Opening Night Party and Movie sponsored by PBS39

Join us for opening night of the 15th annual SouthSide Film Festival!
It all starts at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, June 12th at the WLVT PBS 39 Studios.

The evening continues outside for a screening under the stars!  Our opening night film will begin at 8:30 PM.


Sponsored by:

Feature Film: At the Drive-In – Unable to purchase a $50,000 digital projector, a group of film fanatics in rural Pennsylvania fight to keep a dying drive-in theater alive by screening only vintage 35mm film prints and working entirely for free.
Director: Alexander Monelli
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Admission: $10 Includes access to the party and opening night movie.

Late Night Movie

From campy to horror to outrageous comedy, our Friday Late Night screenings have become legendary.

This year’s feature is “Summer of 84” – After suspecting that their police officer neighbor is a serial killer, a group of teenage friends spend their summer spying on him and gathering evidence, but as they get closer to discovering the truth, things get dangerous.
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The fun begins at Touchstone Theatre (321 E. 4th St) on Friday, June 15 at 11:00PM.  Admission: $5.00





Open World Animation Block curated by The Alternative Gallery

Launched in 2016, the Open World Animation Festival at The Alternative Gallery in Allentown feautures a wide mix of animations styles, voices, mediums, and artists from around the world.

Join us on Saturday, June 16th at 3:20pm at our Touchstone Theatre venue to see this special guest curated block full of interesting, unique, and thought-provoking animation!  Tickets are $5 per person.

Closing Night Party

Color Me MineHosted by Color Me Mine (25 E 3rd Street) – Come enjoy great food, music and party with visiting filmmakers starting at 9:00 PM on Saturday, June 16.

Admission: $10 or free with an All-Access Pass.

Children’s Film Festival

SSFF Children’s FREE Film Series Red Carpet Premiere Night – Thursday, June 14th at 6:00 PM at Godfrey Daniels.
Join us for the opening night of the 2018 SSFF Children’s Film Series!
6pm – Red Carpet: photos with fun props and popcorn!
7pm – Feature FilmMary and The Witch’s Flower
From Academy Award®-nominated Hiromasa Yonebayashi – animator on Studio Ghibli masterpieces Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ponyo, and director of When Marnie Was There and The Secret World of Arrietty – comes a dazzling new adventure about a young girl named Mary, who discovers a flower that grants magical powers, but only for one night.
Based on Mary Stewart’s 1971 classic children’s book The Little Broomstick, Mary and The Witch’s Flower is an action-packed film full of jaw-dropping imaginative worlds, ingenious characters, and the and the stirring, heartfelt story of a young girl trying to find a place in the world. Featuring the voices of Ruby Barnhill and Academy Award®-winners Kate Winslet and Jim Broadbent.