Starting on the International Day of Peace, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, the 18th annual Global Peace Film Festival offers a robust program that includes thought-provoking films and art exhibits for people all over the world to enjoy from the comfort and safety of their homes, as well as a limited number of in-person Orlando events at which people can be safely distanced.
This year in addition to the regular Florida Film Festival (which runs August 7-20 at the Enzian in Maitland), the festival is going online.
So far the year has been pretty eventful, and it’s easy to lose track of days. But Father’s Day is this weekend, and if you still don’t have plans, I have some ideas for you to check out.
Here are CitySurfing Orlando’s picks for celebrating Father’s Day 2020 in the Orlando area:
Central Florida cinephiles get ready…the Florida Film Festival returns for it’s 27th year from April 6th through 15th, 2018.
The Festival will screen 183 films representing 38 countries, along with celebrity guest appearances, forums, and parties. Of the films selected, 152 have premiere status, including 23 world premieres. Read more
Enzian is partnering with the Smithsonian Institute for a special screening of “The Black Hole” as a part of National Science on Screen Night on March 27, 2018.
The evening will feature a presentation by guest speaker Dr. Matthew Shindell, a historian of science whose work focuses on the history of the earth and planetary sciences, with an emphasis on the development of research programs in these fields during the Cold War.
The Florida Film Festival is returning for its 25th year to the Enzian in Maitland, and two of the highlights are special events with Mark Duplass and Sissy Spacek.
An Evening with Mark Duplass takes place on Sunday, April 10, from 7-10pm. Duplass is a writer, director, and producer credited with helping to create the mumblecore film movement. He is currently starring on the HBO series “Togetherness,” which he writes, directs, and produces with his brother Jay.
Cinephiles rejoice! The Florida Film Festival is returning for its 25th year to the Enzian in Maitland April 8 through 17.
The Festival will screen more than 180 films representing 36 countries, along with celebrity guest appearances, forums, and parties. Of the films selected, 138 have premiere status,including 24 world premieres.
In honor of the passing of the legendary David Bowie, the Enzian in Maitland is hosting a tribute week, honoring the artist’s thespian endeavors.
They will be alternating showings of two of Bowie’s most popular movie roles: Labyrinth and The Man Who Fell to Earth.
In addition to a full program of films, parties, and events, the 2015 Florida Film Festival will be screening several movies that are free and open to the public.
Here is the line-up of complimentary cinematic offerings scheduled throughout the fest:
In addition to the wonderful program of films, the 2015 Florida Film Festival will include several food-centric events during its run.
On Saturday, April 11, from 11am to 12:30pm, the FFF will host a Locally Fresh! event featuring samples and live cooking demonstrations of local eats, along with a sneak peek into the world of farming. Featured participants include Lake Meadow Natural Farms, Palmetto Creek Farms, Olde Hearth Bread Co., and East End Market. Tickets are $12, and the event takes place at Enzian.
This week Enzian announced the program lineup for the 24th Annual Florida Film Festival, which runs April 10 through 19, 2015.
The Florida Film Festival will screen more than 176 feature and short films representing 30 countries, along with celebrity guest appearances, forums, and parties. Of the films selected, 150 have premiere status, including 21 world premieres.
Robin Williams was an amazing entertainer, able to handle comedy and drama with equal finesse. If you agree, you can relive some of his best moments on screen when Enzian theater in Maitland hosts a showing of select films in December.
Here is the schedule of films scheduled, several are free:
- December 03 – Death to Smoochy
Williams stars in this black comedy as Rainbow Randolph, a happily corrupt children’s TV host. He is replaced by a more squeaky clean host known as Smoochy the Rhino. Chaos ensues as Randolph plots to regain control of his show.
As part of Enzian’s Wednesday Night Pitcher Show, this film will be shown for free outside on the lawn at 7:30pm.
Sundance Institute announced this week the films from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival that will each screen in one of nine independent theaters in cities across the country on January 30 as part of the Sundance Film Festival USA initiative.
Orlando’s Enzian has been chosen to show Little Accidents, by director and screenwriter Sara Colangelo.
The film’s summary reads: “In a small American coal town living in the shadow of a recent mining accident, the disappearance of a teenage boy draws three people together—a surviving miner, the lonely wife of a mine executive, and a local boy—in a web of secrets.”
The film stars Elizabeth Banks, Boyd Holbrook, Chloë Sevigny, Jacob Lofland, and Josh Lucas.
As part of the festival, audiences will hear directly from the filmmaker during a pre-screening introduction and post-screening Q&A.
The film is not yet listed on the Enzian website, but as soon as we hear more details, we will let you know.
Enzian, popular for airing indie and art films, along with hosting events like the Florida Film Festival, announced it is hoping to add two more theaters to its offerings in the next two years.
In addition, the theater will get a new entrance, to the right of the current one, as well as more parking with valet service, too. They promise not to touch the beautiful oak trees already in place.
Enzian says it won’t make a decision to move forward with the expansion until February or March of next year. A lot would depend on getting approval from the city of Maitland, where the theater is located.
The movie house hopes to break ground during its signature Florida Film Festival in April, and open the theaters at the festival in 2015.
Enjoy a free horror movie on the lawn at Enzian during the theater’s Wednesday Night Pitcher Show this month.
There are five editions of the WNPS in October:
- October 02 – Tales from the Crypt (1972)
- October 09 – It’s Alive (1974)
- October 16 – Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
- October 23 – Suspiria (1977)
- October 30 – Saw (2004)
Movies start at 8pm. Come early and enjoy a special evening happy hour from 7pm to 11pm at Eden Bar at Enzian.
Enzian is located at 1300 South Orlando Avenue in Maitland.