Officials with the Boulder International Film Festival announced Thursday that Jesse Eisenberg, an academy award-nominated actor, and Jeff Orlowski, an award-winning director, will make special appearances at this year’s event.
Eisenberg will make a red-carpet presentation before the Colorado premiere of the film “Resistance” at 7 p.m. March 7 at the Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., according to a news release from BIFF.
Eisenberg stars in “Resistance,” a drama that is based on the true story of French actor and mime Marcel Marceau and a group of unsung heroes who put themselves in harm’s way to rise above hatred and oppression during World War II, the release said.
“We’re thrilled to screen this incredible film and to share the news of actor Jesse Eisenberg’s special red-carpet appearance at this year’s Festival,” BIFF Executive Director Robin Beeck said in the release.
For his part, Orlowski will make a special appearance for the Colorado premiere of “The Social Dilemma” on BIFF’s closing night March 8. The film will be screened at 7:30 p.m.
“The Social Dilemma,” which comes direct to BIFF from its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, is a combination of documentary investigation and narrative drama.
The film features interviews with high-profile tech whistleblowers, including Tristan Harris, of the Center for Humane Technology, the co-inventor of the Facebook “like” button; Justin Rosenstein; and Tim Kendall, former president of Pinterest and former director of monetization at Facebook, according to the release.
Following the screenings, there will be a question-and-answer by radio host Ron Bostwick with Eisenberg and Orlowski.
BIFF is four-day film festival that runs March 5-8 this year and draws more than 25,000 arts and film enthusiasts to the Front Range. Tickets for the screenings are $35 and can be purchased at biff1.com.