Kiefer Sutherland (Star of "24") to Attend the DC Indie Film Festival for Closing Night Screening of Rockumentary "I Trust You To Kill Me"

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Actor Kiefer Sutherland (star of "24"), Director Manu Boyer, and Producer Pliny Porter will travel to DC for a special screening of their rockumentary "I Trust You To Kill Me" as the Closing Night film of the 9th Annnual DC Independent Film Festival. The film chronicles the worldwide tour of the band "Rocco DeLuca and The Burden" and their road manager, Kiefer Sutherland. Rocco DeLuca and The Burden will play in a special live performance after the screening.

The 9th Annual DC Independent Film Festival (DCIFF) closes March 11 with a special appearance by Kiefer Sutherland for the screening of the rockumentary "I Trust You To Kill Me". Also attending are director Manu Boyer and producer Pliny Porter.

They will participate in a Q&A after the screening, followed by a special live performance by the band "Rocco DeLuca and The Burden". All events will be held at the DC Moving Image Center at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), 4200 Connecticut Avenue, Auditorium 46. The festival is metro accessible, located on the red line, metro stop Van Ness/UDC.

In the film "I Trust You to Kill Me", Kiefer Sutherland takes his independent record label act, the band "Rocco DeLuca and the Burden", on its first international tour. From Tokyo to Los Angeles, London, Dublin, Reykjavik and Berlin, this rockumentary film chronicles a highly personal journey of a rock band and their less than qualified road manager (Kiefer Sutherland) and shows the hopes, successes and disappointments of a band trying to get their music to their audience. The film's director, Manu Boyer, takes viewers on a rock tour that becomes much more than the sum of its parts, it is honest and rich, with in-depth life sketches.

"...helmer Manu Boyer scores impressively with "I Trust You To Kill Me", arguably the best rockumentary since "Some Kind of Monster" -- Joe Leydon, Variety

"At its core, "I Trust You To Kill Me" is an agonizing look at the exhiliration of making good music and the killing frustration of finding and not finding audiences who will hear it, get it and take it to heart. DeLuca sings "I want your soul/Give it to me now" in a voice that's meant to bruise. That it does. Ditto the movie." -- Rolling Stone

For more information about "I Trust You To Kill Me", visit the movie's official website,

The film, Q&A and special live performance by "Rocco DeLuca And the Burden" closes an 11-day run of screenings and live music performances at the DC Independent Film & Music Festival. One of the premiere festivals for indie films on the East Coast, DCIFF exhibits over 140 films (features, shorts, animations, documentaries, and student) from around the world, and features 30 themed film showcases. This year's showcase themes include Inside Politics/Human Rights, Going Green, Black Filmmakers, Cine Latino, Women's Day, Asian, Life's Curve Balls, Mediterranean, European, Africa, Jewish, Scary Movies, and Reality Bites/Documentaries, among others. A fifth of the films to be screened are by local DC metro area filmmakers. For some entries, this will be a world premiere. Others have won awards in festivals around the world.

The film festival also includes 7 days of leading industry expert panels, Q&A sessions with the filmmakers, master classes, and the International, and National Advocacy Roundtables and Panels as well as industry breakfasts, VIP receptions, happy hours, opening and closing night galas.

Moviegoers wanting to take a break will enjoy listening to live music provided by the DC Independent Music Festival, also being held at the same UDC venue. With an emphasis on up-and-coming and local artists, the Music Festival presents diverse performances that suit the many genres of films represented. Additional music will be provided by DJ's at the VIP receptions every evening. Festival attendees will hear jazz, blues, soul, and much more at the music festival.

About DCIFF:

The Washington D.C. Independent Film Festival (DCIFF) is a yearly event where industry professionals and the general public can see the latest, most exciting independent films - feature, short, animation, student and documentary - from the United States and abroad. It is an opportunity for local, national and foreign independent filmmakers to compete in the D.C. area. DCIFF promotes and supports independent film through its film festival, film market, seminars, trade show and organized events throughout the year. The festival has received numerous awards, including:

Award Recipient of the Secretary's Open Forum, US Department of State Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to international cultural affairs & support of media arts

Acknowledged as primary contributor to independent film in the Zagat's Movie Guide 2003

Voted by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the top festivals for independent filmmakers

Selected by the Kennedy Center in 2003 and 2004 to be the only film festival of Washington, DC to present films during its' Prelude Festival showcasing the Best in the Arts in DC

Recipient of the 2002 Reatig Award/Rosebud Festival for Outstanding Service & Contribution to the Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia Film & Video Community

The box office is open for ticket sales now. VIP and weekend passes are available as well as single screening tickets. All tickets and passes must be picked up at the box office one hour before the event, at the Will Call table. Same Day tickets can be ONLY purchased at the theatre during the festival hours. A ticket for the film festival allows you entry into the music festival and vice versa. Discounts are available for Members of the following film organizations: ITVA, IFP, WIFV,, as well as students and seniors.

Special thanks to the top Sponsors of the 2007 DC Independent Film Festival: University of the District of Columbia, Time Warner, Comcast, Gibson, Washington DC Office of Motion Picture & Television Development, Virginia Film Office, MPAA, and the DC Moving Image Center


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