It has been released today that Kim Cattrall (“Sex and the City” series), director Jonathan Demme (“The Silence of the Lambs”, “The Manchurian Candidate”), wardrobe designer Michael Kaplan (“Blade Runner”, “Burlesque”, “Fight Club”) and director Milcho Manchevski (“Before the Rain”, “Brothers”) are scheduled to attend the 2nd Annual Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF). The guests will also participate in the “In Conversation With” series.

Cattrall’s entrance on the Red Carpet at Paseo Herencia will start the event on June 10. Her “In Conversation With” series will take place June 11. Demme will have his series June 12. Kaplan and Manchevski’s dates are to be announced.

Also attending the festival is 50 Cent, who will be present for the Caribbean premiere of his new film, “Things Fall Apart”, a dramatic film centered around a football running back during his senior year of college.

According to the press release, the AIFF “stands to further global awareness for the Island of Aruba as a center of art, culture and creativity and serve as a platform to promote the understanding and appreciation for the art of cinema and filmmaking. With participants enjoying a relaxed Aruban ambiance and a casual interaction between filmmakers and audience. The annual AIFF will bring people from around the world to view a wide selection of films, join in discussions and attend special parties and events.

AIFF has a mission to encourage, educate and activate young Aruban filmmakers. Throughout the Festival, notable film professionals will be conducting master classes on all facets of filmmaking and the creative process.”

Kim Cattrall
Kim Cattrall

By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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