Thursday, November 13th and Saturday, November 15th at the Mary Pickford Theater, Cathedral City
By Stephanie Bell
The 2nd Annual AMFM Festival kicks off its weekend of art, film, music, and more with writer/director Brian Connor’s short film and short play starring legends Ed Asner & Mark Rydell, and produced by Neal Wilde.
The evening starts with Good Men, a 12 minute film about conspiracy allegations surrounding 9/11. The film has been screened at 50 film festivals around the globe. The short is followed by short film reels on Ed Asner and Mark Rydell careers and work.
Oxymorons is a 40-minute raucous comedy live stage play starring Ed Asner and Mark Rydell. Set on a park bench, two brothers hash out their sibling rivalries over anything and everything be it money, women or Lincoln Logs! Following the play will be a 15-30 minute Q&A with Ed Asner, Mark Rydell and Brian Connors.
Ed Asner is a well-known 7-time Emmy and 5-time Golden Globe winner, with a career spanning decades in television and film, including The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Elf, and Up.
Mark Rydell is an Academy Award Nominated Director, known for films such as On Golden Pond, The Cowboys, The Rose, Cinderella Liberty, and more.
Friday’s performance follows with a special meet and greet with the stars in the Mezzanine of the Theater. A special 85th birthday celebration for Ed Asner will be held on Saturday, November 15th.
Good Men/Oxymorons – November 13th, 7 PM
Play PLUS Meet & Greet (Special event): $30.00
Good Men/Oxymorons November 15th, 1 PM Matinee
Play PLUS Cake & ice cream to Celebrate Ed Asners’ birthday (Special Event): $30.00
A PORTION OF ALL TICKET SALES GOES TOWARD THE AMFM SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.
A SPECIAL SCREENING of On Golden Pond will show on November 14, at 4 PM with a Q&A with Director Mark Rydell immediately following the screening. Tickets are $5.00
ALL outdoor events including the musical acts are FREE and general admission tickets start at only $5.00. VIP ticket prices include admittance to all screenings, special events and the VIP lounge for a special of $99.00. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the AMFM scholarship fund. VIP tickets are available at the Mary Pickford Box Office or on their website at www.shop.ultrastarmovies.com.
AMFM is a festival that celebrates the interconnectedness of all art forms and features programs that include films, art exhibits, live music, and parties. The Festival’s vision is to broaden the creative canvas. AMFM strives to make art accessible to a culturally diverse region and will launch a scholarship program this year for students wishing to pursue the arts, with a matching grant from the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership (“CVEP”).