This weekend prepare for the 2nd annual Jaxon Film Fest for a fun, entertaining event filled with films imparting darker subjects and films with more softer material geared toward everyone. Hosted by David W. King, this film fest suited to kick off the impending celebration of the Halloween season and to help save and restore one of the most important buildings in the downtown Jackson community. The Jaxon Film Fest is going to be a sure hit for movie lovers and fans of historic value.
Join the South-Central Michigan Film Alliance with the collaboration with the Michigan Theatre for the 2nd annual Jaxon Film Fest. The festival begin on Friday, Sept 27th at 7pm with 3 award winning features such as Dar He: The Lynching of Emmett Till by Rob Underhill.
Saturday will be filled with films and shorts, including some more exciting spooks for the festival attendees. The day will begin with a lighter theme with Forever in Time by Chuck Grady to kick the day off. As the day goes by, the films will become darker in nature ending with Blood Soaked by Red Letter Cinema. During the midday interlude at 2:30 pm , the haunted theatre will begin with a musical interlude including a costume contest including cash prizes and other awards and a costume party.
The last day of the film fest, Sunday, will be offering some terrifying delights of zombies and possession Kicking off the matinee with The Humans are Coming by Dustin Alcock, the films on this day will be sponsored Darksyde Acres Haunted House of Joneville. The interlude between Deus Irae by Nerdhaus Films and Speak No Evil by Roze, there will be the Jaxon Film Fest Shake where attendees dressed n either costumes or street clothes will preform their own version of the popular dance. This should be an exciting activity to help close the doors on the 2nd annual Jaxon Film Fest.
All proceeds from the JFF will go directly to the preservation and restoration of the Michigan Theatre located in Jackson Michigan. Opened in 1930 for vaudeville and movies fans, the Michigan Theatre boasted carved walnut furniture, a lavish Spanish interior with plasterwork and ornate poly chrome terra cotta façade. Purchased by the Michigan Theatre of Jackson Inc. in 1993, the not-for-profit corporation aims to bring the theatre back for a longer and stronger existence as it sill operated for concerts, films of all kinds, and community meetings. For the price of $10 per admission to the Jaxon Film Fest, there is great hope to be give fresher paint and an a better life to this historic entertainment establishment.
So clear your weekend between September 27- 29 for the Jaxon Film Fest. Not only will you see great films, there will be other great activities to participate in. Grab your jackets, and grab your best costumes to help support the Michigan Theatre of Jackson, Michigan.