Like most independent film fests, the Billtown Film Festival
in Williamsport Penn. aims to broaden your horizons. Through film. (Surprised?)
What sets Billtown apart, though, is its event-within-an-event, LunaFest
, which take place on the first day of the fest. LunaFest, a traveling national tour, includes nine short films made for and about women.
The larger festival (April 19-21) takes "Art, Women and the Environment" as its 2012 theme. The films
in the program will address sustainability for the environment, social issues and women in film.
You'll find it all at the Community Arts Center (220 W. 4th St., Williamsport, Penn.), about 200 miles north of D.C.
Although 2012 films have not been listed yet, 2011 flicks included "The Meatrix," "Garbage Angels," and "The Great Squeeze: Surviving the Human Project."
Tickets are $5 per person at the door each night. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. each night; films start at 7:30.