Photos: Strange Festival

“Johnny Strange: Born to Fly,” opening film for the Malibu Film Festival from left; Director John Watkins, stepmom Shamra Tankersley Strange, father Brian Strange, skydiving instructor and wingsuit pilot Matt Rosado, Strange’s mother Dianette Wells and Director Eamon Harrington, attend the screening of the film.

The 19th annual Malibu Film Festival, held last weekend at Malibu City Hall, featured a dozen films, both feature length and shorts. 

This year’s festival opened with the festival premiere of a local favorite, “Johnny Strange: Born to Fly,” which told the story of beloved local adventurer Johnny Strange who grew up in Malibu, traveled the world in his teens and 20s and died tragically in a wingsuit accident in the Swiss Alps at the age of 23. Other films at the festival included: “Johnny Strange: Born to Fly,” “Greetings from Unicorn, California,” “SK8FACE,” “The Game Was On,” “Out Of Malibu,” “The Liquor Store Incident,” “Cannonball,” “Butterfly,” “Porch Light,” “Confessions of a Whittler,” “Mandala” and “The Mustangs: America’s Wild Horses.”