BIFF Presents: ARTS GO! 2016

Come to ARTS GO Saturday June 25 for:

FILM – A short film premiere “Cascade” by Kate Phelan
FOOD – The Beacon Bite
MUSIC -DJ’s Mr. Chips, Jon “The Mayor” Miles and Vicki the Bruiser
ART – The works of Margot Kingon

ARTS GO is a fundraiser to support the Beacon Independent Film Festival. Please join us on Saturday, June 25 at 7pm for an evening of film, visual art, music, food, drink and maybe a little dancing as we draw inspiration from local artisans and friends while preparing for the upcoming festival.

BIFF prides itself on working for and coming from the Hudson Valley community. Today, we ask our community to come out and support the festival that has brought another amazing venue for arts and culture to Beacon. It will also be a pretty fun time.
Admission: $18 presale, $20 at the door.

So, mark your calendars!
BIFF Presents: ARTS GO 2016 Annual Fundraiser
Saturday, June 25
The CineHub, Beacon, NY


BIFF Quarterly Film Series Presents Chasing Ghosts: Beyond The Arcade

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The Beacon Independent Film Festival and The Howland Cultural Center are pleased to present the documentary Chasing Ghosts: Beyond The Arcade (Director’s Cut).

The movie takes place in 1982 at the dawn of the video-game age. The world’s best gamers gathered together in a now-legendary meeting at Iowa’s Twin Galaxies arcade. This led to the nationally televised 1982 Video Game World Championships, a touring National Video Game Team, and the promise of fame, fortune and groupies. This documentary looks at the players then and now, offering a fascinating look at the history of gaming at the very beginning of what has now become a billion dollar industry.

Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, where it was nominated for the coveted Grand Jury Prize.

Beacon resident Michael Verrechia is the producer of this film and we will have a Q&A with him following the screening. Also, before the movie we will show the extended trailer for Michael Moore’s Where To Invade Next, which begins in theaters February 12.

WHERE: The Howland Cultural Center
WHEN: Friday February 12, 2016
ADMISSION: $10; $8 for seniors; $8 for Beacon Arts Members showing their membership cards. $5 for students.