Capri, Hollywood Festival to Honor Jim Sheridan With Legend Award

Jim Sheridan

Netflix’s ‘Beasts of No Nation’ will receive the Capri Social Award.

Irish director Jim Sheridan will receive the Capri, Hollywood film festival’s 2015 Legend Award.

The director of such critically acclaimed films as My Left Foot, In the Name of the Father, The Boxer and In America will be on hand to receive the award during a special ceremony on the Italian island on Dec. 30.

While in Capri, Sheridan will also participate in one of the fest’s many symposiums: “The influence of the Internet in the future of motion pictures while Netflix is rocking the boat of old production and distribution rules.”

Previous recipients of the Capri Legend Award include Ben Kingsley, John Malkovich, Dennis Hopper, Dante Ferretti and Samuel L. Jackson.

Also coming to Capri this year is Beasts of No Nation director Cary Fukunaga. The Netflix film premiered in September at the Venice International Film Festival, where its young star Abraham Attah won the Marcello Mastroianni Award for best young actor.

Other films announced to screen at Capri include the Italian premiere of Love & Mercy, the Brian Wilson biopic starring John Cusack, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Dano and Paul Giamatti.

Previously announced pics coming to the fest include a host of awards contenders, including Lenny Abrahamson’s Room, Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth, Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl and a local favorite, Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth.

The 20th edition of Capri, Hollywood will be presided over by Oscar-winning Danish film director Bille August. The fest is set to run Dec. 27-Jan. 2.