Thursday, September 13, 2012

THE HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TO HONOR ACTOR RICHARD GERE AT 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF FILM FESTIVAL



THE HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TO HONOR ACTOR RICHARD GERE AT 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF FILM FESTIVAL

 Legendary Actor to receive the Festival’s prestigious Golden Starfish Award For Lifetime Achievement In Acting EAST HAMPTON, NY - SEPTEMBER 13, 2012: 

The Hamptons International Film Festival has announced today that actor Richard Gere will attend the 20th Anniversary Festival to receive The Golden Starfish Award for Lifetime Achievement in Acting on October 6th, 2012 at 7:00 PM at Guild Hall in East Hampton, NY. The award will be presented during the festival’s “Conversation With Richard Gere”, a discussion with Mr. Gere about his life and career, moderated by the Festival’s Honorary Chairman, Alec Baldwin. The event will feature a montage highlighting Mr. Gere’s screen appearances. “Conversation With Richard Gere” is sponsored by Capital One. Richard Gere made an immediate impact on this cinema with his moving debut in Terence Malick’s Days Of Heaven, a film which launched a career that has spanned four decades and has included roles in films such as Pretty Woman, American Gigolo, An Officer and a Gentleman, Chicago and most recently Arbitrage. The Festival is pleased to present a special screening of Days of Heaven. In addition to his work on the screen, Mr. Gere is an accomplished musician, photographer and humanitarian, advocating for human rights with organizations that include The International Campaign for Tibet, Survival International and Healing the Divide. He also created The Gere Foundation, which supports the cultural preservation of Tibet and the Tibetan people. “Richard Gere’s outstanding body of work speaks for itself. Richard’s phenomenal talent and social activism has showcased his passion and heart. We are thrilled to present him with the Golden Starfish Award for Lifetime Achievement in Acting,” said Karen Arikian, Executive Director of the Hamptons International Film Festival. Past honorees of the Golden Starfish Award for Lifetime Achievement in Acting are Gena Rowlands, Vanessa Redgrave, Joan Allen and Alec Baldwin. About The Hamptons International Film Festival

About The Hamptons International Film Festival


The Hamptons International Film Festival was founded in 1993 to celebrate independent film- long, short, fiction and documentary - and to introduce a unique, varied spectrum of international films and filmmakers to the public. The Festival is committed to exhibiting films that express fresh voices and differing global perspectives, with the hope that these programs will enlighten audiences, provide invaluable exposure for filmmakers and present inspired entertainment for all. Taking place among the charming seaside historic villages of Long Island's east end, the Hamptons International Film Festival's intimate, informal atmosphere makes the festival an ideal destination for cinephiles. The 20th anniversary edition takes place over Columbus Day weekend, October 4th-8th, 2012.

For more information on the Festival and to become a member, please visit www.hamptonsfilmfest.org.


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