The off-beat feature documentary FINDING KRAFTLAND has been selected to screen at the 2007 Sonoma Valley Film Festival on Saturday, April 14, 2007. The screening will proceed the fest's tribute to Pixar's JOHN LASSETER that evening.
FINDING KRAFTLAND was written and directed by film music agent Richard Kraft and filmmaker Adam Shell and features interviews with such composers as Christophe Beck, Jon Brion, Danny Elfman, Alan Menken, John Ottman, Trevor Rabin, Graeme Revell and Marc Shaiman. It is hosted by Stacey J. Aswad.
The logline for the film reads, "After the death of his brother, a Hollywood film music agent drags his son through an obsessive quest to recapture his own childhood through a globetrotting trek riding hundreds of roller coasters, collecting thousands of toys and transforming their home into "Kraftland," a shrine to Disneyland and American Consumer Culture. A love story between father and son emerges via an almost maniacal pursuit of happiness."
The film captures a life filled with huge and cartoonish contrasts. It delves into the psyche of collecting as an obsession. And ultimately, in its own strange way, it is about finding the real meaning of family.
Based on the reaction to the World Premiere of KRAFTLAND at the 22nd Annual Santa Barbara Film Festival, program directors of the Sonoma Valley Film Festival in Northern California have added FINDING KRAFTLAND to their line-up.
Past participants in the Sonoma Valley Film Festival include Alexander Payne, Bruce Willis, Danny Glover, Blythe Danner, Jon Favreau, Mark Romanek, Jena Malone, Agnieska Holland, Tony Shalhoub, Radha Mitchell, Saul Zaentz, Joe Pantoliano, Robert Forster, Rachel Leigh Cooke, Jeremy Piven, and Robin Williams.
For more info: http://www.findingkraftland.com