Filmmaker and actor Clint Eastwood will be honored with the Spirit of Independence Award at the 2007 Los Angeles Film Festival, according to Film Independent. The prize will be presented on June 28th by Tony Bennett, subject of “Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends,” a new documentary that is executive produced by Eastwood. The festival will run from June 21 – July 1 in Los Angeles.
“Clint Eastwood has been called an icon, a maverick, a legend and every superlative in between, yet it’s utterly impossible to encapsulate the talents and accomplishments of his independent spirit and his singular vision for honest storytelling,” said Dawn Hudson, executive director of Film Independent, in a statement. “We are thrilled to celebrate this remarkable artist for his independent voice and daring career choices that have been an inspiration for filmmakers and film lovers alike.”