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UCR Screenwriter’s Short Film to Premiere

Charles Evered’s “Visiting” will make its world premiere at the Palm Springs International Film Festival’s ShortFest.

(June 11, 2009)

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RIVERSIDE, Calif. – “Visiting,” a short film written and directed by UC Riverside playwright and screenwriter Charles Evered, will make its world premiere as an official selection at the Palm Springs International Film Festival’s ShortFest this month.

Screening times are 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24, and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 28, at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs.

Starring Amy Locane, (“Cry Baby,” “Melrose Place”) and James Waterston, (“Dead Poets Society”), the film tells the story of two lost souls who meet in a cemetery and help each other deal with the ramifications of loss.

More than 300 short films from 40 countries will screen during the festival, which also includes seminars, presentations, receptions and the ShortFest Film Market, which will make 2,700 films available to buyers, press and industry representatives.

Charles Evered teaches playwriting and screenwriting at UC Riverside. He has written plays (“The Size of the World”), screenplays (“Adopt a Sailor”), and television episodes (“Monk”).

“Adopt a Sailor,” which stars Emmy winners Bebe Neuwirth and Peter Coyote premiered at the Williamstown Film Festival and has gone on to screen at more than fifteen domestic and international film festivals.

“I’m thrilled ‘Visiting’ has been selected to have its world premiere at the Palm Springs ShortFest,” said Evered. “The festival is a great launching ground for short works and I look forward to attending the festival and having a chance to meet other film directors there.”

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