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Film Fest coming to Pottstown on Thursday and Friday

POTTSTOWN — The inaugural Film Fest in Pottstown begins Thursday, Oct. 5, through Friday, Oct. 6, at Rivet: Canteen and Assembly, 238 High St.

The opening night of the event, presented by actor/producer/entrepreneur and Pottstown native Kyle Klaus, starts at 6:30, featuring the Manhattan Short Film Festival ( — a first-of-its-kind global film festival showcasing 10 Oscar-qualifying short films submitted from all over the world. These films will be screened in more than 600 cities worldwide during the same week. The audience will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite films and actors.

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Pottstown-area native and Kutztown University alumnus Kyle Klaus, an actor, producer and entrepreneur shown in 2017. He is bringing the 1st Annual Film Fest to his hometown Thursday and Friday.

On Friday evening, the doors will open at 6:30. The night will commence with a screening of the 10-minute short film “Roundabout.”

When a finance all-star walks in on a surprising and scandalous scene involving his boss and trans sister, he’s thrown into a world of moral turmoil. As he’s forced to confront his own values and beliefs, he begins to realize that nothing is what it seems in his inner circle of family, friends and co-workers. It stars Klaus and Elizabeth Tate.

It will be followed by a special preview presentation of the feature film “Hayseed.” Set in a small Midwest town, “Hayseed” follows the investigation of a church congregation after their reverend is found dead.

Directed by Travis Burgess and it stars Kathryn Morris (“Cold Case,” “Minority Report”), Jack Falahee (“How to Get Away with Murder”), Ismenia Mendes (“Orange is The New Black”) and Amy Hargreaves (“13 Reasons Why”).

“Hayseed” is currently winning awards and making the rounds at various film festivals. There will be a special 15-minute question and answer session in person with Burgess and Klaus post-screening.

There will then be a free after-party with Rivet’s outdoor music show: ( Festival tickets range from $17 to $30.

Source: Berkshire mont

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