• Closing Night | The Last Movie Star

    Directed by Adam Rifkin
    US | 94 minutes |



Closing Night Screening and Reception are on standby

An invitation from a film festival affords an elderly movie star a trip down memory lane that stirs his long-dormant heart. An octogenarian Burt Reynolds shares scenes with his ’70s-era self and delivers a resonant performance in this poignant, often funny drama.

Benefactor, Concierge, and American Express® Passes are accepted for entry | All others must present a ticket

Vouchers may not be exchanged for Closing Night

film synopsis

"Fact or fiction?" moments abound as an octogenarian movie star (Burt Reynolds) travels to Nashville to accept a film festival lifetime achievement award. Like the man who plays him, Vic Edwards was a college football star and sexy 1970s action hero. The echoes of that reality add a layer of emotional weight as Edwards revisits old haunts with his reluctant driver Lil (Ariel Winter). The trip down memory lane stirs Edwards' long-dormant heart while affording Lil a fresh perspective on this grumpy old man. Reynolds and Winter develop into an irresistible odd couple in this poignant, often funny evocation of fame's fleeting nature and the challenges of aging that doubles as a hilarious ode to DIY film festivals. 

With plenty of clips from Reynolds' storied career, including digitally enhanced scenes where the elderly actor shares the screen with his young self, The Last Movie Star is also a valentine to its leading man, who responds with a graceful, resonant performance.

film details

Director: Adam Rifkin
Producers: Brian Cavallaro, Neil Mandt, Adam Rifkin, Gordon Whitener
Screenwriter: Adam Rifkin
Cinematographers: Scott Winig
Editor: Dan Flesher
Music: Austin Wintory
Cast: Burt Reynolds, Ariel Winter, Chevy Chase, Clark Duke, Ellar Coltrane
Country: US
Language: English
Year: 2017
Running Time: 94 minutes

Event Details

Richards Center for the Arts at Palm Springs High School
Screening and Ceremony begin at 5:30pm. It is recommended that guests arrive 45 minutes before screening time.

General parking is available in the large High School lot off Baristo Road, 2401 E Baristo Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262
It is approximately a 3 minute walk to the Richards Center for the Arts Auditorim, please follow lighted path
*Golf Carts will be available for those needing extra assistance

Closing Night Reception will begin following the screening 
Guests must present screening ticket stub or valid pass (Benefactor, Concierge, American Express) for entry into the reception 

Renaissance Hotel
888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Complimentary Valet Parking available at hotel with valid ticket or pass

2018 Film Festival