RRFF is proud to partner with Penn Cinema in Lititz to screen a series of socially and culturally significant films each Wednesday night beginning August 7. Doors open at 6, then community leaders will introduce their selected films at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but tickets must be reserved in advance.
Wednesday, August 7: Phil Wenger, CEO of the Lancaster County Conservancy and founder of Isaac's Restaurants, will present Before the Flood, a stark and important documentary on climate change, directed by Fisher Stevens, executive produced by Martin Scorcese and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio.
Wednesday, August 14: Elite runner Justin Geissinger will introduce Without Limits, a biographical sports film showcasing the inspiring life of record-breaking distance runner Steve Prefontaine.
Wednesday, August 21: Josh Enck, president and chief creative officer of Sight & Sound, will present for the very first time the filmed version of their acclaimed stage production Jesus. You won't want to miss this spectacular portrayal of the most famous story ever told.
Wednesday, August 28: Sam Bressi, president and CEO of the Lancaster County Community Foundation, will introduce This Is Spinal Tap, the seminal rock-and-roll mockumentary from director Christopher Guest.
Wednesday, September 4: Marc Robin, Executive Artistic Producer of the Fulton Theatre, will present the classic film The Wizard of Oz, rated #6 on the American Film Institute's list of greatest films of all-time.
RRFF is dedicated to the enrichment of Lancaster through the promotion of independent films and continued economic development, celebration of the arts, tourism growth, and education of the industry. This film festival recognizes the many voices of filmmakers across the planet and celebrates their perspectives, cultures and visions.
RRFF seeks to expand an thriving arts community in Lancaster, home to world-renowned artists, musicians and entertainers. RRFF will build on this foundation and become a new arena for filmmakers to showcase global perspectives and independent thought to a variety of audiences. The long-term goal for this film festival is to enhance cultural and economic development in Lancaster and tourism throughout the region.
Downtown Lancaster, the site of the Red Rose Film Festival, is a charming reminder of the region's history of cultural diversity and a look to the future. This small city is thriving with world-class restaurants, dazzling nightlife options, small business owners and merchants, museums, live music venues, gorgeous parks and the oldest continuously operated farmers' market in the nation—all in a 7.4-square-mile location.