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Star-Studded Lineup Announced for 2015 Gold Coast Int’l Film Festival

October 15, 2015
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Star-Studded Lineup Announced for 2015 Gold Coast Int’l Film Festival
Fifth Anniversary Festival Spotlights Award-Winning Films and Hollywood’s Best with Films and Events from November 9 – 15, 2015

North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board, in partnership with the Gold Coast Arts Center, are proud to announce the 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival featuring an exciting slate of films.

This year’s festival takes place from November 9 – 15, 2015 in venues throughout the North Shore of Long Island, and once again, everyone is invited to join us for an exciting week of films, parties, filmmaker Q&As, and glamour!

The Festival kicks off with an intimate conversation with award-winning writer, director, and producer Morgan Spurlock (“Super Size Me”) being held on the campus of LIU Post on November 9, 2015. This event will include a special screening of Spurlock’s new short film CRAFTED.

The fifth anniversary of the Festival will feature over 60 films and dozens of filmmakers at screenings and events in venues throughout the Town of North Hempstead, including Soundview Cinemas in Port Washington, the Bow Tie Cinemas in Great Neck/Port Washington/Manhasset/ Roslyn, the Gold Coast Arts Center in Great Neck, and the LIU Post campus.

Filmmakers scheduled to attend include: award-winning director/producer/screenwriter, Morgan Spurlock; actor Lou Diamond Phillips; star of Showtime’s Homeland, Navid Negahban; Patricia Riggen director of the new Warner Brothers film The 33, starring Antonio Banderas, Juliette Binoche and Lou Diamond Phillips; award winning filmmakers Michael Cuesta (Executive Producer of Homeland), Rick Goldsmith, Yael Melamede and Andrew Horn; WNBA superstar Chamique Holdsclaw; several members of the band Twisted Sister, who will join us for the US premiere of a new film about their rise to fame; Emmy-winning journalist Kristin Thorne – plus many more filmmakers and special guests such as Michael Landers, the Long Island ping-pong champion featured in the film Top Spin.

Films this year showcase Hollywood’s best actors including Richard Gere, Oliver Platt, Rene Russo, Jason Sudeikis, Rebecca Hall, Christopher Walken, Amber Heard, and many more industry stars. Award-winning films from the world’s most prestigious festivals (Cannes, Toronto, Sundance, Tribeca) will be screened, plus over 25 incredible short films, with Q&As with visiting shorts filmmakers. Once again we are offering FREE tickets to all screenings for veterans and current military personnel, courtesy of 1-800-Flowers.com.

For tickets visit www.goldcoastfilmfestival.org.

Supervisor Bosworth and the Town Board at last year’s Gold Coast International Film Festival.

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