Long-time Oneota Film Festival director Christy Ebert-Vrtis will be in Malta with her family and Luther students next February. Therefore, the Oneota Film
Long-time Oneota Film Festival director Christy Ebert-Vrtis will be in Malta with her family and Luther students next February. Therefore, the Oneota Film Festival board has added Jack Meggers to the board as co-director to help produce OFF 2020. As a writer/director, Jack Meggers, an Iowa native, spent fifteen years in New York City and Los Angeles working in the film industry. And Meggers is familiar with OFF. His film Portrait : A Ballet Film in Four Movements was shown at the 2018 Festival. Meggers shadowed Ebert-Vrtis at the 2019 Festival to get a feel for the directorship. Meggers will focus on several aspects of the Festival as a member of the acting board this fall and winter. He will be the person in charge “on the ground” for membership events leading up to the festival and during the festival itself, February 13-16.
Appropriately, Jack Meggers’ short film The Burial will be screened with free admission at this event on October 18 at the The Main Feature Theater and Pizza Pub. A question and answer session with Meggers will follow the screening of the film. The Burial was filmed on locations in Allamakee County and viewers will recognize characters and places. His fascination with the Iowa side of the Mississippi River valley, specifically the Driftless Area, dates back to when he was a child. He captures the beauty and majesty of this ancient landscape, and reveals the history that rests just under the earth. The Main Feature Theater and Pizza Pub offers a full menu and drinks to enjoy before and during the screening.
(Friday) 7:00 pm