The Southern Fried Film Festival returns to Huntsville in June

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Filmmakers, musicians and cinephiles, this one’s for you!

The Southern Fried Film Festival returns for its fourth year in June and includes a new venue – the Orion Amphitheater, where the festival will open on Thursday, June 9. Opening night doors open at 6 p.m., with the show starting at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased through the Orion Amphitheater website. The festival includes panel discussions, films of all kinds, talented musical acts and activities of all kinds.

Huntsville High classmates Trevite Willis and Kelley Reischauer launched the festival in 2018, teaming up to bring a cinematic experience to Rocket City. Willis, the festival’s executive director, was an executive producer of the award-winning 2020 Sundance film “The Forty-Year-Old Version,” a story about a New York playwright-turned-rapper who bounces between two worlds to find his voice.

After the opening day festivities, activities will continue in Huntsville until June 12th. Other events are planned at the Salty Nut Brewery (2404 Clinton Ave, one block east of Campus 805 and Yellowhammer Brewing) and 3rd Circle Cellars (located inside Straight at Ale at Campus 805 – 2610 Clinton Ave). Event organizers told News 19 that a schedule of the festival’s remaining events was not finalized as of early May.

Individual tickets start at $25 for opening night and $10 per event for the rest of the festival. Volunteers are sought for the festival, particularly in the areas of hospitality, ticketing attendants and event photography. Those interested can email [email protected] Additional event information is available online.


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