Savannah Film Festival to Honor Artists

Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe nominated actor Ray Liotta (“Goodfellas,” “Hannibal”), Golden Globe nominated actor Aaron Eckhart (“The Dark Knight,” “Erin Brockovich”) and director/writers Mark and Jay Duplass (“Cyrus,” “The Puffy Chair”) will be honored at the 14th annual Savannah Film Festival.

It is being hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design. The festival will take place Oct. 29 to Nov. 5 in Savannah.

Liotta, Eckhart and the Duplass brothers join a lineup of honorees including Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning writer/director Oliver Stone (“Platoon,” “Wall Street”); Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe-nominated, Emmy Award-winning actress Lily Tomlin (“9 to 5,” “All of Me”); Golden Globe-nominated, Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress Ellen Barkin (“The Big Easy,” “Ocean’s Thirteen”); and actor James Marsden (“27 Dresses,” “X-Men”).

Other special guests taking part in this year’s festival include Alec Baldwin, Universal Pictures President Ron Meyer, James Toback, Miles Teller, Geoffrey Fletcher, Kenneth Lonergan, Drake Doremus, Bill Pullman and Famke Janssen.

The Savannah Film Festival has also added new special screenings including Jim Field Smith’s “Butter;” Lee Hirsch’s “The Bully Project;” Dito Montiel’s “The Son of No One,” starring festival honoree Ray Liotta; as well as “Born on the Fourth of July,” directed by festival honoree Oliver Stone; Kenneth Lonergan’s “You Can Count on Me;” and Robert Benton’s “The Late Show” starring festival honoree Lily Tomlin.

In addition to the special screenings, 23 professional films (features, documentaries, shorts and animation) and 11 student films in competition will show at various times during the festival.

For more information on the festival and a complete schedule of events, visit

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