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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

2009 Gen Art Film Festival Line Up Revealed


Today, Gen Art Film Festival presented by Acura announced the line up for their annual seven-day shindig of one feature, one short and one par-tay per day to take place at the newly refurbished Visual Arts Theater, which The Film Panel Notetaker recently visited. Derick Martini’s Lymelife with a star-studded cast including 30 Rock’s Alec Baldwin, a couple of Culkins, Cynthia Nixon and more opens the fest on April 1, along with Topaz Adizes’ short Trece Años, which premiered at Sundance back in January.


Check out my notes from the 2007 Gen Art Film Fest Panel, Media Ecology, which I put in my top 10 panels of that year. Will this year's panel live up to that highly informative moment in notetaking history? Only time will tell. Panels taking place at the festival this year are expected to be announced soon. In the mean time, please peruse the feature and short slate below.

Opening Night
Wednesday, April 1

Feature: Lymelife
Directed by Derick Martini
Cast: Alec Baldwin, Kieran Culkin, Rory Culkin, Jill Hennessy, Timothy Hutton, Emma Roberts and Cynthia Nixon

Short: Trece Años
Directed by Topaz Adizes

Thursday, April 2

Feature: Gigantic
Directed by Matt Aselton
Cast: Paul Dano, Zooey Deschanel, John Goodman, Edward Asner and Jane Alexander

Short: Adelaide
Directed by Liliana Greenfield-Sanders

Friday, April 3

Feature: Peter and Vandy
Directed by Jay DiPietro
Cast: Jason Ritter, Jess Weixler, Jesse L. Martin, Tracie Thoms and Noah Bean

Short: Bridge
Directed by Hillman Curtis

Saturday, April 4

Feature: My Suicide
Directed by David Lee Miller
Cast: Gabriel Sunday, David Carradine, Mariel Hemingway, Brooke Nevin and Nora Dunn

Short: Acting for the Camera
Directed by Justin Nowell

Sunday, April 5th

Feature: Punching the Clown
Directed by Gregori Viens
Cast: Henry Phillips, Ellen Ratner, Audrey Siegal, Matthew Walker, Guilford Adams, Wade Kelly, Evan Arnold, Mik Scriba, Mark Cohen

Short: Asshole
Directed by Chadd Harbold

Monday, April 6

Feature: Picture Me: A Model’s Diary
Directed by Ole Schell
Cast: Sara Ziff, Ole Schell

Short: Veer!
Directed by Patrick Barry

Closing Night
Tuesday, April 7

Feature: Finding Bliss
Directed by Julie Davis
Cast: Leelee Sobieski, Matthew Davis, Donnamarie Recco, Denise Richards, Kristen Johnston and Jamie Kennedy

Short: Boob
Directed by Honest

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