementioned honorees, this years San Luis Obispo International Film Festival can have many filmmakers descending on the Central Coast from outdoors the state and different elements of California to signify their movies and take part in post-screening Q&As and extra. Among them are; Alastair Evans (DIR/PROD) A Crack within the Mountains; Kristy Guevara-Flanagan (DIR/PROD), Josh Beddingfield (Sound);Aguilas; Lorena Gordon (DIR)At Last; Sandra Chandler (DP)The Automat; Elaine Carmody (PROD), Jason Park (DIR/SCR)BJs Mobile Gift Shop; Robert Walker (PROD)Bring Them Home; Mye Hoang (DIR), Dave Boyle (PROD/ED), Jeff Judkins (Subject)Cat Daddies; Ulysses Salcido (PROD/DP), Victor Villa (Subject)Echale Ganas: The Villas Tacos Story;Seanne Winslow (DIR/SCR/PROD)The Falconer; Geoff Pingree (PROD)Fireboys; Nicholas Weisman (PROD)Havana Libre; Justin Monroe (DIR/PROD)Holy Frit; Cheryl Bookout (DIR/SCR/PROD), Cheri Gaulke (DIR/SCR/PROD), Stacy Sweeting (PROD), Jeff Hafler (Subject)Inside the Beauty Bubble; CJ Russo (DIR/SCR/PROD), Chiah Rodriques (CAST)Lady Buds; Isabel Castro (DIR), Doris Munoz (Subject), Ruth Munoz (Subject)Mija; Afton Quast Saler (DIR), Jesse Saler (DP)Neurodivergent; PJ Palmer (DIR/SCR/PROD), Ryan Haffey (PROD), Emily Palmer (PROD), Caroline Metz (EXEC PROD), Zelda Hallman (EXEC PROD), Ernesto Lomeli (DP)North Star; Kanani Koster (DIR), Jasmine Karcey (DP), Janie Faison (Art Director)No Spectators Allowed; David Baram (DIR/SCR/PROD), Harry Baram (CAST)One All the Way; Nicholas P. Vilarreal (DIR), Alessandro Squitti (PROD)On/Off; James Becket (DIR)The Seeds of Vandana Shiva; Alison Rich (DIR/SCR/CAST)Training Wheels; Orion Huang (DIR)The Yellow Panther: The Life of Richard Aoki.

(Press launch from John Wildman, Wildworks PR)

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