3DFF to Honor Quincy Jones and Montreux Jazz Festival Founder Claude Nobs
3DFF, the all-digital 3D Film, Music, and Interactive Festival which is celebrating its fifth anniversary, will have a new home at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live Stadium 14 in downtown Los Angeles when it kicks off Sept. 20. The festival, which runs through Sept. 22, is also scheduling events at the JW Marriott Los Angeles, L.A. LIVE, The Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles, Club Nokia, The Conga Room and The GRAMMY Museum, all located within the L.A. LIVE sports and entertainment district.
The three-day festival, presented by RealD, 3net and LG Electronics, will open Sept. 20 with multiple world premiere red carpet events at the Stadium 14’s Premiere House Theater. They will include the documentary film Experience Montreux in 3D, filmed at the Montreux Jazz Festival, and the thriller Spiders 3D, directed by Tibor Tackács and presented by Millennium Films/Nu Image. The Opening Night Gala event following the Spiders screening will take place at Club Nokia.
Quincy Jones and Monteux Jazz Festival founder Claude Nobs, who both appear in the Montreaux documentary, will be honored at 3DFF. On closing night, Sept. 22, Jones will perform with his Global Gumbo Allstars Band at The GRAMMY Museum and The Conga Room. The festival also plans to screen We are the World for Haiti, the 2010 documentary, featuring the late Michael Jackson, that Jones produced with AEG.
Experience Montreux includes interviews and performances with Angelique Kidjo; Broken Bells; Elvis Costello; Herbie Hancock; Joe Bonamassa; Leszek Mozdzer, The Maccabees; Macadam Jazz Band; Marcia Castro; Martina Topley Bird; Massive Attack; Mumford and Sons; Nas & Damian Marley; Sophie Hunger; and Yacht. The film was produced by Sheira Rees-Davies and Frank Dreyer in cooperation with HELLO! and The Dream Factory for Nagra/Kudelski Group, Eagle Rock Entertainment and The Montreux Jazz Festival.
Two other 3D concert films that also were shot at the Montreux festival are also part of the 3DFF line-up. They are Quincy Jones and the Global Gumbo Allstars Live in Montreaux 3D and Herbie Hancock The Imagine Project Live in Montreaux 3D.
Actor/director Thomas Jane will reprise his role as celebrity host of the festival for the third year in a row. “The art of 3D filmmaking continues to grow, and 3DFF is humbled and honored to host multiple film and music legends at this year’s event along with their exciting new 3D movies, which are some of the best natively shot, indie 3D films that the festival has ever seen in its lineup,” he said.
The festival’s opening night will also include a midnight screening of the Lionsgate release, Dredd 3D.