Savannah film fest to fete six

Patricia Clarkson, Woody Harrelson among honorees

Patricia Clarkson, Woody Harrelson, Ben Foster, Emmy Rossum, Jeremy Renner and Hugh Dancy will be honored during the 12th annual Savannah Film Festival, which runs Oct. 31-Nov. 7 in Savannah, Ga., under the auspices of the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Clarkson, Harrelson and Foster will be lauded with Achievement in Cinema Awards. Clarkson will screen Woody Allen's latest film, "Whatever Works," in which she appears. Foster and Harrelson star in Oren Moverman's "The Messenger," the festival's opening-night film.

Rossum will receive the Young Hollywood Award before a screening of her film "Dare."

Spotlight Awards will go to Renner for his performance in "The Hurt Locker" and Dancy for "Adam." Both films are slated to unspool during the fest.

Miguel Arteta's "Youth in Revolt" is the latest feature to be added to the fest lineup.

Special screenings also are planned for Jean-Marc Vallee's "The Young Victoria," Grant Heslov's "The Men Who Stare at Goats," Pedro Almodovar's "Broken Embraces," Lone Sherfig's "An Education," James Ivory's "The City of Your Final Destination," Nick Moran's "Telstar," Jodie Markell's "The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond," Bette Gordon's "Handsome Harry," Michael Haneke's "The White Ribbon" and Lee Daniels' "Precious."

SCAD, which has facilities in Atlanta and Lacoste, France, in addition to its Savannah campus, is in the process of opening a location in Hong Kong, where it is converting the North Kowloon Magistracy Building into a site for the study of digital media in Asia.
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