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Mason's Odeon Theater Hosting 'Yeller Dog' Film Festival
Wednesday, September 9, 2009 • Posted September 9, 2009

October 24, in conjunction with the timing of the annual all-day ‘Starving Artist Sidewalk Sale’ The Odeon Theater in Mason, Texas will host its first annual Independent Film Festival featuring short Independent Films made primarily by Texas artists.

The festival will combine a collection of films, some of which are less than 10 minutes and will show a group of short, artistic films twice in the afternoon. The first showing will be at 1 p.m. and the second at 3:30. Ticket prices are $15 and will include a free popcorn and free fountain beverage. All proceeds go towards the capital campaign that will support improvements needed for the theatre. The Odeon Board plans on making this an annual fund raising event.

Films shown at this festival have been proven winners at other popular film festivals such as Sundance, Tribeca and Red Wasp. Venues cover a range of topics from documentary to comedy. Audience members will not only be entertained, but enlightened. Texas has great filmmaking talent and film festivals are the artists’ best way of being seen and promoting their art. In many ways it is an extension of an art show, only utilizing film as the medium.

Filmmakers that can make the trip to Mason will be available following each showing for Q&A and a pre-festival reception for filmmakers will be held at the Odeon prior to the start of the event.

The Odeon Theater is the “rare gem” on the square in Mason, Texas, and has been bringing movie entertainment to local and regional patrons since 1928. The Odeon Theater hosted the southwest premier of the movie “Old Yeller” in Mason where author Fred Gipson lived when he wrote the classic novel.

The regularly-scheduled Saturday night showing for the weekly movie will commence following the festival.

For more information, contact Carol Conlee at 325-347-6480 or Dennis Evans at 325-347-6781 in addition to the website at http://TheOdeonTheater.com .

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