Rob Reiner to attend Annapolis Film Festival's opening night

Director Rob Reiner will attend the Annapolis Film Festival's opening night to screen his movie about Presiden

Director and actor Rob Reiner will attend the Annapolis Film Festival's opening night to screen his movie about President Lyndon B. Johnson.

In "LBJ," the president struggles to lead a country that is still dealing with the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the rise of the civil rights movement. The film stars Woody Harrelson as the title character and Jennifer Jason Leigh as Lady Bird Johnson. Jeffrey Donovan, who plays Kennedy, will attend the film festival's opening night with Reiner.

The Annapolis Film Festival will feature more than 70 films from March 30 to April 2 in downtown Annapolis. The festival brings independent movies and documentaries to the area. The festival also will host panels and viewings all over the city that week.

Reiner, who directed "When Harry Met Sally," "A Few Good Men" and the cult classic "This is Spinal Tap," first became famous playing Archie Bunker's son-in-law Mike Stivic in "All in the Family." Reiner spoke at the Annapolis Film Festival via Skype last year. The festival screened his movie "Being Charlie," which revolves around a young man struggling with drug addiction.

"LBJ" producers Matthew George and Tim and Trevor White, who are Annapolis natives, also will attend the festival's opening night with the movie's screenwriter, Joey Hartstone.

Tickets are $12.50 for a single screening or panel, day passes are $40, and student and senior tickets are $10. A general festival pass is $125 and student passes are $50 for all four days.

To buy tickets or to view the festival's schedule, visit www.annapolisfilmfestival.com.

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