This year, Kickstarter is celebrating an anniversary, with their fifth annual film festival, which will be traveling nationwide, showcasing some awesome movies. And on Thursday, October 15th, over 30 movie theaters across the USA will be screening Kickstarter-funded shorts and full length films.
The Kickstarter Film Festival will be hitting Philadelphia’s own Roxy Theater, for an evening featuring five unique crowdfunded flicks. With a movie from the creators of Flight of the Concords, a powerful documentary about the first woman to box for gold in the 2012 Olympics. and a short film by celebrated animator Don Hertzfeldt, it’s definitely a mini festival worth attending.
You can check out the full lineup below, as well as some trailers for the feature lengths at the festival. We’ll definitely see you there.
SCREENING AT 7:30PM
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS
Three vampires navigate the complexities of modern life. From the creators of the HBO series Flight of the Conchords.
DIRECTORS: Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi
Inspired by true events. A team of Zambian misfits races to beat America to the moon.
DIRECTORS: Frances Bodomo
SCREENING AT 9:30PM
The true story of a teenage girl — Claressa “T-Rex” Shields — who becomes the first woman to box for gold in the 2012 Olympics.
DIRECTORS: Zackary Canepari & Drea Cooper
The strangest sandwich we’ve ever seen. In stop-motion animation.
WORLD OF TOMORROW
This stunning, award-winning animated short introduces us to Emily as she gets a startling visit from her future (cloned) self.
DIRECTORS: Don Hertzfeldt