Welcome to the Coastside Film Society website!
The Coastside Film Society exists:
- To provide a venue for the viewing of independent films, emphasizing
works produced by local filmakers;
- To offer workshops in filmmaking skills of all types and levels;
- To encourage local film projects by society members.
Next Event: June 21, 2013
An Evening with Director Bob Elfstrom and his star Johnny Cash
Bob Elfstrom is a director and cinematographer who specializes in documentary filmmaking. In this program, Elfstrom will reach way back to 1971 when he worked with county legend Johnny Cash to create a musical documentary about the life of Jesus Christ.
Elfstrom worked with Cash on two occasions. The first time, he served as the director of a critically acclaimed, but fairly standard, documentary about Cash’s music. That experience got him the job as the director and star of Cash’s much more unusual musical biopic.
Some critics love this film and feel it has been hugely influential on many subsequent films about Jesus’s life. Others freely admit to being totally befuddled about the approach Cash and Elfstrom took to telling this story.
Click on the links below for details.