New Meetup: San Diego Film Festival 2009

From: Dante
Sent on: Wednesday, September 2, 2009 12:16 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for The SD Action and Horror Movie Fans/Filmmakers Meetup Group!

What: San Diego Film Festival 2009

When: September 23,[masked]:00 PM

Where:
Whiskey Girl
600 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
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Held in the Gaslamp Quarter ? San Diego's premier entertainment district ? San Diego Film Festival (SDFF) is a competitive five-day fest that offers attendees a 360 festival experience. Whether it?s a relaxing day of film and a night of parties, or catching a workshop and hitting a conference to learn from the pros, no single day is like another at SDFF. The Festival features more than 100 American and international feature, documentary, short films and music videos; intimate filmmaker and celebrity gatherings; industry panels; in addition to five nights of San Diego's most glamorous parties. San Diego Film Festival has earned more than 12 awards, including Best Beach Fest, Best Party Fest, Best Regional Film Fest and a coveted spot as one of the country's Top 10 Film Festival Vacations. Produced by the non profit 501(C) 3 San Diego Film Foundation, SDFF celebrates its eighth anniversary Sept. 23 ? 27, 2009.

All RSVPing SDAHFFMG members will receive $50.00 dollars OFF All Access passes. Day passes and individual tickets are available. Please visit this link for complete list of ticket prices.

http://www.sdff.org/boxoffice.html


Film Schedule and Event Information may be found at;

http://www.sdff.org/index.html


Highly Recommended: William Shatner's Gonzo Ballet
Fri, Sep 25, 8:00 PM

PLOT: On a cold Milwaukee night, high art meets pop culture as the music of William Shatner ('Star Trek,' 'Boston Legal') and Ben Folds (Ben Folds Five), from their critically acclaimed album, 'Has Been,' is transformed into 'Common People,' a ballet from award winning choreographer Margo Sappington ('Oh! Caluctta!).

GONZO BALLET explores this unique collaboration, as well as the musical journey that has taken William Shatner from the trippy covers of 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds' and 'Mr. Tambourine Man' in the 1960's to his recent original work with Ben Folds, and finally, to the ballet.

* 'WINNER' President's Award - Nashville Film Festival
* West Coast Premiere
* William Shatner will be in attendance


2009 Scheduled Guests

Richard Dreyfuss
The one and only William Shatner
Barry Pepper
Cole Hauser
Creepshow's Hal Holbrook
Varsity Blue's James Van Der Beek
Escape from NY's Adrienne Barbeau
Kate Levering
Seymour Cassel
Lacey Chabert
Charlene Blaine
Jay and Silent Bob and Feast's Jason Mewes
Ray McKinnon
Mimic and Mighty Aphrodite Oscar Winner Mira Sorvino
Dixie Carter
G.I. Joe's Joseph Gordon-Levitt
The Matrix and Bad Boy's 1 & 2's Joey Pantoliano
Ben Gourley
Kate Lowes

We will meet at The Whiskey Girl on the Festival's Opening Night to toast to Indy cinema and move over to The Gaslamp Theatre for the opening night's film: LIKE DANDELION DUST

PLOT: Jack and Molly Campbell (Cole Hauser and Kate Levering) are a happy couple enjoying an idyllic life with their six-year-old, adopted son Joey (Maxwell Perry Cotton) in Florida, when a phone call turns their world is turned upside down.

Joey's biological father (Barry Pepper) has just been released from prison. He is ready to start his life over with his wife Wendy (Mira Sorvino) and their son. A judge's quick decision deals a devastating blow to the Campbell family: Joey must be returned to his biological parents. In the days that follow, the Campbell's scramble to devise a plan to keep their son. They could take Joey and simply disappear... LIKE DANDELION DUST.

* Stars Academy Award Winner Mira Sorvino, Emmy and Golden Globe Nominated Barry Pepper & Cole Hauser
* "WINNER" Best of Fest - Palm Springs International Film Festival
* "WINNER" Audience Choice Awards - Sonoma, Vail & Sedona Film Festivals

Please join me to celebrate and support San Diego and Independent filmmaking.

Dante

Learn more here:
http://movies.meetup.com/388/calendar/11266782/

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