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PASO ROBLES DIGITAL FILM FESTIVAL UNCORKS IN WINE COUNTRY NOVEMBER 20-25 WITH HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDING A TRIBUTE TO CLINT EASTWOOD, MUSIC FROM THE BACON BROTHERS, THE KYLE EASTWOOD BAND, RAMBLIN’ JACK ELLIOTT AND MORE
Paso Robles, CA, October 9, 2008: In the heart of Central California’s “Cowboy Wine Country,” the inaugural Paso Robles Digital Film Festival (PRDFF.com) will take place Thursday, November 20 through Tuesday, November 25. The theme for year one of what will be an annual festival examining the film industry in the digital age is “Music In Film.” Headlining music acts include The Bacon Brothers (actor Kevin Bacon and his brother Michael), folk legend Ramblin' Jack Elliott, the Kyle Eastwood Band, The Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet and more.
PRDFF will be Webcast worldwide and filmed for a DVD under the auspices of veteran event producer Benford Standley. In 1995, Standley produced one of the first live multimedia Internet cybercasts, and has continued to incorporate pioneering digital technologies into his projects and productions, which include hundreds of events ranging from Wild West Shows to music and arts festivals.
PRDFF highlights include: “Make My Saturday,” a tribute to the musical and cinematic genius of Clint Eastwood that includes screenings of the Eastwood-directed Honkytonk Man (starring Eastwood and his son Kyle) and Bronco Billy; the documentary Martin Scorsese Presents Clint Eastwood’s Piano Blues, produced by PRDFF advisor Bruce Ricker, who will moderate a panel on Eastwood’s company Malpaso; and a screening of the Ricker-directed Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends.
On Sunday, November 23, Academy Award-winning film editor Joel Cox will receive PRDFF’s “Paderewski Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to the World of Music and Movies.” Cox has worked with Eastwood for thirty years on films including Bird, Million Dollar Baby,
In sync with the “Music In Film” theme, documentaries to be screened also include: Martin Scorsese’s The Last Waltz, the Bob Dylan documentary No Direction Home, D.A. Pennebaker's Dont' Look Back, Jonathan Demme’s Neil Young: Heart of Gold, Festival Express, Crazy, Blues Accordin' To Lightin' Hopkins, Los Lonely Boys: Cottonfields and Crossroads and Ballad of Ramblin’ Jack. Many filmmakers will be in attendance.
Also featured will be 3-D Films and an art show and roundtables held at Martin & Weyrich Winery and in various locations in Paso Robles – “Cowboy Wine Country just South and Sideways of Sundance.”
A percentage of proceeds from the festival will benefit the High School Resource Program in Paso Robles, which will be linked with Kevin Bacon's charity: www.sixdegrees.com,
For more information and to purchase tickets: www.PRDFF.com