Jacksonville Film Festival 2012

Come out and support our fellow artists, designers, film makers and enthusiasts at the Jacksonville Film Festival this Thursday. Opening night will feature the film: “This Space Available” an eye opening documentary on the social implications of visual pollution in our country. Check out the trailer, opening night and ticket info below:

The acclaimed documentary film, “This Space Available,” will be screened on Thursday evening, November 1, 2012, at The Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth Street, in downtown Jacksonville. The documentary is sponsored by four non-profits involved in promoting scenic beauty. These sponsors acquired 1,200 tickets to ensure that the documentary film would be available for viewing for everyone that wished to see the film. The sponsors encourage interested attendees to purchase tickets through the Scenic Jacksonville website, but the sponsors will also provide general admission tickets “free of charge to all AIGA members and their guests.” The most important aspect of the documentary film is that it be viewed by as many people as possible. Doors are open to the general public at 7:00 p.m., and the film starts at approximately 7:30 p.m. and should end shortly after 9:00 p.m. The director Gwenaelle Gobe will stay for a Q&A afterwards.

The documentary depicts a grassroots struggle against visual pollution around the world. The film was shot in five continents and approaches the issue from all points of view. The screening falls on the 25th Anniversary of a Jacksonville grassroots initiative that curtailed the proliferation of excessive outdoor advertising and the destruction of landscaping along our highways. Former Mayor Tommy Hazouri and Jacksonville Community Council, Inc. will be honored at the outset of the screening for the historic beautification efforts. There is a Face Book page for the film’s screening here: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/ThisSpaceAvailableJax.

There are two ways to obtain tickets:

1) If you would like a free ticket, email Bill Brinton at wbrinton@rtlaw.com and tell him how many tickets you would like.

2) If you would like to upgrade to a reserved seat for $10, email Bill Brinton at wbrinton@rtlaw.com and tell him how many tickets you would like at the $10 per ticket rate. 

There are two receptions on Thursday evening: a general reception for $15 and a Director’s Reception with Gwenaëlle Gobé for $75. Doors for those receptions open at 5:00 p.m. But if you just want to see the film, doors to general admission open at 7:00 p.m. The sponsors will hold your tickets at WILL CALL if you choose to follow the options above.

By aigajacksonville
Published October 31, 2012