Jeremy Irons will be the recipient of the Peter J. Owens
Award for excellence in acting at the upcoming 57th San Francisco International
Film Festival, kicking off this week and running April 24 through May 8.
The award will be presented on May 1. The SF Film Society
and its year-round programming will be the beneficiary of the star-studded
fundraiser honoring Oscar winner Irons (“Reversal of Fortune”), who will be filling the shoes of Bruce Wayne’s trusty butler Alfred in the upcoming “Batman vs. Superman” mashup from Zack Snyder.
Meanwhile, Richard Linkater is the recipient of the
Founder’s Directing Award; Stephen Gaghan the recipient of the Kanbar Screenwriting
Award; and John Lasseter the recipient of the George Gund III Craft of Cinema
Previous recipients over the past decade of the Owens Award
are Harrison Ford (2013), Judy Davis (2012), Terence Stamp (2011), Robert
Duvall (2010), Robert Redford (2009), Maria Bello (2008), Robin Williams
(2007), Ed Harris (2006), Joan Allen (2005) and Chris Cooper (2004).