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Preview: Frequency Film Festival

May 22, 2013 3:05 p.m.

KPBS arts reporter Beth Accomando speaks with the director of the Frequency Film Festival.

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ANCHOR INTRO: The Frequency Film Festival is living up to its name. It debuted in March and is already back for a second installment. KPBS arts reporter Beth Accomando says the festival kicks off tomorrow night/tonight with a US premiere.

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The first thing you notice about Paul Parietti is his enthusiasm. And you need both enthusiasm and energy to run your own film festival. Parietti started the Frequency Film Festival because he wanted to show films as frequently as possible, films that might not play in San Diego if he did not program them. He spends the bulk of his time researching films and trying to track down features that he feels are good enough to have their San Diego premieres at his festival.

PAUL PARIETTI: I’m not an awards driven festival. My whole mission is to bring in an eclectic array of film, try to be as eclectic as possible between my narrative and documentary feature films, and bring them into San Diego for everybody.

Films like the “Resurrection of a Bastard,” a crime drama from the Netherlands, which makes its U.S. premiere on the festival’s opening night. Parietti’s love of music is reflected in a quartet of films including one he’s especially excited about.

PAUL PARIETTI: Another music documentary called “Mongolian Bling,” which is about Mongolian hip hop, com’on people, Mongolian hip hop. This is just great.

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The Frequency Film Festival kicks off tomorrow night/tonight at the 57-seat Ocean Beach Playhouse on Newport Avenue. An all access pass is only $30 and will get you into 28 narrative and documentary feature films.

Beth Accomando, KPBS News.