The poster was created by Peter Langone.
At the poster unveiling at the Hilton Hotel last Thursday, September 22, Festival Director Gregory Von Hausch announced the expansion of the ** 26th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLiFF 26).** While Cinema Paradiso will act as the main hub of activity, the venues are expanding as far west as the city of Sunrise and as far north as our neighborhood, the Muvico Pompano on Federal Highway, beginning Friday October 28 and concluding Sunday, November 6th.
Among the films premiering at the Muvico Pompano is the documentary about cowboys, **Florida Cracker** and a World War II documentary titled **Lost Airmen of Buchenwald.** **About 50** is a comedy about middle age, **Newlyweds** is a project from **FLiFF25** honoree, Ed Byrnes.**The Last Rights of Joe May** features Dennis Farina in a performance generating Oscar buzz.
Dennis Farina, Penelope Ann Miller and Piper Laurie will be joining Senator George McGovern, Dennis Haysbert and the son of acting legend Glenn Ford, Peter Ford at this year‘s festival. Peter Ford has recently compiled his father’s biography, **Glenn Ford: A Life** and will attend a retrospective at Cinema Paradiso on November 10. Besides selling and autographing his book, Peter Ford will answer questions about his family (Peter’s Mom is Eleanor Powell) after the screening of original **3:10 to Yuma,** starring Glenn Ford in the Russell Crowe role.
**FLiFF** remains a vacation from ordinary film and a celebration of our unique Florida culture. On Tuesday October 25, **FLiFF26** will present **The Legend of Ivan Tors,** a documentary about the producer of such iconic Florida animal shows like **Gentle Ben** and **Flipper.** Sponsored by Carrabba’s Grill, this evening will feature a baked dinner alfresco on the Cinema Paradiso Courtyard. A regular sponsor of **FLiFF,** Carrabba’s also sponsors an monthly opera series at Cinema Paradiso featuring the works of Verdi and Puccini