The 12th annual Method Fest Independent Film Festival, the only U.S. film festival to focus on acting, kicks off next week, March 25-31, just outside of Los Angeles. The Method Fest, in association with the National SAGIndie Committee, would like to offer a big discount to active, paid-up SAG members with valid membership cards on festival VIP passes, tickets, panels and seminars.
The Method Fest — the annual film festival celebration of breakout performances by new stars in independent films, as well as career-defining performances by more established actors — will feature more than 100 films that, organizers say, reflect excellence not just in American cinema, but worldwide as well.
All you have to do is show your current SAG card at the box office at the festival’s Regency Theaters in Agoura Hills and Founders Hall in Calabasas for the discount beginning March 25. The SAG discount is not available on advance passes and tickets sold online at Brownpapertickets.com or by calling (800)838-3006.
Individual tickets for most screenings (excluding the opening, closing and centerpiece event) are normally $10 each, now $7 each for SAG members or 2 for $10.
A Festival VIP Pass (normally $195, now $120 for SAG members) gets you in to all 100 films, parties, and filmmaking, acting, and casting director panels, seminars, and workshops.
A Festival Film Pass (normally $125, now $95 for SAG members) gets you into all festival screenings (that’s less than $1 per
A Festival Weekend Pass includes all weekend screenings March 26-28 (normally $85, now $70 for SAG members).
The opening night film gala (normally $50, now $35 for SAG members) features “The City of Your Final Destination” with Anthony Hopkins, Omar Metwally, Laura Linney and Charlotte Gainsbourg.
Indie Music Night (normally $20, now $15 for SAG members).
Centerpiece Film Tickets & Parties for “The Lightkeepers” and “Homewrecker” are normally $25, now $20 for SAG members. Bruce Dern will receive the festival's Lifetime Achievement Award just prior to the screening of “The Lightkeepers.”
Closing Night Film is “The Good Heart” with Brian Cox and Paul Dano, followed by a party and awards reception, normally $25, now $20 for SAG members.
For a complete schedule and festival information, visit methodfest.com.