The third Gold Coast International Film Festival, which kicks off Oct. 21, has released new details on films and Q&A panels. The lineup taking place in theaters across North Hempstead includes:
Sunday, Oct. 27, 4:15 p.m., Bow Tie Great Neck
Q&A with stars Jason Ritter (“Parentood”) and Melanie Lynskey (“Two and a Half Men”), and executive Producer Karina Miller.
Description: When Andrew's mother passes away, he invites his friends to the desert to help him heal. They would do anything for him - except for the one thing he wants.
“How Sweet It Is”
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m., Soundview, Port Washington
Q&A with Paul Sorvino
Description: An alcoholic theater owner needs to put together a successful musical in order to pay off his mob debt, but problems arise when the wise guys want to cast their friends in the production
Friday, Oct. 25, 5:30 p.m., Bow Tie Great Neck
Q&A with Bonnie Wright
Description: Though she made her name as Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter films, Bonnie Wright has continued on to pursue filmmaking, and presents the US Premiere of her short "Separate We Come, Separate We Go" at GCIFF, alongside many other short films.
“Send No Flowers”
Sunday, Oct. 27, 3:30 p.m., Soundview, Port Washington
Q&A with Sean Young, Gianni Russo, Robert Clohessy and Jackie Martling
Description: In this Long Island-based production, a mob princess stakes her claim to the family business.
Arts and Business in North Hempstead
An upcoming meeting focused on the arts and business is designed to address the arts as an economic engine.
In a free seminar and art exhibition, The Town of North Hempstead’s Business and Tourism Development Corporation will host “The Business of Art – Round 2.” The forum’s exhibit focuses on funding sources for artists, nonprofits and entrepreneurs.
The event will be held Friday, Oct. 25th from 8:30-10:30AM at the “Yes We Can” Community Center at 141 Garden Street, Westbury.
Scheduled speakers for the event include: Lisa Robb, Executive Director of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), Peter Cobb, Program Officer, The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), and Roz Goldmacher, President/CEO, Long Island Development Corp (LIDC).
The art exhibition component will feature the work of Robert Carter, Emmett Wigglesworth and Mario Tucci. Pieces from these artists will be on display at North Hempstead’s “Yes We Can” Community Center. Town of North Hempstead, ArtsBuild New Cassel, BTDC, Art League of Long Island and LIDC/LISBAC will be sponsoring the event.