Vail, CO (PRWEB) March 12, 2014
The 11th annual Vail Film Festival, taking place March 27 – 30, 2014, in, Vail, Colo., is pleased to announce the complete film line-up for the 2014 Vail Film Festival. The 2014 Festival will showcase 28 films, including 12 feature-length films and 16 short and student films. The films will screen at Four Seasons Resort Vail, host hotel for the 2014 Festival, and the Vail Mountain School.
This year the festival has a strong focus on first and second-time directors, showcasing the unique visions of a number of highly talented emerging filmmakers. Highlight screenings include Before I Disappear, the feature directorial debut of Shawn Christensen, whose short film Curfew won the 2013 Academy Award, to Oscar nominated screenwriter Steven Knight’s riveting film Locke, featuring a tour de force performance from actor Tom Hardy.
The Vail Film Festival officially opens on Thursday evening, March 27th, with the Opening Night Film and Party, followed by film screenings all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and the Closing Night Film and Party on Saturday, March 29th. The festival also includes filmmaker panel discussions, Q&A sessions, and the hospitality lounge with complimentary Stella Artois beer.
Below is the 2014 Vail Film Festival Film Lineup.
A Birder’s Guide to Everything
Director: Rob Meyer
On the eve of his widowed father’s second wedding, fifteen-year-old David Portnoy leads the stalwart members of his local Young Birders Society on a rollicking, interstate search for an extremely rare duck. Starring: Sir Ben Kingsley, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Katie Chang, Alex Wolff, Michael Chen, James Le Gros, Daniela Lavendar.
Before I Disappear
Director: Shawn Christensen
Based on the 2013 Academy Award® winning short film "Curfew." At the lowest point of his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister, asking him to look after his eleven-year old niece, Sophia, for a few hours. Starring: Shawn Christensen, Fatima Ptacek, Emmy Rossum, Ron Perlman, Paul Wesley
Director: Andrew Putschoegl
Looking for a few days of vacation and amusement, two best friends pretend to be lovers while attending a couple’s weekend workshop. Starring: Tara Karsian, Andrea Grano, Larisa Oleynik, Sean Maher, Sigrid Thornton, Jenny O'Hara, Richard Moll, Russell Sams, Jeffrey Vincent Parise, Patrick O'Connor, Dan Gauthier, Molly Hagan, Pat Carroll.
Confessions of a Womanizer
Director: Miguel Ali Hasan
Ritchie is the epitome of everything that is wrong with modern man: a pompous, foul-mouthed idiot, whose only ambition is the latest girl-of-the-week. However, something changes after Ritchie's first real relationship. Starring: Gary Busey, The Bella Twins, Jillian Rose Reed, Andrew Lawrence & C. Thomas Howell.
Director: Denis Villanueve
Adam Bell is a glum, disheveled history professor, who seems disinterested even in his beautiful girlfriend Mary. Watching a movie on the recommendation of a colleague, Adam spots his double, and decides to track him down. The identical men meet and their lives become bizarrely and irrevocably intertwined. Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Melanie Laurent, Isabella Rossellini, Sarah Gadon.
Director: Steven Knight
A single phone call causes the life of a successful construction manager to unravel during his drive home. Starring: Tom Hardy.
Director: Chris Eska
On the outskirts of the Civil War, a boy is sent north by a bounty hunter gang to retrieve a wanted man. Starring: Tishuan Scott, Ashton Sanders, Keston John, Bill Oberst Jr., Christine Horn, Alfonso Freeman.
Una Vida: A Fable of Music and the Mind
Director: Richie Adams
A renowned Neuroscientist risks everything to unravel the mystery of an alzheimer’s stricken street musician’s past through the disappearing genius of her music…Before her music stops. Starring: Joaquim De Almeida, Bill Cobbs, Ruth Negga, Andre Royo, Sharon Lawrence, and Aunjanue Ellis.
Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia
Director: Nicholas Wrathall
Gore Vidal's acerbic, opinionated and informed approach rips away at the facade of the new America. Gore examines the course of American history and policy making and draws dramatic conclusions on the fate of the nation in the modern age. Starring: Gore Vidal, Christopher Hitchens, Tim Robbins, Jay Parini, Nina Straight, David Mamet
Directors: David Zieff, Murray Wais, Rob Bruce, Scott Gaffney, Steve Winter
'McConkey' is a heartfelt examination of the legacy one athlete left to the progression of his sport, and the path he paved to conquer his dreams. In a new film from Red Bull Media House in association with Matchstick Productions, 'McConkey' celebrates the life of one of the world's ultimate innovators. Starring: Bob Burnquist, Glenn McConkey, JT Holmes, Jim McConkey, Jonny Moseley, Kent Kreitler, Mike Douglas, Miles Daisher, Scot Schmidt, Shane McConkey, Sherry McConkey, Travis Pastrana.
The Case Against 8
Director: Ben Cotner, Ryan White
A behind-the-scenes look inside the historic case to overturn California's ban on same-sex marriage. Five years in the making, this is the story of how they took the first federal marriage equality lawsuit to the U.S. Supreme Court. Starring: Bob Burnquist, Glenn McConkey, JT Holmes, Jim McConkey, Jonny Moseley, Kent Kreitler, Mike Douglas, Miles Daisher, Scot Schmidt, Shane McConkey, Sherry McConkey, Travis Pastrana.
The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden
Director: Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldine
Darwin meets Hitchcock in this true-crime tale of paradise found and lost. The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden is a fascinating documentary portrait of a 1930s murder mystery as strange and alluring as the famous archipelago itself. Starring: Cate Blanchett, Diane Kruger, Connie Nielsen, Sebastian Koch, Thomas Kretschmann, Gustaf Skarsgard and Josh Radnor.
A Relentless Love
Director: Robbie Norris
Another Happy Anniversary
Director: Miranda Bailey
Director: Brendan Donoghue
Director: Marie Chao
Director: Cody Blue Snider
Director: Mark Gill
Grace of a Stranger
Director: Troy Hollar
Director: Phillip J. Connell
One-Minute Time Machine
Director: Devon Avery
The Last Headbanger
Director: Ari Gold
The Voorman Problem
Director: Mark Gill
Oscar-Winning Student Films
Josephine and the Roach
Director: Jonathan Langager
Director: John Mattiuzzi
Un Mundo Para Raul (A World for Raul)
Director: Mauro Mueller
Director: Brian Schwarz
Win or Lose
Director: Daniel Koehler
For the 2014 Vail Film Festival online film program, including full film descriptions, please visit: http://www.vailfilmfestival.com/films
"We are proud to celebrate our 11th year of showcasing cutting-edge independent cinema and fostering unique and talented filmmakers from across the U.S. and beyond” said Festival Director Sean Cross.
Vail Film Festival 2014 signature sponsors include Town of Vail, Four Seasons Vail, Archaea Mass, and Stella Artois. For more information about the Vail Film Festival, or to purchase Festival passes, visit: http://www.vailfilmfestival.com
About Vail Film Festival
The 11th Annual Vail Film Festival will take place March 27th – March 30, 2014 in Vail, Colorado. Festival activities include film screenings, panel discussions, nightly galas, and more. The Colorado Film Institute is a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization dedicated to fostering independent cinema. The Colorado Film Institute's primary initiatives are to promote the art of film by providing a screening platform for aspiring filmmakers and by providing a gathering place for film enthusiasts. Additionally, the Colorado Film Institute fosters new filmmakers by providing education, industry expertise, and industry access. The Colorado Film Institute is proud to stage the Vail Film Festival, a four-day event that enlightens and entertains thousands of film festival attendees and offers a creative outlet to the film world's newest storytellers and innovators.