Thursday, April 22, 2010

Kevin Kline opens IFFBoston with 'The Extra Man'

Actor Kevin Kline, starring in Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini's "The Extra Man" with Paul Dano, Katie Holmes and John C. Reilly, kicked off opening night festivities of the Independent Film Festival of Boston (IFFBoston) on Wednesday, April 21 at the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square.

Kline, who made the trek to Somerville with director Pulcini to unveil "The Extra Man," received the IFFBoston Career Achievement Award to recognize his impressive overall body of work as an actor.

When asked by Loaded Gun Boston how he felt about receiving the award, he mused: "I'm honored."

In the flick, Kline stars as a playwright who teaches Dano from "Little Miss Sunshine" and the upcoming made-in-Boston film "Knight and Day" how to be an escort for wealthy women.

The 8th annual festival continues until Wednesday, April 28. The IFFBoston, complete with over 150 film screenings, filmmaker Q&A sessions, panel discussions, visiting filmmakers, parties and events will showcase the works of filmmakers who seek to create films that are life changing, thought provoking and expose aspects of life in new and revealing manners.

Other special guests expected to attend the festival this year include Amber Benson "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," John Hawkes from "Deadwood" and "Lost," director Todd Solondz and a slew of others.

Loaded Gun Boston plans to serve up extensive coverage of the IFFBoston this year. Click here for the latest.

Also, click here for more information on Boston's Independent Film Festival.--Kevin Kline and IFFBoston photos by Ryan Miner, Beantown Photo

1 comment:

MardenWGBH said...

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