Catch a quaint alternative to "Fifty Shades of Grey" and help benefit the Sunscreen Film Festival with a special advance screening of "Old Fashioned" on Saturday, Dec. 6.
Scheduled for limited release on Feb. 13, the faith-based film "Old Fashioned" tells the story of a former frat boy and a free-spirited woman who attempt an old-fashioned courtship. Clay Walsh (Rik Swartzwelder) has given up his reckless carousing and runs an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town, where he's become notorious for his lofty ideas on love and romance. When the free-spirited Amber Hewson (Elizabeth Roberts of TV's "Days of Our Lives" and "Bones") rents the apartment above his shop, Clay is drawn to her spontaneous embrace of life. Yet both of them are shy about entering a new relationship. So they agree on an old-school, God-honoring courtship.
Written and directed by Swartzwelder, the film is rated PG-13 and runs 115 min. Its release date places it opposite the film adaptation of the S&M tale "Fifty Shades of Grey," based on the best-seller by E.L. James.
Our advance screening of "Old Fashioned" at the Fort Harrison Hotel, 210 S. Fort Harrison Ave., Clearwater, includes a buffet dinner before the film and a Q&A with both Swartzwelder and producer Dave DeBorde immediately afterward.
General admission is $25. A VIP ticket for $50 includes front-row seats and a meet-and-greet after the screening. Tickets also are available in packages of six guests per table.
Dinner begins at 6 p.m. The screening starts at 7 p.m.