Jessica Lange To Receive Kirk Douglas Award At SBIFF Event

Jessica Lange (SBIF)

Jessica Lange, a two time Oscar (Tootsie, Blue Sky) and Emmy winner (Grey Gardens, American Horror Story), will be honored with the Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film. The ninth annual event, run by Santa Barbara International Film Festival,  takes place November 16 at the Bacara Resort & Spa.

Jessica Lange possesses the three key elements in making it in this crazy business: talent, beauty and intelligence…all of which have served her well and continue to do so. It is my honor to give her my award.”

Past recipients include Forrest Whittaker, Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Harrison Ford, director Quentin Tarantino, Ed Harris, John Travolta, as well as Kirk Douglas.

Lange continues her impressive acting career with a role in the movie Wild Oats (directed by Andy Tennant) and the fourth season of American Horror Story.

Other film credits for Lange include King Kong, the remake for The Postman Always Rings Twice, Titus, and Big Fish.

Here’s video of Jessica Lange backstage after winning a Golden Globe for her work in American Horror Story.

Santa Barbara International Film Fest To Screen ‘Before’ Trilogy

Director Richard Linklater’s revered Before trilogy (Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, and Before Midnight) will be spotlighted at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The screenings, as well as a discussion headed by Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, and Linklater, takes place Sunday, February 9 at the historic Lobero Theatre.

Delpy received a Golden Globe nod for her work in Before Midnight. The actress, Linklater, and Hawke also garnered Oscar nods back in 2005 for Best Adapted Screenplay (Before Sunset).

“This trilogy creates one of the most authentic portrayals of love on the screen,” says SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. “And it’s an undeniable gift to be able to experience all three movies in one day as well as to host its three talented creators.”

For more info on the SBIFF, which runs January 30-February 9th, check out www.sbfilmfestival.org.