Here are some festival stops in October for The Homesman:
Mill Valley – Oct. 7th
Hamptons – October 9th – 13th
Sante Fe – Oct. 17th
Austin – Oct. 23 – 30
Novelist Armistead Maupin, Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank and Levi Strauss & Co. are this year’s recipients of the Outfest Legacy Awards.
The announcement was made Tuesday by Outfest, the Los Angeles nonprofit organization that promotes equality by “creating, sharing and protecting” LGBT stories on the screen.
The awards will take place Nov. 12 at Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles.
Swank is earning the Trailblazer Award in recognition of her first Oscar-winning performance, in the 1999 drama “Boys Don’t Cry,” and Levi Strauss is the recipient of the Guardian Award for its long history of supporting equality, civil rights and social justice.
“Armistead Maupin’s diverse, interconnected community of San Francisco bohemians — which shaped our collective fantasy of what LGBT life is and could be — may stand in stark contrast to Hilary Swank’s all-too-real portrayal of a trans man who is murdered in ‘Boys Don’t Cry,’ but the two have one important thing in common: They are stories that inspire change,” said Outfest Executive Director Kirsten Schaffer in a statement.
“For decades now, that change has been underway at Levi Strauss & Co., which has consistently taken a stand for equality, by, for instance, granting employees domestic partner benefits long before other major corporations did. This is our legacy. ”
For more information go to http://www.outfest.org.
Hilary Swank and Joel Schumacher will take home special awards from the 2014 Hamptons Intl. Film Festival, which also has set the slates for its Golden Starfish competitive categories.
“A Conversation With…” Hilary Swank will be held on Sunday, October 12, at 3:00 pm at Bay Street. Along with this Master Class discussion, moderated by Variety Executive Editor Steven Gaydos, she will also be honored with Variety’s Creative Impact in Acting Award. Swank is attending the Festival on behalf of the Corcoran-sponsored Sunday Centerpiece film, The Homesman, which will mark its East Coast premiere at HIFF 2014.
Actress and producer Hilary Swank began acting at the age of 15. During her twenty-plus-year career, she has worked on a wide range of films, including starring in and executive producing the following: Conviction; Mira Nair’s Amelia, the story of the legendary aviatrix; and Freedom Writers, directed by Richard LaGravenese and based on the inspiring story of teacher Erin Grumell and her “at-risk” class.
Additional acting credits include Christopher Nolan’s Insomnia, Richard LaGravenese’s romantic drama P.S. I Love You, her breakout and Academy Award for Best Actress-winning performance in Boys Don’t Cry; and the role that won her a second Academy Award for Best Actress in Million Dollar Baby, in which she starred opposite Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman.
Hilary and boyfriend Laurent Fleury riding bikes in Soho.
– Candids September 7, 2014
Academy Award winner Hilary Swank and actors Laura Dern, Elle Fanning and Eddie Redmayne will be among the movie industry luminaries feted at the 37th Mill Valley Film Festival — 11 days of movies, celebrity tributes, spotlight programs, parties and special events running Oct. 2-12.
The schedule of films, including 13 world premieres, five North American premieres and 11 U.S. premieres, was to be detailed at a press conference Tuesday at Dolby Laboratories in San Francisco.
Swank will be on hand for the screening of one of the two opening night movies, “The Homesman,” in which she stars opposite Tommy Lee Jones, who directed the “anti-western,” and Meryl Streep. It’s already generating Oscar buzz.
It was clear from chief Variety film critic Scott Foundas’ brief introduction to the Hilary Swank tribute at the Telluride Film Festival that she could star in her own biopic, whose logline would be: “born in a trailer park in Nebraska, by the time she was 30, she had twice won the Oscar.” Can she win another for Tommy Lee Jones’ “The Homesman”?
Famously, she and her mother drove to Los Angeles, and occasionally lived in their car while Hilary attended school and auditioned for roles. Clips were shown: her breakout role as transgender Brandon Teena in “Boys Don’t Cry”
(1999, nine years after her first TV credit, and five years after enacting the title role in “The Next Karate Kid”), an intense-yet-funny turn, wearing prominent braces, as a convenience-store clerk in 2003’s “11:14″; reluctantly being taken on by boxing manager Clint Eastwood in 2004’s “Million Dollar Baby”; encouraging a young black student in Richard LaGravenese’s “Freedom Writers” (2007); incarnating a young widow in LaGravenese’s “P.S. I Love You”; and becoming a lawyer in order to help her unjustly incarcerated brother in “Conviction” (2010). From where I was sitting, two rows back on the aisle, I couldn’t help seeing Ms. Swank gazing at herself on the screen, seemingly rapt, and smiling — but what else could she do?
Hilary is seen riding a bicycle around Soho on friday.
– Candids September 5, 2014
Hilary arrived at LAc Airport with her dogs Kai and Rumi.
– Candids September 4, 2014