The festival will open with “Fresno,” Jamie Babbit’s black comedy stars Natasha Lyonne, Judy
Greer and Aubrey Plaza, which was produced by Andrea Sperling (“Transparent”) and written by
Karey Dornetto (“The New Normal,” “Portlandia”).
TLVFest will also present the steamy “54: Director’s Cut,” with its director Mark Christopher and producer Jonathan King
in town. Alanté Kavaïté, the director of “The Summer of Sangaile” — winner of the Best Director at Sundance — will attend the Israeli premiere of her film. Luizo
Vega will present his documentary “The Material Boy,” which depicts a boy creating art that breaks
boundaries in his fascist country as he longs for his “mother”, the Queen of Pop, Madonna.
This year’s TLVFest Honorary Award will be presented to Angela Robinson, who will show her cult
lesbian spy comedy “D.E.B.S.” at the festival. Robinson was the first out
lesbian and African American director of a Disney film, “Herbie Fully Loaded,” and produced and
directed a number of episodes of “The L Word”
The festival’s awards ceremony will feature Robin Williams’ last movie, “Boulevard,” in which he
portrays a 60-year-old man coming out of the closet.