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2019 Tallahassee Film Festival

Presented by Tallahassee Film Festival at Multiple Venues

Apr 05 - 07 2019
2019 Tallahassee Film Festival

A weekend-long marathon of films (features and shorts representing a variety of genres), post-film discussions with filmmakers from around the country and internationally, and parties with filmmakers and fellow film enthusiasts!

The Tallahassee Film Festival takes place April 5-7, 2019 at multiple venues including All Saints Cinema, Mickee Faust Club, FSU Student Life Cinema, the new CMX Cinemas Fallschase 14 (near Buck Lake and Costco on Mahan), and the Palaver Tree Theater in Crawfordville, FL. Plus, after-parties at CMX Cinemas Fallschase and The Wilbury!

Get ready for a marathon of Spotlight Films and Official Selections over the course of the weekend, participate in post-film Q&As with filmmakers from around the

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Tallahassee Film Festival Box Office and Host Hotel:

Hampton Inn & Suites Tallahassee Capitol-University "Board Room"
824 Railroad Avenue
Tallahassee, Florida

Phone: 850-692-7150

Box Office Hours:
Friday 4/5 – Noon – 4pm
Saturday 4/6 – 11am – 6pm
Sunday 4/7 – 11am – 6pm

All-Access Passes - $35
All-access passes include non-priority admission to all films and events throughout the festival, including the Pre-Festival events, Opening Night presentation and all after parties. All-Access pass holders also receive a complimentary printed Festival Program.

VIP Passes - $70
VIP passes include All-Access benefits plus:  Priority admission to all screenings*, 2 drink tickets redeemable at the Opening Night Party, 2 drink tickets redeemable at the Saturday Night Party, admission to the Sunday Filmmaker & VIP brunch, one TFF tote bag.

*VIP pass holders must be in line at the venue at least 15 - 30 minutes prior to showtime to ensure priority admission.

How to Get Your Passes
All-access and VIP passes can be purchased at the TFF Box Office above during the festival dates. Passes purchased in advance online can be picked up at the Box Office during the festival dates.

Tickets to Individual Films & Shorts Blocks  - $10
Tickets can be purchased at the festival box office or at the venues prior to the show. Individual tickets purchased online can be picked up no earlier than 30 minutes prior to the screening start time at the box office or screening venue.

Students, seniors and military (with valid ID) can receive a 5% discount on passes and ticket prices when purchasing in person at the event.

Please arrive early to screenings. Due to capacity restrictions at some venues, passes do not guarantee admittance.




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Pre-festival Events:

April 3 at 6:00PM at Midtown Reader:
A special FREE pre-festival event as author and filmmaker Mallory O’Meara reads from her new book, The Lady From The Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick.
O’Meara goes deep into the story of an unsung heroine of the 1954 creature feature, famously shot in Wakulla Springs. The book uncovers the life and work of Milicent Patrick – one of Disney’s first female animators and the only woman to create one of Hollywood’s classic movie monsters. This is the only full, fascinating story of an ambitious, artistic woman and a forgotten feminist trailblazer. O’Meara discovers what really had happened to Milicent after The Creature’s success, and where she went, while calling out a Hollywood culture (pre- and post- #MeToo) where little seems to have changed. Mallory argues that had Milicent’s legacy not been erased, we may have had more women in film in the past and the present, where women are still largely under-represented. She also points out the present-day resonances of Milicent’s work (Guillermo del Toro cites the Creature as one of his inspirations for The Shape of Water).

After the reading, follow us next door to Waterworks for a free patio theatre screening of The Creature from the Black Lagoon and a special “Creature”-themed cocktail!

April 4 at 7:30PM at Midtown Reader:
Admission $10* (*admission is included with a festival pass)
Charles Laughton's singular 1955 classic, starring Robert Mitchum as a wily, itinerant preacher whose black heart is masked by a silver tongue, may be as close to a perfect film as Hollywood ever produced. The screenplay, by James Agee adapting the 1953 novel by Davis Grubb, achieves something close to pure poetry, as two young children, brother and sister, resist this serpent wrapped in a man's skin as he pervades their lives and home, in a manipulative quest for a stash of stolen money, hidden away in a lowly rag doll. The psychopathic Powell, however, is a powerfully magnetic figure, and his words cast a spell – as when he tells the story of "Love and Hate," words tattooed across the knuckles of each hand – one that has resonated through popular culture ever since. Laughton's noirish fever dream, a dark fairy tale, a nightmare really, is potent inspiration for New York singer-songwriter Peg Simone's song cycle, which she performs for the first time at the Tallahassee Film Festival. Simone, whose albums include Secrets from the Storm and Witch Tree Road, works often with literary sources, whether collaborating with fellow artists such as the poet Holly Anderson and novelist Mary Gaitskill, or adapting themes and personas from the work of Harry Crews, Flannery O'Connor and William Faulkner, as she has done in previous Tallahassee appearances, during the inaugural Word of South festival and in last year's workshop performance of "A Southern Gothic Pocket Opera" at the All Saints Culture Club. Not unlike the dark materials conjured by Laughton, Agee, Grubb. Mitchum and cinematographer Stanley Cortez, Simone's voice and guitar gather force like the penumbral swirl of leaves and moss in the night wind, rooted deep in American folklore and the insistent heartbeat of the blues. Her performance will be followed by a screening of The Night of the Hunter, with a special, surprise element introduced in collaboration with Tallahassee artist Linda Hall.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


  • Opening Night Film - Bernadette


  • 2019 Tallahassee Film Festival Promo

Full map and directions


    • Wheelchair Access
  • CMX Fallschase 14 (near Buck Lake & the Costco on Mahan)
  • FSU Student Life Cinema
  • All Saints Cinema
  • Mickee Faust Theater
  • Palaver Tree Theater (in Crawfordville, Florida)
  • The Wilbury
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