Gen Art’s festival is back, and will run June 8 – 14, 2011; the festival will open with “A Beginner’s Guide to Endings,” the debut film from 35-year-old filmmaker Jonathan Sobol. Starring Scott Caan, J.K. Simmons, and Tricia Helfer, “A Beginner’s Guide to Endings,” is “the story of a hard living gambling father who has doomed his three sons to a horrible fate, and when his sons find out they don’t have much time left, they decide to make up for a lifetime of misdeeds in one day.”

The festival will close with George Ratliff’s “Salvation Boulevard,” starring Jennifer Connelly, Marisa Tomei, Ed Harris, Pierce Brosnan and Greg Kinnear.

The week of screenings will take place at the Visual Arts Theater in Chelsea, Manhattan, New York City, with each ticket holder receiving an invitation to the evening afterparty

The complete lineup for the 16th Gen Art Film Festival:

“A Beginner’s Guide to Endings,” directed by Jonathan Sobol (Scott Caan, J.K. Simmons, Tricia Helfer, Jason Jones, Paulo Costanzo and Harvey Keitel)
“Yelling to the Sky,” directed by Victoria Mahoney (Zoë Kravitz, Tim Blake Nelson and Gabourey Sidibe)
“Norman,” directed by Jonathan Segal (Dan Byrd, Emily VanCamp, Richard Jenkins and Adam Goldberg)
“Goold’s Gold,” directed by Tucker Capps and Ryan Sevy
“The Pill,” directed by J.C. Khoury (Noah Bean, Rachel Boston and Anna Chlumsky)
“American Animal,” directed by Matt D’Elia (Matt D’Elia, Brendan Fletcher, Mircea Monroe and Angela Sarafyan)
“Salvation Boulevard,” directed by George Ratliff (Jennifer Connelly, Marisa Tomei, Ed Harris, Pierce Brosnan and Greg Kinnear)


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