On Saturday, two-time Academy Award-winning actress Hilary Swank received the Silver Medallion at this year’s 41st annual Telluride Film Festival.
Dressed in a brown sweater, tight jeans, and boots appropriate for the intimate mountain festival, Swank accepted the award from TFF co-director Julie Huntsinger. “I’m speechless,” Swank said, adding that she felt “far too young” for such an honor.
Swank’s modesty was ingratiating to the 500-plus fans attending the tribute to this young actress, who has distinguished herself by giving flinty performances in roles as varied as the inspirational teacher Erin Gruwell in “Freedom Writers” and Betty Ann Waters, a woman who struggled to clear her brother of murder in the under appreciated drama, “Conviction.” Clips from these films showcased Swank’s strength as a performer. The actress displays a fiercely independent determination that is also characteristic of Mary Bee Cuddy, the gutsy Nebaska frontierswoman Swank plays in “The Homesman,” which was screened after the tribute.
Hilary was busy in TTF. She received a Silver Medallion at the 2014 Telluride Film Festival. She also attended the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Party. Check out pictures in our gallery.
– Events 2014 Telluride Film Festival – Day 2 > August 30 2014
– Events 2014 Telluride Film Festival – Day 2 – Silver Medallion > August 30 2014
– Events 2014 Telluride Film Festival – The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Party > August 30 2014
The San Diego Film Festival has set Reese Witherspoon’s “Wild” as its opening night film on Sept. 24.
The festival has also selected drama “You’re Not You,” starring Hilary Swank, Emmy Rossum and Josh Duhamel as the closing night film on Sept. 27 with Duhamel attending.
The festival is in its 13th year.
Swank stars in “You’re Not You” as a successful classical pianist diagnosed with ALS. Duhamel plays her husband and Rossum portrays a college student who takes a job providing assistance. Warner Bros. has not yet dated the film.
The San Diego festival will feature more than 100 screenings and be held at the Reading Theater in downtown and the ArcLight Cinemas in La Jolla.
Hilary attends the Patron’s Brunch at the 2014 Telluride Film Festival – Day 1 on August 29 in Telluride, Colorado.
– Events 2014 Telluride Film Festival – Day 1 > August 29 2014
You can check out some caps from the trailer which I just added to gallery.
In George C. Wolfe’s You’re Not You, based on the novel of the same name, Hilary Swank stars as Kate, a classical pianist who’s diagnosed with ALS. And thanks to her diagnosis, Kate finds herself in need of an assistant. Enter Bec (Emmy Rossum), a college student and would-be rock singer who doesn’t quite have her life together. But through becoming Kate’s assistant, Bec’s outlook on life will change. And through having Bec as an assistant, so will Kate’s.
– Movies & TV Series > You’re Not You Trailer Captures
The line-up of the 41st Telluride Film Festival, which its organizers unveiled today, is full of some of the most buzzed-about Oscar hopefuls. Among the films that are set to screen in the Rocky Mountains over the Labor Day weekend are the world premieres of The Imitation Game, perhaps The Weinstein Co.’s most promising contender; Fox Searchlight’s Wild, one of several Reese Witherspoon vehicles vying for attention this awards season; Open Road’s Rosewater, Jon Stewart’s directorial debut; another take on Madame Bovary, this one starring Mia Wasikowska, which is still seeking U.S. distribution; and Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi’s HBO-bound New York Review of Books doc The 50 Year Argument.
Numerous films that debuted at other fests this year also are among the offerings: There is Birdman, the new film from Telluride regular Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu that opened the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday and was met with glowing reviews. There’s the Cannes grand jury prize co-winner Mommy. And there are four award winners being distributed by Sony Pictures Classics: Sundance grand jury and audience award winner Whiplash, plus Foxcatcher, Mr. Turner and Leviathan, which claimed Cannes prizes for best director (Bennett Miller), best actor (Timothy Spall) and best screenplay, respectively.
Also coming from Cannes: Tommy Lee Jones’ The Homesman (whose star Hilary Swank will be the recipient of a Telluride tribute this year); brothers Luc Dardenne and Jean-Pierre Dardenne’s Two Days, One Night; and the hockey doc Red Army.
I have added some new production stills from Hilary’s new film You’re Not You to the gallery.
– Movies & TV Series > You’re Not You Movie Stills & Promotional Photos
Star Hilary Swank also will participate in a talk at the October event
The Tommy Lee Jones-directed frontier film The Homesman will be the centerpiece pic at this year’s Hamptons International Film Festival, it was announced Tuesday.
The Hamptons screening will mark the East Coast premiere for the title, which debuted at Cannes.
The Homesman is based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize-nominee Glendon Swarthout about three women living on the edge of the American frontier who are pushed to the brink and saved by Hilary Swank’s Mary Bee Cuddy, who transports them by covered wagon to Iowa, where a waiting minister and his wife (Meryl Streep) have offered to take the women in. But they have a treacherous journey over the Nebraska Territories to get there. Jones also stars as the feisty low-life drifter, George Biggs. Streep’s daughter, Grace Gummer, and Miranda Otto and Sonja Richter round out the cast.
The film is set to hit U.S. theaters on Nov. 14, 2014, after Saban Films and Roadside Attractions acquired the title out of Cannes.
Swank will be on hand for the film’s Hamptons premiere and participate in the festival’s signature talk, “A Conversation With…”
“Beginning our 22nd annual film festival announcement with the highly acclaimed film from Tommy Lee Jones as our centerpiece and having Hilary Swank be a part of our signature program ‘Conversation With…’ is the tip of what HIFF will showcase this year,” Hamptons Film Festival executive director Anne Chaisson said in a statement.
This year’s Hamptons International Film Festival is scheduled to run from Oct. 9-13.
Added scans from Hello issue.
– Scans Hello – August 25 2014