Scottsdale International Film Festival Announces 2010 Lineup

A scene from El Traspatio (Backyard), a true story account of Mexican-American border issues.
A scene from El Traspatio (Backyard), a true story account of Mexican-American border issues.

For its tenth year, the 2010 Scottsdale International Film Festival plans to roll out a collection of seriously dynamic feature films.

The five-day, thirty-film festival will screen several award winners, such as Reykjavík-Rotterdam, a thriller that, to date, is one of the most expensive films in Icelandic cinema history; the Finnish Postia pappi Jaakobille (Letters to Father Jacob) that shows the struggles of a life-sentence prisoner who has recently been paroled; and El Traspatio (Backyard), which chronicles the true story of Juarez, Mexico's challenges in dealing with the thousands of missing woman that have vanished or been found as sun-burnt skeletons in the desert. (Roberto Bolaño captures this phenomenon in his posthumously published 2666.)

More event details and movie trailers after the jump ...

The celluloid shebang kicks off with an opening-night film screening and party at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, October 1. The remainder of the festival takes place from Saturday, October 2, through Tuesday, October 5, at Harkins Camelview 5 in Scottsdale. For more information, check out www.scottsdalefilmfestival.com.

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Now for the trailers:

Reykjavík-Rotterdam

Postia pappi Jaakobille (Letters to Father Jacob)

El Traspatio (Backyard)


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