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Lonely Hearts Highlights Jacksonville
(released 5/12/2006)
By greenroomwire

Lonely Hearts, the Todd Robinson-helmed feature starring John Travolta, James Gandolfini, Selma Hayek and Jared Leto that filmed in North Florida, will be the Saturday night premiere film at the Jacksonville Film Festival. The festival runs May 18-21.

"I'm thrilled to have the Southeastern premiere of Lonely Hearts at the Jacksonville Film Festival. Our filming experience in Jacksonville was outstanding in large part due to the support of the community, local cast and crew, Jacksonville Film & Television Office and city officials." said, Todd Robinson, director and writer of Lonely Hearts. Lonely Hearts comes to the Jacksonville Film Festival after making it's U.S. debut at the Tribeca Film Festival in April.

Director Robinson has confirmed that he will be attending the screening.

Also screening on Saturday will be Things That Hang From Trees, which shot in St. Augustine.

A number of films have already been locked in, including The Architect (a drama starring Anthony LaPaglia and Isabella Rossellini), Dare Not Walk Alone (an award-winning documentary about the struggle for civil rights in St. Augustine directed by Flagler College graduate and St. Augustine resident Jeremy Dean), Population 436 (a horror film starring Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit), jumping off bridges (written and directed by Jacksonville native Kat Candler and featuring Emmy winner Michael Emerson currently starring on ABC's Lost, both of whom will are scheduled to appear at the Festival).

Also featured this year are ¡Viva Cinema!, celebrating Spanish-language film, and the Avant Garde Program, which this year will feature filmmaker Bill Brown who will be in attendance.

For more info about the fest, go to www.jacksonvillefilmfestival.com.

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