Still basking in the afterglow of the jam-packed five days of CIFF 2022, Coronado Island Film Festival is pleased to welcome back our old and dear friend, Academy Award nominated cinematographer Dean Cundey, who will be here with his film, “The Holiday,” on Wednesday, Nov. 30, just in time to get you in the holiday spirit.

Part of CIFF’s monthly Classic Movie Series, the fun 2006 romantic comedy will screen at Coronado’s Village Theatre, 820 Orange Ave. Theatre doors open at 5 p.m. for a “Meet and Greet” in the auditorium, followed by a vintage classic cartoon (thank you again, Bob Bardin!) and the feature presentation at 5:30. Immediately following the film there will a Q & A on stage with Cundey and CIFF Executive Director Merridee Book. Many of you will remember Cundey when CIFF presented his film, “Back to the Future,” complete with a DeLorean cooling at the curb of Village Theatre.

“The Holiday” is written, produced and directed by Nancy Meyers, with whom Cundey frequently collaborates. It’s filmed in California and the United Kingdom with a stellar cast that includes Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Jack Black. The chemistry crackles!

The plot centers on two women with “man trouble,” one in England (Winslet), the other in Beverly Hills (Diaz), who decide to trade houses for the holidays for a change of scene. As with all Nancy Meyers films, the houses are as fun to watch as the people (think Something’s Gotta Give, 2003).

If you’re in the mood for fun and love and the holidays - plus a perfect happy ending - this is the movie for you! Tickets are $15 and include complimentary adult beverages and other refreshments. They may be purchased in advance at coronadofilmfest.com (preferred), or at the CIFF table at the door beginning at 4:45 p.m. on the night of the screening (cash or credit card).

VOL. 112, NO. 47 - Nov. 23, 2022

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