Roll out the red carpet, because Livermore is again hosting the California Independent Film Festival. In its 11th year, the festival will bring indie features, documentaries, shorts and animations--as well as VIP parties and other events--from Thursday, April 16 through Sunday, April 19.
The following is a brief schedule of events. To learn more about the festival and ticket prices, call 371-0100 or visit www.CaIndieFilmFest.org.
The Opening Night Reception features the cast and crew of the film "How To Be" starring "Twilight" star Robert Pattinson at the Firehouse Bistro & Books followed by a full screening of the film at the Bankhead Theater.
In addition to film screenings at the Vine Cinema, there will be a filmmaker party for the 2009 Golden Slate Award for Oscar-Nominated Director Mark Rydell "On Golden Pond."
Film screenings continue at the Vine and Livermore cinemas. There will be a filmmakers' breakfast with star of "Our Gang" short, Livermore resident Dorothy DeBorba as well as a screening of "Rain Man" with Oscar recipient Barry Morrow and the real rain man Kim Peek. A gala awards dinner will honor Diane Ladd at the Blackhawk Museum in Danville.
After film screenings at the Vine Cinema, the closing night movie will be "War Eagle, Arkansas."