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Film Fest books Stone, Tomlin and 'A Dangerous Method' 

Screen and TV stars, major films coming Oct. 29-Nov. 5

The SCAD-sponsored 2011 Savannah Film Festival, Oct. 29 through Nov. 5, is bringing Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone to town for its Lifetime Achievement Award.

Also scheduled to show up for awards, according to a tentative schedule released by SCAD, are actresses Lily Tomlin, Ellen Barkin and Famke Janssen, actors Alec Baldwin and James Marsden, and writer/actor James Toback.

Among the exclusive film screenings will be A Dangerous Method, directed by David Cronenberg and starring Viggo Mortensen, Keira Knightley and Michael Fassbender.

A Dangerous Method is set in Vienna in the days before World War I; Fassbender (Inglorious Basterds) plays psychiatrist Carl Jung, with Mortense(from Cronenberg's Eastern Promises and A History of Violence) as Jung's mentor, Sigmund Freud. Knightley plays "the girl who came between them."

The film will go into national release Thanksgiving weekend.Also announced for screenings: Drake Doremus' Like Crazy, winner of the Grand Jury and Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival; Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist, winner of the Best Actor Prize at the Cannes International Film Festival; Roman Polanski's Carnage, winner of the Little Golden Lion Prize at the Venice Film Festival; Sam Levinson's Another Happy Day, Agnieszka Holland's In Darkness, Famke Janssen's Bringing Up Bobby, Lynne Ramsay's We Need to Talk about Kevin, Mark and Jay Duplass' Jeff, Who Lives at Home and Ralph Fiennes' Coriolanus.

As always, the schedule will include dozens of lesser-known films hoping for plaudits and awards from the festival judges.

Screenings and events take place at the Trustees Theater, the Lucas Theatre for the Arts and other venues.

This schedule is subject to change.

The final schedule will appear Sept. 30 on scad.edu/filmfest, and tickets will go on sale Oct. 3.

 

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