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Edward James Olmos to Attend Florida Film Festival
(released 4/7/2011)            Green Room Orlando News Feed Subscribe  
By Douglas Lorah

The Enzian Theater has booked Edward James Olmos to attend a special screening of Stand and Deliver on April 15 at 7:30 p.m.  Olmos' special engagement replaces the cancellation of Alan Arkin.

Olmos has recently been seen in the role of Commander Adama in the remake of Battlestar Galactica on SciFi.  Most people remember him for playing the boss of Crocket and Tubbs on Miami Vice.

What brings Olmos to the 20th Anniversary Florida Film Festival is his award winning role in Stand and Deliver.  The film won six Independent Spirit Awards, an Oscar nomination for Olmos, a Sundance Grand Jury Prize, and two Golden Globes.

Stand and Deliver is the true story of an East Los Angeles math teacher who believed that no child is a lost cause.  It also stars Lou Diamond Phillips and Andy Garcia.

Olmos will participate in a question and answer session after the screening of the film.

Individual tickets for "An Evening with Edward James Olmos" ($20) and Platinum Passes, which grant holders access to all Festival films including guaranteed admission into all "Evening/Afternoon with" events ($650), are available at


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