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 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.
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.