Welcome To Movies At The Mill Easton
Movies At The Mill Easton (MME) is a film festival created to aid in the redevelopment of the city of Easton. With the support of Easton mayor, Salvatore J. Panto Jr., the direction of filmmaker Gershon Hinkson, and the commitment of it’s countless volunteers and sponsors, this annual festival has become a beacon for culture and a provoker of positive change in the city.
This year MME will take place at The State Theatre, located in Easton's downtown area. For this, our organizers are working to create what our festival director calls "a proper downtown experience" - an evening downtown poised for great memories where culture, dancing, great food and drink fill the agenda and the mission is laughter, wonder, and maybe if the stars align just right - romance.
Originally produced as a “one off” to allow developers to see the potential of the Simon (si-moan) Silk Mill site, MME has grown from a local event to one that boasts an international slate of short films. Playing host to approximately 2,000 attendees each year, the festival has further expanded to offer a seminar series led by notable Hollywood filmmakers. Last year's seminar, The Perfect Score (Music In Cinema), was conducted by Composer/Music Editor, Michael Higham. Mr. Higham is well known in the industry for his work on films such as Rob Marshall's Into The Woods, Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd and the James Bond action-thriller, Quantum Of Solace. 2014’s seminar, Picking The Right Project, was conducted by The Bourne Identity director, Doug Liman, whose long list of credits also include blockbusters such as Mr. & Mrs. Smith and Live. Die. Repeat. Our inaugural seminar, Getting The Film Made, was conducted by Academy Award nominee and Supersize Me director Morgan Spurlock. This year's seminar will be announced soon.
The Simon Silk Mill from where the “Mill” in Movies At The Mill derives it’s name is now under construction. Led by the development group VM Development, the site is on track to being realized as “SILK”, the vision designed by the architectural firm Spillman and Farmer Architects. The goal for SILK is to allow the organic co-existence of creative arts, financial enterprise, a nature trail along the Bushkill Creek, a boutique hotel, retail shopping, open-air markets, art venues, quaint saloons and eateries serving delicious food, not to mention condominiums, offices and studios, all within the confines of historic buildings dating back to the late 1800′s, which housed the thriving silk mill business of Robert and Herbert Simon.