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Jonathan Demme to Receive Visionary Award in Venice

Jonathan Demme to Receive Visionary Award in Venice

Director Jonathan Demme, who this year released “Ricki and the Flash” starring Meryl Streep as a rocker mom who lets down her kids, will receive the Persol Tribute to Visionary Talent Award at the 72nd Venice Film Festival (September 2 through 12).

The awards ceremony to confer the Persol Tribute to Visionary Talent Award 2015 to Jonathan Demme, who is the President of the Orizzonti Jury, will be held on Thursday September 3rd at 3:00pm.

Demme’s long and storied career goes all the way back to the 1970s, through “Crazed Mama,” “Melvin and Howard” and more, and into 1980s comedy “Something Wild,” 1991 Best Picture winner “The Silence of the Lambs,” “Philadelphia,” remakes “The Truth About Charlie” and “The Manchurian Candidate” and his more idiosyncratic late-career efforts, including “Rachel Getting Married,” “A Master Builder” and now “Ricki and the Flash.” His films have long been staples of the Venice Film Festival.

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