The 37th Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) will cancel the rare Al Pacino appearance, Pacino: One Night Only, the website seattle.broadwayworld.com reports. The cancellation is due to this week’s announcement that Pacino has been nominated for the 2011 Tony Award for Best Actor for his critically acclaimed performance on Broadway in Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice. Due to the conflict with the Tony Award Ceremony STG and Al Pacino announce a cancellation of his appearance at The Paramount Theatre on June 11. “I hope to make it back to Seattle,” said Pacino. “it’s a city I’ve always enjoyed.”
The festival will offer refunds to individuals that purchased tickets for the events.
The 37th Seattle International Film Festival, a 25 day event will run from May 19 through June 12, and feature 441 films (257 features, 184 shorts) – including 96 feature and short premieres and a Festival record 74 countries represented – with screenings at venues throughout Seattle, Renton, Everett and Kirkland.
Al Pacino is still scheduled to receive the Jaeger-Le Coultre Glory to the Filmmaker 2011 Award, a prize of the Venice International Film Festival created in collaboration with Jaeger-Le Coultre, and dedicated to an artist who has left an original mark on contemporary cinema. This year, the award will celebrate Al Pacino and his achievements as a filmmaker. The awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, September 4th at the 2011 Venice International Film Festival.