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FLiFF Puts a Twist on 30th Anniversary of Fest

October 19th, 2015 No comments

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The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
Unveils 30TH ANNIVERSARY Line-up for 2015

Opening Night Films:
WHERE TO INVADE NEXT
THE BOAT BUILDER
JACO
Centerpiece Film: SILVER SKIES
Closing Night Film: THE WANNABE

Film Highlights include:
Brooklyn, The Adderall Diaries, Love The Coopers, Carol, Mojave, Youth

FLiFF Special Guests include:
Michael Moore, Robert Trujillo, Ed Harris, Christopher Lloyd, Amy Madigan,
Victor Nunez, Loretta Swit, Candy Clark, Estelle Parsons

The 30th Anniversary of The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLiFF) will present more than 150 films from November 6th thru November 22 at several venues in South Florida. The films will include  American Indie and World Cinema features and documentaries from around the world. A shorts program will also be presented throughout the nearly three week festival. There will be red carpet premiers, galas, a prime list of special guest celebs, and awards competition. Expected in attendance will by Ed Harris, Christopher Lloyd, Amy Madigan, Loretta Swit, Candy Clark, Estelle Prasons, Michael Moore, Robert Trujillo and Victor Nunez.

OPENING NIGHT 3 FILM EVENT

Opening Night on November 6th will see A different twist on FLiFF with three movies being spooled to open the festival.

 

Christopher Lloyd as Abner in The Boat Builder

Christopher Lloyd as Abner in The Boat Builder

The Boat Builder stars Christopher Lloyd, (Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and TV sitcom Taxi) as Abner, an embittered old mariner, a widower living a solitary life in a small maritime town, finding comfort only in the countless hours spent building an old sailboat. When Rick, a neglected young orphan, hides from the local bullies on Abner’s property, the grumpy old man and the vulnerable boy find common ground and form an unlikely bond which will change their lives in unexpected ways.
World Premiere. Special Guests: Christopher Lloyd, director Arnold Grossman and producer Richard J. Bosner. Friday, November 6, 8:00pm, Cinema Paradiso – Fort Lauderdale

A scene from Where to Invade Next

A scene from Where to Invade Next

In Where To Invade Next, the new documentary from Academy Award-winning director Michael Moore, the controversial culture warrior tells the Pentagon to “stand down” — he will do the invading for America from now on. What if the US could do a better job at invading? That’s the question which sends Moore on an epic journey.
Florida Premiere. Special Guest: Michael Moore. Friday, November 6, 7:00 pm, Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Fl.

Jaco Pastorius in JACO

Jaco Pastorius in JACO

Jaco directed by Paul Marchand and produced by Metallica’s Robert Trujillo, Jaco uses never-before-seen 8mm film, photographs, and audio recordings to unveil the true story behind the legend of musician Jaco Pastorius. Born in Oakland Park [Broward County], the self-taught, larger-than-life Pastorius single-handedly changed the course of modern music by redefining the sound and the role of the electric bass guitar. Jaco’s life, his music, and his heartbreaking end are chronicled by footage and photography from the Pastorius family archive; interviews with Joni Mitchell, Carlos Santana, Sting and Flea (of the Red Hot Chili Peppers), and footage of Billy Joel, Stephen Stills, and many other artists.
Florida Premiere. Special Guests: Director Paul Marchand, Producer Robert Trujillo and members of the Pastorius family. Friday, November 6, 9:00 pm, Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock

PRE-OPENING MINI FEST

The cinematic adventure gets started in advance of the Festival itself with two Pre-Festival Screenings: the Florida Premiere of Brooklyn, written by Nick Hornby (About A Boy, Wild) and the U.S. Premiere of Single In South Beach, starring Kevin Sorbo, Carlos Ponce and Haley Webb, on Wednesday, November 4. Single In South Beach directors Alejandro Itkin and Hunter Carson will walk the red carpet at the film’s premiere.

CENTERPIECE FILM

George Hamilton, Valerie Perrine, Alex Rocco, Barbara Bain, Mariette Hartley, Howard Hesseman, Jack McGee, and Jack Betts star in Silver Skies, the story of a group of neighbors whose lives are turned upside down when their beloved apartment complex is suddenly sold out from under them. Silver Skies is a funny, dark and lovely story about getting older and trying to hang onto each other and the American Dream. Florida Premiere. Special Guests: Director Rosemary Rodriguez, Producer Nestor Rodriguez and Star Jack McGee (The Fighter, Moneyball, Crash). Friday, November 13, 7:15 pm, Sunrise Civic Center

CLOSING NIGHT FILM

Vincent Piazza and Patricia Arquette in The Wannabe

Vincent Piazza and Patricia Arquette in The Wannabe

Obsessed with mob culture and desperate to fit in, Thomas, the title character of The Wannabe, sets out to fix the 1992 trial of mob boss John Gotti. Thomas believes if his plan is executed, it will put him at the center of all that he idolizes. But the plot is foiled, setting off events worthy of mob lore. The Wannabe intertwines real people and true events, past and present, and fantasy – and features Patricia Arquette, in a magnificent performance that many believe tops her Oscar-winning performance in Boyhood.
Special Guests: Director Nick Sandow (who portrays Joe Caputo in Orange Is the New Black), Producer Michael Gasparro. Southeast Premiere. Sunday, November 22, 6:00pm, Cinema Paradiso – Fort Lauderdale and Cinema Paradiso – Hollywood

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