Scan of Malcolm on the red carpet.
Celebration of Film arrives 10/4/06
The inaugural Malibu Celebration of Film, a noncompetitive showcase of film
festival-winning entries, will screen 11 features, eight documentaries and 13
shorts this week from Wednesday through Sunday. The screenings will take place
at indoor and outdoor sites at Pepperdine University, Malibu Pier and Malibu
Longtime Malibu resident Robert Altman (The Company) will receive MCOF's Malibu Courage Award, and his "A Prairie Home Companion" launches the festival with at an outdoor screening at Calamigos Ranch, which includes a question-and-answer session with the director. Closing the annual event is the world premiere of Brian Gillogly's "Accidental Icon: The Real Gidget Story," a documentary about Kathy Zuckerman's 1950s Malibu surfing experience and its transformation into an enduring Hollywood movie/TV franchise. A star-studded question-and-answer session with the director, cast and Zuckerman will follow the screening.
A black-tie tribute gala for Altman is set for Saturday, 10/7/06 at Lilly Lawrence's palatial Kashan castle. Among the confirmed 150 guests are Malcolm McDowell, Lindsay Lohan, Virginia Madsen, Robert Downey Jr., Elliot Gould, John C. Reilly and Rene Auberjenois.
MCOF will also include panels, special guest speakers and an educational outreach program, "FilmsCool," co-chaired by Ed Harris and Amy Madigan. There will also be screenings of features and shorts that the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation honored for their insights into science and technology.
On Saturday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Pepperdine, there will be a reading of "Face Value" about movie legend/inventor Hedy Lamarr that will feature Sherilyn Fenn, Michael O'Keefe, Bruce Davidson, Roma Downey and Russell Lyons, and will be directed by Douglas Day Stewart. More information about the festival can be obtained at www.mcof.org
Archived 2006-08 Alex D. Thrawn for www.MalcolmMcDowell.net