Sure, the movies are reason to go to BendFilm. We acknowledge that.
But the festival also provides some raging* parties and for the first time I'm aware of, one of those is free for this year's event. Tonight at 5 p.m. , at the Wells Fargo bank parking lot in downtown Bend, is the first-ever BendFilm First Friday Block Party.
At the party you can take a look at a film produced by sponsor American Licorice, which is debuting its new product, Natural Vines. You can also check out other short films that were selected to playing during the festival. And you can buy a beer or cocktail to help support the festival.
We'll be heading down there pretty soon here. You should come, too. You can also walk down the street and check this out.
*I realize that people have varying opinions of what qualifies something as "raging." Whatever.