We couldn’t be happier with this year’s selection of thought-provoking documentaries
and engaging narrative films. See the full list here.
Our schedule begins with a Festival of Shorts on Wednesday afternoon
and ends with a Gala Awards banquet Saturday night, which includes a gourmet
meal, entertainment by world-famous impressionist Rich Little, and dancing
to the Pink Flamingos interactive band. In between you will be treated to
20 top-notch documentaries and features that promote libertarian values and
following one’s dreams.
Shorts will be screened on the hour and half hour during the
pre-conference festival Wednesday from 1-5 pm and again during coffee breaks
throughout the conference. Grab a cup of joe and bring it into the theater.
You’ll still have time to check out the exhibit hall before the next session
begins. Feature documentaries will be screened during breakout sessions, with
panel discussions following the screenings.
Don’t miss our opening night keynote film, Raiders! The Story of the Greatest
Fan Film Ever Made, in the Wilshire Ballroom Wednesday night after the
gala cocktail reception. Maybe you’ve heard of the underground cult classic—Raiders
of the Lost Ark remade shot-for-shot in the 1980s that started the “fan
film” craze. Last summer the boys—now in their 40s—went back to finish the
last scene, and our filmmakers were there to document the whole story. Raiders!
documents the project from start to finish in a film that is funny, dramatic,
inspiring, and one of the best docs we’ve seen this year. It includes clips
and interviews the boys made during their summers as well as interviews with
John Rhys- Davies (the original Sallah) and a climactic scene you won’t want
Anthem is part of FreedomFest, billed as “the largest gathering
of free minds” with over 150 speakers and 2,000 attendees. It is free to FreedomFest
attendees, or you can purchase a FilmLovers Pass for $149. Register
now, and then download the FreedomFest 2015 app to create your own personalized
schedule. See you July 8-11 at the Sin City Theater, on the mezzanine level
inside Planet Hollywood.
See you at the movies Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, July 8-11, 2015.