Seven features to premiere at Festival
Gary Walkow’s “Crashing” will open the 12th annual Gen Art Film Festival on April 11.Pic, which had its world premiere at January’s Slamdance Film Festival, centers around a once-successful writer now living with two coeds after being thrown out of his home. Campbell Scott, Lizzy Caplan, Izabella Miko and Alex Kingston star. Fest, which showcases emerging North American independent filmmakers, will include Gotham premieres of seven features and seven shorts. Feature films include Henry Pincus’ “You Are Here,” Mike Akel’s “Chalk” and Ryan Eslinger’s “When a Man Falls in the Forest.” “He Was a Quiet Man,” helmed by Frank Cappello, will close the fest on April 17. Pic, starring Christian Slater, Elisha Cuthbert and William H. Macy, had its world premiere earlier this month at the South by Southwest Film Festival. Gen Art will expand this year with the debut of the Gen Art Chicago Film Festival, running June 25-29. Chicago fest will follow the same format as the Gotham installment. Also this year, Gen Art and Planet Green Game will debut the Gen Arts Online Film Festival. Seven short films about the climate crisis will be selected by a panel of judges to debut on fest’s Web site.
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