The Glendale International Film Festival kicks off its 4th Annual Film Festival with an opening night gala and red carpet screening of THE GODFATHER, celebrating the 45th Anniversary of the film’s premiere. Widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, with 10 Academy Award Nominations and three wins for Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Screenplay Adaptation, THE GODFATHER makes its Alex Theatre screen debut for this one night only event. Based upon Mario Puzo’s classic novel of the same name, the story focuses on the powerful Italian-American crime family of Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando). When the Don’s youngest son, Michael (Al Pacino), reluctantly joins the Mafia, he becomes involved in the inevitable cycle of violence and betrayal. Although Michael tries to maintain a normal relationship with his wife, Kay (Diane Keaton), he is drawn deeper into the family business.
Pre-Screening reception is your chance to mix and mingle with the many screenwriters, filmmakers and VIPs participating in this year’s film festival. Post-screening, attendees will get a chance to be a part of a Q&A about the film followed by a short cocktail reception in the Alex Theatre Forecourt.
The Glendale International Film Festival is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to show quality films which tell a story by using outstanding dialogue free from the common expletive ridden fare and honoring women film makers and screenwriters from around the world with the emphasis upon the local Glendale film maker and screenwriter. The theme of the festival is ‘All Creatures Great and Small from the Animal Kingdom (especially Cats, Dogs and Horses!).’ Now in its 4th year, GIFF will be contributing 20% of the proceeds from the festival to Glendale/La Canada/La Crescenta public schools and Glendale Community College for film making and screenwriting programs.