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Avignon/New York Fest to Fete John Turturro

Avignon/New York Fest to Fete John Turturro

Actor/writer/director John Turturro will participate in a tribute to his work at the 12th annual Avignon/New York Film Festival. Mr. Turturro will receive the 1st Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cinema Award for Independent Cinema, which consists of samples of vintages from the famous French wine region for the next ten years. The line up for the festival’s 12th event in New York (Avignon/New York is the American version of the 24-year-old Avignon Film Festival in Provence) includes premieres of 20 new features, documentaries and shorts from the U.S. and Europe. Turturro’s “Romance and Cigarettes,” will close the festival, which runs November 15 – 19 at New York’s Hunters College-CUNY. For more information and a full line up, visit the festival’s website. [Brian Brooks]

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