Palo Alto Film Festival Unveils 2011 Slate
The Palo Alto International Film Festival announced its 2011 slate today. The lineup includes 20 features and 74 short films, featuring Kevin McDonaldâ€™s â€œLife in a Dayâ€ as the festival opener, described by the festival as â€œa 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.â€
â€œWeâ€™re seeing a new movement emerging â€“ films are trying to live outside the cinema. Theyâ€™re breaking out of traditional storytelling structures,â€ said PAIFFâ€™s Director Programming Alf Seccombe in a statement.
The fest begins September 29 and will close with Herzogâ€™s â€œCave of Forgotten Dreamsâ€ on October 2.
Thursday, September 29
8 p.m. â€œLife in a Dayâ€ by Kevin McDonald (also screens 10/2 at 9:30 p.m.); â€œYouTube My Facebookâ€ by Cedric Vella, winner of the 2011 PAIFF-Talenthouse Short Film Contest, will screen before the feature.