WHAT: 2009 Vermont International Film Festival.
WHEN: Friday through Nov. 1.
WHERE: The Place 9 Cinemas, 10 Fayette Road (off Shelburne Road right behind McDonald's), South Burlington.
SCHEDULE: Find the festival program guide at www.vtiff.org.
TICKETS: Matinee (prior to 6 p.m.) general admission $6.75, children (11 and under) $5.75, senior (62 and up) $5.50. Evening films (after 6 p.m.) general admission $8.75, children and seniors $5.75, college students and military personnel with ID $6.75. Festival pass $75 (Not valid for gala events). Buy at the theater or at www.Movietickets.com.
PHONE: Film and festival information (802) 660-2600. Ticketing and theater information (802) 660-9300.
WEB SITES: www.vtiff.org and www.palace9.com
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Saturday's "Meet & Greet" with actor Luis Guzmán and screening of his new movie "Maldeamores" (Lovesickness) is one of the 2009 Vermont International Film Festival's gala events.
Directed by Carlos Ruíz Ruíz and Mariem Pérez Riera, Guzmán portrays "Ismael" in the love-at-all-ages feature whose plot includes a love triangle, a marriage on the rocks and a hostage crisis. The cast includes Ángel Álvarez, Chavito Marrero and Silvio Brito in the contemporary Puerto Rican drama produced by Benicio del Toro.
At the red-carpet event, Guzmán will be interviewed by Tim Kavanagh and Charlie Papillo. An audience Q&A; will follow.
"Luis will be there with his family for an hourlong discussion and the screening of his film," said Deb Ellis, president of the Film Festival Board of Directors. "That will be great. Luis lives in Vermont in the Northeast Kingdom. We have people tucked away in the corners here. One of our goals is to share that with our community."
Guzmán's recent filmography includes "He's Just Not That Into You," "Fighting," "Still Waiting" and "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3." Born in Cayey, Puerto Rico, he was raised in Greenwich Village and graduated from American University. He segued from social work to acting. He and his wife, Angelita Galarza-Guzmán, and their five children live on their Sutton, Vt., ranch.