Tuesday, September 7, 2010

More than a dozen premieres to be featured at Downtown Film Festival that spotlights Actor John Hawkes with Trailerblazer Award

Downtown Film Festival L.A. To Honor John Hawkes
With Indie Film Trailblazer of the Year Award on Wed

Versatile Actor’s Credits Include “Winter’s Bone,” “Me And You And Everyone We Know,” and “The Perfect Storm” as well as “Everything Will Happen Before You Die” and “On Holiday,” Both World Premiering at the Festival

WHO:  Actor John Hawkes and celebrity friends

WHAT:  John Hawkes is being honored at the Opening Night Gala of the 2010 Downtown Film Festival L.A. with its “Indie Film Trailblazer Award”

WHERE:  Civic Center Theater (Ronald. F. Deaton Auditorium), 100 W. 1st St. Los Angeles, 90012 (s.e. corner of 1st & Main across from City Hall in downtown L.A.)

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 8th,Press Check-In – 7:00 pm; Red Carpet – 7:30.

Actor John Hawkes,
former Deadwood co-star
(Courtesy JHS class of 1997 Blog)
John Hawkes - Born and raised in rural Minnesota, John Hawkes moved to Austin, Texas to begin his career as an actor and musician. He co-founded the Big State Productions Theatre Company and appeared in the group's original play, In the West, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. John starred in the critically acclaimed “Me and You and Everyone We Know,” which received wide praise and was awarded the special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival as well as the Camera d'Or Award at the Cannes Film Festival. Additional feature credits include, the Lion's Gate film A Slipping-Down Life (1999) with Guy Pearce, the psychological thriller Identity (2003) alongside John Cusack and Ray Liotta, Miami Vice (2006) with Jamie Foxx and Colin Farrell, Playing God (2004), The Perfect Storm (2000), From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) and Hardball (1997). Hawkes also starred and co-produced the independent film Buttleman (2002) for which he received a Breakout Performance Award at the 2004 Sedona Film Festival and a Special Jury Prize at the 2003 Deep Ellum Film Festival. Hawkes' television credits include a lead role in the critically acclaimed HBO series, "Deadwood" (2004) in which he played Sol Star, a spirited entrepreneur in a lawless town

This year, Hawkes starred opposite Jennifer Lawrence in Sudance Film Festival winner “Winter’s Bone,” which was released theatrically earlier this summer. Hawkes appears in two films world premiering at the 2010 Downtown Film Festival L.A: “On Holiday” and “Everything Will Happen Before You Die,” which is the festival Centerpiece showcase. Both films screen on Saturday, Sept. 11, 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm respectively, at the Civic Center Theater (Ronald F. Deaton Auditorium), 1st & Main Streets, in downtown L.A.

Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles (DFFLA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to showcasing the best in independent cinema in the heart of the world’s Entertainment & Arts Capital. Our programming reflects downtown L.A.’s vibrant new urbanism, the unique ethnic and cultural diversity of its communities and neighborhoods, and its seminal role in the early days of American cinema. Set against the historic backdrop of City Center, DFFLA serves as a beacon for movie fans and industry professionals throughout Southern California.

Katie Littlejohn, publicist
Downtown Film Festival L.A.
676-898-3587; katie@dffla.com