Twenty-five features and 48 shorts are on tap for the 10th Method Fest Film Festival, taking place March 27 – April 3 in Calabasas, CA. Zackary Adler‘s “Familiar Strangers” an offbeat story of a family going through the natural process of negotiating the changing relationships between parents and children will screen opening night. Other Method Fest highlights include Tom McCarthy‘s “The Visitor,” his follow up to “The Station Agent,” as well as “Then She Found Me,” actress Helen Hunt‘s directorial debut. Both will screen as the festival’s centerpieces. Fellow actor turned director Mary Stuart Masterson will screen “The Cake Eaters,” described as “a quirky, small-town, ensemble drama that explores the lives of two interconnected families coming to terms with love in the face of loss” is also on tap in addition to Australian director Peter Duncan‘s “Unfinished Sky.” Others in the line up include “The Stone Angel” with Ellen Burstyn, Tom Hines‘ “Chronic Town,” Terry Kinney‘s “Diminished Capacity” and Eric Nazarian‘s “The Blue Hour.” The U.S. debut of Ed Gass-Donnelly‘s “This Beautiful City” (Canada), Rossana Foglia‘s “Corpo” (Brazil) and Greek director Angeliki Antoniou‘s “Eduart” round out some of Method Fest’s international selections. Method Fest, named after the well-known school of acting, styles itself as the only U.S. fest to focus on acting. For more information and a detailed line up, visit the festival’s website. [Brian Brooks]
Sign Up: Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Sign up for our Email Newsletters here.