SouthSide Film Institute


This year’s SouthSide Film Festival is taking place June 14th to June 18th, 2022.  

Opening Night, June 14th, 2022
Opening night kicks off at 6:30pm with a party at the National Museum of Industrial History (602 E. 2nd St., Bethlehem). Enjoy finger foods and beer from Lehigh Valley locals Retriever Brewing Company. $10 gets you access to the Opening Night Party and the subsequent opening night screening.

This year’s opening night screening starts at 7:30pm at the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts (321 E. 3rd St.) and includes Calendar Girls featuring Lehigh Valley native Donna Andersen-Allio. Stick around afterwards for a Q&A session with Donna herself!

Calendar Girls directed by Maria Loovuhud and Love Martinsen

2021 | 87 minutes | Documentary Feature

A coming of age story about Florida’s most dedicated dance team for women over 60 – the Calendar Girls. A dance documentary that shakes up the outdated image of “the old lady” and shows the deep human need for creativity and friendship.

Late Night, June 17th, 2022 at 11pm
Join us for this year’s late night screening at Touchstone Theatre (321 E. 4th St.) featuring a newly restored release from Kino Lorber of Brian Trenchard-Smith’s classic thriller Stunt Rock.

Stunt Rock (Restoration) directed by Brian Tenchard-Smith

1978 | 91 minutes | Documentary Feature

While working on a TV show in Los Angeles, famed Australian stuntman Grant Page helps an up-and-coming fantasy-themed rock band develop special effects and dangerous stunts for their act.

Closing Night Screening and Party, June 18th, 2022
Close out the 18th Annual SouthSide Film Festival with a 7:20pm screening of Only In Theatres, a heartfelt ode to the Laemmle Theatres, a beloved 84-year-old art house cinema chain in Los Angeles at the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts(321 E. 3rd. St.). ($10 admission, free with All Access Pass)

Then, join us in celebrating another successful year at our Closing Night Party beginning at 9pm at Color Me Mine (25 E. 3rd St.). Food and drinks included in party admission. ($10 admission, free with All Access Pass)

Only In Theatres directed by Raphael Sbarge

2022 | 93 minutes | Documentary Feature

Laemmle Theaters, the beloved art house cinema chain in Los Angeles has an astonishing legacy, with ties to the origins of Hollywood. This is a story about a family business and their determination to survive. Headlines question the future of movie theaters in a fast changing world. This families’ personal mission, for over 84 years and three generations, has been to elevate the art of film, and the artists who make them, providing incalculable benefit.