Introducing the 2008 Vail Film Festival lineup |

Introducing the 2008 Vail Film Festival lineup

Daily Staff ReportVail CO, Colorado
Special to Daily/Vera DawsonFix, directed by Tao Ruspoli.

VAIL, Colorado The Vail Film Festival, with presenting sponsor Best Life magazine, announced the complete line-up of films selected to be screened at the 2008 Festival, taking place April 3 through 6 in Vail. The festival will screen 83 films from around the world, including 16 feature films and 66 documentaries, short films, Oscar shorts, action sports, student and animated films. The 2008 Festival also will feature the two winning short films from the brand new Red Vision Film Contest.The 2008 Vail Film Festival opens on April 3 with a screening of Diminished Capacity, starring Matthew Broderick, Alan Alda, and Virginia Madsen. This entertaining comedy follows a man (Broderick) suffering from memory loss, his Alzheimers-impaired relative (Alda), and his high school flame (Madsen) to a memorabilia expo where the trio plans a scheme to sell a rare baseball card.Mister Foe was selected as the closing film on April 5. The movie stars Jamie Bell, Ciaran Hinds and Claire Forlani. Hallams talent for spying on people reveals his darkest fears and his most peculiar desires. Driven to expose the true cause of his mothers death, he instead finds himself searching the rooftops of the city for love.Other feature film highlights at this years festival include: Forgetting Sarah Marshall from director Nicholas Stoller and producer Judd Apatow (director of Knocked Up, The 40 Year-Old Virgin), starring Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis and Russell Brand; The Living Wake, directed by Sol Tyron and starring Jesse Eisenberg, is Amy Redfords directorial debut; The Guitar, starring Saffron Burrows; Fix directed by Tao Ruspoli, starring Olivia Wilde and Tao Ruspoli; and Adventures of Power directed by Ari Gold and starring Ari Gold and Adrian Grenier.2008 marks our fifth year, and were very proud of the reputation the festival has developed among filmmakers as a great place to screen and premiere their work, said Scott Cross, co-founder and co-director of the Vail Film Festival. The submissions we receive are the best in independent film, allowing us to have an exceptionally strong program. This year, well screen more films than ever before, with more filmmakers in attendance to support their work. We are honored to have an incredible group of sponsors that believe in the power of film and whose contributions enhance every aspect of the festival. Their support has enabled us to continue to grow and to create several new and exciting programs for the fifth year.The 2008 Vail Film Festival will continue its collaboration with (RED), an international initiative founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver to raise awareness and money for The Global Fund, an innovative public-private partnership created to finance a dramatic turnaround in the fight against AIDS.

Cake Eaters, directed by Mary Stuart MastersonGoodbye Baby, directed by Daniel SchechterOff Jackson Avenue, directed by John-Luke MontiasForgetting Sarah Marshall, directed by Nicholas StollerSummerhood, directed by Jacob MedjuckThe Collective, directed by Judson Pearce Morgan & Kelly OvertonThis Beautiful City, directed by Ed Gass-DonnellyUp With Me, directed by Greg TakoudesRemarkable Power, directed by Brandon BecknerThe Living Wake, directed by Sol TryonMister Foe, directed by David MackenzieDiminished Capacity, directed by Terry KinneyAdventures of Power, directed by Ari GoldThe Guitar, directed by Amy RedfordIn Search of a Midnight Kiss, directed by Alex HoldridgeFix, directed by Tao RuspoliBroken Fences, directed by Troy McGatlin

A Soldiers Peach, directed by Kristen and Marshall ThompsonDark & Bloody Ground, directed by Alex Farnsley, Kevin KingGolden Days, directed by Chris SuchorskyMardik: from Baghdad to Hollywood, directed by Evan York and Jeff OrsaMountain Top Removal, directed by Michael OConnellMoving Midway, directed by Godfrey CheshireOne Bridge to the Next, directed by Kim SnyderTeam Everest: A Himalayan Journey, directed by Andrew CockrumThe Listening Project, directed by Dominic Howes, Joel WeberBi the Way, directed by Brittany Blockman and Josephine DeckerFlow, directed by Irena SalinaOdyssey in Rome, directed by Alex Grazioli

