Film fest rolls out the red carpet
City Councilwoman Lauri Gallian chats up Christopher Lloyd during the opening night of the Sonoma International Film Festival
Filmmakers and cinephiles rubbed during the opening night of the 15th annual Sonoma International Film Festival on Wednesday. The night began with a cocktail party at MacArthur Place, where Christopher Lloyd made an appearance.
Lloyd, best known for his famed role as Doc Brown in "Back to the Future," will be getting his own tribute tonight, Thursday, at the Sebastiani Theatre. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with screenings of his two latest films. In "Last Call," where Lloyd plays Uncle Pete, a gruff bar owner who lands himself in jail. He must entrust the family business to his two clueless nephews, who know nothing about running a bar. They attempt everything from hiring strippers to enticing the business of teenagers in an effort to keep the bar running until Uncle Pete can return.
In the short film “Cadaver,” Lloyd lends his vocal talents for the artistically animated movie. He voices a cadaver who miraculously wakes up and sets off to see his wife, with disastrous results. Despite having his heart removed and broken, love finds a way to bloom.
After the screening, Lloyd will take the stage for a retrospect of his career and a Q&A session. Tickets are $15 for the evening event.
To find all the festival goods, go to www.sonomafilmfest.org.