Rob Reiner, Jeffrey Donovan to Appear for Opening Night LBJ

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Come and Greet Actors, Producers and Director Rob Reiner for the Annapolis Premiere of LBJ!

Get your festival passes while you can! A limited number of festival passes are still remaining which will allow you to attend the Opening Night movie and the After Party, along with unlimited films and panels and Best of Fest on Sunday. Tickets have been paced on hold until passes sell out and there will be a RUSH line on Opening Night, for all remaining seats available. All seating is General Admission and you must arrive 15 minutes prior to the show to be seated, even if you have a pass.

LBJ chronicles the life and times of the legendary and controversial Texan who would inherit the Presidency at one of the most fraught moments in American history. The film stars Woody Harrelson as LBJ and Jennifer Jason Leigh as Lady Bird. Richard Jenkins plays Senator Richard Russell of Georgia. Actor Bill Pullman plays Texas Senator Ralph Yarborough, Michael Stahl-David brings Bobby Kennedy to life and Jeffrey Donovan plays JFK. LBJ will have its East Coast premiere on Thursday evening, March 30 at 7:30 pm at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts Main Auditorium.

A Red Carpet event will take place in front of Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts prior to the screening with the director, producers and actors and the media, which the public is invited to be on hand to see.

Expected Guests

We are very excited to let you know that these distinguished guests are expected to attend on Opening Night:

Rob Reiner, director of LBJ, and his wife, Michele Singer Reiner plan to attend Opening Night along with several prominent politicos. Robert “Rob” Reiner is an American actor, writer, director, producer, and activist. As an actor, Reiner first came to national prominence with the role of Michael Stivic on All in the Family. That role earned him two Emmy Awards during the 70s. As a director, Reiner was recognized by the Directors Guild of America with nominations for the coming of age comedy-drama film Stand by Me, the romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally…, and the military courtroom drama
A Few Good Men. He also directed the psychological horror thriller Misery, An American President and the romantic comedy fantasy adventure The Princess Bride and the heavy-metal mockumentary,This Is Spinal Tap, among others. His latest film
LBJ will be released in the Fall of 2017.

The post-screening discussion with several special guests in attendance will be moderated by Joe Neumaier, former Chief Film Critic and Film Editor for the New York Daily News.

Expected guests include: Matthew George, the Australian director, screenwriter, and producer. LBJ screenwriter, Joey Hartstone, will be on hand along with Annapolis brothers Tim and Trevor White who also produced the film. Making a special appearance for Opening Night will be the actor, Jeffrey Donovan (Burn Notice, Fargo), who plays John F. Kennedy in LBJ.

Once passes are sold-out, some additional tickets ($40 each) will be released and made available online, others who wish to attend should plan to stand in the RUSH line for any last remaining seats at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts on March 30th – 6:30 pm.