Actress Karen Allen Directs Film Featured in Woods Hole Film Festival

American actress Karen Allen is seen at the “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” press conference during the 61st International film festival in Cannes, southern France (Foto vom 18.05.08). Allen feiert am Mittwoch (05.10.11) ihren 60. Geburtstag. Foto: Francois Mori/AP/dapd

WOODS HOLE –The 26th edition of the Woods Hole Film Festival kicks off on Saturday.

More than 130 films from Mashpee to Maine and South Africa to Sri Lanka will screen during the week-long event.

Most films will also include question and answer sessions with the filmmakers and special guests attending the festival.

Actress and Director Karen Allen’s film “A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud.” will be screened at the festival.

The film is based on the short story by southern American writer Carson McCullers, which is set in the Spring of 1947.

“This year is 100 years since her birth and is being celebrated all over the world,” said Allen.

It’s Allen’s directorial debut and was a finalist at the USA Film Festival in the International Short Film Competition.

“It just allows me to have something I can shift to creatively to work on during those periods where there’s really not much going on in the acting arena,” said Allen.

As an actress, Allen has held a number of memorable roles, including as Marion Ravenwood in the Indiana Jones franchise.

The festival received nearly 1,000 submissions from around the world from both first-time and veteran filmmakers.

To purchase tickets and for more information, go to woodsholefilmfestival.org.

By JUSTIN SAUNDERS, CapeCod.com Newscenter

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