12 Years A Slave To Open San Diego Film Festival 2013

The San Diego Film Festival, now in it’s twelve year, opens tonight with the very buzzed about film, 12 Years A Slave.

12 Years A Slave, directed by London-born film director Steve McQueen and stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt, Paul Dano. This much anticipated movie is based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom.

This year the festival will be honoring the critically acclaimed filmmaker and produceer, Judd Apatow (Knocked up, Superbad) with the Visionary Filmmaker Award on October 3rd at the Museum of Contemporary Art La Jolla.

The 2013 film festival will be held in two locations, downtown San Diego and La Jolla, with more than 100 film screenings, filmmaker Q&A sessions, panels, after parties, and more!. To see a full list of events, movies and to purchase tickets please visit www.sdfilmfest.com.

We’ll be bringing you a post wrap-up of all of the major events and movie reviews in the coming days!

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Vanessa Turkeltaub
Vanessa Turkeltaub graduated from UC San Diego with a BA in Communication. She has been with Blue Book Publishers for over 5 years, and has written over five-hundred La Jolla related articles. She enjoys going to concerts, art, and traveling. (vanessa@lajollabluebook.com)

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