On Wednesday, March 6, the Rural Route Film Festival will come to the Appalshop Theater with a program of short films from around the world.
The traveling festival has been showcasing films that deal with rural people and places for 10 years. This year’s program of shorts includes animation, documentary, and narrative films, including a 1977 clip for Norton, Va., cable access television which features street cleaner and guitar player George Thompson, the French fairytale “Sacha the Bear”, a South Dakota shocker called “A Short Film About Ice Fishing”, a sci-fi thriller from North Wales called “The Water’s Edge”, and two films from Australia — “The Hunter”, a sand-animated folk tale, and “Crosshairs”, a drama about two poaching brothers.
The festival also includes a documentary about a painter and his Montana ranch, and an experimental film on the bugs of Golden Gate Botanical Garden.
The program will begin with a musical performance by Rich and the Po’ Folk at 7 p.m. Donations will be accepted at the door.
For the full program, visit ruralroutefilms.com/tour/.