Magazine article Screen International

'Café Society' to Open Seattle International Film Festival

Magazine article Screen International

'Café Society' to Open Seattle International Film Festival

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Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart star in Café Society, Allen's period piece about a man who heads to Hollywood in the 1930s in search of fame and fortune and finds love in the café society.

Steve Carell, Parker Posey, Blake Lively, Corey Stoll, Paul Schneider, Anna Camp, and Judy Davis round out the key cast. Café Society will open the Cannes Film Festival on May 11.

In his new role as festival director and chief curator, Carl Spence said: "Woody Allen delivers a delightful, vibrant, and entertaining tale that continues to expand his repertory of acting talent.

"Combining the power of SIFF, which boasts the largest audience of any film festival in the country, with an emerging Seattle-based film distribution powerhouse that firmly believes in the theatrical experience, along with one of our most acclaimed directors, is a perfect match.

"We are proud to collaborate with Amazon Studios with seven titles in our line-up. …

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