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Feel Good Fest to Honor Shirley Jones; Hines and Sparks to Host Galas

Feel Good Fest to Honor Shirley Jones; Hines and Sparks to Host Galas

Oscar-winning musical star Shirley Jones (“Elmer Gantry,” “Oklahoma!”) will be honored with the Feel Good Tribute at the Feel Good Film Festival on Sunday, Aug. 15, in Los Angeles. Cheryl Hines (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”) will host opening night, which will feature the presentation of Joe Ballarini’s “Father vs. Son.” The closing night awards ceremony will be hosted by Hal Sparks (“Queer as Folk”).

Hines follows in the footsteps of previous opening night hosts Rainn Wilson and Carlos Mencia. “It’s a thrill to be the first woman to host the Opening Night Celebration,” Hines said on the announcement. “Just like Carlos and Rainn, I’ll put on my Old Spice and Spanx and do the best.”

The third edition of the festival, which celebrates film and TV with positive themes and happy endings, runs from Aug. 13-15.

[Micah Sachs]

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