Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Christopher Plummer coming to Sarasota Film Festival to accept award and for screening of his new film 'Beginners'

Sarasota Film Festival lands recent Oscar-nominee Christopher Plummer and his upcoming film "Beginners" (see trailer below). From today's Herald:
The 13th annual Sarasota Film Festival has landed acclaimed movie, television and theater actor Christopher Plummer.

The recent Oscar-nominee played Captain Von Trapp in the “The Sound of Music” and voiced Charles Muntz in the 2009 Disney/Pixar blockbuster “Up.”

Plummer will be at SFF, which runs April 7-17, to accept the Cinema Master Award.

He also stars alongside Ewan McGregor (“Trainspotting,” “Star Wars”) and Mélanie Laurent (“Inglourious Basterds”) in SFF’s closing night film, “Beginners.”

“A lot of people are very happy about this,” said SFF President Mark Famiglio by phone late Tuesday. “But it’s only the beginning of a long list of announcements to come in the next couple months.”
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I've much respect for Plummer and glad to see SFF honoring him. He might be the best actor to have never won an Academy Award.  On Broadway, though, he's received two Tony Awards and numerous nominations.

I look forward to interviewing him  (probable but ya never know) in advance of his appearance/screening of "Beginners," which should make for pretty compelling viewing judging by film company, director, cast, trailer and the few legit reviews I've found so far.

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