Notable Names Paul Sorvino, Susie Essman, Bonnie Wright, Jason Ritter, Melanie Lynsky, Sean Young and others to attend
(New York, NY) From October 21-27, 2013 the Gold Coast Arts Center in collaboration with the Town of North Hempstead will present the 3rd annual Gold Coast International Film Festival (GCIFF), and everyone’s invited—again—to join for fantastic films, parties, panels, and fanfare. The festival has brought the latest Hollywood hits and Indie favorites to the Gold Coast of Long Island. Add A-list celebrities and unforgettable events to the mix and GCIFF has become the “go to” Festival for film buffs and it is the last major film festival on the East Coast before Awards season.
This year, the Festival will honor legendary actor, Paul Sorvino (GoodFellas, Bulworth, The Cooler) with a Lifetime Achievement Award on Wednesday, October 23 during the Annual Benefit Gala at the brand new venue: The Space at Westbury. The Gala will also honor Susie Essman, (co-star of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm) with the Artist of Distinction Award for Comedy, assisted by our head of comedy Programming Jeffrey Gurian. From across the “pond” young British actress Bonnie Wright (of the Harry Potter film series), Melanie Lynsky (2 ½ Men, Ever After) and Emmy Nominated Actor, Jason Ritter (Parenthood) will keep the night lively.
This year, greater Long Island will become ‘Laugh Island’ as The Gold Coast International Film Festival shines a spotlight on Comedy with a program of films and events with legendary comedians, writers and actors. We are excited to introduce you to our Head of Live Comedy Programming….(drumroll please)…comedy Writer/Producer/Director Jeffrey Gurian. Credit: Youtube.
GCIFF will offer up a slate of fresh, exciting films including:
Nebraska– starring Bruce Dern, from acclaimed director Alexander Payne. A Cannes winner and already getting Oscar buzz.
TheFace of Love– a romantic drama starring Annette Bening and Ed Harris, direct from the Toronto Film Festival.
The Prime Ministers– Long Island Premiere. Based on the bestselling book by Ambassador Yehuda Avner, who will attend for a Q&A and book signing on Sunday, October 27th.
Teddy Bear– a dark comedy featuring David Krumholtz, Melanie Lynsky, Jason Ritter and Ned Beatty. Q & A with Lynsky and Ritter after the screening.
Send No Flowers– a mob action drama. Q & A with starsSean Young, Gianni Russoand Jackie Martling on Sunday, October 27th.
Comedy Warriors– a documentary about wounded Iraq/Afghanistan vets who work with A-List comedians, Zach Galifianakis, B.J Novak, Bob Saget and Lewis Black help them tell their stories with humor. Q & A with the director/producer John Wager and Warrior Joe Kashnow along with other Warriors performing stand-up for the audience.
Dancing in Jaffa (Doc) Long Island Premiere. Israeli and Palestinian kids who cross cultural and political boundaries to learn ballroom dance together. Q & A with world famous ballroom dancer who appears in the film–Pierre Dulaine.
The Genius of Marian– A life affirming documentary about a family coping with Alzeimer’s – with a panel of North Shore-LIJ Health System distinguished experts specializing in Geriatrics, Behavioral Health and research in the field of Alzheimer’s Disease sponsored by The Katz Center for Women’s Health of North Shore-LIJ Health System.
The Short Game– an award winning documentary about the best 7-year-old golfers from all parts of the globe competing to be the next world champion.
Stand Clear of the Closing Doors– the story of an autistic boy from Far Rockaway who gets lost on the subway on the eve of Hurricane Sandy – some of the film was shot while Sandy hit.
Another Woman’s Life– New York Premiere. A French romantic comedy starring Juliette Binoche.
In God We Trust– a brilliant new film about the Madoff scandal from the perspective of his personal secretary.
Separate We Come, Separate We Go– directed by Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley from the Harry Potter film series) screening her short film.
Screenwriter Producer David Paterson. Image credit: GCIFF Facebook
Former United States Congressman Gary Ackerman and Alan Sarroff. Image credit: GCIFF Facebook
Nassau County Legislator Wayne Wink, Regina Gil and Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos. Image credit: GCIFF Facebook
PR Guru Rick Eberle, Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman, David Manning of @A-List Communications and screenwriterProducer David Paterson. Image credit: GCIFF Facebook
Brian Dennehy Talks to Phil Donahue. Gold Coast International Film Festival & Town of North Hempstead present ‘Brian Dennehy talks to Phil Donahue’, Long Island, NY, February 16, 2013, (C) Karen Rubinnews-photos-features.com — at Harbor Links Golf Course.. Image credit: GCIFF Facebook, (C) Karen Rubinnews-photos-features.com.
GCIFF presents sensational events to SRO audiences year-round. Some of the past highlights include: an exclusive pre-release screening of The Great Gatsby with Baz Luhrmann, plus screenings and events with such notable names as Edward Burns, Brian Dennehy, Phil Donahue, Isabella Rossellini, Bill Plympton,Bruce Dern, Joan Allen, Gabriel Byrne, Celeste Holm, Eli Wallach, Robert Klein, Nelson DeMille, Francis Ford Coppola, Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson, Alan King and Kelli O’Hara to name a few.
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