573 Film Festival

573 Film Festival

Over the weekend, independent filmmakers, actors, and movie fanatics gathered in Perryville for the locally-operated 573 Film Festival. 60 films from across the globe were selected for showings across the city, six of which saw production right here in the heartland.

The event was better-organized this time around, according to its self-proclaimed “supreme leader,” Thomas Smugala. They hosted numerous speakers, kid’s filmmaking workshops, and even had access to Perry Park Center’s 350-seat Marcus theater, complete with a red carpet event.