“I think this project would be a huge step in our efforts as a city to get more people back downtown,” City Manager Charles Montoya said. “We have to create unique experiences like this to revitalize the area.”
Watsonville film festival in the news
“Our long-term vision is to run it as a dynamic multi-use venue for theater, film and performances. We want to activate this beautiful theater in the heart of downtown Watsonville to bring more cinema and art, and to turn it into a regional destination.”
"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
"Filmmakers Consuelo Alba and her husband John Speyer co-founded the Watsonville Film Festival in 2012 because they saw, in their professional travels in the film circuit, how a festival could generate synergy. And they wanted that for Watsonville." Read the full article here
"A dystopian future, a revolutionary past, the streets of Havana, a mashup of Japanese and Latino cultures — the2015 Watsonville Film Festival covers a lot of ground.
But at the heart of the four-day festival are stories of connection, films chosen to resonate and inspire." Read the full article here
"What kind of movie gets into the Watsonville Film Festival? To co-founder Consuelo Alba, the answer lies beyond film school flash and production polish.
'We present world-class films, but we also present films made by people who are just starting, but who have something to say,' says Alba." Read the full article here