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Palo Alto Film Festival Unveils 2011 Slate

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The Palo Alto International Film Festival announced its 2011 slate today. The lineup includes 20 features and 74 short films, featuring Kevin McDonald’s “Life in a Day” as the festival opener, described by the festival as “a documentary shot by filmmakers all over the world that serves as a time capsule to show future generations what it was like to be alive on July 24, 2010.”

“We’re seeing a new movement emerging – films are trying to live outside the cinema. They’re breaking out of traditional storytelling structures,” said PAIFF’s Director Programming Alf Seccombe in a statement.

The fest begins September 29 and will close with Herzog’s “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” on October 2.

Full lineup:

Thursday, September 29
8 p.m. “Life in a Day” by Kevin McDonald (also screens 10/2 at 9:30 p.m.); “YouTube My Facebook” by Cedric Vella, winner of the 2011 PAIFF-Talenthouse Short Film Contest, will screen before the feature.


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