As plans continue for the three-day Mark Twain Nostalgic Film Festival on Sept. 13 to 15 at Hannibal-LaGrange University, board members are continuing to enlist actors to attend, hoping to have about a dozen.
As plans continue for the three-day Mark Twain Nostalgic Film Festival on Sept. 13 to 15 at Hannibal-LaGrange University, board members are continuing to enlist actors to attend, hoping to have about a dozen. The festival will include classic movies from several decades.
Board members Mike Marx and O.C. Latta recently attended a Cherry Blossom Festival in Marshfield, Mo., where they enlisted more actors to attend the inaugural Hannibal event. Among them was Lorenzo Lamas, who was starring in “Dear Mrs. Lincoln.” Lamas agreed to come to Hannibal if his schedule is open.
They also enlisted Allison Arngrim, who portrayed Nellie Olson in “Little House on the Prairie.”
Two more who performed in Marshfield and will be in the local film festival were Terry Moore and Michael Dante. Moore may be remembered in “Mighty Joe Young” and Dante in “Seven Thieves” and “Winterhawk.”
Actors who previously agreed to participate in the Hannibal film festival include George Lazenby, (James Bond in 1969) and his co-star, Lana Wood, famous actress Natalie Wood’s sister.
Also scheduled to attend are Judith Chapman, Buck Taylor, Darby Hinton, Lynda Day George, Kim Lankford, Ed Asner and rock ‘n roll musician Roy Head.
The film festival will be from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sept. 13 and 14, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. Tickets will cost is $20 a day or $45 for three days.
“I would like our Mark Twain Nostalgic Film Festival to become an annual event,” said Latta.
“It costs approximately $30,000 to put on an event, (or) more, depending on how extravagant you become,” Latta continued.
“We are in need of the community coming together to help us make this successful. We have a few businesses that have stepped up. The Mark Twain Museum, Arts Council and Tourism got on board immediately. We have formed a 501 (c) Non for Profit Corporation.”
For more details about the film festival contact Marx at 217-242-2505.
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