Nazareth Native Kate Micucci’s “Unleashed” to Open the 2017 SouthSide Film Festival

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Nazareth Native Kate Micucci’s “Unleashed” to Open the 2017 SouthSide Film Festival

Unleashed, a comedy with a four-legged twist, will kick off this year’s SouthSide Film Festival at 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, 321 E. Third St., Bethlehem, Pa.

The film, starring Nazareth native Kate Micucci as Emma, details how a cosmic event turns Emma’s dog and cat into two “perfect” guys. This spurs her to reconsider her view of dating and work out her trust issues. Ultimately Emma learns to love—herself! Costars include Justin Chatwin, Steve Howey, Sean Astin, Hana Mae Lee, Illeana Douglas and Josh Brener. For more information, visit www.themovieunleashed.com.

Written and directed by Finn Taylor and produced by Susan Johnson, Unleashed was named Audience Favorite at the Mill Valley Film Festival and Best Narrative Feature and Audience Favorite Runner-Up at the Napa Valley Film Festival. The filmmaker plans to attend the opening night screening.

The evening begins at 6 p.m. at the festival’s opening night party at Color Me Mine, 25, E. Third Street, Bethlehem, featuring catered fare donated by Tapas on Main. The film showing will follow at 8 p.m. at Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, 321 E. Third St. Tickets are $10 and include both the party and the film screening.

The 2016 SouthSide Film Festival will be held June 13-17 and films will be screened at Victory Fire House, 205 Webster St.; Sinclair Auditorium, 7 Asa Ave.; and Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts. The Children’s Film Festival will screen films at Godfrey Daniels (more information to come).

Other events will be held during the Festival, including various Q&As with filmmakers, a Late Night Movie and Closing Night Party.

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About the SouthSide Film Festival: The SouthSide Film Festival is an annual five-day event featuring international films, guest filmmakers, juried selections, locally produced films, seminars, and networking opportunities for filmmakers and fans of independent film. The SouthSide Film Festival is a program of The SouthSide Film Institute, a not-for-profit volunteer-run organization promoting the art of the independent filmmaker. www.ssff.org