Long Beach International Film Festival Announces Diverse Lineup of Films

Lights, CameraAction! The Long Beach International Film Festival (LBIFF) is pleased to announce its diverse lineup of feature-length documentaries, feature-length narrative films, and short films from August 1 to August 4.

In Search of Felliniwritten by actress Nancy Cartwright, who is none other but the voice behind Bart Simpson, focuses on a shy and sheltered girl who discovers the delightfully bizarre films of Federico Fellini, and sets off on a journey across Italy to find him. The film stars Ksenia Solo (Black Swan), Golden Globe Nominee Maria Belo (A History of Violence), and Mary Lynn Rajskub (24).  The film is semi-autobiographical, inspired by Cartwright’s early years, as she travelled to Italy before establishing herself in Hollywood.

Gold Balls is an inspiring film about the ageless human spirit: inside the world of competitive ultra senior tennis will debut. This uplifting and quirky film is centered around 80-year-old athletes as they travel the country in pursuit of a National Championship tennis title.

A Private Portrait, a documentary about the celebrated artist and filmmaker, Julian Schnabel directed by Pappi Cosicato, surveys Schnabel’s life, diving deep into his childhood and his later years as a successful artist and film director. The footage, both new and old, includes snapshots of Schnabel at work in his studio and includes interviews with family members, as well as renowned celebrities including Jeff Koons, Bono, and Al Pacino.

Ever since its inception in 2012, the Long Beach International Film Festival has set up an entertainment hub on the shore of Long Beach, reimagining a summer night filled with entertainment.  In Manhattan’s backyard, LBIFF hosts many film fanatics and culture junkies from around the world to experience film and much more on the oceanfront.  The four days consists of foodie events, film screenings and panels, a casino night, and a unique opportunity to watch films under the stars.

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