San Diego Film Festival 2015: Honorees, Opening Night, & World Premieres Announced

san diego film festivalThe San Diego Film Festival returns for its 14th year September 30 – October 4. Enjoy more than 100 films/documentaries/shorts, industry panels, parties, and Friday’s VARIETY Night of the Stars Tribute at MCASD La Jolla honoring Adrien Brody and Geena Davis – plus a host of other red-carpet events and festivities throughout the week!

The festivities begin with Opening Night on Wednesday, September 30. Walk the Red Carpet, grab some bites and beverages, have glam shots taken at the photo booth, attend an exclusive film screening, mingle with filmmakers and dance the night away while enjoying incredible views of the San Diego skyline. The Opening Night film, September’s of Shiraz starring Adrien Brody and Salma Hayek, will be screened at Reading Cinemas at 7pm. Adrien Brody will be in attendance for a Q&A with film critic Jeffrey Lyons directly following the film, and the after-party will begin on the rooftop at the beautiful Andaz Hotel later in the evening – be sure and get your tickets early for this one!

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Thursday night, the celebrations continue with VARIETY’S Night of the Stars Tribute, a red carpet event held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla co-hosted by film critics Jeffrey Lyons and Ben Lyons.  This year’s awards recipients will be Adrien Brody, Geena Davis, and Brit Marling; all three of them will be attending the tribute night. Festival film lovers attending this glamorous event will be up close and personal with celebrities, filmmakers and industry insiders as San Diego shows its appreciation for the incredible contributions of dozens of individuals, both on screen and off.

Additionally, the San Diego Film Festival will be screening five never-before-seen world premiere films at different times throughout the week. These include:

  • Diablo (World Premiere), starring Scott Eastwood
  • Go With Me (North American Premiere), starring Anthony Hopkins
  • He Named Me Malala (West Coast Premiere)
  • Meadowland (starring Olivia Wilde and Luke Wilson)
  • Youth (starring Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel)

Festivities will continue through Sunday evening, with various panels, other films, and filmmaker awards and even a Culinary Cinema special event on Sunday evening. To purchase tickets and for more information and a complete list of films and events, visit the official San Diego Film Festival website.

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Emily Ruchlewicz

Emily Ruchlewicz

News & Feature Writer at http://www.lajollabluebook.com/
Emily Ruchlewicz is a News and Feature writer at Blue Book Publishers and has written more than 100 La Jolla-related articles. Follow her blogs to stay informed about new businesses, read exclusive interviews with local business owners, and keep up with community events. (emily@lajollabluebook.com)

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