Actress Susan Sarandon will receive the honorary Maverick Award at this year’s 2017 Woodstock Film Festival. In addition to celebrating Sarandon’s esteemed film career during the October award ceremony, the Woodstock Film Festival will also be screening Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story – a 2017 film that Sarandon executive produced.
“I’m thrilled to receive the Maverick Award for this year’s Woodstock Film Festival. Mavericks forge their own path and move through life by taking chances, and it’s an honor to be added to the Woodstock Film Festival’s catalog of distinguished recipients. I look forward to heading up to Woodstock for the 18th annual festival.” – Susan Sarandon
The honorary Maverick Award will be presented to Sarandon on Saturday, October 14, at the Woodstock Film Festival’s Maverick Awards Ceremony at Backstage Studio Productions in Kingston, NY. The honorary Maverick Award is presented annually to leaders in the film and media industries who demonstrate a fiercely independent and unparalleled artistic vision. Previous recipients include Darren Aronofsky, Richard Linklater, Jonathan Demme, Mira Nair, Barbara Kopple, Steve Buscemi and more.
“Presenting our honorary Maverick Award to Susan Sarandon this year is a privilege,” says Woodstock Film Festival Co-Founder and Executive Director, Meira Blaustein. “Not only is she one of the most accomplished and talented actors of our times, but also a supporter and producer of many socially relevant, impactful films, and a strong advocate for gender equality in the entertainment industry.”