'Adam' will open Method film fest

Max Mayer's feature will kick off March 26-April 2 event

The 11th annual Method Fest Independent Film Festival, which runs March 26-April 2 in Calabasas, Calif., will kick off with Max Mayer's "Adam," starring Rose Bryne and Hugh Dancy.

The fest, named after the Method actor technique, will feature the world premieres of "A Deal is a Deal," starring Imelda Staunton and Colm Meany; "Anytown," starring Matt O'Leary; "Cat City," starring Rebecca Pidgeon and Julian Sands; "Dropping In: The True Story of Don Wimmer," starring David Klane; "Lunatics, Lovers and Poets," starring Leif Gantvoort; "The Parts Left Over," starring Beth Huggings and Bilal Mir; "Pig Hunt," starring Travis Aaron Wade and Les Claypool; "My Sixteenth Summer," starring Ali Deegan; Becky Smith's "16 to Life," starring Hallee Hirsch; "Stephanie's Image," starring Melissa Leo; and "The Twenty," starring Chopper Bernet, who also directed.

"We're delighted with this incredible lineup -- our best ever -- and with the continued great performances delivered by the world's actors," festival exec director Don Franken said.

The festival has programmed 33 feature films from seven countries and the U.S. as well as 10 short film programs.

The Method Fest awards, to be handed out April 2 at the Calabasas Civic Center, will air on Time Warner and Charter Communications cable.

In addition to announcing its slate, Method Fest presented its Performer to Watch Award to Tanna Frederick and its Auteur Directing Award to Peter Bogdanovich.

Films will screen at the Regency Agoura Hills 8 Theaters as well as at Founders Hall, Calabasas Civic Center and the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center.

For the full schedule, visit www.methodfest.com.