Veteran actor Bruce Dern will be among the film industry notables attending the 2016 Sun Valley Film Festival, presented by Zions Bank, Festival organizers announced Wednesday.
Dern will be featured at the Festival’s Hollywood Heritage film screening of “The King of Marvin Gardens” (1972), on Saturday, March 5, at 4 p.m. at the Sun Valley Opera House. Admission is free.
Following the film screening, Dern will hold an audience question-and-answer period. Organizers says the SVFF’s signature Hollywood Heritage film screening, sponsored by Alaska Airlines, commemorates Sun Valley’s “rich cinematic history by honoring a film that has made a significant contribution to the lexicon of American cinema.”
The Festival starts March 2, and runs through March 6.
“Bruce was a special guest at last year’s festival and we are tremendously excited that he wanted to return to join us this year, remarked Teddy Grennan, SVFF Executive Director. “And if you heard him at his Coffee Talk last year, you know it will be a real treat to hear him talk about his role in this venerable film.”
Dern, who has appeared in over 80 films, was nominated as Best Supporting Actor for the 1978 film “Coming Home” and Best Actor for the 2013 film “Nebraska.” He has had a long and illustrious career spanning over 55 years, during which time he has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades including the Best Actor award at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival for his role in Alexander Payne's “Nebraska.” Often playing unsympathetic characters in supporting roles, he has amassed an impressive body of work over his legendary cinematic calling. His most recent role was in Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” (2015).
Other Hollywood industry notables joining Dern at the Festival include legendary filmmaker Oliver Stone, (recipient of the 2016 SVFF Lifetime Vision Award), actress Amy Smart and TV host Carter Oosterhouse, among others.