6th Annual Vail Film Festival News

I wish I had enough time and money to visit each and every film festival out there. Some of these smaller, weekend film festivals don’t even get mentioned when festivals like Sundance, Cannes, and SXSW take up so much of the festival circuit.

Vail Film Festival is a small festival located in the mountains of Colorado. It goes from April 2nd to April 5th. Only a weekend, but nonetheless its packed with films to see.

Some of the programming highlights that have been announced are:

– Socially relevant documentaries “Garbage Dreams” following three
close friends in the slums of Cairo as they begin to mature and have
families; “The Day After Peace” imagining a worldwide “Day of
Peace” and featuring the Dalai Lama, Kofi Anon, Angelina Jolie, and
Jude Law, among others.

– Kevin Smith will receive the “2009 Renegade” for filmmaking and
Michelle Monaghan will receive the “Excellence in Acting” Award.

– “Weather Girl” starring Tricia O’ Kelley (The New Adventures of Old
Christine, Kaitlin Olsen (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) and Mark
Harmon (NCIS) about a weather girl who finds out her boyfriend has
been cheating on her, and airs the news during her segment.

– “Idiots & Angels,” a full-length animated dark comedy directed and
written by Oscar(r) nominated short film director/writer/artist and
famed New York Times cartoonist Bill Plympton.

– Plus, numerous panels, parties and interactive screenings where
audience members have the opportunity to spark lively debate with
filmmakers and talent.

“Idiots & Angels” sounds very interesting, and I hope to see it after it completes its festival circuit.

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