Magazine article Screen International

'Back to the Future' Fans Greet Robert Zemeckis at Tokyo Opening

Magazine article Screen International

'Back to the Future' Fans Greet Robert Zemeckis at Tokyo Opening

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Just a day after Back to the Future Day – 21 October 2015, the date to which Marty McFly and Doc travel through time in part two of Zemeckis' iconic trilogy – fans along the red carpet eagerly sought out the director's autograph, with many seen holding Back to the Future memorabilia.

"Being here with all the excitement of everyone here and the film opening the festival is just a thrill beyond belief," said Zemeckis.

The Walk, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, is based on the true story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit and his walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.

"I understood the passion this man had to express himself creatively, and I identify with that and I think everyone can identify with that," Zemeckis added.

A total of 16 films will vie for the festival's Grand Prix in this year's competition strand. …

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