Selected for their balance of commercial success and artistic integrity, Hawke and Gere will be attending the festival in different roles than usual. Fresh off his “Boyhood” success and stepping into the role of director, Hawke will be representing his new film “Seymour: An Introduction,” a documentary on the life of famous pianist and teacher Seymour Bernstein.
Gere will be remaining on-screen in his film, “Time Out of Mind,” in which he plays a homeless man navigating the streets of New York City, while attempting to save his relationship with his estranged daughter. As a NYFF main slate selection, “Time Out of Mind” is already generating critical praise for Gere.
Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Executive Director Lesli Klainberg said, “We are very excited to be honoring two men that have built very successful careers enjoying both critical and box-office success, yet—as evidenced by their films at this year’s New York Film Festival are still exploring as artists and doing some of their best work yet.”
Hawke will be honored on September 30, while Gere’s evening will be on October 8. Both honorees will be interviewed by NYFF director Kent Jones during an intimate dinner–a new format from previous years.
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