Frequency Film Festival Opens Tonight, March 21, at Ocean Beach Playhouse

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in Culture, Media, Ocean Beach, San Diego

Baron- freq fillm festFREQUENCY FILM FESTIVAL

MARCH 21-23, 28-30, APRIL 1 -6, 2013

Frequency Film Festival March 21 -23, 28-30, April 1 -6, 2013 will be screening films from around the world. The opening night film from Portugal, The Baron, will have its North America Premiere on March 21, 2013 at The Ocean Beach Playhouse, 4944 Newport Ave. , San Diego, CA 92107.

Opening Night Film, March 21, 2013: THE BARON

A black and white gothic horror /fantasy narrative feature film from Portugal – the North America Premier

Official Selection: International Film Festival Rotterdam 2013, San Diego, CA (March2013)-

This unique and mesmerizing black & white narrative feature film will also screen on April 2, 2013.

The Baron

Directed by: Edgar Pêra / Portugal / Portuguese, English Subtitles / 2011 / Gothic Horror, Fantasy /105 minutes / North America Premiere

During the Second World War an American crew took refuge in Lisbon and began filming “The Baron,” a short story by Branquinho Da Fonseca. The dictator heard about the movie and ordered the film destroyed and the crew repatriated. The Portuguese actors were deported to Tarrafal’s concentration camp. They were tortured and roasted alive.

In 2005 two reels and the screenplay were found in the archives of a kino-club. For the next five years the film was restored and re-shot. In 2011 it was shown for the first time.

The story leads a school inspector through a bizarre landscape into the castle of The Baron, a tyrant vampire who terrorizes the inhabitants of a mountainous region. The inspector is dragged into a shapeless night full of mythological figures and Plebian terror.

Come witness an extraordinary black and white film with stunning visuals and an intoxicating soundtrack. Official Selection: International Film Festival Rotterdam 2013.

Frequency Film Festival March 21-23, 28-30, April 1-6, 2013 will be screening films from Portugal, Czech Republic, USA, South Korea, Hungary, Canada, France, Argentina, Slovenia, The Netherlands, Malaysia, Norway, Spain/Austria, Germany, and Egypt.

There are fourteen narrative feature films and nine documentary feature films.

There will be two North America Premieres, three USA Premieres, six West Coast Premieres, three California Premieres, and nine San Diego Premieres.

All the films will be in their original language with English subtitles. English films will not have subtitles unless otherwise noted.

All films will be screened at The Ocean Beach Playhouse, 4944 Newport Ave., San Diego, CA 92107.

Tickets, film guides, and schedule are now available at

Frequency Film Festival, May 23-25, 27, 30 -31, June 1, 4-8, 2013, will also screen films from around the world. There will be documentary and narrative feature films. Film selection and film schedule will be available soon. Check the website and Facebook for updates:

About Frequency Film Festival

Frequency Film Festival is a film festival based in San Diego, CA, USA. Frequency Film Festival is not a competitive festival and does not have awards or judges. The festival will showcase many different genres of films:

Documentary, International, Horror, Action, Drama, Western, Thriller, Animation, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Musical, Experimental, LGBT, Crime, Romance, and Family.

The mission of the Frequency Film Festival is to discover and promote unique and exciting films from around the world and to screen them in Southern California to an enthusiastic audience. We encourage filmmakers, film enthusiasts, film critics, and film lovers from around the globe to join us in beautiful San Diego, California. See you soon!

For more information, questions, tickets, schedule, and film guides:


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Indy film News March 21, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Up and coming brilliant Filmmaker Antonio Racciano (2013) has been making an impressive showing throughout the Indy circuit. We had the good fortune to meet at the Toronto Film Festival in 2012 when he was making his film debut as an actor in Ben Affleck’s Argo, playing a small cameo role as “The Waiter”, in the scene at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. I had the good fortune to sit down with Antonio for an impromptu interview. Here is a transcript of our fascinating interview.
Me: How are you enjoying Toronto?
Antonio Racciano: I love it, I grew up not too far from here in Buffalo.
Me: Right across Peace Bridge.
Antonio: Yes, that’s right. My family and I would come to Toronto quite frequently and we always had a great time. It’s a beautiful city.
Me: What have you been working on?
Antonio: Well, I’m here in support of Ben Affleck and his movie Argo, in which I make a cameo appearance.
Me: I saw it, you did a great job. How fun…
Antonio: Thank you, I had a good time doing it.
Me: I couldn’t help but notice that you didn’t have any lines in the film.
Antonio: Yes, I didn’t want any..
Me: Why?
Antonio: ..I just felt like this is Ben’s movie and I just wanted to make a cameo appearance for fun…be on the set and have a good time…it was an extraordinary experience working that day, everyone was there, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Ben Affleck even Jennifer Garner was there that day, hanging out, watching. It was alot of fun.
Me: Are you working on a new film?
Antonio: Yes I have been working on a new film. It’s called “Their Unique Journey Inside Hollywood”.
Me: What’s it about?
Antonio: It’s an in depth look into how friends of mine have made a success in Hollywood…Everyone who is successful has had to follow a unique path to make it in Hollywood. It’s not like being a Doctor. You know after you finish Med School, you will be a doctor but in the entertainment industry, there is no such true path to success.
Me: Sounds like an interesting movie, I can’t wait to see it. Who’s in it?
Antonio: Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, Vince Vaughn…and the list goes on.
Me: When’s it coming out?
Antonio: we are in the process of editing in post at the moment. We have a release date set for January 2013. We’ll see what happens.
Me: Well thank you for taking some time to sit down with me.
Antonio: It was my pleasure..
Well that was my intereview with the very talented Antonio Racciano, here in beautiful Toronto at the film festival.
Here is a link to Antonio Racciano’s IMDb page:
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