San Diego Film Festival Wraps Up 9th Year

The San Diego Film Festival wrapped up its ninth successful run this weekend, but the monumental task of screening 85 movies, documentaries and shorts in five days did not come off without a few hitches (or some disgruntled patrons threatening law suits!). Lines were long and theaters full to capacity, but overall the purpose of putting on this movie-watching event where filmmakers and movie buffs can see films before their theatrical release in an intimate setting, was achieved.
This year's selections were nothing short of Oscar quality. From “Conviction” with Hilary Swank, which made its US Premier right here in San Diego, and “Welcome To The Rileys” starring James Gandolfini and Kristen Stewart, to the World Premier of “The Kane Files: A Life of Trial” with Drew Fuller, these first-run films were first rate.