Geena Davis, Adrien Brody to be Feted at San Diego Film Festival

Jeff Lewis
Geena Davis

Actress Brit Marling is also set to be honored.

Adrien Brody and Geena Davis are set to receive awards for their creative work at the San Diego Film Festival's Night of the Stars Tribute ceremony. 

Brody will be given the Cinema Vanguard Award for his "tenacity to forge new ground within his craft," including his work in films like The Grand Budapest Hotel and Midnight in Paris, as well as his Academy Award-winning performance in Roman Polanski's The Pianist. 

For her pursuit of gender equality in film, through the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, Davis will receive the Reframed Humanitarian Award, an accolade created in partnership with her Thelma and Louise co-star, Susan Sarandon.

Brody and Davis are not the only honorees of the night. Arbitrage actress Brit Marling will receive the Auteur Award, which is meant to recognize a multi-faceted actor. Marling is currently set to co-write, co-produce and star in the upcoming Netflix series The OA.

The 2015 Chris Brinker award will also be handed out at the Night of the Stars, to a first time film director that is "not afraid to push the envelope in the cinematic world." The recipient has yet to be announced but will be chosen by the festival's programming team.

Night of the Stars Tribute ceremony will take place on Oct 1 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla, Ca. 

The San Diego Film Festival runs Sept. 30 through Oct 4.

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