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San Dan Diego Film Festival Line Up: Part One

A LONELY PLACE FOR DYING
Run Time: 94 min
Director: Justin Eugene Evans
Writers: Catherine Doughty, Justin Eugene Evans
Cast: Michael Scovotti, Ross Marquand, James Cromwell, Michael Wincott
• Scheduled to attend: Oscar Nominee James Cromwell (L.A. Confidential, ‘W’, The Green Mile)
• “WINNER†Heineken Red Star Award – Santa Fe Film Festival
• West Coast Premiere

ADVENTURES OF POWER
Run Time: 89 min
Writer and Director: Ari Gold
Cast: Ari Gold, Adrian Grenier, Chiu Chi Ling, Jane Lynch, Michael McKean, Shoshannah Stern
• Recipient of Top-Rate U.S. Comedy award at Karlovy-Vary Film Festival
• ‘Official Selection’ – Sundance Film Festival
• “WINNER†Audience Awards – Memphis & Vail Film Festivals

BEFORE WE CLOSE
Run Time: 76 min
Directors: Joshua Tucker, Kendal E. Tuttle
Writers: Joseph Frost, Joshua Tucker, Kendal E. Tuttle
Cast: Paul Peglar, Lorin Suart, Jenessy Elshire, Christopher Given Harrison
• Hosted by the George Lin Memorial Foundation
• World Premiere

CRUZANDO
Run Time: 95 min
Directors: Mando Alvarado, Michael Ray Escamilla
Writers: Mando Alvarado, Michael Ray Escamilla
Cast: David Barrera, Tony Campisi, Mando Alvarado, Maria Helan
• “WINNER†Audience Choice Awards – San Antonio & Seattle Film Festival
• ‘Official Selection’ – 6 International Film Festivals

DEADLAND
Run Time: 107 min
Director: Damon O’Steen
Writer: Gary Weeks
Cast: Gary Weeks, Brian Tee, William Katt, Harrison Page, Chad Matthews, Cullen Douglas, Emily-Grace Murray
• From SDFF alumni filmmakers Gary Weeks and Damon O’Steen (29 Reasons to Run)
• ‘Official Selection’ – over 12 International Film Festivals

FORMOSA BETRAYED
Run Time: 102 min
Director: Adam Kane
Writers: Will Tiao, Katie Swain, Brian Askew, Nathaniel Goodman, Charlie Stratton, Yann Samuel
Cast: James Van Der Beek, Wendy Crewson, John Heard, Will Tiao, Tzi Ma, Leslie Hope, Kenneth Tsang
• West Coast Premiere
• ‘Official Selection’ – Montreal & Asian America Film Festivals
• Scheduled to attend: James Van Der Beek

LIKE DANDELION DUST
Run Time: 100 min
Director: Jon Gunn
Writers: Stephen J. Rivele & Michael Lachance, based on novel by Karen Kingsbury
Cast: Mira Sorvino, Barry Pepper, Cole Hauser, Kate Levering, Maxwell Perry Cotton
• Scheduled to attend: Emmy & Golden Globe Nominated Barry Pepper, Cole Hauser & Kate Levering
• “WINNER†Best of Fest – Palm Springs International Film Festival
• “WINNER†Audience Choice Awards – Sonoma, Vail & Sedona Film Festivals

NO BRAINER
Run Time: 62 min
Director: Cookie ‘Chainsaw’ Randolph
Writers: Cookie ‘Chainsaw’ Randolph and Dave Rickards
Cast: Dave Rickards, Cookie ‘Chainsaw’ Randolph, Paula Abdul, Paula Poundstone, Bob Saget, Sam the Cooking Guy, Bob Costas, Scott Bakula, Will Ferrell
• Special Encore Screening
• Scheduled to attend: Cookie ‘Chainsaw’ Randolph & Dave Rickards

PRINCE OF BROADWAY
Run Time: 100 min
Director: Sean Baker
Writers: Sean Baker, Darren Dean
Cast: Prince Adu, Karren Karagulian, Aiden Noesi, Keyali Mayaga, Kat Sanchez, Victoria Tate
• Nominated for “John Cassavetes Award” – Independent Spirit Awards
• From the director of Take Out
• “WINNER†Best Dramatic Feature – 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival
• “WINNER†Jury Prize – Woodstock & Torino Film Festivals

PUSHING 30
Run Time: 90 min
Writer and Director: Scott Held
Cast: Ben Belack, Matthew Prater, Sara Jane Nash
• World Premiere

REACH FOR ME
Run Time: 90 min
Director: LeVar Burton
Writer: Michael Bruce Adams
Cast: Seymour Cassel, Alfre Woodward, Johnny Whitworth, Lacey Chabert, Adrienne Barbeau, Charlene Blaine, LeVar Burton & Larry Hankin

Scheduled to attend: Oscar Nominee Seymour Cassel, Lacey Chabert, Adrienne Barbeau & Charlene Blaine
•
From director LeVar Burton (Roots, Star Trek: The Next Generation)

REPO
Run Time: 97 min
Writer and Director: Ben Gourley
Cast: Ben Gourley, Jason Mewes, Izabella Miko, Lindsey McKeon
• World Premiere
• Scheduled to attend: Jason Mewes (Jay of ‘Jay & Silent Bob’) & Ben Gourley

THAT EVENING SUN
Run Time: 109 min
Writer and Director: Scott Teems, based on short story by William Gay
Cast: Hal Holbrook, Ray McKinnon, Walton Goggins, Carrie Preston, Mia Wasikowksa, Barry Corbin, Dixie Carter, Barlow Jacobs, Anthony Reynolds

• “WINNER†– over 10 Audience Choice Awards
• ‘Official Selection’ – SXSW, Sarasota, Atlanta & Newport Film Festivals
• Scheduled to attend: Hal Holbrook, Ray McKinnon, Walter Coggins

THE BOYS ARE BACK
Run Time: 100 min.
Director: Scott Hicks
Writers: Allan Cubitt, based on novel by Simon Carr
Cast: Clive Owen, Tommy Bastow, Laura Fraser, Emma Booth

• ‘Official Selection’ – 2009 Toronto International Film Festival
• Opens in theaters nationwide November 12
• Courtesy of Miramax Films
• From director Scott Hicks (Shine, Snow Falling on Cedars & Hearts in Atlantis)

THE JOB
Run Time: 107 min
Director: Shem Bitterman
Writer: Shem Bitterman
Cast: Patrick Flueger, Ron Pearlman, Joey Pantoliano, Taryn Manning & Mark Harelik

• World Premiere
• Based on Shem Bitterman’s award-winning, Broadway play
• Scheduled to attend: Ron Pearlman, Joey Pantoliano & Patrick Flueger

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