Matt Dillon, Diane Lane, Michelle Monaghan, James Gandolfini among Film Fest stars 

Academy Award-nominated Matt Dillon ("Crash") and Diane Lane ("Unfaithful") will be honored with "Outstanding Achievement in Cinema" Awards at the Savannah Film Festival, Oct. 27-Nov. 3.

Actress Michelle Monaghan ("Gone Baby Gone") will also be honored with a "Spotlight Award" for her performance in "Tomorrow You're Gone."

Writer/director Geoffrey Fletcher ("Precious") will receive the 2nd annual "SCAD Cinevation Award."

Other special guests include Golden Globe and Emmy-Award winner James Gandolfini ("Sopranos") and model turned director Christy Turlington Burns. Gandolfini will be supporting his film "Violet & Daisy" and Turlington Burns will be showing her "No Woman, No Cry" documentary.

The 2012 Savannah Film Festival will open with David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook," which recently won the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival. Other special gala screenings include Robert Zemeckis' "Flight," Dustin Hoffman's "Quartet," Jacques Audiard's "Rust & Bone," Wayne Blair's "The Sapphires," Michael Haneke's "Amour," winner of Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, and Walter Salles' "On the Road."

The festival will close with a 3D presentation of DreamWorks Animation's "Rise of the Guardian" directed by Peter Ramsey. RealD Inc. partnered with SCAD to be the exclusive 3D cinema provider at the Savannah Film Festival.





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A native Savannahian, Jim has been editor-in-chief of Connect Savannah for 15 years. The University of Georgia graduate is also a travel writer, authoring regional guides in the Moon handbook series... more


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