Dietrich Film Festival expands to three weeks

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First Posted: 9/21/2014

As the Dietrich Film Festival continues, movie fans will be able to root for several mature protagonists.

Among them, “Land Ho!” follows two older gentlemen of means as they look for adventure on a road trip through Iceland.

“On My Way” showcases a former beauty queen, played by the famous French actress Catherine Deneuve, who reconnects with her estranged daughter, attends an ex-Miss France gala and possibly finds love.

And in “Redwood Highway,” a woman sets out to journey 80 miles on foot to the coast of Oregon to see the ocean and attend her granddaughter’s wedding.

It wasn’t a deliberate choice to include so many films that show older folks traveling an invigorating path, festival organizer Hildy Morgan said. “But the fact is, those films were made because, somewhere in the world, somebody had the thought that retirees still read and still go to movies. These are adult films you walk away from the theater thinking about and talking about, sometimes for months to come.”

That doesn’t mean only older people will want to see them, fellow organizer Ronnie Harvey said. “A lot of our staff here is 16 to 20 years old, and they’re really looking forward to ‘Land Ho!’



Wednesday, Sept. 24

Noon: “Life Itself”

2:30 p.m. “Le Chef”

4:30 p.m. “Finding Vivian Maier”

7 p.m. “Land Ho”


Thursday, Sept. 25

Noon: “Redwood Highway”

2 p.m. “The Grand Seduction”

5 p.m. “Fed Up”

7:30 p.m. “The Immigrant


Friday, Sept. 26

Noon: “Calvary”

2:30: “Alive Inside”

4:30 p.m. “Ida”

7 p.m. “On My Way”

9:30 p.m. “Chef”


Saturday, Sept. 27

Noon: “Walking the Camino”

2:15 p.m. “Land Ho!”

4:30 p.m. “Belle”

7 p.m. “The Trip to Italy”

9:30 “Citizen Koch”


Sunday, Sept. 28

Noon: “The Railway Man”

2:30 p.m. “Chef”

5 p.m. “The Grand Seduction”

7:30 “Boyhood”


Monday, Sept. 29

Noon: “Begin Again”

2:15 p.m. “Belle”

4:30 p.m. “Violette”

7:30 p.m. “Magic in the Moonlight”


Tuesday, Sept. 30

Noon: “Le Chef

2:30 p.m. “Yves Saint Laurent

4:30 p.m. “Alive Inside”

7 p.m. “Chef”


Wednesday, Oct. 1

Noon: “The Immigrant”

2:30 p.m. “Walking the Camino

4:30 p.m. “Calvary”

7 p.m. “Citizen Koch”


Thursday, Oct. 2

Noon: “Words and Pictures

2:15 p.m. “The Trip to Italy”

4:30 p.m. “Boyhood”

7:45 p.m. “Finding Vivian Maier”


Friday, Oct. 3

Noon: “A Most Wanted Man”

2:15 p.m. “Le Chef”

4:30 p.m. “Yves Saint Laurant”

7 p.m. “Life Itself”

9:30 p.m. “Begin Again”