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Director
Alexander Payne

Filmography
1991 The Passion of Martin (short)
1996 Citizen Ruth
1999 Election
2002 About Schmidt
2004 Sideways
2006 Paris, I Love You (segment)
2011 The Descendants

Biography
He is a Greek-American director who was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1961. He studied Spanish and History at Stanford University and he also studied at the University of California, where he graduated with an MFA in Filmmaking. In 1999, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for his film Election. He won the Academy Award, the BAFTA and the Golden Globe in 2005 for Best Screenplay for Sideways. The film also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture (musical or comedy).

Opening and Closing Films

The Descendants / Alexander Payne

Matt King, a cold and indifferent husband and the father of two girls, is forced to re-examine his past and see the future in a different light after a boating accident leaves his wife on life-support. This tragic event will lead to Matt forging a new, meaningful relationship with his daughters and at the same time facing some major dilemmas.

(Opening Film)


Director:Alexander Payne
Script:Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash, based on a novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings
Cinematography:Phedon Papamichael
Editing:Kevin Tent
Sound:Frank Gaeta
Art Direction:Timothy T.K. Kirkpatrick
Costumes:Wendy Chuck
With:George Clooney (Matt King), Judy Creer, Shailene Woodley (Alexandra King), Amara Miller (Scottie King), Nick Krause (Sid), Patricia Hastie (Elizabeth King), Grace A. Cruz (Scottie’s teacher), Karen Kuioka Hironaga (Barb Higgins), Carmen Kaichi (Lani Higgins), Beau Bridges (cousin Hugh)
World Sales:Fox Searchlight Pictures, USA T. +1 310 369 4432 F. +1 310 969 0563 www.foxsearchlight.com
Distribution in Greece:20th Century Fox Costas Andreopoulos T. +30 210 6786 557 F. +30 210 6721 997 costas.andreopoulos@fox.com www.odeon.gr
Production Design:Jane Ann Stewart
Producer:Jim Burke, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor
Production:Ad Hominem Enterprises, USA T. +1 310 394 1444
Production Country:USA
Format:35mm Color
Duration:115'
Production Year:2011
Screening Schedule
OLYMPION:Friday, November 04, 2011 - 20:30
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