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Apr 6, 2012

Rich Egger's guests are Sue Scott and Nancy Crossman, who are co-founders of the Cornfed Film Fest in Macomb.

The inaugural festival will take place April 13 - 15, 2012. The Western Illinois Museum, 201 S Lafayette St will serve as the Welcome Center where you can find tickets and information.

The theme is A Festival of Firsts. It will feature student films, directorial debuts, and many other types of "firsts."

"We're showing one of the first films that was shown in Macomb. His Majesty, the American is a 1919 silent film with Douglas Fairbanks," said Scott.

Crossman added, "That was also the first feature film that was released by United Artists."

The festival will hold an opening reception Friday, April 13, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the West Central Illinois Arts Center, 25 East Side Square. Films will be shown throughout the day Saturday. The festival will close Sunday with a brunch and awards ceremony at Shiloh's Bar and Bistro, 2 West Side Square, followed by a screening of I Wanna Hold Your Hand at the WCIAC.

Advance tickets are on sale for the films and other events.

Other members of the Cornfed Film Fest committee are Curtis Bisbee, Roberta Di Carmine, Bill Knight, John Mietus, Jason Miller, Kymberly Miller, Sam Parker, and Tamara Parker.