(Philadelphia, Pa – September 25, 2013) – The 22nd Philadelphia Film Festival (PFF) proudly announces All is Lost as the Opening Night film, premiering in the new state-of-the-art Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center on Thursday, October 17 with a scheduled appearance by writer/director J. C. Chandor. One of the most anticipated films of the Fall, and featuring a tour-de-force solo performance from Robert Redford, All is Lost is a gripping tale of solitude and survival in the face of disaster.
“I am thrilled to be featuring All is Lost as our Opening Night Film. From the moment I walked out of the premiere in Cannes and experienced how special this film was, I knew it had to play our Festival,” said Executive Director Andrew Greenblatt. “Kicking off the event with this amazing film is the perfect start to what may be our finest line-up yet.”
Furthermore, the Festival is excited to announce that Bruce Dern will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award, to be presented following the centerpiece screening of Alexander Payne’s new film, Nebraska, in the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center on Saturday, October 19.
Likewise, Kerry Bishé will be in attendance to receive the Rising Star Award, following a sneak preview screening of her new film Blue Highway. Bishé also stars in Grand Piano, which will be screening in the Festival as well.