Golden State Film Festival
- When: Saturday, March 28, 2009, time TBA
- Where: Golden State Theatre, Monterey
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: Not available
This breakthrough film fest closes with a weekend of high notes. Thursday: afternoon screenings of James Ivory shorts, the lovely Maria Bello (7:30pm), speaking before her film The Cooler (8pm). Friday: a locally-produced doc on a cool art scene, a talk by its filmmakers (9pm), and an “underground art” exhibit. Saturday: the rare animated Fleischer Bros. feature Gulliver’s Travels (10am) and Kurosawa’s Kagemusha (11:30am), and filmmakers Robert Stone (3pm) and Monty Miranda (7pm) speak before screening their latest. Sunday: The Empire Strikes Back (1:30pm, 8:30pm)—the evening show offers a Q&A with director Irvin Kershner—and Andy Abrahams Wilson presents his documentary premiere on Lyme disease. (See website for details.) [WR]
4:30-10pm Thu; 4-11pm Fri; 10am-11:30pm Sat; 1:30-10:30pm Sun. Golden State Theatre, 417 Alvarado St., Monterey. $5-$30. 372-3800, 372-4555. http://www.goldenstatetheatre.com.