The Cambria film festival highlights new and classic comedies. Eleven feature films and more than 30 shorts make-up the Valentine’s Day weekend line-up. Don’t miss the closing champagne gala on Sunday, February 11 – Bing Crosby and Marion Davies star in the 1933s romantic comedy Going Hollywood– screened at the Hearst Castle Theatre.

On Thursday, February 8, the Festival opens with Harold and Lillian, a charming documentary about the real-life, behind-the-scenes Hollywood couple, Harold and Lillian Michelson. This film wowed attendees and critics alike when it first screened at the Cannes Film Festival. Both the film’s director Daniel Raim and the Lillian Michelson, one of the film’s subjects, will be on hand for the opening reception at the Cambria Center for the Arts. The two will participate in an audience discussion after the screening.

Harold and Maude, the cult classic 1973 story about a May-December romance, will be shown in a special dinner movie setting on Saturday, February 10, at the Cambria Vets Hall. Attendees will be encouraged to purchase a meal from on-site food trucks, buy local beer or wine inside, and participate in a special session of movie trivia before the film is screened.

At the Festival’s closing champagne gala, Bing Crosby and Marion Davies star in 1933s romantic comedy Going Hollywood. Following the champagne reception, the film will be screened in the Hearst Castle Theater at the Hearst Castle Visitor Center on Sunday, February 11. In addition, the winners of the Festival’s awards will also be announced. Several filmmakers are expected to be in attendance.

A full festival pass, which provides access to all films including the opening reception and the closing gala, costs $75. For more information and to purchase tickets check out the Festival’s website, www.cambriafilmfestival.com.