Film and Food Celebration
Opening Night Film and Party
Friday, April 13
Ultimate Opening Night Experience
Get the ultimate Opening Night Festival experience with the Opening Night Film & Party ticket!
Catch the Opening Night Film RENEE at 7PM at Regal Winter Park Village 20 then head back to Enzian and Eden Bar for the Opening Night Party afterwards! Delicious tastes from local restaurants will be available until 11PM and the party will rock on until midnight!
Opening Night Film and Party Ticket: $100
To purchase CLICK HERE
About the Celebration:
OPENING NIGHT PARTY: FILM. FOOD. FUN.
Central Florida is teeming with culinary all-stars. Enzian and the Florida Film Festival are proud to have some of these top quality local restaurants represented on-site for one delicious night of food, drink, and revelry. Participating restaurants include Eden Bar, The Ravenous Pig, K Restaurant, Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, White Wolf Café, Black Bean Deli, and Sushi Pop! In addition to these stellar restaurants, savor tastes from key Festival supporters Whole Foods Market and the official on-site beer of the Florida Film Festival, Widmer Brothers. Then once your palate is sated, sit back, relax, and enjoy the joyous musical styling of The Mud Flappers. Complimentary valet parking will be provided by Valet Today.
Your party ticket includes tastes from all the above restaurants, Widmer Hefeweizen, select mixed drinks, select wines, and the following Festival Specialty Cocktails:
St. Germaine, cranberry juice, homemade lemonade, and fresh squeezed citrus juices, and topped with champagne
Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka, Canton Ginger liqueur, fresh squeezed lemonade, and topped with a splash of ginger ale
Stoli Vanilla vodka, Skyy vodka, homemade blueberry lavender syrup, and fresh squeezed lemonade
About the film:
DIRECTED BY NATHAN FRANKOWSKI
USA, 2012, 102 MIN
EAST COAST PREMIERE/2ND US SHOWING
“Renee is 19. When I meet her, cocaine is fresh in her system. She hasn’t slept in 36 hours, and she won’t for another 24. It is a familiar blur of coke, pot, pills, and alcohol. She says she’ll go to rehab tomorrow, but she isn’t ready now.” So wrote Jamie Tworkowski, founder of To Write Love on Her Arms, who posted a story on MySpace about a troubled young woman in Central Florida that resonated with teenagers and young adults worldwide. Inspired by the true story of Renee Yohe, a 19-year-old who made a commitment to cease her cycle of chaos from drug addiction, alcohol abuse, and self-injury, RENEE boldly tells the tale of a young girl who grew up loving fairy tales but lived through a considerably darker truth. Skillfully blending gritty reality with rich fantasy, this Orlando production uses much local talent on both sides of the camera and boasts a remarkable cast of bright young stars. Kat Dennings (TV’s 2 Broke Girls, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist) is a knockout as Renee, and Chad Michael Murray (TV’s One Tree Hill), Rupert Friend (The Young Victoria), and Corbin Bleu (High School Musical) lend superb support along with a great music score and appearances by Rachael Yamagata and Travie McCoy of Gym Class Heroes. The 21st annual Florida Film Festival is proud to present this extraordinary Florida story as its Opening Night Film.
(Also playing as part of Shorts Program 5: Animated Shorts.)
DIRECTED BY PES
USA, 2012, 1.5 MIN
New York stop-motion legend PES (“Roof Sex,” FFF 2003, “Western Spaghetti,” FFF 2009 and “The Deep,” FFF 2011) is back with this latest take on the culinary arts. Pass the chips!