Alexander Payne’s Nebraska to open VIFF 2013
Alexander Payne’s black and white drama Nebraska will open this year’s Vancouver International Film Festival after receiving a warm reception at Cannes and making a big splash at Telluride. The film stars Will Forte—who visits Vancouver for the screening—and crazy old Bruce Dern, who took a best actor prize at Cannes for his role in the road movie.
Payne’s previous films include Election, About Schmidt, Sideways, and The Descendants.
Nebraska receives its gala screening at the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts on September 26.
Other gala presentations for the 32nd year of the festival include director Gia Milani’s All the Wrong Reasons (Canadian Images, September 27), which stars Cory Monteith in his second to last role.
"You'll be glad to hear there are sexually suggestive scenes," Canadian Images programmer Terry McEvoy said during a media conference for the festival held today (September 4).
Another Cannes hit, Jia Zhangke’s A Touch of Sin, kicks off VIFF's signature Dragons & Tigers series on October 3.
Introducing one of this year's new programs, Ben Ratner’s highly anticipated directorial debut Down River gets the gala treatment in the B.C. Spotlight series on October 5.
Closing VIFF on October 11 is The Face of Love, from director Arie Posin, starring Robin Williams, Annette Bening, and Ed Harris.
The Vancouver International Film Festival runs from September 26 to October 11.