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Exclusive: Skyway Film Festival Announces ‘Walt Before Mickey’ and ‘No Stranger Than Love’ as Opening and Closing Night Films

Exclusive: Skyway Film Festival Announces 'Walt Before Mickey' and 'No Stranger Than Love' as Opening and Closing Night Films

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The Skyway Film Festival has shared with Indiewire the opening and closing night films for the 2015 incarnation of the festival, which will run from June 12-14.

The opening night feature will be the world premiere of “Walt Before Mickey,” which stars Thomas Ian Nicholas, Jon Heder, David Henrie and Jodie Sweetin. It chronicles the life of Walt Disney from his childhood in Missouri to his start as an animator. Directed by Khoa Lee, the film is based on the book by Timothy S. Susanna.

“There isn’t a better film for Opening Night to kick off our inaugural film festival. A story that follows the origins of Walt Disney, one of the most impactful entertainment pioneers in the history of film,” said Joe Restaino, artistic Director of Skyway Film Festival.

The closing night film marks the Florida premiere of the romantic comedy “No Stranger Than Love,” starring Alison Brie, Colin Hanks and Justin Chatwin and directed by Nick Wernham.

“Our Closing Film is an interesting choice as it combines an excellent cast with a first-time director who delivers a quirky, feel-good romantic comedy that will sure to leave our audience wanting for next year’s festival to start up right way,” said Restaino.

For more info, check out Skyway’s website, and take a look at the official “Walt Before Mickey” poster below:

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