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Steven Spielberg to Present John Williams With AFI Life Achievement Award – Indiewire’s Thursday Rundown

Steven Spielberg to Present John Williams With AFI Life Achievement Award - Indiewire's Thursday Rundown

Steven Spielberg will present John Williams with the American Film Institute’s (AFI) 44th Life Achievement Award. This marks the first time in AFI history that America’s highest honor for a career in film will be bestowed upon a composer. Williams’ career will be celebrated at the private Gala Tribute on June 9, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA. The pair have collaborated on iconic films like “Jaws” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” giving cinema some of its most legendary theme music. The televised special will air on TNT on June 15 at 10:00 P.M.

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– The Greenwich International Film Festival (GIFF) has announced its Opening Night Films and Closing Night Films in addition to its full film slate, and special programs for its second edition. The festival will open with narrative feature “Little Boxes” and documentary offering “The Anthropologist.” The festival will close out with screenings of “Claire In Motion” and “Since: The Bombding of Pan Am Flight 103.” The fest previously announced its centerpiece picks, including “The Fundamentals of Caring,” “My Blind Brother” and “Newtown.” The festival has also announced its plans to host a Ondi Timoner Retrospective and a Jewish Film Series as part of its rapidly expanding slate. The festival takes place in Greenwich, CT from June 9-12. You can check out more information on the festival here.
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