Midnight Clear, a crossed-paths portrait of lonely souls, one of them played by Stephen Baldwin.
Forgotten On the Bayou, a doc about Hurricane Katrina survivor Rockey Vaccarella and his campaign to bring New Orleans' continuing plight to the attention of President Bush - by having a FEMA trailer towed to D.C. and inviting the commander-in-chief over for gumbo.
Philly-made shorts include: "Alex Scott: A Stand for Hope," by TV newsman Larry Mendte; Warren Bass' mini-doc "At the Wall"; "Away Game," by Temple film student Theodore Nannicelli; Kathilynn Phillips' "Katrina's Wake"; "A.W.O.L.," with David Morse; Michael Licisyn's "Crazy Feeling"; Alidra Solday's "Granny D Goes to Washington," and "Always Greener," from Eric Grote.
Additionally, the festival will offer seminars and workshops about screenwriting, shooting, editing, and the rich history of set-in-Philly films.
For tickets, scheduling and logistical info, log onto www.firstglancefilms.com or call 215-552-8566. Many of the titles can also be viewed online, courtesy of www.athomefilmfest.com. The Adrienne Theater is at 2030 Sansom St.
Contact movie critic Steven Rea
at 215-854-5629 or email@example.com. Read his blog, "On Movies Online," at http://go.philly.com/onmovies.