Vail Film Festival announces 2013 film program

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— The 10th anniversary Vail Film Festival, slated for March 28 – 31, announced the complete lineup for the 2013 festival this week. The festival will showcase 40 films from across the globe, including 17 feature-length films and 23 other films, including shorts, documentaries, animated and student films. The films will screen at Four Seasons Resort Vail, which will serve as the host hotel, as well as at Cinebistro at Solaris and Vail Mountain School.

“This marks the 10th year of the Vail Film Festival and we couldn't be happier with this year's film program,” said Festival Director Sean Cross. “We're excited to share these incredible, compelling films with our attendees. Over the last ten years we have screened over 500 films, hosted more than 2,000 filmmakers, and had film submissions from over 40 countries. We look forward to our next decade of screening amazing work from the U.S. and beyond.”

For the third consecutive year, Cadillac will use Solaris Plaza to create the popular “Cadillac Short Film Series,” which invites the general public to view select festival programming without having to purchase a ticket. Vail residents and visitors will be invited inside a luxury Cadillac vehicle and treated to a selection of short films screened directly from the vehicles entertainment console.

The 10th anniversary Vail Film Festival officially opens on March 28, at the Vail Mountain School with “Disconnect.” Starring Jason Bateman and Alexander Skarsgård and directed by Henry Alex Rubin, “Disconnect” follows three distinct storylines about how people manage to find human connections in the 21st century world of the Internet.

The March 29th featured film is “The Iceman,” directed by Ariel Vromen and starring James Franco, Chris Evans, Winona Ryder, Ray Liotta, David Schwimmer, Michael Shannon and Stephen Dorff. “The Iceman” tells the true story of Richard Kuklinski who, unbeknownst to his family, had been working as a hired assassin. Kuklinski's family did not learn of his real profession until after his arrest in 1986. “The Iceman” won Vromen the Capri Breakout Director Award at the Capri Hollywood Festival.

Read the full story at the Vail Daily's website.

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