First Astoria/LIC International Film Festival to open

More than 50 foreign films will be screened at the first Astoria/LIC International Film Festival to be held at The Secret Theatre, 44-01 23rd St., in Long Island City.

Films scheduled to be screened include “Polygamy” from Hungary, “Streetball” from South Africa, “Shooting for Democracy” from Bhutan, “Speakers’ Corner” from England and “Living on Your Feet” from Spain, among other works.

“This festival’s a forum for an independent-minded audience seeking non-formula plots, innovative stories and cultural insights,” said Dennis Cieri, the festival’s founder.

Tickets range in price from $10 to $75 and can be bought at astorialicff.com. For more information, visit that website or contact Cieri at dennis@astorialicff.com or 917-763-2428.

An opening night party will be held Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. at Da Gianni’s, 21-50 44th Drive, in Long Island City.

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