F3 Eve


Nearly every year, the Frederick Film & Music Festival has a pre-festival event they call F3 Eve. This is a special event undertaken to usually showcase something...usually a film...of local or regional interest and have it featured in it's own night before the hubbub of the festival really gets going. It's generally a great time with "locals" that is usually steeped with fun and special guests. 

This year is no exception! 

This year's F3 Eve will be on Wednesday, June 21st (which, we suppose, technically makes it F3 Eve EVE since the festival's opening night is June 23...but come on..that's just silly) and will feature two Maryland films that have been playing to great acclaim at festivals all over the country. 

The event starts at 7:30pm at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 South Carroll Street, in beautiful downtown Frederick with the short film "The Recursion Theorem" which is then followed by the brilliantly bloody Baltimore-based (though the trailer was shot right here in Frederick) film "The Night Watchmen." 

"The Recursion Theorem" describes itself as "a short black and white Hitchcockian film noir that pays homage to The Twilight Zone, Asteroids (the arcade/video game), and ancient Greek mythology" which is a lot of influences to pack into such a deceivingly simple film. Shot in black and white, the story follows Dan Everett, who awakens to find himself trapped in a unfamiliar room with its own set of bizarre rules. Afraid and alone in this strange place, Dan is forced to question the very foundations of reality and the meaning of his existence.

Following the existential questioning of the first film, the second film deals with existential threats in quite a different way. The tag line for "The Night Watchmen" gives the film best set up any horror film fan could want: 

"Three inept night watchmen, aided by a young rookie and a fearless tabloid journalist, fight an epic battle to save their lives. A mistaken warehouse delivery unleashes a horde of hungry vampires, and these unlikely heroes must not only save themselves but also stop the scourge that threatens to take over the city of Baltimore."

Vampires...running amok in Charm City. You KNOW you gotta see it.

Following the second film, cast and crew members from both films will do some Q&A.

So come on out to the Delaplaine on June 21, relax and enjoy some of the most innovative film coming out of Maryland today. Adult refreshments will be available for purchase! 

Tickets are only $10 for the whole evening, but, and this is important, if you buy a FRIDAY PASS or a WEEKEND PASS for the festival that night, you get in FREE. The FRIDAY PASS includes admission to the Afterparty @ Brewer's Alley featuring live music and excellent libations and costs $20; the WEEKEND PASS provides access to everything all weekend long - Fri/Sat/Sun - and costs but $35! Buying either of these passes gets you into F3 Eve for free. Think about that!