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William H. Macy, Martin Sheen to visit 2012 Boulder International Film Festival

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Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) will take over downtown Boulder from Feb. 16-19 this year, and this year's festival will feature Martin Sheen and William H. Macy.

Macy, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Jerry Lundegaard in the 1996 film Fargo, will be interviewed by Ron Botswick on Feb. 17. Tickets are $25. Sheen, the star of Francis Ford Coppola's haunting Apocalypse Now, will receive the "Master of Cinema Award" on Saturday, Feb. 18, and tickets to "A Conversation with Martin Sheen" start at $25.

Highlights from the festival include

Chasing Ice, a film produced in Boulder by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Jerry Aronson, about a National Geographic photographer who used time-lapse cameras to document changes in the world's glaciers; 5 Broken Cameras, about a Palestinian village called Bil'in; and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, a comedy about a sheik who dreams of bringing salmon fishing to the desert.

A four-day pass costs $345, and admission to most films is in the $8 to $10 range. While the full schedule for the festival won't be released until late-January, you can find a partial list of events on BIFF's website.

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