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FLiFF 2020 The 35th Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival "The Comeback Trail" opens...

Fort Lauderdale, FL (October 8, 2020) -- The 35th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) kicks-off with the premiere of a film that brings back the funny to 2020 -- -- director George Gallo’s The Comeback Trail. Delivering the laugh-a-minute lines is an all-star cast including: Academy Award winning actors Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones, Golden Globe nominated actor Zach Braff (Scrubs) with co-stars Emile Hirsch, Eddie Griffin and South Florida actress Kate Katzman.

The Comeback Trail takes us back to 1974 Hollywood, where two down-on-their-luck movie producers (DeNiro and Braff) find themselves indebted to a crime boss (Freeman). In need of some fast cash, they set-up an aging movie star (Jones) for an insurance scam to try and save themselves. However, they wind up getting more than they bargained for.

Director George Gallo, known for Midnight Run and the Bad Boys films, co-wrote The Comeback Trail with Josh Posner. He also attended FLIFF in 2006 with his semi-autobiographical tale Local Color, for which he received the Jury award for Best Screenplay.

Actress Kate Katzman, a Palm Beach County resident and former Miami model, studied with Burt Reynolds at his prestigious master acting class, and made her debut in Walt Before Mickey in 2015. In The Comeback Trail, Kate portrays Megan Albert, a young female director who convinces the producers that she can do the job. Up next for Kate is the neo-noir drama Adverse, opposite Mickey Rourke, Sean Austin, Penelope Ann Miller and Lou Diamond Phillips, to be released in 2021.

Special Guest and Honoree: Kate Katzman will attend the premiere, where she will receive FLIFF’s “Star on the Horizon” Award.

When and Where: Due to COVID-19 social distancing safety measures, FLIFF’s Opening film and party will be a two night affair, Nov. 5 and Nov. 6, 7:15pm at Savor Cinema (Ft Lauderdale) and Cinema Paradiso (Hollywood).

Reception After the film: at Riverhouse Vegan Village, 301 SW 3rd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

The Comeback Trail, from Cloudburst Entertainment, will be released in theaters nationally on November 13. #TheComebackTrail.
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