Are you ready for the second installment of the West Coast Film Festival?
This year’s event is multi-venued, adding the Performing Arts Center at , the and the La Sala community room at to anchor .
And the line-up? As eclectic as ever. Silent films, Western films, cartoons and indies. Check. Robert Redford, Steve McQueen and Elvis. Check. And a mystery movie premiere from Warner Bros.
Sunday, Aug. 19
1 p..m. Dolphin Tale will screen at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point, and the prosthetic tale will be available for viewing.
5 p.m. To play upon the London Olympics theme, Chariots of Fire will play at .
7 p.m. The Regency will show The Manzanar Fishing Club, feature-length documentary about the “stealth fisherman” of World War II’s Japanese internment camps.
Monday, Aug. 20
10 a.m. For the Soul of Rafael, a silent film from the Mary Pickford Society, at the Regency
10 a.m. How the West Was Won at La Sala.
2 p.m. The Regency will show Shakespeare High, a feature-length documentary about teens whose immersion in a high school drama program compels them to overcome their difficulties.
7 p.m. Deliverance at the Regency
7:30 p.m. Selected readings from major motion pictures at the Camino Real Playhouse
8 p.m. Searchers at La Sala.
Tuesday, Aug. 21
1 p.m. Old Goats, a comedy about three older men, at La Sala
1 p.m. Space Jam/Loony Tunes/”Tom & Jerry” at the Regency
4 p.m. Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams
7 p.m. a Warner Bros. premiere at the Regency
Wednesday, Aug. 22
11 a.m. Steve McQueen’s Bullitt at La Sala
1 p.m. The Brothers Warner, a documentary, with featured speaker Cass Warner at the Regency
3 p.m. Kinyarwanda, a Sundance Festival film at the Regency
4:30 p.m. Happy Feet Two at the Ocean Institute
7:30 p.m. Viva Las Vegas at the Regency
8 p.m. Jeremiah Johnson at La Sala
Thursday Aug. 23
Noon Bonnie and Clyde at La Sala
1:30 Natural Selection, a decorated indie film, at the Regency
4 p.m. A Not So Still Life, a documentary about an artist injured in an accident, at the Regency
7 p.m. The Wild Bunch at the Regency
The film festival is a culmination of a dream for Stephanie Heredia. Her husband, Robert Kline, helped Craig Prater and Sonny Bono start the Palm Springs International Film Festival. He still maintains a home there and is bi-municipal.
Perhaps the West Coast Film Festival won’t achieve Palm Springs or – yet, but Kline and Heredia still believe it will put San Juan Capistrano on the map for a completely new reason.
Mark Bodenhamer, CEO of the San Juan Capistrano Chamber of Commerce, hopes so, too.
“People who travel for arts and cultural purposes spend 1 ½ times more money and stay 1.2 days longer” than people who travel for sight-seeing and attraction purposes, he said.
See here for ticketing.