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Posted by zzz - Lorea Thomson on Friday, March 27th, 2015 at 12:01pm.


The Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF) announced its highly anticipated film line-up for the 20th year, March 26 – April 2, 2015, featuring 12 World Premieres and 15 American premieres. The film festival will present features, documentaries and short films from the U.S. and around the world, including Bulgaria, Venezuela, France, England, Israel, the Philippines, Costa Rica, Spain, Russia, Slovakia, Australia, Canada, Cuba, The Netherlands and Germany.  The PBIFF will host filmmakers, producers and actors to chat about their films.

Randi Emerman, President of PBIFF states, “This year’s Palm Beach International Film Festival has a sparkling array of fantastic movies and a list of visiting filmmakers and talent that will bring the best of the world to the shores of South Florida. We are thrilled to welcome old and new friends such as Shira Piven, who’s shown 2 three films at the festival; Ellar Coltrane, who has taken the industry by storm with his incredible performance spanning over 12 years in Boyhood; Tom Arnold, who will attend with his film Any Day; and a nod to the late Michael Clarke Duncan whose last film, The Challenger, will make its World Premiere, to name just a few. And the best part is there’s more to come!”

Opening night was Thursday, March 26 at Muvico Parisian 20, kicked off with Welcome to Me, directed by Shira Piven. The film stars Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Wes Bentley, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack and Linda Cardellini. The film is about a woman suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder who becomes an overnight celebrity after a huge lottery jackpot allows her to launch her own off-the-wall talk show.  The fest will close on Thursday, April 2, with While We’re Young, directed by Noah Baumbach, starring Amanda Seyfried, Naomi Watts, Ben Stiller, Adam Driver and Charles Grodin.

Screenings of this year’s films will be held at Muvico Parisian 20 and IMAX at CityPlace in West Palm Beach, Cobb Downtown at the Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens and Cinemark Palace 20 in Boca Raton. Passes are on sale now!  Individual screening tickets will be available and cost no more than a regular movie ticket. Tickets available at the theaters’ box office during the festival.  For more information, please visit the festival web site at www.pbifilmfest.org

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