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WAYS TO LIVE FOREVER (UK)
November 2, 2013 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:30 am
Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening
Like most inquisitive boys, 12 year old Sam wants to know about UFO’s, horror movies, ghosts and girls. Sam also has Leukemia and although the adults in his life don’t want him to dwell on it, Sam wants to know everything about his disease and death, a possibility he might face.
Together with his best friend, Felix, he embarks on a “scientific investigation” with questions, observations, evidence, reflections, and lists of all the things he wants to do someday — like breaking a world record, flying in a blimp, kissing a girl for the first time, and experiencing what it’s like to be a teenager. In this poignant yet ultimately uplifting tale, Sam and his family face the immensity of an uncertain future with love, humor, and a touch of the unexpected.
Starring Ben Chaplin (The Truth About Cats and Dogs, The Thin Red Line, The Remains of the Day), Greta Scacchi (The Player, Emma, Jefferson in Paris) and Robbie Kay of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Writers: Sally Nicholls (book), Gustavo Ron (screenplay)
Director: Gustavo Ron
Runtime: 90 min.
Genre: Family Drama
Country: Spain | UK
Distributor: World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation\
Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements
FESTIVALS: Lucas International Kinderfilmfestival, Hamburg Film, Germany; Taipei Literature Festival, Taiwan
AWARDS: Audience Award, Moscow International Film Festival; Audience Award, Rotterdam International Film Festival
AWARDS: Chicago ICFF, Jury Prize; Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain, Best Screenplay; Heartland Film Festival, Spain, Audience Award, Best Dramatic Feature, Crystal Heart Award, Best Film; Toledo Film Festival, Spain, Best Picture; Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia, Jury Prize, Best Film; Bordeaux IFWC, France, Best Film; ECFA, Best Feature Film
Official Website w/Trailer & Press Kit: http://www.waystoliveforevermovie.com/home/
“Lively, entertaining and well made” — (Variety)
“One of the best movies this year, stirring” — (Time Out)
“A charming story about love, life, and UFOs” – (Daily Candy)
“An important and engaging movie that all families should see” – (Examiner.com)