The 7th annual
This year's festival, produced by the
"This festival has been as smooth as it could possibly be," said
Special guest stars were Oscar-winning actress
Wagner also signed autographs for his book, "You Must Remember This: Life and Style in
Sunday, the film festival will feature a brunch with El Paso native and filmmaker
"One thing the foundation wanted to do was support local artists and that is why we started featuring local filmmakers and bands," Pearson said. "We want to show that we have pride to showcase local filmmaker films, but also provide some opportunities for people to talk to those from here who have dipped their foot into the movie industry."
Williams, who is the husband of actress America Ferrera, produced the feature film "Kilimanjaro," and wrote and directed the film "X/
Williams said the inspiration for the film "X/Y" came while he was observing people in
"I would see people on the streets every day and I was just noticing their every day interactions," Williams said. "I noticed that it seemed like people were having such a hard time with their relationship and this constant struggle to find deep meaningful relationships. I thought -- here we are in a world where we are hyper connected to a world of technology, and we can connect with people and their lives. But as a society we have lost a little bit our ability to really connect with each other one on one."
The festival's closing movie will be "All the President's Men" at
"All the President's Men" is an American political thriller from 1976 that was based on the 1974 book by
Moore was the 2013 recipient of the Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year Award from the
"I think the film holds up well almost 40 years later. It does a good job of capturing the persistent, incremental nature of difficult investigative work," Moore said. "Most importantly to me, it captures the romantic notion that journalists can be a positive force for change, which is what drew me to the profession."
Tickets for the festival's final film showing are
Since it began in 2007, the festival has attracted more than 225,000 fans, and shown more than 400 movies and created
--Brunch with filmmaker
--"Whale Rider" (2002),
--Ghostlight Creative 48-Hour Film Slam,
--"Zoot Suit" (1981),
--"Safety Last!" (1923) with live organ accompaniment by
--Film Talk: "All the President's Men,"
--"All the President's Men" (1976),
For more schedule information, visit plazaclassic.com.
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