Hyannis Film Festival Preview is Sunday

HYANNIS – The newly established Hyannis Film Festival will be holding an introduction public meeting and preview on Sunday.

Hyannis Film Festival President Bill Ferrall said they want to enrich the village in the art of film-making.

“The thought behind this also is to bring something that’s that vibrant and that focused to the downtown area specifically,” Ferrall said.

“We want to be in and around Main Street as we do this.”

The event will feature authors Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge. Sherman, a Hyannis resident, has written the books “The Finest Hours” and “Boston Strong: A City’s Triumph over Tragedy.” 

The former was adapted as a film starring Chris Pine and Casey Affleck, and the latter became the movie “Patriots Day,” starring Mark Wahlberg.

Main Street in Hyannis does not have a movie theater, but Ferrall is optimistic that arrangements can be made before the planned inaugural festival next October.

“Now you know the old saying: ‘If you build it, they will come.’ So I guess, this is the case of if we come, someone will build it. Of course, that’s the dream,” Ferrall continued.

The first Hyannis Film Festival is scheduled for October 16 through 18, 2020.

The preview will be held at Añejo Mexican Bistro from 3 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $25. For more information, visit www.hyannisfilmfestival.com.

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