Boston fest to honor Uma Thurman

Actress will receive film excellence award

The 25th annual Boston Film Festival, which runs from Sept. 18-24, will present its Film Excellence Award to Uma Thurman, whose new film "Motherhood" will screen as the fest's opening night attraction at the Landmark Kendall Square Theatre.

A comedy set in Manhattan, "Motherhood" takes place over the course of a single day as Thurman's character looks after her two young children while struggling to hang on to her identity as an aspiring writer. The film, from writer/director Katherine Dieckmann, also stars Minnie Driver and Anthony Edwards. It was produced by Rachel Cohen, Jana Edelbaum, Pamela Koffler, Christine Vachon and John Wells for Killer Films and Ideal Partners.

"Uma has entertained audiences around the globe in varied performances and has become an inspiration to women. This movie will resonate with mothers and families alike while supplying some welcome comedic relief," festival director Robin Dawson said.