Inaugural Gold Coast International Film Festival Sets Lineup

7:00 AM 5/10/2011 by Philiana Ng

The Gold Coast International Film Festival, which takes place June 1-5 on Long Island, has announced its first-ever lineup.

Programming ranges from comedy to music and the economy to the Middle East, with films like Chasing Madoff, The Best and the Brightest with Neil Patrick Harris, Lucky with Colin Hanks, Holy Rollers with Jesse Eisenberg and Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times screening.

“I’m so proud to be associated with this lineup, which represents the kind of quality only found at top festivals,” said Sean McPhillips, senior programmer and festival director. “Programming for year one focused on creating a varied set of experiences for the Gold Coast audience. It is my hope that people will not only find films that fit their taste but that they’ll join in the festival spirit and try new things. Each film — drama, comedy, documentary or short — was selected for its unique value, story, and reason to be seen.”

Chess Kids, directed by Lynn Hamrick, (USA) – World Premiere. Chess prodigies compete in a World Youth Tournament. Featuring Josh Waitzkin (the real-life subject of the film, Searching for Bobby Fischer) pitted against Judit Polgár (the best female player of all time), Chess Kids gives audiences a gender bender look at the sport. A companion follow-up piece revisits these former prodigies two decades later. With Morgan Pehme, Judit Polgár, Josh Waitzkin.


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