13th Annual SouthSide Film Festival Opening Night!


The SouthSide Film Institute is proud to present Growing Up Smith (fka Good Ol' Boy) as the opening night film for the 13th annual SouthSide Film Festival.

Growing Up Smith writer/producer/actor Anjul Nigam (BAD WORDS, TRUE DETECTIVE), will be in attendance for the SouthSide Film Festival opening night screening of the film!

GROWING UP SMITH is the feel-good, coming-of-age story of Smith, a 10-year-old boy from India growing up in Small Town, America in 1979.

As the boy's family tries to straddle the fine line between embracing the American Dream and preserving their Indian heritage, we watch our awkward little hero sneak out for a taste of Kentucky Fried Chicken (even though his family is vegetarian), don a 'Saturday Night Fever' costume, and contend with his parents as they send him to school with a yellow squash instead of a pumpkin to carve for Halloween.

And as Smith falls head-over-heels in love with Amy, the girl-next-door, he finds in Amy's father Butch the all-American cowboy he wishes his own father could be. But alas, when Smith goes on a hunting adventure with Butch, Smith's father Bhaaskar fears Smith will lose any hope of remaining a respectable Indian boy and life may never be the same again.

Growing Up Smith stars Jason Lee, Anjul Nigam, The Walking Dead’s Brighton Sharbino, Roni Akurati, Hilarie Burton, Poorna Jagannathan, Shoba Narayanan, and Samrat Chakrabarti.

Single tickets will be available at Deja Brew (101 W 4th Street), Cleo's Silversmith Studio & Gallery (21 E 3rd Street), or at any of the venues during the festival.

ALL VENUES ARE CASH ONLY! If you wish to use a credit card, please visit Deja Brew or Cleo's during business hours to purchase tickets!

Opening Night Party & Movie- $10
Gets you into the opening night party featuring food by Tapas On Main at Color Me Mine Lehigh Valley at 23 E 3rd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015

All Access Pass - $50 (available for online purchase) or $40 for students/seniors (must purchase at Deja Brew, Cleos, or venue to show senior status or student ID) Allows you unlimited screenings throughout the week as well as entry to the opening night party, opening night screening, late night screening, and closing party.

PROCESSION to Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts for the opening night film screening of Growing Up Smith!

We hope to see you there!
  • Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts
    321 E 3rd St, Bethlehem
  • Tuesday Jun 14, 2016
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