Lights, cam­era, ac­tion! PBIFF gears up for19th sea­son

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The Palm Beach In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val (PBIFF) re­cently an­nounced its lineup for the19th sea­son, set to take place April 3 throughApril10. The fes­ti­val will present fea­tures, doc­u­men­taries and short films fromtheU.S. and around the world in­clud­ing Brazil, Venezuela, France, Eng­land, Is­rael, HongKong, Ja­pan, In­dia, NewZealand, Aus­tria, the Philip­pines, Croa­tia, Aus­tralia, Canada, Ger­many and SouthKorea. Film­mak­ers, pro­duc­ers and ac­tors will be on hand to rep­re­sent and dis­cuss their films.

Open­ing night will kick off April 3 at Cine­mark Palace 20 with “Belle,” di­rected byAmma Asante and star­ring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Emi­lyWat­son, TomFel­ton, Sam Reid and Tom Wilkin­son. The screen­ing will be fol­lowed by a party at Bog­art’s Bar & Grille on the Pre­mier Level of Cine­mark Palace.

The fes­ti­val will close April10 with “Cas& Dy­lan,” which stars RichardDrey­fuss and Jayne East­wood. Di­rected by Ja­son Pri­est­ley, who will be in at­ten­dance, the screen­ing will take place at Cine­mark Palace 20 and be fol­lowed by the “It’s aWrap” party at Bog­art’s Bar& Grille.

Through­out the10-day fes­ti­val, guests will en­joy par­ties and screen­ings in­clud­ing “Broad­way: Be­yond the Gold Age,” where ac­tor Robert Morse and di­rec­tor Rick McKay will be at­tend­ing as spe­cial guests and re­ceive the Life­time Achieve­ment andVi­sion­aryAwards re­spec­tively. Other fes­tiv­i­ties in­clude “Toast of the Town-A Trib­ute to Clas­sic Hol­ly­wood,” a spe­cial gala re­cep­tion fol­low­ing the screen­ing of “AYear in Cham­pagne;” spe­cial film pro­gram, sem­i­nars and more.

Film screen­ings will take place at Mu­vico Parisian 20 and IMAX at Ci­ty­Place in West Palm Beach, Cobb Down­town at the Gar­dens, LakeWorth Play­house Stonzek Theatre in LakeWorth, and Cine­mark Palace 20 in Boca Ra­ton.

Var­i­ous passes and sin­gle tick­ets are avail­able at dif­fer­ent prices. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 561-362-0003 or visit www.pbifilmfest.org.

The Palm Beach In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val is non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion sup­port­ing film pro­grams in lo­cal schools and ded­i­cated to mak­ing a dif­fer­ence in the lives of fu­ture film­mak­ers by help­ing them ful­fill their dreams to work in the world of film.

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