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San Diego Film Festival to screen "Almost Famous" at outdoor block party

SAN DIEGO -- This year's San Diego Film Festival will be packed with film screenings, panels, parties and other "see and be scene" events beginning this week, including the "Almost Famous" Block Party on Friday night.

Cameron Crowe's popular 2000 film about a high-school boy in San Diego who is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies it on their concert tour will be screened on a giant outdoor screen in downtown's Gaslamp Quarter starting at 7 pm.

Pennie Lane - the real-life musician whom Kate Hudson's character in "Almost Famous" was inspired by - will be present at the block party to celebrate with festival-goers.

The event's official description says:

Go where the music takes you and join the fun! Step outside to the streets of the Gaslamp and back to the heralded 70's for the "must-attend" bash of the Festival as film, music and festival goers come together to party under the stars with a giant screen showing of the Academy Award® winning film Almost Famous. In attendance – Pennie Lane – the real life inspiration for the character portrayed by Kate Hudson in the film – and if we get our way, maybe even a cameo from filmmaker Cameron Crowe. After the screening we'll keep the party rocking with live music presented by House of Blues... Rock on!

Tickets to the block party and screening are $45 and can be purchased HERE.

For more information about the San Diego Film Festival, which runs Sept. 26-30, click HERE.