Paddy's Coffee House
3900 Smith Street
By Jenelle Gallardo, Courier Staff Writer
The 4th annual Paddy's Film Festival last Friday was gathering of cinematic clips and coffee. Behind Paddy's coffee house, there was an inflatable screen were four films were shown. The back lot was strewn with viewers on the grass enjoying a night in town.
First, A Soldier's Story, by Jeremy Pommier, is an in-depth documentary of Marine Don Roberts in the Vietnam War. He shares his experiences, feelings, along with photos and video clips of war activity.
Second was Deewana, an Indian music video that features Indian miniature pictures, traditional clothing, and Indo-Canadian artiste Baageshri Vaze. Even though I didn't understand the song, the music video offers a story people can interpret in their own way.
The third film is an action movie, Honor, also by Jeremy Prommier. This is a kind of movie you can really get into, and provides an in interesting plot relatively quickly compared to what most action movies take a whole two hours to provide. Honor is about a trio of soldiers patrolling Normandy, and has a clever twist at the end.
Lastly, was a comedy, The Teen Workshop Movie, by Logan alumnus Andrew Fulwiler. The Teen Workshop Movie is about two guys trying to their jobs while slacking off. The characters in the movie are people anyone can relate to, and the film features a soundtrack that compliments the movie very well.
Overall the Festival had that Indie-vibe and was a good form of great entertainment close to home for a Friday night. All the films are well-scripted and you could really feel the support of everyone there.
Paddy's Annnual Film Festival was sponsored by Union City Leisure Services and Paddy's Coffee House. Visit Paddy's website.