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"Ill Catalina Film Festival announces lineup STAFF REPORT Catalina Island has long been a fixture in Hollywood's motion picture industry. This year it cel- ebrates its Centennial of being in- volved in the film industry• Catalina Film Festival will run from May 4-6. The Festival fea- tures more than 60 films, industry panels, networking and special events, including yacht and man- sion parties. Scheduled guests include Stan Lee, Rachael Leigh Cook, James Scott, Darren Le Gallo, Scott Thompson, Daniel Gillies and Adam Sinclair. The festival will open with the West Coast premiere of "The Magic of Belle Isle," starring Mor- gan Freeman and Virginia Mad- sen; directed by Rob Reiner. "The Magic of Belle Isle," tells the story of a wheelchair bound author who moves to a rural town, where he befriends a single mother and her tlaree kids, who help reignite his passion for writing. Opening Night will also feature an awards presentation, with Stan Lee accepting the Ronald Reagan Foundation's Great Communica- tor Award• Following the Open- ing Night awards presentation and screenings, its Opening Night Gala with Lee in attendance• Catalina Film Fest will screen a wide range of more than 60 films-- from feature to short, dra- ma to comedy, student to experi- mental and indie to studio. Other notable films from the 2012 lineup include: West Coast Premiere "Bel Ami" Stars Robert Pattinson., Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci and Kristin Scott Thomas. Directed by Declan Donnellan and Nick Send us your news and photos! ed@cinews.us • Ormerod. A chronicle of a young man's rise to power in Paris via his manipulation of the city's most in- fluential and wealthy women. "Broken Kingdom" Stars Daniel Gillies ("Vam- pire Diaries," "Saving Hope"), Rachael Leigh Cook ("She's All That" "Psych") and Darren Le Gallo .("Date Night," "The Ma- trix Reloaded")-- all scheduled to attend. Two stories weave their way from the harrowing slums of Bogota to the lofty hills of Holly- wood. A 14-year-old prostitute and an eccentric American writer forge a peculiar companionship; while a day care teacher in Los Angeles does everything she can to fight the weight of a tragic secret. "With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story" Directed by Will Hess. Stan Lee will be in attendance. A fea- ture-length documentary on the life and creations of stan Lee, known for creating compelling stories and fostering imagination through iconic "comic books and memorable characters, such as Spider-Man, The Hulk, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Iron Man and Thor. Lee will also participate in "The Anatomy of POW!" panel (mod- erated by Chris Gore) with Gill Champion, co-founder and CEO of POW! Entertainment. Lee will also introduce a special screening of "The Avengers" on its opening weekend during the festival and host a VIP brunch with special• guests and fans. "Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy" Stars Adam Sinclair ("Mile High," "Van Wilder 2")--con- Nathaniel Krause and written by Neil LaBute. Clark and Becca leave a bar after a night out with friends. They pass a homeless man on the street, and Clark gets an firmed to attend. Also starring: idea. Kristin Kreuk ("Smallville," "Eu -' "The Sea is All I Know" rotrip"), Billy Boyd ("Lord of the ;:: i , Stars Academy Award-winner Rings")• Directed by Rob Heydon. The film is based on a novel by,the writer of Trainspotting. "Confessions of an Eeo Ter- rorist" (Isla Earth Award) Directed by Peter Brown. Seen through the eyes of activist Peter Brown, the film grants the viewer an intimate look at shipboard life amongst these self proclaimed animal saviors and sea rebels who shaped the green movement we know and love today. "Double or Nothing" Stars Adam Brody ("The OC.," "Jennifer's• Body")• Directed by Melissa Leo ("The Fighter," "Fro- zen River"), Peter Gerety ("Inside Man," "Changeling"). Directed by Jordan Bayne. When an estranged couple, Sara and Sonny, come to the aid of their dying daughter, the experience sends them spiraling CALL FOR ENTRIES m into spiritual crisisl and emotions they do not understand. Catalina Film Festival is a com- petitive event with awards in up to 10 categories, including the presti- gious Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation "Great Communica- tor" Award. and the ISLA Earth Award; an honor presented by the Festival's beneficiary, the Catalina Island Conservancy. To secure passes for film festi- val activities, visit www.catalina- film.org/attend. Submit your photograph, graphic or art of Catalina. If we use it for a cover, y0u't[ get a free one year subscription to the IsLander and recognition. SEND High resolution digital JPEG files-3OOdpi min.-via email to edfacinews.us. Must be original submitting work. agree to license the Catalina newspaper. THil CATALINA IsI.ANDER .......................................................................................................................................................................................... I:riday; April 2'71 26t2 (7