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Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival Opens Nov. 4 with “Dreamland”

fliff-logoSeminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hosts Star-Studded Opening Night Event For 31st Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival at Hard Rock Live

 

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (September 26, 2016) – Hard Rock Live, located at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, will host the 31st Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival’s opening night premiere of Dreamland on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 and a post-screening reception for festival attendees.  Joining the festivities are celebrity guests from the film, director Robert Schwartzman, a member of the filmmaking Coppola clan and stars Talia Shire (Rocky, Godfather I, II and III), Beverly D’Angelo (National Lampoon’s Vacation) and Johnny Simmons (Perks of Being A Wallflower).

 

"DREAMLAND"
“DREAMLAND”

Just beyond the Hard Rock Live box office doors, the arena that has played host to millions will become an intimate movie house. Couples, families and friends will enjoy an exclusive soiree where a movie ticket gets you more than a seat in the theater. Following the Dreamland screening, movie-goers will come together for a cinematic after-party experience, anchored by the area’s premier destination for fun and entertainment.

 

hard-rock-logo“We’re thrilled to return to Hard Rock Live and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino again this year for the opening night of the festival.  The venue is tremendous and the projection and sound is unbelievably perfect. Their team has an aptitude for making an opening night stylish and fun that is sheer genius. The night will undeniably be one to remember,” commented Gregory von Hausch, president and CEO of Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.

 

Dreamland, a bittersweet comedy mixed with fantasy, humor and music will remind you of the 1967 classic The Graduate. Johnny Simmons stars as an LA musician who is going through a rough patch and dreams of opening a piano bar but, suffers from an extreme case of insufficient funds. Things take an interesting turn when Monty gets the chance to fill in as the pianist in a swanky hotel bar. There, he meets an older, wealthy woman (Amy Landecker) and begins a May-December romance that upends his home life. The film also stars Jason Schwartzman (The Darjeeling Limited, The Grand Budapest Hotel).

 

The 31st Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film premieres over 100 top American Indie and World Cinema features, documentaries and shorts over the 17-day event and rolls out the red carpet for celebrities and filmmaker guests attending the coveted event.

Venue location:  Hard Rock Live is located at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, FL 33314.

 

Ticket Prices: For the film only tickets are $11 general admission, $8 seniors and students and $6 for FLiFF Members.  For the Post Premiere Reception tickets are $25 general admission and $20 FLiFF Members.  Tickets are available in advance at www.FLiFF.com

 

About Hard Rock Live

Hard Rock Live, a spectacular state-of-the-art facility, further expands the ultimate entertainment experience at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. This 5,500-seat indoor arena has attracted more than 3 million people since its opening in 2005 and has regularly hosted South Florida’s greatest variety of musical acts such as Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Marc Anthony, Billy Joel, Andrea Bocelli, Tim McGraw and Carlos Santana; top comedians including Chris Rock, Robin Williams, Kathy Griffin and George Lopez; as well as major sporting events and events of major sports stars, from UFC matches to charity galas for Jason Taylor, Alonzo Mourning, Dwyane Wade and more. For additional information, please visit www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com or www.myhrl.com.

 

About Seminole Hard Rock

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, located minutes from Fort Lauderdale’s world-famous beach, features a AAA Four Diamond resort with 469 luxury rooms and suites, award-winning restaurants, high-energy nightlife, a lagoon-style pool and Beach Club, a Hard Rock-inspired spa, and premium meeting and convention space. As South Florida’s premier entertainment destination, Seminole Hard Rock hosts top-name acts at its 5,500–seat Hard Rock Live concert arena and offers more than 100 table games, 2,000 of the most popular slots and a stand-alone poker room. Fine dining options include Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, the resort’s signature steakhouse, and Kuro, a luxe and socially vibrant restaurant offering new-style Japanese cuisine. The resort also features contemporary and casual eateries, including Blue Plate, the hotel’s 24-hour diner-inspired restaurant; Constant Grind, a gourmet coffee and pastry shop; and the ever-famous Hard Rock Cafe – Hollywood, part of Hard Rock’s 167 globally recognized rock ‘n’ roll restaurants.

 

About Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLiFF) is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to bringing premieres of American Independent and World Cinema films and introducing talent to Broward County as well as through outreach programs throughout Florida.  Over the years FLiFF has premiered many films that have become Oscar winners and nominees including: Volver, Black Swan, The Artist and The Great Beauty.

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