The Philadelphia Film Festival will open on April 3 with James Foley's Confidence and close on April 17 with Lisa Cholodenko's Laurel Canyon. The festival this year changes its name from Philadelphia Festival Of World Cinema to Philadelphia Film Festival.
Philadelphia Film Society board chairman and artistic director Raymond Murray announced both films at Sundance last week where both Confidence and Laurel Canyon were screening.
Confidence is a con man thriller starring Edward Burns, Dustin Hoffman, Andy Garcia and Rachel Weisz, while Laurel Canyon is an LA-set drama about a straight-laced Harvard graduate and his free-wheeling mother. It stars Christian Bale, Kate Beckinsale, Frances McDormand, Alessandro Nivola and Natascha McElhone.