The San Diego Film Festival Bring Big Names Downtown!
The San Diego Film Foundation is pleased to welcome big names from the industry, and supporters of today’s films by hosting a red carpet event for the following films.
Native American Shorts Track – Red Carpet begins at 3:30 pm
A number of Native American themed short tracks will be showing. Please see SDFF website for more details on the films. Red Carpet featuring American Indian producers Elena Finney and Brian Wescott; actors LaVonne Rae Andrews, Rayanna Zaragoza and Greg Zaragoza.
Tony Tango – Red Carpet beings at 5:00 pm
Tony, a Latin dance instructor with an intense belief in his own sex appeal, is a big fish in the small pond of his geriatric students. When his family’s dance studio is in danger of falling into the hands of his archenemy, he’s got to save the day by competing in a high-stakes competition. Red Carpet featuring the cast of the film: Manolo Celi, Maxx Maulion, Andres De Oliveria, Sergia Louise Anderson, Jerry Perez.
Not Yet Begun To Fight – Red Carpet Begins at 5:00 pm
In the space between war and a new battle, NOT YET BEGUN TO FIGHT unfolds, offering an intimate look at the human cost of combat. A retired Marine Colonel reaches out to five men, a new generation returning from the battlefield. He brings them to the river. He puts a fly rod into their hand, teaches them to cast, and shares his secret: there are places where you can still be consumed by a simple act, find joy in a fight, and be redeemed as you gently release another creature, unharmed, into quiet waters. Red Carpet featuring Producer/Director Sabrina Lee, Director/Editor Shasta Grenier, and Actors Elliot Miller, April Miller, Mark Hupp and Blake Smith along with Rear Adm. Dixon Smith who will be introducing the film.
Shouting Secrets - Red Carpet Begins at 5:30 pm
A successful Native American writer whose novel sold out his family returns home to the reservation after getting a call that his mother is in ICU. SHOUTING SECRETS tells a present day story about a Native-American family with unique struggles but universal truths. Red Carpet featuring the cast of the film: Korinna Sehringer, Tonantizin Carmelo, Q’orianka Kilcher.
Reportero - Red Carpet Begins at 6:30 pm
In this special sneak preview, director Bernardo Ru”z (The American Experience: Roberto Clemente) documents a veteran reporter and his colleagues at ZETA, a Tijuana-based newspaper, as they ply their trade in what has become one of the deadliest places in the world to be a journalist. In Mexico, more than 40 journalists have been murdered or have gone missing since 2006. As a result, many mainstream media outlets in Mexico have had their drug war coverage silenced, either through threats or bribes. This extraordinary film offers insight into the courageous reporteros who, despite the many risks, refuse to stay quiet. Red Carpet featuring Bernardo Ruiz.
A Different Kind of Love - Red Carpet Begins at 7:00 pm
Short films screening in this program include: Henri, Caterwaul, Cadaver, A House, a Home, Office Romance, and Please, Alfonso. Red Carpet featuring Jake Hoffman, Eli Sasich, Lieren Allen, and Chris Turnham.
Almost Famous Block Party – Showing begins at 7 pm, Block Party beings at 9 pm
Go where the music takes you and join the fun! Step outside to the streets of the Gaslamp and back to the heralded 70′s for the “must-attend” bash of the Festival as film, music and festival goers come together to party under the stars with a giant screen showing of the Academy Award® winning film Almost Famous. In attendance – Pennie Lane – the real life inspiration for the character portrayed by Kate Hudson in the film – and if we get our way, maybe even a cameo from filmmaker Cameron Crowe. After the screening we’ll keep the party rocking with live music presented by House of Blues… Rock on!
The San Diego Film Festival is scheduled for Wednesday, September 26, 2012 – Sunday, September 30, 2012. For the first time, the Festival will be held at two venues: the Reading Theater in the Gaslamp Quarter (701 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, 92101), and the Museum of Contemporary Art La Jolla, Sherwood Auditorium (700 Prospect Street, La Jolla, 92037). Tickets start at $14 for pre-sale/$16 at the door, and range up to $500 for a Festival VIP Pass to all screenings, premieres, events, and panels on all days. Festival organizers will host over 100 film screenings this year. For more information, visit www.sdff.org.