Film Festival Uses Meduim to Champion the Underdog

Film Festival Uses Meduim to Champion the Underdog

The theme for this year’s Watsonville Film Festival is “Stories Matter.” That’s been true of the festival every year, and it’s true of this year’s festival from start to finish.

The opening film, 6:30pm Thursday March 28, is Singing Our Way to Freedom, a documentary about Ramon “Chunky” Sanchez, the Chicano Movement and immigration rights activist/musician…

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A new film series picks up the #MeToo and TimesUp momentum

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The Women by Women Film Series in Watsonville is a step outside of Monterey County, is spread out over four months and is not a festival per se (although it’s launched by the Watsonville Film Festival), but it warrants attention for hewing to a cohesive and timely theme of films about women, made by women. Read Complete Article Here

Watsonville Film Festival organizes series of events.

“We are highlighting the fact that there is alternative healthy food in our community,” said Film Festival Director Consuelo Alba. “We want to empower people to learn more about it.” Alba said the turnout was so strong that another, potluck-style event is planned in the near future." Read the full article here.

Watsonville Film Festival partners with traveling film festival

"Watsonville Film Festival is partnering with Ambulante California, the film festival founded by actors Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal, to present the documentary film “All Of Me (Llévate Mis Amores)” at the Green Valley Cinema, 1125 South Green Valley Road, Thursday at 7 p.m. The film’s director, Arturo González Villaseñor, will participate in a conversation following the film." Read the full article here

Watsonville Film Festival Shows the Stories Behind the Headlines

"This year’s film festival, which has expanded to four days, now includes a red carpet event on opening night at Green Valley Cinemas in Watsonville with free food and drinks prepared by local entrepreneurs from the El Pajaro Community Development Corporation’s Kitchen Incubator Program and a closing community festival, with live music by the Latin music ensemble, Los Malangueros on Sunday in the city’s historic downtown. " Read full article here