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SCAD Savannah Film Festival Honors Billy Crystal

Tony and Emmy award-winning actor Billy Crystal will obtain the Lifetime Achievement Award on the twenty third annual SCAD Savannah Film Festival, going down as a digital occasion Oct. 24-31, the Savannah Faculty of Artwork and Design introduced. 

Crystal will obtain his award on Oct. 26 following the screening of his newest movie Standing Up, Falling Down,” about an unlikely friendship between a failing comic (Ben Schwartz) and alcoholic dermatologist (Crystal).  

He joins beforehand introduced honorees Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Distinguished Efficiency Award), Rachel Brosnahan (Highlight Award, Actress), Millie Bobby Brown (Maverick Award), Ethan Hawke (Excellent Achievement in Leisure Award), Jennifer Hudson (Virtuoso Award), Samuel L. Jackson (Legends of Cinema Award), Glen Keane (Lifetime Achievement in Animation Award), Delroy Lindo (Highlight Award, Actor), Tessa Thompson (Vanguard Award) and Steven Yeun (Discovery Award). 

The “When Harry Met Sally,” “Metropolis Slickers” and “Analyze This” star frequently hosted NBC’s “Saturday Evening Dwell,” becoming a member of the solid in 1984. He’s additionally the nine-time host of the Academy Awards and three-time host of the Grammy Awards, incomes 5 Emmys for his work as host, author and producer on each exhibits.  

Crystal’s upcoming tasks embrace directing, producing and starring reverse Tiffany Haddish in the comedy Right here Right this moment, presently in post-production. He’s additionally creating a Broadway musical adaption of his 1992 movie Mr. Saturday Evening. 

The pageant’s gala screenings embrace “I’m Your Lady,” starring Brosnahan, on opening evening. Extra gala screenings are “Uncle Frank,” “Minari,” starring Yeun, “The Good Lord Chicken,” starring Hawke, “9 Days,” “Sylvie’s Love,” starring Thompson, “Wander Darkly” and “Sound of Metallic,” with “One Evening in Miami” premiering on closing evening. 

Celebrating its twenty third 12 months, the pageant and competitors present SCAD college students the chance to attach with leisure business leaders via grasp lessons, espresso talks, lectures, workshops and panel discussions. This 12 months, the SCAD Savannah Film Festival acquired greater than 1,500 submissions for the competitors movie sequence. 

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