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Weyauwega film festival to bring the movies home

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Film fans rejoice.

One of the region’s great film festivals will go on, although the venue has changed. The 2020 edition of the Weyauwega International Film Festival is moving from the Gerold Opera House to your living room.

The 10th annual festival, running from Nov. 11-21, will feature 70 films from across Wisconsin and around the world. With covid-19 concerns still rampant, the event will take place via streaming.

It’s bound to be a bright spot in what’s been a brutal year for creators and audiences alike. Though the crowds and camaraderie are highlights of any festival, the biggest selling point remains firmly in place. Movie lovers will continue to get a well curated collection of films that they might not have seen anywhere else.

Psychofest remains part of the lineup.

It’s the festival’s annual tribute to Robert Bloch, who wrote the novel “Psycho” while living in Weyauwega having drawn inspiration from the Ed Gein crimes in Plainfield. 

Psychofest features horror, thrillers, sci-fi, and this year will include a world premiere.

ALIEN ABDUCTION – AV SUPER SUNSHINE tells the true story of a bandleader and his wife being kidnapped by Aliens right here in Wisconsin.

The virtual festival will unfold on the Eventive platform. Those with Apple TV or Roku can use the festival’s dedicated apps for these platforms.Chromecast users can cast from computer or Android phone — or simply watch from there.

Through the power of technology, audiences will still have the opportunity to participate in discussions and Q&A events with filmmakers.

The full lineup and passes are available at wegafilm.com

Festival passes now on presale at $28 for all 70 films. The price goes up to $34 on Nov. 11. Individual films and film blocks are $8 apiece.

Stock up on your candy and popcorn.

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