THE STARS COME OUT IN TEANECK ON JUNE 3 FOR HOBOKEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Umbertos Clam House...
The Legend of Mulberry Street To Cater Hoboken Film Festival!
Come Down To Umbertos Clam House Located at 132 Mulberry Street in New York City After the Festival (June 6, 7 or 8)... And Join Us For A Special Premiere of One of The Festivals Winners...
Multiple Academy Award and Emmy Winners and Nominees to Attend Opening Night Movie about An Autistic Savant
*Gilbert Gottfried New Festival Host*
Teaneck, NJ June 1, 2011 - The 6th annual Hoboken International Film Festival ("HIFF") opens on June 3 with an extravaganza event, including the worldwide premiere of THE GREAT FIGHT, a drama about an autistic savant with prodigious fighting skills. THE GREAT FIGHT is written and produced by HIFF Chairman Kenneth Del Vecchio, who is also a critically acclaimed filmmaker, best-selling author (novels & legal books), and former NJ judge.
In attendance Opening Night will be several stars of the film, including: Robert Loggia (Academy Award and Emmy nominee; Scarface, Independence Day, Big), Lindsey Haun (Broken Bridges, Shrooms, "True Blood"), Martin Kove (The Karate Kid, Rambo), Eric Etebari (The Lincoln Lawyer, An Affirmative Act, "Witchblade"), Joyce DeWitt (Three's Company"), Michael Rivera (The Beaver, Fighting), Tom Waites (And Justice For All, The Thing), and Charles Durning (2-time Academy Award/4-time Golden Globe/9-time Emmy Award winner and nominee). Other notable celebrities committed to be on hand for the opening night festivities and throughout the festival include: 2011 HIFF Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Carroll Baker (Academy Award Nominee & Golden Globe winner; How the West Was Won, Baby Doll, Kindergarten Cop), Steven Bauer (Scarface, Primal Fear), Blanche Baker (Emmy winner; Sixteen Candles, The Handmaid's Tale), Mike Starr (Dumb & Dumber, ), Costas Mandylor (Saw movies, The Pledge), Eileen Fulton (Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award winner; "As The World Turns"), Angela Gots ("House", "The Event"), and Bumblefoot (Guns N' Roses guitarist)….And the new HIFF Gala Awards Ceremony Host will be world renowned comedian Gilbert Gottfried.
The June 3 HIFF Opening Night is a red carpet event that not only includes the worldwide premiere of THE GREAT FIGHT, but also a blowout party, beginning at 6pm, which features fine food from Little Italy's Umberto's and Sambucca's, as well as top shelf beverages from festival sponsors Zyr Vodka, Singha Beer, Alma Tequila, Boylan Soda and Illy Coffee. Robert Ianiello, Owneer of Umbertos Clam House says, "We're thrilled to be able to serve many of our signature dishes as well as some of our new dishes. We've named Short Rib Ragu Over Penne the official Umbertos Clam House dish of the festival."
HIFF, named by media as one of the "top 10 film festivals in the world", altogether is supported by a group of powerhouse partners and sponsors including The New York Post, Fox (specifically featuring its upcoming highly anticipated drama "Terra Nova"), 101.9 RXP, the Hilton Garden Inn, SDL, and HIFF presenting sponsor DiamondJewelersOnline.com.
HIFF showcases the edgiest domestic and international movies and their filmmakers. On June 9, at the Gala Awards Ceremony, which is noted for its Oscar-like class and fanfare, the best submissions will be rewarded with cash prizes in nearly ten categories. At the Gala, Carroll Baker will personally accept her HIFF Lifetime Achievement Award (past recipients include Billy Dee Williams, Cloris Leachman, Robert Loggia, and Charles Durning). Also, a current HIFF highlight is the one-and-only New York Post/HIFF Feature Film Trailer Competition held on NYpost.com, where viewers vote for their favorite HIFF film. The competition, yearly, receives over one million votes.
For more information and to purchase tickets to events and screenings please go to www.hobokeninternationalfilmfestival.com.
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