Entering its 19th year, the Palm Beach International Film Festival will host one of its most anticipated lineups yet, hosting 14 world premieres, eight North American premieres, and eight U.S. premieres. Consisting of feature films, documentaries, and short films that represent the talents of filmmakers, producers, and actors from most major continents, the festival will give audiences the chance to witness the thought processes of the masterminds behind all featured work. Toted as "a true celebration of the art of film," the two major films to look out for are Belle, directed by Amma Asante, and Cas & Dylan, directed by Jason Priestley. Aside from watching some remarkable movies, the festival will honor Emmy- and Tony Award-winning actor Robert Morse through the Lifetime Achievement Award and director Rick McKay with the Visionary Award. To fulfill the expectations encapsulated in eight days, the festival will include many special events that focus on tributes to special guests, current and cutting-edge films in Israel, Canadian films, local films, and a student showcase of films.
Immerse yourself in the global film industry from Thursday through April 10 in locations across Palm Beach County. Screenings will take place at the Muvico Parisian 20 and IMAX at CityPlace in West Palm Beach, Cobb Downtown at the Gardens, Lake Worth Playhouse Stonzek Theatre in Lake Worth, and Cinemark Palace 20 in Boca Raton. Platinum passes cost $450, premiere passes cost $325, and gold passes cost $225. Individual-screening tickets cost $10.50 for general admission and $8 for seniors and students. Tickets and detailed information on each event and their location can be found by visiting pbifilmfest.org. Call 561-362-0003.
April 3-10, 2014