NEBRASKA’s Will Forte To Appear At St. Louis International Film Festival
Will Forte will attend the 22nd Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival to participate in a Q&A following the fest’s opening-weekend screening of NEBRASKA at 7 p.m. Friday.
In NEBRASKA, a road comedy from acclaimed director Alexander Payne (“The Descendants,” “Sideways”), a father and son travel through the Midwest on the trail of a dubious fortune. The stubborn, taciturn Woody (Bruce Dern) is well past his prime, but he believes he’s got one last shot at mattering: a notice that he’s the lucky winner of a $1 million sweepstakes prize. To claim his fortune, Woody insists he must quickly get to the sweepstakes company’s office in Lincoln, Neb. – a 750-mile journey that he seems unlikely to finish. Worried for his father’s state of mind, it falls to Woody’s reluctant, baffled son (played by Forte) to accompany him on the trip.
Forte has established himself as one of the most versatile actors in film and television. He spent eight seasons making audiences laugh on “Saturday Night Live” and has been extremely busy with projects in film and television ever since he wrapped his final season in 2010. In addition to “Nebraska,” he also stars in “Run and Jump,” which debuted at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, and has completed an untitled Elmore Leonard film, in which he stars opposite Jennifer Aniston, Isla Fisher, and Tim Robbins.
Last summer, Forte was seen in a trio of studio films — “That’s My Boy,” “Rock of Ages,” and “The Watch.” Forte was previously seen in the feature-film adaptation of “MacGruber,” both starring in the title role and co-writing the script. Forte also wrote and starred in the feature “The Brothers Solomon,” opposite Will Arnett and “SNL” cast mate Kristen Wiig. Other film credits include “A Good Old Fashioned Orgy,” “Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie,” and “Brief Interviews with Hideous Men.”
Tickets for NEBRASKA with Will Forte are $12 general admission, $10 for students and CSL members. They are available in advance at the Tivoli box office and online through Landmark Theatres’ Web site: tickets.landmarktheatres.com.
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