The following are invited special guests for the festival. As always, their attendance is contingent on factors over which we have little control, such as unforeseen changes in their work schedules. But we hope that most, if not all, will be with us -- plus additional surprise last minute guests.
KEIR DULLEA, star of 2001: A Space Odyssey.
FREDERICK ORDWAY, technical crew of 2001: A Space Odyssey.
SIR ARTHUR C. CLARKE, author of "The Sentinel," story credit for 2001: A Space Odyssey and celebrated author of numerous science fiction works (by telephone from Sri Lanka)
Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures
JAN HARLAN, producer and director of Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures. Harlan, the brother-in-law of the late Stanley Kubrick, is the executive producer of A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), Eyes Wide Shut (1999), Full Metal Jacket (1987), and The Shining (1980).
RAMIN SERRY, director of Maryam. Serry wrote, directed and edited
My Sister's Wedding, which was shown at several European film festivals and also in the International Tournee of Iranian Short Films.
Maryam is Serry's feature film writing and directorial debut.
Such a Long Journey
STURLA GUNNARSSON, director of Such a Long Journey. Gunnarsson has won several awards including the Most Popular Canadian Film Award at the Vancouver International Film Festival (1998) for Such a Long Journey.
Songs from the Second Floor
LARS NORDH, star of Songs from the Second Floor.
STEFAN LARSSON, star of Songs from the Second Floor.
HENRY BROMELL, director of Panic. Bromell was nominated for the Grand Special Prize at the Deauville Film Festival (2000) for Panic. His other works include the TV series "Northern Exposure" (1990), where he was executive producer as well as a writer, and "Homicide: Life on the Street" were he was co-executive producer.
ALLOY ORCHESTRA, musical accompaniment with original score to Nosferatu. Roger Ebert considers Alloy Orchestra "the best in the world at accompanying silent films."
Dragonflies, the Baby Cries (10 minute short before Nosferatu)
JANE GILLOOLY, director of Dragonflies, the Baby Cries (10 minute short before Nosferatu). Jane Gillooly also produced Leona's Sister Gerri (1995).
JANICE RULE, star of 3 Women.
King of Masks
WU TIAN MING, director of King of Masks. Wu was designated the leader of Xi'an Studios in 1984. As a producer, he was behind the highly acclaimed Red Sorghum (1987) and King of the Children (1988). Wu has also directed other films, including the distinguished The Old Well.
On the Ropes
BRETT MORGEN, co-director of On the
Ropes. This is the most recent filmography Morgen has directed and produced. Other filmographies include "On Tour," a 1997
T.V. series, and "Ollie's Army" (1996).
BILLY CRUDUP, star of Jesus'
Son. Crudup made a name for himself on Broadway earning the Outer Critics Circle Outstanding Newcomer Award for performance in Tom Stoppard's
Arcadia. He also starred in movies including Inventing the
Abbotts, Sleepers, and Almost Famous. Crudup has won several awards including the Best Actor Award at the Paris Film Festival (1999) for Jesus' Son.
ELIZABETH CUTHRELL, producer and screenwriter of
Jesus' Son. Cuthrell also played a role in Jesus' Son and
A Simple Plan
BILL PAXTON, star of A Simple Plan. Paxton starred in such films as American Pie II (2001), Vertical Limit (2000), A Bright Shining Lie (1998), Titanic (1997), and Twister (1996). Paxton's notable TV appearances are "Tales from the Crypt" (1989), "The Hitchhiker " (1983) and "Miami Vice" (1984).
Everyone Says I Love You
BILLY CRUDUP, star of Jesus' Son. Crudup made a name for himself on Broadway earning the Outer Critics Circle Outstanding Newcomer Award for performance in Tom Stoppard's Arcadia. He also starred in movies including Inventing the Abbotts, Sleepers, and Almost Famous. Crudup has won several awards including the Best Actor Award at the Paris Film Festival (1999) for Jesus' Son.
JEAN DOUMANIAN, producer of Everyone Says I Love
You. Doumanian has produced a number of Woody Allen films,
including Mighty Aphrodite (1995), Deconstructing Harry
(1997), and Small Time Crooks (2000). She has also
worked as a producer of "Saturday Night Live" (1980-1981).