Winston Duke, Amy Poehler, and Eliza Hittman will be honored at this year’s Sun Valley Film Festival. According to Variety, the three will receive individual honors at the festival which takes place on March 18-22.
Duke continues to rise as an actor on the radar, including starring in Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther,” and in Jordan Peele’s social horror, “Us.” He will be honored with the Rising Star Award. His most recent feature, the science-fiction drama, “Nine Days,” world premiered at Sundance Film Festival and is set to screen at Sun Valley Film Festival this month.
Poehler, the Golden Globe-winning comedy television starlet, will be presented with the Vision Award, “presented to an industry icon whose contributions to the entertainment field have changed the industry for the better.” That honor will be awarded at the patron’s vision dinner, taking place at the Roundhouse Lodge on March 21.
Hittman, who has directed “It Felt Like Love” and “Beach Rats,” will be presented with the Variety’s Pioneer Award, “in recognition of her work as an industry innovator that embodies the trailblazing spirit.” Hittman’s latest feature, the teen abortion drama, “Never Rarely Sometimes Always,” world premiered at Sundance Film Festival. The film also recently won the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize from Berlin Film Festival.
Sun Valley Film Festival will also be screening “Nine Days,” “Dinner in America,” “Military Wives” and “Boys State.” “Ruth – Justice Ginsburg in Her Own Words” and “The Last Shift” will close the festival.