This Saturday, the multi-faceted Writers Celebration, explores the art and business of transforming words into film. Experienced writers looking to hone skills, newbies seeking a voice, or if you’re just curious, the Writers Celebration has it all. Screenplay writing, script pitching, and Maverick Spirit Award winner Chuck Palahniuk make for an unforgettable day.
Festival Hot Picks:
The Sapphires: Four energetic, talented Aborigine girls are plucked from obscurity to entertain the Aussie troops. Toe-tapping, fabulous fun.
Hunky Dory: Minnie Driver is an inspired high school teacher making Shakespeare come alive as she and her class put together a rock-opera version of The Tempest.
Wampler’s Ascent: Courage has many faces. Steve Wampler’s severe cerebral palsy proved no match for his grit and determination to scale the sheer granite face of Yosemite’s El Capitan.
Emperor: Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln) stars as General Douglas MacArthur, struggling with the historic, weighty decision he must make when Emperor Hirohito surrenders following WWII.
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