Cinema St. Louis estimates that more than 175 films festivals across North America have been canceled or postponed due to social distancing measures associated with COVID-19.
To help keep the love of cinema front of mind, it's partnering with 29 other film festivals across the United States in Film Festival Day on April 11. This virtual festival supports the St. Louis International Film Festival; when buying a ticket to the screening, the proceeds will be shared among participating theaters. Those who wish to offer more support can purchase additional tickets.
The independent film "Phoenix, Oregon," starring James Le Gros, Lisa Edelstein, Jesse Borrego and Dietrich Bader will be shown. Those who purchase tickets will be able to access a private screening link from 12 am EST on April 11 until 11:59 PST on April 13. The film can be screened from anywhere in the United States or Canada.
"Phoenix, Oregon" was set to debut in theaters on March 20. Watch the trailer here.
In addition to the film, ticketholders have access to a virtual question and answer session with the cast and crew.