Saturday, September 8, 2012

2012 Scottsdale International Film Festival - Oct 5-9

The 2012 Scottsdale International Film Festival will run October 5th through October 9th at the Harkins Shea 14. This year's festival features 38 films and 69 showings with films from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and North and South America — films not only in English, French, Spanish, German, and Italian but also in Turkish, Icelandic, and Kinyarwanda!  
The Scottsdale Film Festival is a destination event & catalyst for connecting diverse filmmakers from around the world with film lovers in a fresh, thought-provoking, & enduring community of support.
The Festival's Opening Night will feature the Premiere of the Fred Schepisi film The Eye of the Storm on Friday, Oct. 5th at 7:30 PM.
The Eye Of The Storm
Director Fred Schepisi will attend to present his film and participate in a post-film Q&A moderated by Kevin Sandler.
In a Sydney suburb, two nurses, a housekeeper and a solicitor attend to Elizabeth Hunter (Charlotte Rampling) as her expatriate son and daughter convene at her deathbed. In dying, as in living, Mrs. Hunter remains a formidable force on those around her.
Estranged from a mother who was never capable of loving them, Sir Basil, (Geoffrey Rush), a famous but struggling actor in London, and Dorothy (Judy Davis), an impecunious French princess, attempt to reconcile with her.
In doing so they are reduced from states of worldly sophistication to floundering adolescence. The children unite in a common goal – to leave Australia with their vast inheritance. Using the reluctant services of their family lawyer Arnold Wyburd (John Gaden), they scheme to place their mother in a society nursing home to expedite her demise.
Principal Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Geoffrey Rush, Judy Davis

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