AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, THE BOOK THIEF, PHILOMENA and More Set for 2013 Savannah Film Festival
In addition to previously announced honoree Alexander Payne and Cannes Best Actor award winner Bruce Dern, Academy Award-nominated actor Terence Stamp (The Limey, Billy Budd) will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award and actress Natalie Dormer ("Game of Thrones") will receive the Discovery Award as part of the 16th Annual Savannah Film Festival, which will take place from October 26th to November 2nd. Alec Baldwin, Miles Teller and James Toback are among the special guests attending the festival.
Premiere special screenings this year include Payne's Nebraska, John Wells' August: Osage County, John Turteltaub's Last Vegas, James Toback'sSeduced & Abandoned, Brian Percival's The Book Thief, Stephen Frears' Philomena, Asghar Farhadi's The Past, Justin Chadwick's Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Ralph Fiennes' The Invisible Woman and David Frankel's One Chance.
Multiple Emmy and Golden Globe award winner Alec Baldwin and Oscar nominated writer/director James Toback will premiere and discuss their HBO documentary Seduced & Abandoned. Bruce Dern, the star of Nebraska-and previous Savannah Film Festival honoree-will present Alexander Payne with his honor.
Previous "Discovery Award" honoree Miles Teller will host a special screening of The Spectacular Now with director James Ponsoldt and screenwriter Michael Weber. Other special guests include "The Walking Dead" actors Norman Reedus and Emily Kinney, "The Vampire Diaries" stars Nina Dobrev and Candice Accola, Tony Award-nominated director Christopher Ashley, actors Zach Gilford and Kiele Sanchez, and director Ti West.
Other special screenings taking place include: Kevin McDonald's How I Live Now, Andrew Adamson's Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away (a special presentation with RealD), Stephen Frears' Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight, Brad Coley's East of Acadia (World Premiere),Ti West's The Sacrement, and a special 'work in progress' presentation of Christopher Ashley's Lucky Stiff.