Jessica Lange will be honored this year with a special tribute at the annual Gala hosted each Spring by New York's Film Society of Lincoln Center. The event will be held on April 17th. In a statement today, Film Society gala director Wendy Keys said in a statement:
"Jessica Lange is a very special talent. She has an uncanny ability to delve into the female psyche with a subtlety that few actors can match. Her delicate features, soft voice and luminous beauty belie unexpected reserves of strength and vigor which she draws on for her performances of independent, unconventional women. Her characters are usually rebellious, sensuous and never less than captivating. I think she gets a high approval rating from both men and women because she is so true to herself."
Lange recently finished the film "Bonneville and will soon shoot "Grey Gardens, a movie based on the infamous mother and daughter depicted in the Maysles' landmark doc of the same name. Previous recipients of the Film Society tribute include: Fred Astaire, Alfred Hitchcock, Federico Fellini, Bob Hope, Claudette Colbert, Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis, James Stewart, Audrey Hepburn, Clint Eastwood, Sean Connery, Martin Scorsese, Michael Caine, Susan Sarandon, Jane Fonda and Mike Nichols. [Eugene Hernandez]