St. Lawrence International Film Festival Spotlights films from across the globe featuring talent Timothy Spall, Michael Nyqvist, Eric Christian Olsen, Matthew Gray Gubler, Melissa Benoist, Adam Nee, Stephen Lang and Honored Guest of the Festival Dan Aykroyd.
Canton, NY/Ottawa, ON – The inaugural – St. Lawrence International Film Festival, running October 22-25, 2015, today announced its first wave of competition programming, marquee screenings and panels. Featuring films from Ireland, Australia, Finland, the debut feature film from acclaimed novelist Helen Walsh, panelists: composer Joe Kraemer (Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Jack Reacher) and comedic personalities: Drew Droege, Adam Nee and Sara Fletcher. Feature film in this years slate include renowned casts of film and TV stars: Timothy Spall (Harry Potter series, Mr. Turner,), Michael Nyqvist (John Wick, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Eric Christian Olsen (NCIS: Los Angeles, Community), Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds, 500 Days of Summer), Melissa Benoist (Whiplash, Supergirl), Stephen Lang (Avatar, Conan the Barbarian), Lucas Bryant (Haven, The Vow), Kyle Gallner (American Sniper, A Nightmare on Elm Street), Adam Nee (Drunk History), Matt Bush (The Trouble with the Curve, Adventureland), Johnny Pemberton (21 Jump Street, The Watch), Beth Grant (No Country for Old Men, The Artist), Julianna Guill (Crazy, Stupid, Love, Friday the 13th), Stephen Lord (EastEnders, Judge Dredd), and Brian Gleeson (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Eagle), among others.
“We’re thrilled to be bringing such extraordinary independent film from all over the world, offering our audiences so many North American and US premieres,” states Bears Fonte, director of programming for the St. Lawrence International Film Festival.
The St. Lawrence International Film Festival, will run October 22-25, 2015, and will feature an incredible 60+ screenings with over 25 features, 5 shorts programs and live performances in four cities in two countries for it’s debut. With the theme “Beyond Borders” the festival will present films from all over the world to screen at five different venues. The festival opening gala will feature a 35th Anniversary Screening of The Blues Brothers with Dan Aykroyd in attendance to benefit the RCMP Foundation. The Friday Night block Party will fill the streets of Canton, NY and feature a special cinematic edition of NYC’s ultimate multimedia live game show, The Big Quiz Thing.
“Our inaugural year is a true representation of our ‘Beyond Borders’ theme: films and filmmakers from around the world bringing their powerful stories to a truly international audience in the upper right corner of North America. We couldn’t have found a better region – with better international sponsors and partners – to put on this show,” explains Adam Paul, executive director of the St. Lawrence International Film Festival.
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