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Palm Beach International Film Festival Announces Season Of Events For 2015/2016

September 10, 2015

Palm Beach International Film Festival Announces Season of Events for 2015/2016

 

 

 

Live entertainment, laughter join regular screenings and film festivals

throughout the year

 

MANALAPAN, FL (September 10, 2015) The Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF) is proud to announce a full season lineup for all ages and interests at their new, permanent home, The Palm Beaches Theatre in the Plaza del Mar, Manalapan. Live performances, comedy, master acting classes, regular screenings, mini-film festivals and, of course, the International Film Festival itself are on slate for the upcoming season.

 

Kicking off the packed schedule is the September 24 Sit-Down Comedy with Suzi Lynch. Suzi is an accomplished actor, author, and improv comic performer who had her debutante roots in Greenwich, Connecticut and has migrated to West Palm Beach, Florida. Along with her sense of humor she brought her own folklore as she navigated between her life and the lives of her amazing, eccentric, and over-achieving parents. She now performs her unique style of story-telling sit-down comedy. A portion of the evening's proceeds benefits Hadassah.

 

September 25 is the Burt Reynolds-directed production of The Property Known as Garland. The incredible story, by Billy Van Zandt, will feature Lee Marlow as the beloved actress.

 

The following night, September 26, The Cannoli and Macaroon Comedy Tour will delight audiences. What happens when you cross a Cannoli and a Macaroon? You get a night of hysterical comedy that will leave you laughing, relating, and hungry for dessert. Don't miss what the critics are going to be calling the funniest night of comedy this side of the tracks.

 

Film buffs will love the October 1 premiere of the $5 Movie. Every Thursday through Saturday, audiences are welcome to attend a screening of a feature film. Those looking for a nostalgic cinematic experience may come to either the 10 am or 2 pm screenings which offer a classic pre-1960s movie. Both show times include extras like Movietone newsreels, serials, cartoons, comedy shorts, trailers and more, followed by the feature film.

 

The hits keep coming with the comedy of two-time, Grammy Award Nominee Judy Tenuta on October 8. The self-described "Love Goddess" and "Aphrodite Of The Accordion" has made hundreds of guest and co-hosting appearances on such popular television shows as "The View," "Late Night With David Letterman," "Larry King Live," "Entertainment Tonight," and "Comics Unleashed."

 

The laughter continues with the underground Hollywood-spoof swede fest™ palm beach on October 10 at 7 pm, featuring three-minute locally made amateur films that take a bite out of Tinseltown. Visit swedefestpalmbeach.com for tickets.

 

The outlandish comedy of Bobby Collins takes the stage on November 19. Bobby Collins' heartfelt and witty humor engages the audience with a clever blend of characterizations and hilarious observations to which everyone can relate. The Grammy-nominated comedian is known for his live stage performances, cable TV specials, numerous talk show appearances, feature film roles, six comedy CDs, and three DVDs -- the latest of which, Telling It Like It Is, was praised by the New York Times.

 

Big Band Music meets laughter with David and Sally Sayh on December 5. The sketch comedy duo has been hailed as the 21st century version of Burns & Allen. With diverse backgrounds (California Baptist-meets-New York Jewish man) resulting in hilarious anecdotal material, their comedy is heartwarming and engaging.

 

Rounding out the month is the comedy cruise ship headliner Sarge on December 9. This special holiday show by America's favorite entertainer/comedian and his all-star band features all new "Just for Chanukah" material and music performed with the chutzpah Sarge is known and loved for.

 

Aspiring thespians can participate in a Weekend with Lindsay Wagner and Master Acting Class on January 8-10...and then the celebrations begin with the county-wide Palm Beach International Film Festival events leading up to the main festival April 6 - 14.

 

Information on times and prices can be found at www.pbifilmfest.org or by calling 561-362-0003.

 

About the Palm Beach International Film Festival

PBIFF was ranked by the international movie publication MovieMaker Magazine as one of the top 10 destination film festivals in the world as well as one of the Top 25 Independent Festivals in the world. The festival has hosted over 150 World Premieres and more than 1,100 films from 55 countries. PBIFF is located at The Palm Beaches Theatre, 262 South Ocean Boulevard in Manalapan, Florida. For information visit www.pbifilmfest.org or call 561-362-0003.