Organizers of the 24th Philadelphia Film Festival announced Thursday that Charlie Kaufman and 30 other special guests will be in attendance for certain screenings during the duration of the 11-day festival.
Following the 8:30 screening of their festival-opening film "Anomalisa" at the Prince Theater, directors Kaufman and Duke Johnson will participate in a Q&A following the screening, and will be feted with the festival's artistic achievement award: Kaufman for his "incredibly imaginative writing" and Johnson for his work in animation that culminated in "the revolutionary stop-motion animated work of art 'Anomalisa'".
The festival also announced a Charlie Kaufman Retrospective section has been added to the festival line-up at the Prince Theater, which will showcase all of his titles: "Adaptation"; "Being John Malkovich"; "Confesstions of a Dangerous Mind"; "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"; "Human Nature"; and "Synecdoche, New York".
The retrospective has not yet been scheduled.
In addition to previously announced guest Michael Moore during the closing night showing of his latest film "Where to Invade Next"at the Prince Theater, director Todd Haynes ("Carol") is scheduled to appear, as is Gaspar Noé ("Love", "Irreversible"), actress Zoë Bell ("Camino") and Jamie Kennedy ("Scream").
Below is the full line-up of guests scheduled to attend. All information is subject to change.
Patricia Riggen, Director, The 33
Charlie Kaufman, Director, Anomalisa
Duke Johnson, Director, Anomalisa
Kevin Kerslake, Director, As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM
Brian Klugman, Director, Baby Baby Baby
David April, Subject, Beer Runners
Justin Wirtalla, Director, Beer Runners
Erik Shirai, Director, The Birth of Sake
Josh C. Waller, Director, Camino
Zoë Bell, Actor, Camino
Todd Haynes, Director, Carol
Rick Alverson, Director, Entertainment
Alison Bagnall, Director, Funny Bunny
Tara Culp, Producer, Funny Bunny
Greg Koh, Director, The Great Alone
Lynn True, Director, In Transit
Erika Frankel, Director, King Georges
Georges Perrier, Subject, King Georges
Jeffrey Loeb, Producer, A Light Beneath Their Feet
Gaspar Noé, Director, Love
Jessica Edwards, Director, Mavis!
Jay Dockendorf, Director, Naz and Maalik
Noah Pritzker, Director, Quitters
Ben Hickernell, Director, A Rising Tide
Jamie Kennedy, Actor, Scream
David Felix Sutcliffe, Director, (T)error
Christopher K. Walker, Director, Welcome to Leith
Marilyn Cohen, Executive Producer, When Voices Meet
Sharon Katz, Subject, When Voices Meet
Nonhlanhla Wanda, Subject, When Voices Meet
Michael Moore, Director, Where to Invade Next