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Palm Springs Fest: ‘Boyhood’ Writer-Director Linklater Gets Visionary Award

Palm Springs Fest: 'Boyhood' Writer-Director Linklater Gets Visionary Award

The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will give “Boyhood” filmmaker Richard Linklater the Sonny Bono Visionary Award at its annual Awards Gala on Saturday, January 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Festival runs January 2-12. 

Past recipients include Tom Hooper, Danny Boyle, Quentin Tarantino, and Michel Hazanavicius. 

Nominated for two screenwriting Oscars for “Before Sunset” and “Before Midnight,” Linklater wrote, produced and directed Oscar frontrunner “Boyhood,” whose star Ellar Coltrane literally grew up on screen over 12 years of filming. Supporting actor and actress contenders Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette play his parents, and Lorelei Linklater is his sister. The film was produced by Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland, Jonathan Sehring and John Sloss, and was financed and released by IFC Films.
Linklater also directed “Slacker,” “Dazed and Confused,” “Before Sunrise,” “Waking Life,” “Tape,” “School of Rock,” A Scanner Darkly,” and “Bernie.” 

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