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The Final Countdown: Cult Film Festival Returns with swede fest™ palm beach 5 (the swedest) October 15

The Final Countdown: Cult Film Festival Returns with swede fest™ palm beach 5 (the swedest) October 15
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

Swede fest™ palm beach 5 is just FIVE DAYS AWAY!

Current politics, beloved box office hits, classic cinema – nothing is safe in this year’s line-up of lampoons. Celebrating a “fifth of a quarter of a century” of hilariously bad remakes of Hollywood hits, the underground festival takes place at the Kelsey Theater in Lake Park, with an entertainment-packed after party next door at the Brewhouse Gallery.

Terminator

Terminator

The wildly popular, sell-out event showcases laughably bad, 3 minute remakes of Hollywood hits made by amateur filmmakers throughout Palm Beach County.  This year’s showcase of ‘bad films made by good people’ is presented by the Palm Beach Film Society on October 15 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at 700 Park Avenue, Lake Park.

But what is a “swede?” Based on the movie, Be Kind, Rewind, a “swede” is a no-budget, hilarious remake of a Hollywood film which spawned an underground sweding craze and resulted in the first swede fest™ in Fresno, Calif. Next came swede fest™ tampa bay, then swede fest™ palm beach in 2012.

The Great Debaters

The Great Debaters

Picture “Twister” filmed using balled up paper towels; “The Fast and the Furious” reenacted using children’s Big Wheels – these are only a few examples of the hundreds of films submitted the past four years. Perfect “short attention span theater,” each film is maxed out around 3 minutes, meaning that as “so-bad-it’s-good” as the film may be, another one is soon to appear.

The audience votes on the best/worst film made, which could win bragging rights for the future (or not) filmmaker, and one year membership for Larry Jordon training ($199 value) courtesy of the Thalo.com family of websites, for those looking to up their movie-making skills. Additional award prizes will also be given for individual epic-ness. The evening event will once again be emceed by the hilarious improv group Cheese & Crackers. Even if you don’t have a film submitted, seeing the filmmakers dressed in their versions of “Hollywood bizarre” is worth the admission price, which is a mere $12 per person in advance, or $15 at the door.

This year’s line-up includes:

  • Star Wars: Phantom Menace
  • Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Birdassic World
  • The Martian
  • Willy Wonka
  • Cinderella
  • Modern Karate Wars
  • Zootopia
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Forrest Gump
  • Ghostbusters
  • Terminator
  • The Great Debaters
Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters

Grand prize is a one year membership for Larry Jordon training ($199 value) courtesy of the Thalo.com family of websites. Additional prizes will be awarded for individual epic-ness.

Tickets may be purchased at www.kelseytheater.com. The event is completely volunteer run, and individuals and businesses looking to become a sponsor can email info@swedefestpalmbeach.com or call Elizabeth Dashiell during working hours at 561-543-8276 to learn about the many ways they can gain shameless amounts of exposure to hundreds of all-ages residents. Swede fest™ palm beach 5 is currently sponsored by the Palm Beach Film Society, Thalo.com, Brewhouse Gallery, CityPlace, Bicycle World, and Alchemy Communications Group.

 

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C’mon, Buy Your Tickets Already: Update

C’mon, Buy Your Tickets Already: Update

Swede fest palm beach 5 posterHey there; you can buy your swede fest™ palm beach 5 tickets online now on our — wait for it – Buy Tickets page. We also should let you know what film titles have been claimed. While you’ve been procrastinating, your more-together peers have snaked you:

  • Alice In Wonderland
  • Forrest Gump
  • Ghostbusters
  • Jurassic World
  • Labyrinth
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Star Wars: Phantom Menace
  • Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
  • The Great Debators
  • The Martian
  • Willy Wonka

As a gentle reminder, here are the bare basics: We’re celebrating a half-decade of comically bad remakes of Hollywood hits at the Kelsey Theater, located at 700 Park Avenue in Lake Park on October 15, 2016 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, with an entertainment-packed after party next door at the Brewhouse Gallery. In case you’ve forgotten…

WHAT’S A “SWEDE?” Based on the movie, “Be Kind, Rewind,” a “swede” is a no-budget, hilarious remake of a Hollywood film which spawned an underground sweding craze and resulted in the first swede fest™ in Fresno, Calif. Next came swede fest™ tampa bay, then swede fest™ palm beach in 2012.

Picture “Twister” filmed using balled up paper towels; “The Fast and the Furious” reenacted using children’s Big Wheels – these are only a few examples of the hundreds of films submitted over the past four years. Perfect “short-attention-span theater,” each film is maxed out at 3 minutes, meaning that as “so-bad-it’s-good” as the film may be, another one is soon to appear. The audience votes on the best/worst film made, which could win bragging rights for the future (or not) filmmaker, and special prizes for overall epic-ness.

It is completely free to enter a swede, and selected films will receive a complimentary ticket for its director. Admission to the fest for the rest of you mere mortals is $12 per person in advance, or $15 at the door.

RULES TO ENTER All films must be rated PG-13 AND UNDER 3 MINUTES (so keep it clean and keep it short)! Also, there is only one swede per film title, so no one will be stuck watching three remakes of X-Men Apocalypse (God help us all). Claim your title by emailing to info@swedefestpalmbeach.com. Films must be completed and sent by September 30. Updates on film titles are posted to the swede fest™ palm beach Facebook page.

The event is completely volunteer run, and individuals and businesses looking to become a sponsor can email info@swedefestpalmbeach.com or call Elizabeth Dashiell during working hours at 561-543-8276 to learn about the many ways they can gain shameless amounts of exposure to hundreds of all-ages residents. Swede fest™ palm beach 5 is sponsored in-kind by the Brewhouse GalleryPalm Beach Film Society and the Alchemy Communications Group.

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