Festival tickets went on sale online and at the AIFF box office this week, and the office is bustling with volunteers helping our amazing staff with preparations for opening day on April 8th. The full schedule is online, with links to film synopses and trailers, or view a “carbon neutral” version of our 80 page program here. And over the next few weeks our Facebook page will have lots of info about festival events and films, trailers and more.
In conjunction with our screening of ED HARDY: TATTOO THE WORLD, visionary tattoo artist Ed Hardy’s works will be on display at Bohemia Gallery. The show opens on First Friday, April 2, and continues throughout the month. Ed Hardy will be at the screenings of the film, and also at a reception at the Gallery on Saturday April 10, 6-8p. More details on the screenings and reception here.
We also have a great line-up of free TALKback panels scheduled on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10:30a. On Sunday 4/11, Shawn Levy who has been writing about film for The Oregonian since 1992, and is the author of five books of biography and pop culture history will talk about his newest book Paul Newman: A Life. Levy will discuss how the life of a movie star can become a means of discussing a larger cultural story, and describe Paul Newman’s singular place in American movies and American life.
Behind the scenes, our AIFF Jurors have been screening the films in competition in preparation for our Awards Celebration on Sunday April 11. We have a really impressive group of jurors. Check out the line-up and their bios here.
Hope to see you at the Varsity, Historic Ashland Armory and around town soon!