Thursday, August 10, 2017
HIFF 2017 (25TH ANNIVERSARY!) HONORS JULIE ANDREWS
THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF
THE HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2017
HONORS JULIE ANDREWS
WITH THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES
WILL CO-PRESENT A SPECIAL SCREENING OF
The 25th annual Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF 25) will take place over Columbus Day Weekend, October 5 - 9, 2017.
The Hamptons International Film Festival will honor Oscar®-winning actress Julie Andrews with a Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the festival’s 25th anniversary.
Well known for her defining roles on stage in “My Fair Lady” and “Camelot,” and her classic screen performances in “Mary Poppins” and “The Sound of Music,” the multi-talented and award-winning actress is a Kennedy Center Honoree (2001), a Disney Legend inductee and the recipient of the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award. She is a bestselling author of over 30 children’s books as well as the first installment of her autobiography, “Home: A Memoir of My Early Years” (2008) and is now working on the companion sequel.
Ms. Andrews just completed directing a hugely successful revival of “My Fair Lady” which is currently touring though Australia, and is the co-creator and star of “Julie’s Greenroom,” a newly released series on Netflix which teaches young children about the theater and the arts.
HIFF and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will co-present a special screening of “Victor Victoria” on Saturday, October 7th in East Hampton. The film, which stars Ms. Andrews, won the Oscar for Original Song Score and Its Adaptation -or- Adaptation Score. Ms. Andrews will participate in a post screening conversation with Alec Baldwin and a special award presentation with special guests.
ABOUT THE HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL