Opening Night for 31st Annual Fort lauderdale International Film Festival

  • November 4, 2016
  • 7:30 PM
  • Admission: $11 general admission, $8 seniors and students, $6 FLiFF Members
    1 Seminole Way
    Hollywood, FL 33314


Hard Rock Live, located at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, will host the 31st Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival’s opening night premiere of Dreamland on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 and a post-screening reception for festival attendees.  Joining the festivities are celebrity guests from the film, director Robert Schwartzman, a member of the filmmaking Coppola clan and stars Talia Shire (Rocky, Godfather I, II and III), Beverly D’Angelo (National Lampoon’s Vacation) and Johnny Simmons (Perks of Being A Wallflower).  


Just beyond the Hard Rock Live box office doors, the arena that has played host to millions will become an intimate movie house. Couples, families and friends will enjoy an exclusive soiree where a movie ticket gets you more than a seat in the theater. Following the Dreamland screening, movie-goers will come together for a cinematic after-party experience, anchored by the area’s premier destination for fun and entertainment.


“We’re thrilled to return to Hard Rock Live and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino again this year for the opening night of the festival.  The venue is tremendous and the projection and sound is unbelievably perfect. Their team has an aptitude for making an opening night stylish and fun that is sheer genius. The night will undeniably be one to remember,” commented Gregory von Hausch, president and CEO of Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.   


Dreamland, a bittersweet comedy mixed with fantasy, humor and music will remind you of the 1967 classic The Graduate. Johnny Simmons stars as an LA musician who is going through a rough patch and dreams of opening a piano bar but, suffers from an extreme case of insufficient funds. Things take an interesting turn when Monty gets the chance to fill in as the pianist in a swanky hotel bar. There, he meets an older, wealthy woman (Amy Landecker) and begins a May-December romance that upends his home life. The film also stars Jason Schwartzman (The Darjeeling Limited, The Grand Budapest Hotel).  


The 31st Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film premieres over 100 top American Indie and World Cinema features, documentaries and shorts over the 16-day event and rolls out the red carpet for celebrities and filmmaker guests attending the coveted event.

Venue location:  Hard Rock Live is located at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, FL 33314.


Ticket Prices: For the film only tickets are $11 general admission, $8 seniors and students and $6 for FLiFF Members.  For the Post Premiere Reception tickets are $25 general admission and $20 FLiFF Members.  Tickets are available in advance at



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