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19th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival
April 3-10, 2014
Schedule of Events

Thursday, April 3
OPENING NIGHT FILM & PARTY
BELLE

Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Cinemark Palace 20, 3200 Airport Road, Boca Raton FL 33431


BELLE, starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Emily Watson, Tom Felton, Sam Reid and Tom Wilkinson, is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Left to wonder if she will ever find love, Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar's son bent on change who, with her help, shapes Lord Mansfield's role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England. Talent from the film expected to attend.

Opening Night festivities continue as guests head "upstairs" to the Premier Level to Bogart's Bar & Grille where they will enjoy specialty Tito's Handmade Vodka cocktails and a sampling of delicacies from our friends at Bogart's.

$75 Film & Party - advance reservations required

Friday, April 4 - Thursday, April 10
Movies... Movies... Movies
Check out the best films around and meet the creative forces behind them.


Cinemark Palace 20
Cobb Downtown @ The Gardens
Lake Worth Stonzek Theatre
Muvico Parisian 20 & IMAX @ CityPlace

Friday, April 4
Time: 8:00 pm
Special Presentation: THE GREAT CHICKEN WING HUNT & PARTY
Location: Cobb Downtown @ The Gardens, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave, Palm Beach Gardens FL 33410


Enjoy a special screening of award-winning documentary "The Great Chicken Wing Hunt," a comedy about Buffalo wings and the band of misfits who set out to find the world's best one. An after-party at Cabo Flats, sponsored by Tito's Vodka, will allow guests to taste what was revealed in the documentary to be the "best" chicken wing. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the "chicken wing" as we know it.
Theater General Admission for Film & Party.

Saturday, April 5
Time: 10:00 am & 11:00 am
Seminars
Location: Hyatt Place Delray Beach, 104 NE 2nd

• Trials and Tribulations of Healthcare and Benefits for the Independent Filmmaker

• Making Movies - How Do They Do It?
What does it really take to get a movie from brain to screen?
Find out what goes into film production - from writing to greenlight, financing to casting, location scouting to "ACTION!" Behind the scenes of filmmaking from the people who make it happen.
Free and Open to the Public.

Saturday, April 5
Time: 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Toast of the Town - A Tribute to Classic Hollywood
Location: EAU PALM BEACH Resort & Spa, 100 South Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462


Meet the filmmakers, special celebrity guests and VIPs at this exclusive celebration and main fundraising event, while sipping on the champagne featured in A Year in Champagne and enjoying special Tito's Vodka
Martinis that will be served at the party.
$75 per Person

Sunday, April 6
Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Music and Merriment Film Showcase
Location: South Shores Tavern, 502 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth FL 33460


An evening of videos, docs, and shorts that will bring music and merriment to your eyes and ears.
$10 per person

Monday, April 7
Time: 7:00 pm
SPOTLIGHT SCREENING & SPECIAL PRESENTATION followed by "Martinis at Sardi's"
"BROADWAY: BEYOND THE GOLDEN AGE"
ROBERT MORSE & Rick McKay to be honored
Location: Cinemark Palace 20, 3200 Airport Road, Boca Raton FL 33431


The festival will honor director Rick McKay with the Visionary Award, celebrating his ongoing achievement of documenting and preserving the history of the Broadway stage with stories told directly from the legends who were there, while illustrating their tales not only with amazing, rare archival performance footage but also through their home movies and photos as well. McKay returns to Palm Beach after premiering his award-winning documentary Broadway: The Golden Age, which won at PBIFF 10 years ago, and this year will have a very special early sneak preview of his new film Broadway: BEYOND the Golden Age, due to be released in the Fall of 2014.

Thursday, April 10
CLOSING NIGHT FILM & "IT'S A WRAP" AWARDS PARTY
With special appearance by the film's director JASON PRIESTLEY
Location: Cinemark Palace 20, 3200 Airport Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431


The fest will close with Cas & Dylan, directed by Jason Priestley, starring Richard Dreyfuss, Tatiana Maslany and Jayne Eastwood. A Canadian comedy/drama, Cas & Dylan is about what happens when a dying doctor, who plans to check out on his own terms, takes a reluctant detour when he inadvertently winds up on the lam with an "anything-but-normal" 22-year old girl. Director Jason Priestley will attend. The screening will take place on Thursday, April 10 at Cinemark Palace 20, followed by the "It's a Wrap" party at Bogart's Bar & Grille.

$75 film & Party

 
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