PlayGround & Dances With Light present
THE 2017 PLAYGROUND FILM FESTIVAL
December 15-17, 2017 at Potrero Stage
“If you want to make a living as a screenwriter, stop what you’re doing… and start writing plays!” –Greg DePaul. The PlayGround Film Festival, a unique showcase of Bay Area films adapted from stage to screen, returns December 15-17 with nine programs and twenty-two different films over three days, at PlayGround’s state-of-the-art Potrero Hill theatre, Potrero Stage. All screenings are free, with the exception of Opening Night (12/15). Advance reservations, while not required, are recommended for all films as capacity is limited. To make reservations, use the ticket link below.
FILM FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
December 15, 2017, Friday
8:00pm – OPENING NIGHT, featuring five premiere shorts adapted from Best of PlayGround short plays. The Opening Night program includes: Meeting Matt Damon by Ron Burch and Frieda de Lackner; Value Over Replacement by Ruben Grijalva; Rapunzel’s Etymology of Zero (final animated cut) by Katie May, Seth Podowitz, Eileen Laitinen, and Liz Anderson; Iowa (animated short) by Malachy Walsh and Alex Vietti; and Reading in Bed by Ken Prestininzi and Sandor Weiner.
December 16, 2017, Saturday
12:00pm – The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992), adapted from the novella by Charles Dickens.
2:00pm – Fool for Love (1985) by Sam Shepard.
4:30pm – Seducing Charlie Barker (2010) by Amy Glazer and Theresa Rebeck, based on Theresa Rebeck’s stage play, The Scene.
7:00pm – 2012 Shorts, featuring The Beginning by Tom Swift and Brian Tolle, Ecce Homo by Jonathan Luskin and Mark Leialoha, The Etymology of Zero (animated rough cut) by Katie May, Seth Podowitz, Eileen Laitinen, and Liz Anderson, Reunion by Kenn Rabin, Gregory Runnels and Mark Runnels, and Wednesday by Daniel Heath and Jennifer Arzt.
8:30pm – 2013 Shorts, featuring Aegis by Jonathan Luskin and Mark Leialoha, The Secret Life of a Hotel Room by Garret Jon Groenveld, Gregory Runnels and Mark Runnels, Climax by Sean Owens and Jeremy Solterbeck, Miss Finknagle Succumbs to Chaos by Kirk Shimano and Amy Harrison, Obit by Geetha Reddy and Brian Tolle, and Undone by Diane Sampson and Bruce Coughran.
December 17, 2017, Sunday
12:00pm – Nutcracker (2007), a filmed version of the classic ballet performed by San Francisco Ballet, and set during the San Francisco 1915 World’s Fair.
2:00pm – The Obligation (2017) by Roger Grunwald, filmed by Barry Stone/Dances With Light.
4:00pm – Love & Taxes (2015) by Josh Kornbluth and Jacob Kornbluth.
6:00pm – CLOSING NIGHT/2017 Shorts Reprise, including Meeting Matt Damon by Ron Burch and Frieda de Lackner; Value Over Replacement by Ruben Grijalva; Rapunzel’s Etymology of Zero (final animated cut) by Katie May, Seth Podowitz, Eileen Laitinen, and Liz Anderson; Iowa (animated short) by Malachy Walsh and Alex Vietti; and Reading in Bed by Ken Prestininzi and Sandor Weiner.