The 14th annual Black Bear Film Festival will take place October 18-20 with a weekend-long celebration of independent filmmaking the Opening Night Gala. This year's Gala will be Oct. 18, 6 to 8 p.m., at St. Patrick's event venue on 111 E. High St. in Milford.
The Gala marks the festival's Opening Night Film, "Isn't it Delicious?" premiering at 8:30 p.m. at The Historic Milford Theatre, 114 E. Catherine St. Tickets for the Gala and opening night film are $60 per person. Guests can also purchase a Gold Pass for $150, which includes admission to the Gala, opening night film and all additional festival films.
Calling the festival a, "Hollywood in Milford," Founding President of the Black Bear Film Festival Jerry Beaver said the "Gala's menu and film selection serves up a veritable feast for the senses."
The Gala menu features appetizers, entrées and desserts prepared by chefs from local restaurants, including The Fork at Twin Lakes, Waterwheel Café, The River Rock Inn & Restaurant, Fretta's, and The Grotto at the Zaloom House.
The nonprofit festival relies on its sponsors and attendees to further its mission of supporting many artistic aspects that include: innovative and independent films, cultural enhancement, education and diversity, and a promotion of the region's natural resources.
This year's major sponsors and media partners include Viamedia, Biondo Investment Advisors, Upper Mill Complex, Milford Chrysler Suzuki Sales, The Pocono Arts Council, The Milford Journal Group, Atlantic Health System, Wells Fargo, and Kolmar. Coordinator for the Gala is Pam Lutfy, assisted by Patricia O'Connor.
Tickets for the Opening Night Gala & Movie, Gold Passes, and tickets for individual films can be purchased online at www.BlackBearFilm.com, in person at the Biondo Building, 221 Broad St. and Upriver Home, 202 Broad St., or immediately before each film at the Milford Theatre Box Office (subject to availability). For more information, including a full list of films and screening times, visit www.BlackBearFilm.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Black Bear Office at (570) 409-0909.