Salvation Boulevard rounds out Uptown Film Festival

Yesterday was the first full day of the Uptown Film Festival, and also the last day of three. Two of the more anticipated films, Bully and Salvation Boulevard, were shown, and movies were playing all day at the Birmingham 8 theater and also the Palladium. For its inaugural year in 2011, the festival had two days of films and "afterglow" receptions at the Palladium, but this year it has branched out, with three days and afterglows at area restaurants.

"The festival is going beyond our wildest expectations. Most of our films have been sold out. Over at the [Birmingham] 8 last night, we started off with Brothers on the Line and it was packed, and then today Bully was packed," said Jeff Spilman, co-executive director of the festival.

"We added a third night this year and afterglows each night, at South Bar, What Crepe, and Barrio. People are having a great time and the charities are happy – everyone’s happy."

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Jules, at the programs table
Chefs hard at work
Beer and wine were served
Cool little glass lanterns at one of the tables
Oakland County Film
Jeff Spilman, co-executive director of the festival
D'Ann Stelly, producer of the festival

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