Magazine article Variety

Fest Highlights and Honorees

Magazine article Variety

Fest Highlights and Honorees

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his year's San Diego Film Festival again partners with Variety to honor four stars: Adrien Brody will receive the O nema Vanguard Award; the Reframed Humanitarian Award will go to Geena Davis; the Auteur Award Is being given to Brit Marling; and John Boyega will get the Rising Star Award.

SDFF will fete the honorées on Oct. 1 at Variety's Night of the Stars tribute and party.

Two high-profile films anchor the fest It opens with "Septembers of Shiraz," Wayne Blair's Iranian thriller starring Brody and Salma Hayek; and It will host the world premiere of Lawrence Roeck's "Diablo," starring Scott Eastwood, Camilla Belle, Walton Coggins and Danny Glover.

"This is a nice coup for us," says programming VP Tonya Mantooth.

A western set in the 1870s, "Diablo" was tensed by cinematographer Dean Cundey. …

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