March 1, 2021 (MEDIA, PA) – Media Film Festival goers may want to put on their sweats, grab some friends and the car keys and head to Arasapha Farms for the live portion of the 2021 event which features two nights of drive-in screenings, April 10th and 17th. "Like many Film Festivals we’ve had to go to Plan-B during the Pandemic," says MFF Program Director Tamme McClelland. "We’re happy to present our audience with a hand-picked lineup of films from around the world in the safety of their own cars."
Among the 26 official drive-in selections that McClelland predicts will be favorites among attendees: Hold Up, a comedy with a twist, filmed at the Wayne Septa Station; Commandment 613, the story of a Rabbi’s meticulous restoration of sacred scrolls hidden from the Nazis, two of which are now housed at Congregation Beth Israel in Media; Eat the Rainbow, a musical fable about an odd yet kind man who makes waves when he moves into an uptight suburban neighborhood; and, from Iran, Braceball, the story of a young boy who pursues his love of soccer despite a handicap.
Drive-in screenings will take place on the grounds of Arasapha Farms, 1835 Middletown Road in Glen Mills. Gates open at 7:00 pm, show starts at 8:00 pm. Sound comes right from the car radio. No intermission is scheduled. Tickets are $25 a car and can be purchased in advance.
In addition to the two drive-in events, the MFF is offering all 90+ short films on a virtual platform. Featured is a real-time Opening Night Watch Party, two blocks of horror as part of the Media Fright Fest and outstanding films from students of the Media Youth Film Initiative, a program of MAC. Virtual passes start at $15 and the All Virtual Pass is $30.
The Media Film Festival is a program of the Media Arts Council. It runs April 9–18. Sponsors include the Borough of Media, Michael R. Rhile Carpentry, PNC Arts Alive, Naturescapes, the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union and BET Investments. With an art gallery located at the West End of State Street, MAC is a not-for-profit 501-c3 organization that provides leadership and programming for art in Media. To find out more visit MediaArtsCouncil.org.