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Clickin' for Love and Hauling coming to Riverside International Film Festival

The Riverside International Film Festival (RIFF) is excited to announce two premier documentaries to be shown during this year's festivities - Clickin' for Love and Hauling. RIFF launches April 8 and continues through April 17, 2011 at the UltraStar Cinemas in the University Village at 1201 University Avenue, Riverside, CA, 92507. More than 100 domestic and international films are expected to screen during this yearly event.

Clickin' for Love is a documentary about the ever-growing world of internet dating. Internet dating has been around for more than a decade, but it still isn't clear whether online dating really works. Is "happily ever after" a realistic goal for online daters? Clickin' for Love is a light-hearted documentary exploring the modern world of online dating. Veterans of online dating share their stories of searching for casual encounters, soul mates, and everything in between.

Clickin' for Love is directed by Pablo Pappano, who went to the film school at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles where he directed the short films Sick and Trinidad. Recently, Pappano directed a speculative commercial for eHarmony.com after being a longtime member.

Often regarded as a marginal society, the recycling underworld of Sao Paulo - Brazil's largest metropolis - is the backdrop to the touching story of Claudines and his family. Hauling reveals the day-to-day life of this man, a father to over 27 children, and of many others who make their living out of collecting and recycling material that others have thrown out.

The documentary is directed, written, and produced by Sean Walsh. Walsh was born in Montreal, Canada and graduated from the New York Film Academy and holds a Master of Arts degree in Film and Television Production from Bristol University, England. Since 2001, he has resided in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Through the production company Code 7 he produces films and directs music videos. Hauling is his documentary feature directorial debut.

The major sponsors this year include the City of Riverside; University of California, Riverside; Riverside Community College District; Riverside Medical Clinic; and the Riverside Human Relations Commission. Media sponsors for RIFF include the Press Enterprise; Black Voice News; and InstantRiverside.com. Harki Dhillon, President of RIFF, commented, “I am very encouraged by the commitment of our local media partners. I anticipate that they will be a great asset in spreading the word of all the good things happening with the Festival.”

Fishbone Documentary to Debut

EVERYDAY SUNSHINE is a documentary about Fishbone, musical pioneers who have seen rocking on the margins of pop culture for the past 25 years.

From the streets of South Central- Los Angeles and the competitive Hollywood music scene of the 1980's, the band rose to prominence, only to fall apart when on the verge of 'making it.'

Laurence Fishburne narrates EVERYDAY SUNSHINE, an entertaining cinematic journey into the personal lives of this unique Black rock band, an untold story of fiercely individual artists in their quest to reclaim their musical legacy while debunking the myths of young Black men from urban America.

Highlighting the parallel journeys of a band and their city, EVERYDAY SUNSHINE explores the personal and cultural forces that gave rise to California's legendary Black punk sons that continue to defy categories and expectations.

This is Chris Metzler's second film presentation at RIFF; previously We showed his directorial debut documentary Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea. Co-director Lev Anderson began his career as a fine art photographer with works exhibited world-wide.

This film, among other international and independent features will be shown at UltraStar Cinemas in the University Village at 1201 University Avenue, Riverside, CA, 92507. The festivities will begin April 8, 2011 and continue until April 17, 2011. For more information, call (951) 682-4456. For more information about RIFF, visit www.riversidefilmfest.org.

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