The festival flickers to life with “Morris from America” on the big screen at the Count Basie Theatre. Here’s the trailer.

indie street logo 2Day One of the first-ever Indie Street Film Festival gets underway in Red Bank Wednesday, kicking off five days of heaven for movie lovers.

The opening day schedule is light, with one just one film lighting up the giant silver screen of the Count Basie Theatre and two parties. But the festival shifts into high gear Thursday with daylong screenings and other events at five venues, and keeps up the pace through Saturday before winding down Sunday.

Check in with redbankgreen throughout the week for festival coverage and next-day schedules with tons of trailers to help you decide which darkened room to bring your popcorn to. Meantime, here’s the first-day lineup:

patguadagnobobfestaTroubador Pat Guadagno is slated to entertain opening-night festivalgoers on the Basie patio at 5 p.m. So Watt, below, will rock the opening-night party at the Downtown.

so watt 27 p.m., Count Basie Theatre

A hit at the most recent Sundance festival, Chad Hartigan’s “Morris from America” opens the festival. It features Craig Robinson (“The Office,” “Hot Tub Time Machine”) as the father of an African-American teen (Markees Christmas) whose coming-of-age plays out in the alien landscape of Germany.

5. p.m. Count Basie Theatre Patio

Pat Guadagno entertains the open-bar event.

9 p.m., the Downtown

Opening-night party with So Watt.

Single-event tickets and festival passes may be purchased here.