And Then She Was Gone, directed by Jacqueline Pennewill, Pete KonczalAntes y Despues de Besar a Maria, directed by Ramon AlosBad Day, Good Day, Bad Day, directed by Noah PinkBasket Casket, directed by Greg HewettBeer, Chocolate or You, directed by Matt WestDoor Number Two, directed by Jeremy RedleafFelix Melman, directed by Dan LantzGods Beach, directed by Abigail CarpenterHardly Married, directed by Diego NunezHollywood Jerome, directed by Frey HoffmanKids + Money, directed by Lauren GreenfieldLittle Pumpkin, directed by Tiffany BartokLooking Up Dresses, directed by Jared IngramMurdering Mamas Boy, directed by Katherine Cunningham-EvesNew Boy, directed by Steph GreenOfficer Down, directed by Patrick CurdSlingers, directed by Rory KindersleyThe Job, directed by Jonathan BrowningThe Rapture of the Athlete Assumed Into Heaven, directed by Keith BogartThe Temerity of Zim, directed by Joshua KoppleValidation, directed by Kurt KuenneFury, directed by Kevin HershbergerRaving, directed by Julia StilesRabia, directed by Muhammad Hasan

15-40, directed by Christian BaggerA Days Work, directed by Rajeez DassaniAssault, directed by Kazik RadwanskiAt the Surface, directed by Timothy AndersonIf a Body Meet a Body, directed by Brian DavisKeys, directed by Christopher BabersLes Vulnerables, directed by Ben-Jorgen PerlmuttOffice Mobius, directed by Seung Hyung LeeRebel Song, directed by Simon ArthurSimulacra, directed by Tatchapon LertwirlojkulThe Fantastic Destiny of Melford Nelson Kaullie, directed by David FishelTwo Words, directed by Ariel BarronUC Film Festival Winner

I Met the Walrus, directed by Josh RaskinIl Supplente (The Substitute), directed by Andrea JublinMadame Tutli-Putli, directed by Chris Lavis, Maciek SzczerbowskiMeme les Pigeons vont au Paradis (Even Pigeons Go To Heaven), directed by Samuel Tourneux, Simon VannesseLe Mozart des Pickpockets, directed by Philippe Pollet-Villard

Sliding Liberia, directed by Britton Caillouette24 Solo, directed by Jason BerryThe Thin Line: Life on the Edge, directed by Jay Jalbert

How to Hook Up Your Home Theater, directed by Kevin Deters, Stevie WermersLapsus, directed by Juan Pablo ZaramellaLifted, directed by Gary RydstromOperator, directed by Matthew WalkerShuteye Hotel, directed by Bill PlymptonSweet & Sour, directed by Eddie WhiteThe Pearce Sisters, directed by Luis Cook

Ubuntu, directed by David SerotaBinty, directed by Armen EvrenselFilm details and the entire line-up of 2008 film selections in all categories are now available at Festival highlights include an opening night gala at the Donovan Pavilion, a filmmakers reception at Larkspur at the base of Golden Peak, the festival awards ceremony featuring Tim Daly, Adrian Grenier, Olivia Wilde, Jesse Eisenberg and Jeremy Davies, as well as a party on-mountain at Vails Eagles Nest Marketplace and a closing brunch at Larkspur.The Best Life Lodge, which will act as the festivals central destination, will feature such partners as Epson, Subaru, Swiss Army and Stella Artois and will be open to festival passholders. Also this year, Best Life has aligned with some of Vails restaurants, including Terra Bistro, Larkspur and Sapphire to feature signature dishes during aprs ski events.The Vail Film Festival is produced by the Vail Film Institute, a non-profit arts organization that is dedicated to fostering independent cinema and creative filmmaking. Festival passes incorporate a combination of movies, filmmaker panels, galas and music, with deep discounts on skiing for festival pass holders. For tickets and additional information, visit or call (866) 476-1092.

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