Get Farmer's Tan, Head to OC Film Fiesta
Brian Ivie is credited as the writer-director of Farmer's Tan, but he explains on the Flashbulb Entertainment "About the Movie" page that the $3,000 picture was a collaborative effort featuring 24 lead/supporting character and 97 extras/featured characters who were filmed at more than 25 different locations.
Zack Roman, Sarah McMenamy, Robbie Cox, Mikey Geragos, Colby Nordberg, Cindie Haynie, Joelle Adamson, Alex Phillip and Rachel Kennedy are listed as the stars.
The 80-minute movie "examines the comedic paradox of a ghostly pale high school kid living in Orange County and how a 'farmer's tan' equates to some kind of scarlet letter on any person living in a beach town," say the makers.
It screens at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday in San Clemente High School's Triton Center, 700 Avenida Pico, San Clemente. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for students. Musicians will play songs from the movie's soundtrack at 7 both nights.
Flashbulb dreams of submitting the flick to film festivals. Here's hoping it's even a fraction as good as San Clemente High grad Rian Johnson's teen detective noir Brick, parts of which he filmed on campus.
The OC Film Fiesta, which actually began Sept. 4 and continues through Sept. 19, this weekend presents an appearance by a legendary Xicana filmmaker, short films by up-and-coming directors and a classic film from Mexico's Golden Age.
And like any good weekend fiesta, it lasts into Monday night with a screening of Sandra Robbie's 2003 documentary For all the Children/Para Todos los Niños, which is about the landmark Mendez et al v. Westminster et al desegregation case.
This weekend's (and Monday) fiesta offerings follow:
Short Films, 3 p.m. Sunday at Calacas, 324 W. 4th St., Santa Ana. Featured are new works by up-and-coming directors (TBA). It's followed at 4 p.m. by Emilio Fernandez's Enamorada, a classic film from the Mexican Golden Age starring Maria Felix as an aristocrat who has a rocky relationship with an earthy revolutionary general (Pedro Armendariz). A potluck reception follows the screenings.
Look for more OC Film Festival offerings on next week's Navel Gazing.