Second annual Tributary Film Festival set for next week

Thursday, July 7, 2016
Josh Ginder of Sikeston sports his temporary tattoo promoting the Tributary Film Festival. (Collin Stinson)

SIKESTON - The Tributary Film Festival will be rolling into action in Historic Downtown Sikeston for its second consecutive year as a two-day event July 15-16.

"Last year we had enough success to do it again," said Parengo Coffee owner Colby Williams. Parengo Coffee is one of many sponsors of Tributary.

Downtown businesses will be turned into movie theaters for the Festival. Venues for the festival will include: Parengo Coffee, Anchor Church, Jeremiah's, Susie's Bake Shoppe, The Inside Story and Working Class Tattoo. All venues will provide free popcorn and water. Sweet Cheeks Bakery is donating cupcakes at Jeremiah's July 15 and Susie's Bake Shoppe will even have buffet-style brunch for attendees July 16.

"Andrea Sporcic of Missouri Film Office said Tributary is the 'smallest festival in Missouri but the most fun,'" said Williams. "You get a lot more than we can advertise."

Viewers have the opportunity to meet the filmmakers and ask them questions, which is rare at film festivals. And while Tributary is small, it is expanding.

For the full story see the Thursday, July 7, 2016, edition of the Standard Democrat or view our online edition.

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