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‘Dodger’ A-OK to open San Diego fest

Scott, Rossellini starrer making West Coast preem

HOLLYWOOD — Dylan Kidd’s dark comedy “Roger Dodger,” which took top narrative prize at the debut Tribeca film fest, will jump coasts to part the curtains for the San Diego Film Festival, running Sept. 18-22 in the city’s Gaslamp Quarter.

The fall Artisan release starring Campbell Scott and Isabella Rossellini will be making its West Coast preem as the opener of fest, the city’s second attempt to squeeze a film event into the already heavy coastal fest circuit.

Robert Cary’s “Standard Time,” tale of a cabaret singer who must choose between money and music that stars Andrew McCarthy and Eartha Kitt, will world preem as the closing film. More than 40 pics will screen over five days.

Helmer Rod Lurie will unveil his latest, “The Nazi,” about a dying woman who makes a pilgrimage to forgive a war criminal who worked in the concentration camp where her grandmother was murdered. Film, starring James Cromwell and Maura Tierney, will be followed by a Q&A with helmer and the stars Sept. 21.

Kevin Smith protege Jeff Anderson will be on hand Sept. 20 with his mentor for the first West Coast screening of his directorial debut, the romantic comedy “Now You Know,” starring Jeremy Sisto, Paget Brewster and Heather Paige Kent.

For tickets and info go to http://www.sdfilmfest.com.