Burbank, CA – The 9th annual Burbank International Film Festival is about to kick off with over 180 screenings of independent feature films, short films, and film revivals over its 5 days, along with artist tributes, cast and crew panels, parties, and special red carpet events. The festival starts on September 6th, 2017 and runs through September 10th, 2017 at the AMC 16 Theater in Downtown Burbank. The Burbank International Film Festival provides a platform for independent filmmakers to display their work, and attract the attention of industry professionals. Each year, the Festival showcases a wide range of independent films that feature up-and-coming film making talent from all over the globe.
This year’s opening night feature film is The List. The film starts Patrick Fugit (Oukast) and Jennifer Morrison (Once Upon a Time), both of whom received nominations for Best Actor and Best Actress at the Festival, respectively. The film also stars Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy I & II, Dr. Who), Aaron Staton (Mad Men), Gilles Marini (Switched at Birth) and Eddie Kaye Thomas (Scorpion).
The List is a story of an unassuming dog trainer dating the ideal woman. Just when he is about to pop the question, she produces a detailed list of improvements intended to make an ideal couple. Though hesitant in the beginning, Alex reluctantly decides to do the list as the threat from a new suitor looms.
The Festival also features a 20th Anniversary screening of Starship Troopers. The screening will be followed by an exclusive Q & A session with the cast, including Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, and screenwriter Ed Neumeier (Robocop). The screening will be held on Saturday, September 9th, 2017, from 6:00pm-9:00pm. The screening and Q & A is part of the Night of Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror, which includes an after-party with DJ, dancing, live music, and special guests. Tickets for the evening are available on the Festival Website.
Also featured at the Festival is a screening of the Rod Taylor biography movie “Rod Taylor: Pulling No Punches“. A