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JDIFF, Ghost Players, & a Secret
Ghost Players arrive on stage during the opening Launch Party at the Mississippi Moon Bar on April 19, 2012.
April made for an excellent time for an inaugural weekend for the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival.
As part of the opening festivities of the DreamCatcher Productions team had been asked to create a short sampling of movies that had been filmed in the area. As even a short film should ask a question, we went with a simple question from The Straight Story, "Why should I be scared of an Iowa cornfield?" Watch this private link and let us know what you think.
"Ghost Player: Relive the Magic" was screened during the festival and the audience asked some great questions of Joe Scherrman, the film's director and Mike Schuster, one of the ghost players.
The festival was host to stars such as Kate Mulgrew (Star Trek Voyager, Warehouse 13), Peter Riegert (Animal House, The Good Wife), Katina (KUMPANIA Flamenco Los Angeles) and Kevin Dunn (Transformers, Luck), Dave and Morgan Hansow (Moving On), Jon Fitzgerald (The Back Nine, Cinecause), Paul Festa (The Glitter Emergency), and dozens of other filmmakers.
The community eagerly awaits word on the 2013 JDIFF which will be in early April. In the meantime, take a peek at the highlights we captured.