Thirtieth American Film Market to be held November 4-11 in Santa Monica

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Wed, 10/21/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

The 30th American Film Market which is being held November 4-11 in San Monica California will screen 445 motion pictures in 27 languages including 73 world premieres and 311 market premieres to an expected 8 000-plus film buyers and industry professionals from more than 70 countries. Films making their world and/or market premieres include Get Low starring Bill Murray Sissy Spacek and Robert Duvall (K5 International); Unthinkable starring Samuel L. Jackson (Sierra Pictures); Harry Brown starring Michael Caine and Emily Mortimer (HanWay Films); Within The Whirlwind directed by Marleen Gorris and starring Emily Watson (Telepool); Coach starring Hugh Dancy Liane Balaban and Mamie Gummer (Lightning Entertainment); The Last Flight starring Marion Cotillard and Guillaume Canet (Gaumont); Snowmen starring Ray Liotta Christopher Lloyd Bobby Coleman and Doug E. Doug (MPower Pictures); Mother and Child starring Naomi Watts Annette Benning Samuel L. Jackson and Kerry Washington (WestEnd Films); Storm Warriors starring Aaron Kwok Ekin Cheng Nicholas Tse Charlene Choi and Simon Yam (Universe Films); and The Meaning of the 21st Century narrated by Michael Douglas (Worldwide Film Entertainment). Among the 311 films set to make their market premieres are Chloe directed by Atom Egoyan and starring Julianne Moore and Amanda Seyfried (StudioCanal); Down for Life starring Danny Glover Snoop Dogg Elizabeth Peña Jessica Romero and Kate Del Castillo (Odin's Eye Entertainment); Creation directed by Jon Amiel and starring Jennifer Connelly Paul Bettany Jeremy Northam and Toby Jones (HanWay Films); Dorian Gray starring Colin Firth Fiona Shaw Rebecca Hall and Ben Barnes (Ealing Studios International); Glorious 39 starring Romola Garai Bill Nighy Julie Christie and Christopher Lee (The Works International); Life During Wartime directed by Todd Solondz and starring Ally Sheedy Paul Reubens Charlotte Rampling and Allison Janney (Fortissimo Film Sales); Love and Other Impossible Pursuits directed by Don Roos and starring Natalie Portman Lisa Kudrow Scott Cohen and Charlie Tahan (Essential Entertainment); Mama I Want to Sing! starring singer Ciara Billy Zane and Lynn Whitfield (Vision Films / Vision Music); Mao’s Last Dancer directed by Bruce Beresford and starring Kyle MacLachlan Joan Cheng Chi Cao and Bruce Greenwood (Celluloid Dreams); and  Saint John of Las Vegas starring Steve Buscemi Romany Malco Peter Dinklage and Sarah Silverman (E1 Entertainment). AFM’s festival partner AFI FEST presented by Audi will screen 23 films that are represented at the AFM including The Hole directed by Joe Dante and starring Teri Polo Bruce Dern Haley Bennett Nathan Gamble and Chris Massoglia (Bold Films); The Last Station directed by Michael Hoffman and starring Christopher Plummer Paul Giamatti James McAvoy and Helen Mirren (Little Film Company); Precious directed by Lee Daniels and starring Gabourey Sidibe Mo'Nique Lenny Kravitz Paula Patton and Mariah Carey (Elephant Eye); and Woman Without Piano starring Carmen Machi and Jan Budar (Radio Television Espanola). Together AFM and AFI FEST represent the largest gathering of film industry professionals and the only combined film market-festival event in North America. The full screening schedule and detailed information on all films is available at 
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