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The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival celebrates 35 years

Posted at 12:11 PM, Nov 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-05 19:30:47-05

The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival makes its triumphant return as it celebrates 35 years.

More than 170 films from 37 countries will premiere in the 18-day event.

This year the festival will be offering screenings at cinemas and at homes.

"We are having screenings every day and every night in both our cinemas, Cinema Paradiso in Hollywood and Savor Cinema in Fort Lauderdale. We're having almost all of our movies virtually. So if you don't feel comfortable in going out, you can see them at home, even put it up on your television sets instead of your computers," states Gregory Von Hausch, President and CEO of The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.

Plus, FLIFF is bringing the community together by offering events filmgoers can enjoy while still being safe.

"We're doing something called Dinner and a movie, which takes place at local restaurants that have outdoor dining, we'll bring the big screen and put it up so you can have a fixed price meal and watch the film at the restaurant. We are doing 3 or 4 drive-in movies. We are doing those in Dania Pointe, we are doing one at the Coral Ridge Yacht Club on November 12th, and we're doing two boat-in movies here at the Coral Ridge club on November 14th and one on Las Olas and on Isle of Palms," said Von Hausch

The festival kicks off with the premiere of “The Comeback Trail” which is directed by “Bad Boys” writer George Gallo and features a star-studded cast of Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, and South Florida's own Kate Katzman.

Who’s so excited for FLIFF goers to be the first to watch the movie.

"I couldn't be more proud of this film and it turned out so amazing and to be here in South Florida seeing it on the big screen, it's just a dream come true," says Katzman.

If you want to purchase tickets to opening night or for more information you can head on over here