Starz Denver Film Festival (SDFF) has announced that actor Elliott
Gould will be honored with the John Cassavetes Award on Saturday,
November 6 at 3:30pm at the Starz FilmCenter.
John Cassavetes Award was established in 1989 in collaboration with
Gena Rowlands, his widow. It is presented annually to an individual who
has made a significant contribution to the world of filmmaking and
whose work reflects the spirit of the late John Cassavetes. The first
recipient of this award was Steven Soderbergh and recent recipients
include Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, William H. Macy, Kevin Bacon, Tim
Robbins, Bill Pullman and J.K. Simmons.
was an obvious choice as the recipient of this year’s Cassavetes Award
and we’re honored to recognize him," said SDFF Director, Britta
Erickson. "With a style so reminiscent of Cassavetes, his work is
unrivaled and free-spirited, and he is truly an inspirational artist."
Gould’s acting career has spanned the past 40 years, with his most notable work in films that include, M*A*S*H, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, as well as his more recent role in the Ocean’s Eleven series. His oeuvre also includes a landmark series of classics with late auteur Robert Altman, including The Long Goodbye, California Split, and Nashville. Additionally, Gould has worked with directors as diverse as Paul Mazursky (Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice), which earned him an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor; Richard Rush (Getting Straight), Ingmar Bergman (The Touch), Alan Arkin (Little Murders), Richard Attenborough ( A Bridge Too Far), Charles Burnett (The Glass Shield), and Noah Baumbach (Kicking and Screaming ). A new generation of moviegoers has discovered Gould in the Ocean’s
Eleven series, directed by Steven Soderbergh -- recipient of the first
Cassavetes Award in 1989. In addition to being presented with the Cassavetes Award, film critic
and SDFF panel moderator Robert Denerstein will go one on one with
Gould for a breakfast program sponsored by SAG at Dazzle Restaurant and
Lounge (930 Lincoln Street) at 10:30am on Saturday, November 6.
Attendees will have a rare opportunity to spend the morning with one of
the most famous and unconventional actors ever to attain movie stardom.
During the program, Gould will discuss the process of making movies,
his thoughts about the future of indie filmmaking and his experience
working on his newest film, Morning.
for the program One on One with Elliott Gould are available for $20 to
SAG members in good standing, $25 for DFS members and $30 for the
general public. To purchase tickets to the program, visit http://www.denverfilm.org/festival.
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Starz Denver Film Festival (SDFF) has announced that actor Aaron
Eckhart will be honored with the Excellence in Acting Award following
the Opening Night screening of Rabbit Hole on Wednesday, November 3.
In addition, Lisa Kennedy, film critic for The Denver Post, will host a conversation with Aaron Eckhart and Rabbit Hole director, John Cameron Mitchell, immediately following the award presentation.
are pleased to present the very talented Aaron Eckhart with the 2010
Excellence in Acting Award,” said Britta Erickson, Festival Director
for SDFF. "Having initiated his career with such a multi-faceted
collection of work, he seems to have the inherent ability to personify
an extreme range of characters and we are thrilled he’ll be joining us
for the Festival this year.”
actor known for having played an eclectic collection of roles, Eckhart
first gained recognition for his role in Steven Soderbergh’s Erin Brockovich. He later became widely recognized for his roles in Thank You for Smoking and The Dark Knight. Alongside co-star Nicole Kidman, he is most recently seen in Rabbit Hole, which will screen during SDFF33.
to the Opening Night event range are available for $85 for the general
public and $80 for DFS members, which includes admission to the
screening of Rabbit Hole, the award presentation, conversation with
Eckhart and film director, John Cameron Mitchell, as well entry to the
reception to follow. To purchase tickets to the program, visit http://www.denverfilm.org/festival.
Starz Denver Film Festival (SDFF) has announced that director Danny
Boyle will be honored with the 2010 Mayor’s Career Achievement Award
following a clips program highlighting his distinguished career and an
onstage discussion with Lisa Kennedy, film critic for The Denver Post,
at 1pm on Saturday, November 6 at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax.
Academy Award winner, Boyle has been noted as the director responsible
for the revitalization of filmmaking in London. His most recent film, 127 Hours, will screen during Big Night at 8pm on Friday, November 5 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.
are honored to present the 2010 Mayor's Career Achievement Award to the
inimitable Danny Boyle," said Britta Erickson, SDFF Director.
"Throughout his career, he has shown such talent for creating
exceptional work, and we are awed by his finesse for combining a raw
and often-dark style with a sense of pure poignancy in the films he
apprenticeships with the Royal Court Theater, the Royal Shakespeare
Company and the BBC, Boyle directed his feature debut in 1994—the
blackly hip thriller Shallow Grave, in which a trio of yuppies discover a bag of cash and dismember the body of its owner. Two years later he made Trainspotting,
about a corrosive group of Edinburgh junkies and memorable losers with
names like Sick Boy, Begbie and Spud. The two films helped revitalize
filmmaking across the pond. In 2009, Boyle's feel-good hit Slumdog Millionaire swept the Oscars, earning him his first Academy Award as best director.
In 28 Days Later (2002), a postapocalyptic thriller inhabited by fleet-footed zombies; Millions (2004), a charmer about a pair of bewildered young brothers who stumble on a windfall and have to spend it in a hurry; and The Beach (2000), a harrowing quest for paradise on earth, starring Leonardo
DiCaprio and Tilda Swinton, Boyle infused energy that expressed his
desire to create something unusual and different. This expression is
also infused in his latest film, 127 Hours; based on a true
story, it chronicles a five-day fight for life by a mountaineer whose
arm is pinned by a boulder to a canyon wall in Utah.
tickets for the program, An Afternoon With Danny Boyle, which will
follow with the presentation of the 2010 Mayor’s Career Achievement
Award are sold out. Tickets to the Big Night screening of his film, 127
Hours, are available for $50 for DFS members and $55 for the general
public. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.denverfilm.org/festival.
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