AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL to screen at the Varsity Theatre – Benefit Supports Ashland Independent Film Festival

AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL to screen at the Varsity Theatre
beginning Friday, Aug. 11, 2017
Benefit Supports Ashland Independent Film Festival

ASHLAND, Ore. – A decade after AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL will begin its run Friday, Aug. 11 at the Varsity Theatre in downtown Ashland. Proceeds from the Friday evening screenings at 6:20 pm and 8:50 pm will benefit the non-profit Ashland Independent Film Festival. The film will run for a week at the Varsity.

“AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL was a sensation at Sundance this year, where I saw it and found it to be powerful, and a worthy successor to AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH,” said Richard Herskowitz, Artistic and Executive Director of AIFF. “It wasn’t available for our April festival, and so I’m thrilled that Coming Attractions Theaters is allowing us to be involved in the opening night of the film’s run here in Ashland.”

In this sequel, Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes – in moments both private and public, funny and poignant – as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.

AIFF members will receive a $2 discount off of regularly priced tickets purchased at the Varsity Box Office for the Friday (8/11/17) evening screenings.  Discounts are not available online. Visit ashlandfilm.org/aiffbenefitscreening for more information.

About Ashland Independent Film Festival and Coming Attractions Theatres

The Ashland Independent Film Festival is a widely recognized and highly regarded film festival, screening 100-plus independently made documentary, narrative, animation, and short films at the Varsity Theatre, the Historic Ashland Armory, and the Ashland Street Cinema each April. Praised by filmgoers for the intimate access it affords to filmmakers, and by filmmakers for its warm and intelligent reception given to the filmmakers, the Ashland Independent Film Festival was named one of the “Top 25 Coolest Festivals in the World” by MovieMaker Magazine in 2016. The National Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the National Endowment for the Arts have each twice awarded AIFF with rare festival support grants. The 17th annual festival will be held April 12-16, 2018.

Coming Attractions Theatres, Inc. was founded in 1985 in Ashland, Oregon when the company’s founder, John C. Schweiger, settled in Ashland and developed an interest in the local movie theatre, the art deco Varsity Theatre, built in 1937. After renovating and operating that one theatre, Mr. Schweiger’s enthusiasm for film exhibition drove his company’s expansion to include 18 theatres in small to medium‐sized markets up and down the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Northern California, and most recently Alaska).

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