The Cinema City International Film Festival Announces Opening Night Films and Documentary Tribute Screening on the 8th Anniversary of September 11, 2001

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The Cinema City International Film Festival, now in its 5th season, has been named by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the top 25 film festivals in the country. The festival was co-founded by Filmmaker Suzanne DeLaurentiis, a 30 year veteran of the film industry, and Juliette Harris.

No politicians, no actors, and no media people.

With this year's September 10th Opening just around the corner The Cinema City International film festival has announced that Like Dandelion Dust will lead its film line up as the opening night feature. Directed by Joe Gunn and produced by Downes Brothers Entertainment, Like Dandelion Dust is an adaptation of Karen Kingsbury's best selling novel. The film stars Mira Sorvino, Cole Hauser, and Barry Pepper who excels in what many are calling a career-defining performance. Critics across the country are applauding actress Mira Sorvino's return to form, in her greatest performance since her Oscar winning role in Mighty Aphrodite.    

The festival's second opening film is the documentary Talhotblond. This scandalizing tale of secrecy, deceit, and double identity tells the true story of a love triangle that takes place entirely online. As passion and jealousy rage, lies lead to murder in real life as a femme fatal lures men into her web via he Internet alias "talhotblond."

On the night of September 11th CCIFF will pay special tribute to the veterans who have fought so bravely for our country with a very special screening of the documentary Who Will Stand. Co-directors Phil Valentine and Michael Bedik made a promise to the soldiers they filmed, "No politicians, no actors, and no media people." The result is a realistic, unbiased, and candid view of life after combat as told by the soldiers, their families, and the doctors who treat them.

All Screenings at the Cinema City International Film festival are free. Festival proceeds will be donated to the Oregon National Guard Emergency Relief Fund and Reintegration Team; a charity that aids severely burned American soldiers returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq.

Visit cciff.com for additional information on the festival and Black Tie Gala and awards ceremony. If you would like to become a sponsor, volunteer, or make a special contribution, contact the coordinator at 818-754-1953, or by email at publicrelations(at)suzannedelaurentiisproductions.com

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