Lake Tahoe, NV draws filmmakers from around the world for the upcoming Tahoe/Reno International Film Festival running August 24- August 28th, 2005. The festival will host five different venues at North and South Lake Tahoe, Reno, and Carson City from which to choose films.
This year, the festival will premiere “Dave Barry’s Complete Guide to Guys”. Affectionately referred to as ‘G2G’, the film recently screened to rave reviews at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. It’s based on the book of the same title written by Pulitzer Prize winning humorist Dave Barry, screenplay adapted and directed by Jeff Arch, the Academy Award nominated writer of “Sleepless in Seattle”.
“This is a coup for us,” says festival Executive Director Katrina Wilson. “We’re excited to host the cast, crew, and executives and are looking forward to introducing them during the Celebrity Cast Reunion Party, which will be held in their honor on August 24th at Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe.”
“We’re excited to screen “The Wendall Baker Story” co-directed by actors Luke Wilson (“Old School,” “The Royal Tenenbaums”) and Andrew Wilson (“Charlie’s Angel’s 2,” “Bottle Rocket”). The film stars Luke Wilson, Eva Mendes, Jacob Vargas, Seymour Cassel, Harry Dean Stanton, Kris Kristofferson, Owen Wilson and Eddie Griffin. The screenplay was written by Luke Wilson, and the film is produced by Mark Johnson (“Rain Man,” “The Rookie,” “The Notebook”), David Bushell (“Sling Blade,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”), and David Bergstein. Both David Bushell and Andrew Wilson will be in attendance to discuss their film and meet with festival attendees.
Another festival screening highlight is director Jim Thebaut’s documentary, “Running Dry.” A compelling exposé of the global water crisis narrated by award winning actress Jane Seymour.
For more info, visit the Tahoe/Reno International Film Festival website.