Tonight is the kickoff of Video Fest 2008, held at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. The festival this year received 49 different film submissions of which 17 will be shown either tonight (10/17) or tomorrow (10/18). From the festival blog:
Video Fest 08 is focused on people’s existence and their surroundings, the relationships that develop between the human being and nature, community, family and their social surroundings.
Although I have not often ventured into the Mission Cultural Center, the couple of times that I did, I was extremely impressed. Once I heard some really good jazz that had people stopping in their tracks and turning the sidewalk into an impromptu theater. Another time I saw an absorbing exhibition featuring photos snapped by kids and young adults. If past experience is any clue, this should be good.