The San Diego Film Festival to screen Seven Psychopaths
The San Diego Film Foundation is pleased to welcome Oscar®-winner Martin McDonagh, Writer and Director of the highly anticipated Seven Psychopaths, with Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, and Sam Rockwell, to the 2012 San Diego Film Festival! The comedy Seven Psychopaths follows a struggling screenwriter (Colin Farrell) who inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends (Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell) kidnap a gangster’s (Woody Harrelson) beloved Shih Tzu. Co-starring Abbie Cornish, Tom Waits, Olga Kurylenko and Zeljko Ivanek.
One of the most acclaimed European playwrights of the late 20th and early 21st century, Martin McDonagh was the author of several Tony-nominated plays, including “The Beauty Queen of Leenane” (1996) and “The Cripple of Inishmaan” (1996) before segueing into a successful second career as a film writer and director. McDonagh abandoned theater for film in 2006, but his efforts in that field – the Oscar-winning short “Six Shooter” (2006) and the Oscar-nominated “In Bruges” (2008) – established him as one of the most talented voices in international film.Seven Psychopaths opens in theatres October 12, 2012
The San Diego Film Festival celebrates the art and power of independent film by creating unique, interactive, memorable film-going experiences. The non-profit San Diego Film Festival produces the annual San Diego Film Festival showcasing one-of-a-kind film premieres, informative industry panels, and filmmaker and celebrity events. The organization is devoted to the inspiration and talent behind each film, and turns every screening into a must-see event, complete with after-parties. For more information, visit www.sdff.org.
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 $300 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.