Monday, October 14, 2013

28th Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival


28th Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival Oct. 18-Nov. 11

By Skip Sheffield

The 28th annual Fort Lauderdale Film Festival runs Oct. 18 through Nov. 11, bringing more than 175 American independent films and World Cinema to our area. Screenings take place at FLIFF’s own Cinema Paradiso, 503 S.E. Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale and three other locations, including the Muvico Pompano at 2315 N. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach, which is the closest to Boca Raton.
Spotlight films include “August: Osage County,” “Last Vegas,” “Nebraska,” “One Chance,” and “Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom.”
Special guests coming to Fort Lauderdale to be honored include Lea Thompson, star of “The Trouble with Truth,” who will attend the Cinema Paradiso screening at 7 p.m. Oct. 19. Honored with Lifetime Achievement awards are Tab Hunter (Oct. 29), Ed Asner (Oct. 23) and Ann-Margret Nov. 9). Also honored but not attending due to her age (96) and frail health is Zsa-Zsa Gabor. Zsa-Zsa and her sisters Magda and Eva are profiled in the book “Those Glamorous Gabor Sisters.” Publisher and co-writer Danford Prince visited FLIFF Oct. 15 to speak and sign his book at a pre-festival event.
The opening night film, “Free Ride” starring a grown-up Anna Paquin, will be screened at Cinema Paradiso at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18. The film’s producers will be on hand. An opening night party will be held at Villa de Palma.
Other special events include author Aphrodite Jones for “Boys Don’t Cry” at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 and a Wrap Party Nov. 10 at Cinema Paradiso.
There is so much going on at FLIFF it is best to go to their web site at Call 954-760-9898 for more information.

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