Lights, camera, action! PBIFF gears up for19th season
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.