Putting the finishing touches on "Little Castles" isn't the only thing keeping independent filmmaker Skizz Cyzyk busy these days. He's also preparing to serve as host for the first MicroCineFest, a film festival he promises will showcase "big ambition on a little budget."
Set to run Oct. 1-4, the festival will include local and national
filmmakers. Scheduled highlights include
Suki Hawley's "Half Cocked" (set for opening night), the tale of five penniless teens who steal a van full of music equipment and hit the road.
"Al Adamson: Drive-In Monster," Chad Sisneros' overview of and interview with the late low-budget schlockmeister.
"Rainbow Man/John 3: 16," the story of Rollen Frederick Stewart, the guy who used to show up at sporting events all over the country sporting a rainbow wig and waving a sign containing that Bible citation.
Screenings will be held at the Mansion Theater, a former funeral home at 4201 York Road where Cyzyk has been showing independent films by himself and others since 1993. For information, call the MicroCineFest hotline at 410-243-5307.
Pub Date: 9/17/97