Ryan Merriman film "5th Quarter" opening California Indie Film Festival tonight
The 13th Annual California Independent Film Festival will kick off tonight with the award-winning film “The 5th Quarter,” starring Choctaw-born and bred actor Ryan Merriman.
The seven-day festival is launching tonight with a VIP Reception w at the New Rheem Theatre, 350 Park Street in Moraga.
Merriman will be attending the screening of “The 5th Quarter,” the festival’s opening night movie.
“The 5th Quarter” has received rave reviews at other film festivals around the country, including Boston Film Festival, Heartland Film Festival and Charleston International Film Festival. “The 5th Quarter” is based on a true story. After his brother Luke was tragically killed in a car crash, Jon Abbate (Ryan Merriman) is driven to lead the Wake Forest Demon Deacons to their most successful football season in the school’s history. Wearing his brother’s number on his jersey, he accomplishes that, and establishes traditions along the way. The film starring Aidan Quinn, Andie McDowell, Jillian Batherson and Ryan Merriman (scheduled to attend). The film’s director, Rick Bieber, is also scheduled to attend the event.
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