The Lost City Celebration - Saturday, October 7th
The Central Coast Entertainment Expo is back for another year of celebrating film with a full day of events lined up, and a special celebration of the 100th anniversary of Cecil B. Demille’s “The Ten Commandments”. Learn the history of silent films in the area, their impact on modern day films and then finish with a screening of the segment of the film shot in Guadalupe with a live music accompaniment.
The Expo will bring together the film and entertainment community through networking, education and hands-on experiences from 10 AM-4:30 PM. The daytime activities will kick-off with “The Central Coast Showcase” featuring films from local filmmakers and media students. This portion of the Expo is FREE for the community thanks to generous grants and partnerships. No tickets required.
The evening special event is brought to you in partnership with the SLO International Film Festival, and through the generosity of the Cecil B DeMille Foundation. Doors Open for the special event at 6 PM. Tickets required.
Program Outline: Day 2- Saturday October 7th, 2023
Central Coast Entertainment EXPO
Clark Center for the Performing Arts
Daytime Activities– 10AM – 4:30PM – FREE
Central Coast Filmmaker Showcase- “Show, Don’t Tell” Theme
Local Filmmaker and Student Film Screening and Q&A
Workshops and Demos
Hands-on camera, lighting, & sound equipment and screenwriting workshops
Demille Documentary Screening
See “Cecil B. Demille: American Epic”, directed by Kevin Brownlow and narrated by Kennth Branagh
Meet your next cast and crew at our filmmaker and fan meetups
Main Event– 6:30PM – 9:30PM – $35-45
Brought to you in partnership with the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival.
“Lost City of Demille” Panel
Learn the history of the Lost City and archeological legacy of Ten Commandments
Ten Commandments Screening with LIVE MUSIC
Enjoy the portion of the Ten Commandments filmed at the Guadalupe Dunes with live music accompaniment . Featuring accomplished cellist, Jonah Kim.