Tahoe Film Fest opens its 9th year with a diverse range of new films celebrating art, nature and human potential. From Nov. 30 to Dec. 2, films will be screened at Incline Village Cinema and the Crystal Bay Club Crown Room. This year’s entries include “Maestro,” a Leonard Bernstein biopic directed by and starring Bradley Cooper, black comedy “May December” featuring Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore, psychological thriller “Eileen” with Anne Hathaway, plus number of international features and social, environmental and music documentaries.
The festival also features films that have been submitted as official entries for Best International Feature Film including “The Taste of Things” from France and “The Shadows of the Sun” from Venezuela. The festival may add a few surprise feature film announcements as the event approaches.
As a bonus on Dec. 9 and 10, director Scott Z. Burns will present “Extrapolations”, a futuristic drama exploring the chaotic effects of climate change starring a host of A-list actors including Meryl Streep, Sienna Miller, Forest Whitaker and Edward Norton.
All proceeds from Tahoe Film Fest ticket sales benefit science education at Lake Tahoe through the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center. A full schedule, movie trailers, film descriptions and festival passes are available at tahoefilmfest.com.