International film festival closes Sunday

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Earl Lynn Nelson and Paul Eenhoorn star in “Land Ho!”

Four days remain of the West Virginia International Food and Film Festival at South Charleston’s LaBelle Theater, 311 D St. Tonight’s films kick off with the Roger Ebert documentary “Life Itself” at 5:45 p.m., followed by the indie romantic comedy “Obvious Child” at 8 p.m., which has free admission, courtesy of WV Free and Planned Parenthood of West Virginia. On Friday, it’s the West Virginia premiere of the road trip comedy “Land Ho!”(pictured) at 6 p.m., followed by a Q&A with co-director Martha Stephens of Charleston, and then the Belgian romantic musical drama “The Broken Circle Breakdown’ at 8:30 p.m. Saturday begins with a free international food festival and showing of the Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., which is then followed by the short documentary “Compassion Connects” at 2 p.m. (free admission), the French-Belgian animated feature “Ernest & Celestine” at 3 p.m., “Obvious Child” at 5 p.m., the Beatles film “A Hard Day’s Night” at 7 p.m. and the Chilean drama “Gloria” at 9 p.m. The festival closes on Sunday with screenings of “Life Itself” at 2 p.m. and the Japanese drama “Like Father, Like Son” at 4:30 p.m., followed by a wrap party with music by The Sea, the Sea at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 per film for adults or $5 for students, with a six-ticket package for $30. Visit www.wviff.org.

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