Watertown-bred Dushku, along with co-star Sarah Roemer, is slotted to attend the festival which boasts six world premieres and 24 films for a one-week run from Friday, Sept. 17 until Thursday, Sept. 23.
“The 2010 program includes an inspiring, diverse lineup of films, documentaries and shorts by an outstanding group of filmmakers," says Robin Dawson, the Boston Film Festival's director. "The festival provides Boston audiences with a rare opportunity to participate in question and answer sessions with actors and directors who discuss their creative choices.”
Aaron Eckhart, Todd Stashwick, Joelle Carter, Leslie Bibb, Ed Burns, Kyle Gallner, Wade Williams, Stephanie Lemelin, Sam Rockwell and Ryan Merriman are confirmed to attend the festival in addition to Dushku and Roemer.
Once again, the festival will dedicate a night to films shot in the New England region as part of a special “Boston Night” celebration of film. The world premiere of “The Last Harbor,” which was filmed in Rockport, Mass., stars Wade Williams, Stephanie Lemelin, and was directed by Paul Epstein. In sleepy Salem Harbor, seasoned former Boston PD Cop Ian Martin must overcome his old drinking habits to solve a crime which brings him closer to home than he would like; whilst rebuilding a fractured and nearly lost relationship with his estranged daughter.
The world premiere of the documentary, “Please Remove Your Shoes,” by local filmmaker Rob DelGaudio, is about the U.S. government’s broken promise to keep our airlines secure and the personal stories of a few people who know the truth including congressmen, air marshalls, and aviation security employees.