Beloit International Film Festival welcomes film-goers, film makers

By Neil Johnson, Adams Publishing Group – February 27, 2022


BELOIT—As a pileup of a dozen last-minute moviegoers tried to wedge past the will call booth at an already sold-out show at the weekend kickoff of the Beloit International Film Festival, two festival volunteers tried to man the fort in the lobby of Irontek in downtown Beloit. 


It didn’t turn into a Saturday afternoon melee, but things got a bit emphatic. 


Just past a sliding, industrial door that normally closes in a small co-working space for techie startups who work out of Irontek, filmgoers from Rock County and multiple other continents had gathered for a noon showing of “The Six.” It’s a newly released documentary that features the story of a Janesville man’s father who survived the 1912 sinking of the Titanic.


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