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7 celebrity guests to be honoured at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF)
By FLIFF
Oct 15, 2011 - 5:03:15 AM

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Piper Laurie - Lifetime Achievement Award

Fort Lauderdale, FL -  Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) announces their 7 celebrity guests to be honored during their 26th Annual Event held October 21 - November 11, 2011 During the month-long event over 150 American Indie and World Cinema films will be presented, encompassing features, documentaries and shorts with over 100 special guests, both filmmaker and celebrity talent introduced at screenings of their films.

Additional details about the 26th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival and advance tickets will be available after September 23rd online at FLiFF.com or by calling 954-525-3456.

PENELOPE ANN MILLER

Actress Penelope Ann Miller - best remembered for her role in Carlito's Way, Chaplin and Kindergarten Cop - will receive a Career Achievement Award October 22nd, 7:00pm at the Gala-Night screening of her new film, The Artist, at Broward College Campus' Bailey Hall. The Artist, an award-winner at this year's Cannes Film Festival, takes you back to Hollywood 1927 and tells the story of the interlinked destinies between a silent movie superstar whose career is challenged by the advent of the talkies and a young extra for whom major movie stardom awaits.  In addition to Penelope Ann Miller, The Artist features an all-star cast including: Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell, Missi Pyle and Malcolm McDowell.  Miller will attend FLiFF's Starry Starry Night Gala at the Signature Grand in Davie that night.  

Film Venue:  Bailey Hall on Broward College Campus, 3501 SW Davie Road Davie, FL 33314

Gala Venue: The Signature Grand, 6900 W State Rd 84, Davie 33317

Cost: Film only $10 general admission, $8 Seniors & Students, $6 for FLiFF members. For Gala & Film $85 for General Admission and $75 for FLiFF members.  

SENATOR GEORGE McGOVERN

The idealistic statesman, who came to prominence during another time of war and bleak political division, will receive a Lifetime Achievement in Humanity Award on October 22 at a special 4:00pm screening of the Oscar-winning film, All The President's Men, starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman.  McGovern, a supporter of liberal causes since the 1960's, has been the United Nations Global Ambassador on World Hunger since 2001 and remains an outspoken critic of the 2003 invasion and occupation of Iraq.  McGovern will do an audience Q&A after the film.  The event will be held at Bailey Hall on Broward College Campus.  

Venue: Bailey Hall on Broward College Campus, 3501 SW Davie Road Davie, FL 33314

Cost: $10 general admission, $8 Seniors & Students, Free admission for FLIFF Members and for Student/Staff and Faculty with Broward College ID.  

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Dennis Haysbert - Career Achievement Award

DENNIS HAYSBERT

The actor, best remembered for his role in the Oscar nominated film Far From Heaven as well as hit TV series 24 and The Unit, will receive a Career Achievement Award during an October 24, tribute at Cinema Paradiso. The award will be preceded by a catered reception in his honor at the nearby 7th Street Wine Company at 6:00pm followed by an onstage Actors Studio-style interview at 8:15pm. Haysbert is also scheduled to attend the Starry, Starry Night Gala at the Signature Grand in Davie on October 22.  

Venue: Cinema Paradiso, 503 SE 6 Street, Fort Lauderdale 33301

Reception:  The 7th Street Wine Company, 701 South Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale 33301

Cost: $55 General Admission /$45 FLiFF Members 

( Actor DENNIS HAYSBERT will also be presented with his Career Achievement Award at FLIFF On-Location: Grand Bahama Island on Friday, October 28. The event begins with a ceremony at the Canal House, located in Pelican Bay Resort, the Host Hotel for the festival. A montage of Mr. Haysbert's career will screen followed by remarks by Mr. Haysbert and a question and answer section. Then all in attendance will adjourn to poolside where a reception in Mr. Haysbert's honor will take place.)


LARRY MULLEN JR.

The rock musician, makes his acting debut opposite Hollywood veteran Donald Sutherland in re-make of Patrick Leconte’s scrumptiously literate 2002 crime drama The Man on the Train. Tagged as FLiFF's Centerpiece Film, The Man on the Train will be screened November 1, 7:00pm at Cinema Paradiso in Fort Lauderdale.  Mullen will be presented with FLiFF's Star on the Horizon Award and will take questions from the audience via a live webcast Q&A. The event will be followed by the Centerpiece Party at the Downtowner Saloon at 8:45pm.  

Film Venue: Cinema Paradiso, 503 SE 6 Street, Fort Lauderdale 33301

Party Venue:  Downtowner Saloon, 10 South New River Drive East 
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Cost:  $15 FLIFF Members and $20 General Admission, includes the film, award presentation and Q&A, and the Centerpiece Party.  

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Dennis Farina - Lifetime Achievement Award

DENNIS FARINA 
The former Chicago police officer turned actor, gained popularity for his role in the films Get Shorty, Crime Story, and Midnight Run as well as TV series Law & Order and Miami Vice.  Farina will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 7:45pm, November 5 screening of his new film, The Last Rites of Joe May, at Cinema Paradiso.  A pre-screening reception, featuring an Antipasti buffet, will be held in his honor at 6:00pm.  A post-screening party will be held at Frankie and Johnny's.     

In The Last Rites of Joe May, Farina stars as an aging, short money hustler who, despite a life of loss and failure, has always believed that a glorious destiny awaited him. Now in his sixties, his health failing and resources dwindling, Joe is presented with one last shot at greatness. 

November 5 Event Venue: Cinema Paradiso, 503 SE 6 Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Cost: $25 General Admission |  $20 FLiFF Members includes the 6pm reception  

PIPER LAURIE

The three-time Oscar nominated and fourteen-time Emmy nominated actress, Piper Laurie ( The Hustler, Carrie, Children of A Lesser God) will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at Cinema Paradiso, November 8 at a special 7:00pm screening of THE GRASS HARP; an encore presentation from the 1995 Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival and for which she earned FLiFF's Best Actress Award. The audience will discover more about Ms. Laurie's career and new book Learning to Live Out Loud during a Q&A moderated by notable film historian, Foster Hirsch. Prior to the event and screening, at a 6:00pm reception, Laurie will autograph copies Learning to Live Out Loud At 9:00pm she will attend a party in her honor at The Pillars Hotel.  

Based on a novel by Truman Capote, THE GRASS HARP, features an all-star cast including Piper Laurie, Sissy Spacek, Walter Matthau, Edward Furlong, Jack Lemon, and Nell Carter.   

Film Venue: Cinema Paradiso, 503 SE 6 Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Party Venue:  The Pillars Hotel, 111 N Birch Rd Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Cost: $25 General Admission |  $20 FLiFF Members  
 

PETER FORD

The son of Glenn Ford and Eleanor Powell will autograph his new book, Glenn Ford: A Life, during a reception at Cinema Paradiso followed by a moderated Q&A and a screening of the original 1957 film starring Glenn Ford, 3-10 to Yuma.  The event will be held November 10 with the reception at 6:00pm and the presentation at 7:30pm  

Film Venue: Cinema Paradiso, 503 SE 6 Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Cost:  $15 General Admission  |  $10 FLIFF Members  

Additional details about the 26th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival and advance tickets will be available as of September 23rd online at FLiFF.com or by calling 954-525-3456.




Join us in Grand Bahama Island!  This is the inaugural year where FLIFF  branches out and the festival will feature an offshore component, “FLIFF On-Location,” on Grand Bahama Island, October 27 – 30, 2011.

 


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