Victoria Film Festival celebrates 20 years of the Free-B Film Festival
It’s baaaaaaack! Victoria Film Festival celebrates 20 years of screening free outdoor film with the return of The Free-B Film Festival this August at the Cameron Bandshell in Beacon Hill Park.
Free-B is Victoria’s favourite summer film festival, bringing families and film buffs together to relive classic crowd-pleasing films that are sometimes kitschy, but always fun.
Kicking off this year’s line-up is the 2001 romantic-comedy Legally Blonde starring Reese Witherspoon, followed by Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Sat Aug 10), Hook (Fri Aug 16), Jurassic Park (Sat Aug 17), Mrs. Doubtfire (Fri Aug 23), and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Sat Aug 24).
Festival Director Kathy Kays says 20 years of screening free film for the public has been an achievement.
"From the very beginning, Free-B was all about creating a playful line-up,"says Kay. "It's enjoyable picking a slate of films that can range from 1950s Flash Gordon to Harry Potter. We even screened a 3-D film once. For us, it's a favourite event at VFF and one of our longest-running, second only to the Film Fest in February."
"It really is the coolest summer tradition in Victoria and we're so pleased to have created an event that appeals to such a broad audience."
So, grab your family and some pals and bring chairs, blankies, flashlights and plenty of snacks! Screenings are all 'rain or shine' and start at 9 PM.
A full schedule and more on this year’s Free-B Film Festival is available at freebfilmfest.com.