Josh Brolin coming to SLO Film Fest

“No Country For Old Men” actor Josh Brolin, surf filmmaker Joel Conroy and Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg are among the celebrities scheduled to attend the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival this spring, organizers announced Friday.

They join an entertainment roster that includes “Little Miss Sunshine” star Alan Arkin, who is scheduled to receive the King Vidor Career Achievement Award.

Known for such films as “American Gangster,” “In the Valley of Elah” and “W.,” Brolin garnered an Oscar nomination for his powerful turn as City Supervisor Dan White in “Milk.”

The actor, who joined the film festival’s advisory board in 2008, has a lifelong connection to the Central Coast. He attended Templeton Elementary and Templeton Middle schools, and, as an adult, owned a ranch in the Templeton-Adelaida area

Brolin even paid homage to his North County roots by wearing a Templeton Eagles letterman jacket in “No Country For Old Men”

He’s scheduled to appear March 13 at a Western-themed gala at Santa Margarita Ranch.

The San Luis Obispo International Film Festival runs March 12 through March 21 at various locations through the county. Highlights include the ever-popular Surf Nite and the Hollywood and Vines screening series, which pairs classic films with local wines and gourmet food.

For a full schedule and to purchase tickets, call 546-3456 or visit www.slofilmfest.org.

-- Sarah Linn