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Friday, 17 February 2017 10:48

BIFF 2017: Quick guide

Written by  CSI Media staff

The basics

What: 12th annual Beloit International Film Festival

When: Feb. 24 through March 5

Where: Film venues include Bagels & More, Bushel & Peck’s, La Casa Grande, Domenico’s, Luxury 10 and the Hendricks Center.


The movies


Phone-friendly downloadable pdf guide is HERE


Box office located at 439 Grand Ave. in downtown Beloit. Advance hours 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Feb. 23. Call 773-818-5010. Fees for films are $9 for adults online, at the box office or before the festival, $10 at the door. Student tickets all $5. Opening night block party and Classic Film showing are free. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for students with ID for the Silent Film Showcase. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students for the Sing-A-Long film.


• Sing-A-Long event features the 1964 Beatles’ film "A Hard Day’s Night," which will be shown at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Schubert’s Luxury 10 Cinema, 2799 Cranston Road, Beloit.

• Fourth annual Wisconsin-Illinois Showdown, featuring filmmakers from the border states during the festival’s opening weekend.

• Silent Film Showcase will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3, in the Beloit Memorial High School auditorium, 1225 Fourth St. It will feature the Herald Lloyd film "The Freshman."

• BIFF Cares is an educational and outreach effort that will include four feature films -- "American Street Kid," "Screenagers," "Because You Care" and "The Bear and the Owl" -- that deal with issues that affect us all as individuals and thus our communities.

• This year’s Classic Film offering will be "The Graduate." The free screening, the final official event of the 10-day festival, is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at Luxury 10.

BIFFafter dark

Nightly celebrations feature Stateline area bands and performers:

• Ruff Cutz Band, Grand Avenue Pub, Friday, Feb. 24, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

• Wildflower, Grand Avenue Pub, Saturday, Feb. 25, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

• Oscar Night, Merrill & Houston’s Steak Joint, Sunday, Feb. 26, 6 p.m.

• Dave Potter Trio, Grand Avenue Pub, Monday, Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m.

• Hogtied to the Misfit, Grand Avenue Pub, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 8 p.m.

• Open mic with Russ Doiel, Grand Avenue Pub, Wednesday, March 1, 8 p.m.

• 52 Special featuring Glenn Davis & Matt Goodwin, Grand Avenue Pub, Thursday, March 2, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

• Karaoke Night, Suds O’Hanahan’s, Friday, March 3, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

• The Orphans, The Rock, Saturday, March 4, 9 p.m.


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