Actor Luke Perry coming to Paso Robles film festival this weekend

“Beverly Hills, 90210” heartthrob Luke Perry will make an appearance at the Paso Robles Digital Film Festival this weekend, festival founder Benford Stanley announced.

Perry will be on hand Friday night to promote the documentary “The Challenge of Champions: The Story of Lane Frost and Red Rock,” about the famed PRCA World Champion bullrider. He portrayed Frost in the 1994 movie “8 Seconds.”

“If all the girls here hear Luke Perry’s coming, we could have a riot,” joked Stanley. “He’s a great guy. He really is.”

Perry joins a celebrity lineup that includes actors Gary Busey, Kathleen Quinlan and Ken Kragen, executive producer of TV’s “We Are the World.”

Now in its second year, the Paso Robles Digital Film Festival features a full weekend of film screenings, concerts, receptions and panel discussions, with a special emphasis on music, digital filmmaking and children’s rights issues.

The festival runs Friday through Tuesday at various locations throughout Paso Robles. For more information, call 323-850-8919 or visit www.prdff.com.

-Sarah Linn