3rd San Joaquin International Film Festival
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Opening Night Film + Party

Friday, February 19, 2010 at 7:00PM I Stockton Empire Theatre | "The Secret of Kells"

The Secret of Kells

Join us for the Northern California Premiere of the most-anticipated, 2010 Oscar short-listed, new animated feature, "The Secret of Kells" and experience an extraordinary celebration to open the 3rd edition of the San Joaquin International Film Festival. Follow the red carpet to an extraordinary Opening Night with: complimentary edible treat bags, a special compilation of clips from SJIFF3 films; a screening of the Opening short film "Naming Pluto," and the extraordinary Opening Night film! An exquisite Opening Party will take place at La Palma on The Miracle Mile beginning at 9:30PM.

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Centerpiece Film

Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 7:00PM I Stockton Empire Theatre | "The Messenger"
Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 6:00PM I The State Theatre Modesto encore screening

The Messenger

At the heart of SJIFF3 is a captivating films that celebrates the essence of humanity, power of expression, and universality of cinema arts. Experience Oren Moverman's "The Messenger," starring Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson, and Samantha Morton.

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Closing Night Film

Friday, February 26, 2010 at 7:00PM I The State Theatre Modesto | "Walt & El Grupo"

Walt and El Grupo

After several days of cinematic festivities, SJIFF3 closes with an unforgettable evening. The Closing Night Gala opens with special remarks and a special award presentation. The crown jewel of the evening - the Closing Night film is the Central Valley Premiere of "Walt & El Grupo," directed by Theodore Thomas, an alumnus of Stockton's University of the Pacific. Following the screening will be a captivating conversation with Director Thomas and his wife/producing partner Kuniko Okubo.

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