CinemaDave (cinemadave) wrote,

The opening of the 28th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival !

Cyndi Boyar is a backstage angel who is a miracle worker for celebrities visiting South Florida.  Given her work ethic and skill, she has turned limonsine ugly ducklings into red carpet swans.  For this year's **28th Annual International Film Festival (FLiFF28),**  Boyar's name will be front and center for two events this year,  the romantic comedy **The Trouble with the Truth** featuring Lea Thompson & John Shea and the documentary**Taking Charge - The Pauly Cohen Story,** in which the big band leader is scheduled to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.
On Saturday, October 26 at the Sunrise Civic Center, the documentary will be screened.  Filmed around the events coinciding with Cohen's 90th birthday celebration, producer Bret Primack filmed a Master Class at Florida International University with the Studio Big Band.
**Taking Charge - The Pauly Cohen Story**  uses archive footage featuring the young trumpet player learning from his mentors, Dizzy Gillespie, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw and Charlie Barnett.  Cohen also performed with Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett.  After the movie screening, the Pauly Cohen Orchestra will be conducting a live big band concert.
**The Trouble with the Truth**  will screen this Sunday afternoon at 2pm at the Muvico Pompano.  Boyar wrote about her involment with this film;
"...working in the film industry, I wanted to give back and support my local film festival.  I contacted Greg (Von Hausch - **FLiFF28** President & CEO) what films were coming in with a list of celebrities attached to them...As soon as I saw Lea Thompson's name, I was interested.  It was important to me that the film would appeal to a wide audience.  **The Trouble with the Truth** fits the bill."
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