The Lower East Side Film Festival has announced their lineup, as well as judges and panels, for their 2014 festival, which runs from June 12-22. Documentary film “The Sturgeon Queens,” about famous specialty shop Russ & Daughters, will show opening night.
Some highlights include “Glass Night,” an event hosted by Google that will give guests the chance to see the films created using Google Glass, and “Gay Night,” a rooftop pool party that will also host the premiere of “Dragula,” starring Cheyenne Jackson and Carmen Electra.
Other films showing include: “Home,” starring Naya Rivera (“Glee”), “We’ll Never Have Paris” with Zachary Quinto and Alfred Molina, “The Visitant” with Amy Smart, the U.S. premiere of “Sidewalk Traffic” and the animated film “The Missing Scarf.”
The festival will also showcase a comedy panel in partnership with the Writers Guild of America, called “Sketch to Screen,” featuring writers from “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “Inside Amy Schumer,” “Saturday Night Live” and “Broad City.”
The judges for this year’s festival include Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe-winning producer Dana Brunetti, actor Denis O’Hare, Grammy Award-winning musician Marky Ramone, producers Mandy Tagger Brockey and Adi Ezroni, producer Scott Cross and Vanity Fair’s digital editor Chris Rovzar. More judges will be announced at a later date.
For more information about the Lower East Side Film Festival, check out their website here.