Events

20th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival
March 26 - April 2, 2015
At various venues throughout
Palm Beach County
&
1st Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival
Film Series, Naples, Florida

THURSDAY March 26
OPENING NIGHT FILM & CELEBRATION

The Palm Beach International Film Festival kicks off its 20th Anniversary year with our Opening Night Film Welcome to Me complete with a Hollywood-style red carpet, screening and opening night bash. Join us as we welcome filmmakers, movie lovers, industry professionals, and guests from around the world as we celebrate eight days of film, entertainment and education.

Joining us for the film & festivities will be Welcome to Me director Shira Piven. After the film we will be celebrating with a rockin' party at Revolutions.

Tickets for the film and party are $75pp and include two Perfect Vodka cocktails, festive fare, and access to VIP bowling!

7:00 - Welcome To Me - Muvico Parisian 20 & IMAX at City Place
9:00 - After Party at Revolutions at North end of CityPlace

1st Annual PBIFF in Naples at Silverspot Cinema, Naples, Florida
6:00 - Opening Night Reception
7:00 - X+Y

March 27 - April 2
Movies... Movies... Movies

The stage is set for a cinematic journey around the world as the Palm Beach International Film Festival showcases the best in independent and foreign films to the community. Directors, producers, and talent attend many of these presentations and field questions from the audience, offering an interactive discussion about their careers and body of work.

Individual tickets and Festival Packages may be purchased online through www.pbifilmfest.org or at each theater's box office.

Theater Venues:
Muvico Parisian 20 & IMAX at CityPlace, West Palm Beach
Cobb Downtown 16 @ Downtown at the Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens
Cinemark Palace 20 & XD, Boca Raton

The Jewish Experience
This year's lineup of the popular sidebar to the festival includes two World Premieres and five U.S. Premieres, an official Oscar Nominee - Bulgarian Rhapsody - and an OPHIR (Israel's Academy Award) nominee for Best Picture - Is That You?

Growing Up Baumbach: A Tribute to Noah Baumbach's 20 Years in Film

Kicking & Screaming (2005)Tuesday March 31, 5:00PM - Cobb Downtown at the Gardens
The Squid and the Whale (1995) Wednesday April 1, 5:00PM - Cobb Downtown at The Gardens
While We're Young (2014) - Special Closing Night Film
Thursday April 2, 7:00 PM - Cinemark Palace 20

FRIDAY March 27
Meet and Greet with Filmmakers and Press

Filmmakers and press will get together in a casual friendly atmosphere and have the opportunity to mingle and conduct informal one-on-one interviews. Light snacks and drinks will be served.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Festival Hospitality Suite, Hyatt Place Delray Beach (Host hotel)

Any Day - World Premiere - Join stars Tom Arnold at this special Red Carpet screening.

8:00 PM - Muvico Parisian 20 & IMAX

SATURDAY & SUNDAY March 28 & 29
IT'S A WEEKEND OF SHORTS

Moviegoers will have the opportunity to watch short independent films throughout the weekend. Each program is themed and runs under two hours. See Festival schedule for details. Themes include The Jewish Experience, The Golden Years, I Am Woman, Funny Bone, Facing the Challenge, and Pride Comes Out.

1:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Muvico Parisian 20 & IMAX

SATURDAY March 28

Key To The City - Presentation to George McCrae
Join us before the screening for a special presentation by City of West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio to honoree, legendary father of Disco and West Palm Beach native George McCrae ("Rock Your Baby") with the Key to the City. Then enjoy - The Record Man -This film chronicles the beginnings of Henry Stone, TK Records and the Disco music movement.

12:00PM - The Record Man - Muvico Parisian 20

The Record Man
This film chronicles the beginnings of Henry Stone & TK Records. Join us before the screening for a Special Presentation by City of West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio as she presents honoree, legendary father of Disco and West Palm Beach native, songwriter George McCrae ("Rock Your Baby") with the Key to the City.

12:00 PM - Muvico Parisian 20

VIP PARTY! (Platinum Pass & Sposors Only)

Join us Saturday night for a star-studded night of glamour, disco, and live entertainment featuring:

Special presentation of the Shooting Star Award to Ellar Coltrane, the "boy" of 2014's most honored film Boyhood + Tom Arnold, star of Any Day, will receive the 2015 Showmanship Award Plus live performances by George McCrae ("Rock Your Baby"), Jimmy "Bo" Horne, and the Derek Mack Band led by George McCrae's brother Shawn Derek McCrae. Also scheduled to perform are: Charlotte McKinnon (hit freestyle song "Fascinated") and Timmy Thomas.

Dance and party the night away with the celebrity award recipients! Invite includes cocktails & hors d'oeuvres. The guest list will be limited. First come first reserved - To RSVP call 561-362-0003.

8:00 PM - VIP Party - Sanctuary Estate of Joyce and Marty Kobak

SUNDAY March 29
Voices of Local Film & Student Showcase of Films

4:00 PM - Cobb Downtown at the Gardens

Music & Merriment!
Join us for an evening of exhilarating music videos in downtown Delray Beach - Suggested donation - $10, Cash Bar

8:00 PM - Kevro's Art Bar - 166 SE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach

MONDAY March 30
Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark

Join Nat King Cole's daughters Timolin and Casey Cole as we honor the memory of Nat King Cole with this special film presentation.

6:30 PM - Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark
Muvico Parisian 20 & IMAX

THURSDAY April 2
CLOSING NIGHT FILM & AWARDS PRESENTATION

The 20th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival comes to an end with our Closing Night Film presentation of Noah Baumbach's While We're Young - starring Ben Stiller & Naomi Watts.

7:00PM While We're Young - Cinemark Palace 20

"IT'S A WRAP!" PARTY Following the movie, the Palm Beach International Film Festival makes a splash as we wrap up the eight-day celebration of film. It's one last night of fun as we say goodbye to our new friends from around the world. The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the Jury and Audience Favorite film awards.

Individual tickets for While We're Young and "It's A Wrap!" Party are $75 per person and include 2 Perfect Vodka cocktails and delicious light appetizers.

Location: Yoko-San Restaurant, 99 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton

 
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