SYRFILM Announces Festival Special Events

Staff reports 08/25/10More articles

With only eight weeks until “showtime”, SYRFILMFEST today announced its lineup of special event programming.
“We are very pleased that Le Moyne College has chosen to sponsor our signature New Jazz-Classic Film program”, said Owen Shapiro, Festival Artistic Director. “The Jazz/Film event is unique each year, with a silent film accompanied by new music created and performed by some of the top jazz musicians in the country.”

On Friday, October 15, Javon Jackson (national recording artist) will bring his musicians to the Palace Theater stage to play during Alfred Hitchcock’s classic, The Lodger. The program will begin at 7:30. Tickets for the event ($20 adults, $15 seniors/Le Moyne faculty and staff, $10 students) can be purchased at the door (2384 James St., Eastwood.)

In addition to the Friday Jazz Event, the festival week will open on Wednesday, Oct. 13 with Vincent Pastore. Best known for his role in the long-running TV show, The Sopranos, Vincent’s recent film, Pizza With Bullets, will show at the Palace Theater at 8:15 on Oct. 13th (tickets $15 adults/$12 seniors, students at the door). And for those who enjoy comedy, Vincent will play the Wise Guys Comedy Club (201 S. Salina Street) that same night, beginning at 5:45. After cocktails and a meet & greet, Vincent will take the stage to “tell some jokes, do some skits & trivia - the same thing I do in Reno, Atlantic City – all over.” Tickets for the comedy club are by reservation - $65.

The schedule has been planned to accommodate those who want to go to the comedy club and the film (both for $75), so you won’t have to choose between two kinds of fun. Call to reserve – 315.469-8917.

Thursday, October 14, (7:30 – Palace Theater) the festival will present the first public screening of the new film "Session," starring Israeli actress Bar Rafeli. "Session" was shot in Syracuse and includes several local actors in supporting roles. Stephen Bauer (Scarface) and Tom Bower ("Appaloosa," "Pollock") also star. Israeli film director Haim Bouzaglo completed the film while he was teaching at Syracuse University. Tickets are available at the door $15 adults/$12 seniors/students.

SYRFILMFEST closes the week with The Red Carpet Awards Celebration on Saturday, October 16 and An Evening With Ed Harris on Sunday, October 17.

On Saturday, independent filmmaker/director Robert M. Young will receive SYRFILMFEST’s Sophia Achievement Award, designed by Peter Wayne Yenawine (SU -, ) crystal artist who has designed for Steuben Glass and others. Following the awards, Young’s film, Human Error will be screened along with an episode of Battlestar Galactica – the long-running TV series directed frequently by Young. (Palace Theater, 7:30 – tickets $15 includes for both programs.) Special guests for the program include actors Tom Bower and Robert Knott.

Sunday’s program (beginning at 4:30pm) will feature Ed Harris in his recent film "Touching Home," written by and starring Logan & Noah Miller who will also attend the screening. The story centers around twin brothers and their efforts to become professional baseball players. Harris plays their alcoholic father. Following Touching Home, Harris will show a new print of his critically acclaimed film, Pollock. (Palace Theater, $8 each film or $15 for both. Sorry no discounted tickets for this program.)

The competitive screenings of the SYRACUSE FILM FESTIVAL are also scheduled for Wednesday through Sunday, October 13-17. A separate listing of times and film titles will be published at the end of September. Be sure to check our website for updates and information:, or call the festival office: 315.443.8826. An All Movie pass is available for $125 (includes one special event of your choice.) Or you can purchase a Full Festival Pass which includes admission to all festival movies and special events for $165 each or $325 for 2.

TAGS: SYRFIL, Syracuse International Film Festival 2010
EDITION: The Eagle

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