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Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 05:07 am

Fantastic flicks

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The Route 66 International Film Festival presents some of the best independent films from around the world. Submissions are reeled in from every continent except Antarctica and many are nominated for Academy Awards. The festival’s new home at The Legacy Theatre proves to be a perfect fit. Friday, Nov. 2, kicks off the two-day fest with a world premier screening of director/producer Chad Calek’s new apocalyptic feature-length documentary A Blood Red Sky. Springfield audiences are the first to view the film set for release in theaters on Dec. 21. Calek, of “Paranormal State” and American Ghost Hunter, will be at a meet and greet after the screening. Besides A Blood Red Sky, two apocalyptic shorts will be shown Friday night. Saturday’s movies range from animation to comedy, history, drama, foreign and more. Each of four sessions on Saturday runs about two to three hours with awards given from 8:30-9 p.m. The schedule is at www.rt66filmfestival.com.

Route 66 International Film Festival
Friday, Nov. 2, 6:15pm
Saturday, Nov. 3, 10am-9pm
The Legacy Theatre
101 E. Lawrence Avenue
1-800-838-3006
$25 Friday, $35 Saturday
$15 a session, $50 festival pass

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