Skizz Cyzyk readies MicroCineFest for Oct.

September 17, 1997|By Chris Kaltenbach

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

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