HE AWARD CEREMONY TOOK PLACE THIS MORNING DURING THE PRESS CONFERENCE FOR RIFF’S FIFTH EDITION AND WAS HELD BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE FESTIVAL STEFANO GALLINI DURANTE
VENERDÌ 28 MAGGIO ALLE ORE 11 A SESTRI LEVANTE LA CONSEGNA DEL PREMIO E LA CONFERENZA STAMPA DEI GIURATI, FRA I QUALI IL PREMIO OSCAR KENNETH LONERGAN, ANDREA CROSTA, GRETA FERRO ED ERIC KOPELOFF
Aubrey Plaza will attend the exclusive National premiere of the movie “Black Bear” by Lawrence M. Levine, in which she stars as main character, at 6 pm at Ariston movie theater.
SESTRI LEVANTE (GE) – The American actress Aubrey Plaza is the winner of the Icon Award 2021, the award that Riviera International Film Festival assigns every year to a personality from the movie industry as a crowning achievement in this artistic field. The award ceremony was held this morning, Friday, May 28, during the press conference at the Riff Lounge in Piazza Matteotti, which marked the beginning of the this edition’s grand finale. Three days full of live events, all free and accessible by reserving a seat on the platform Eventbrite: masterclasses, talks with international guests and screenings of international films as national premieres.
Friday, May 28 11:00 am, Riff Lounge, Piazza Giacomo Matteotti FESTIVAL OPENING CEREMONY and PRESS CONFERENCE Speakers: Stefano Gallini Durante, President of Riviera International Film Festival; Vito D’Onghia, Executive Director; Massimo Santimone, Programmer. Kenneth Lonergan, President of the Movie Jury, together with jurors Ada Bonvini, Paola Casella, Greta Ferro, Eric Kopeloff. Andrea Crosta, President of the Documentary Jury, together with jurors Davide Demichelis and (in streaming connection) Maren Olson; Ilaria Cavo, Councillor for Culture of Regione Liguria; Valentina Ghio, Mayor of Sestri Levante.
Actress, stand-up comedian and producer, Aubrey Plaza is very popular on social media, where she has more than three million followers. In Italy she is best known for her participation in the series “Criminal Minds” and the recent “Legion”, in which she plays the role of Lenny Busker. Her activity in movies is very intense, not only as an actress: she is the protagonist and producer of “Black Bear” by Lawrence Michael Levine, alongside Christopher Abbott and Sarah Gadon. The movie was presented at the Sundance Festival and will have its national premiere at the Riviera International Film Festival 2021, where it will be screened out of competition on Friday, May 28 at 6 p.m. at the Cinema Ariston, with free admission subject to seat availability. Plaza also recently produced Lina Roessler’s “Best Sellers,” starring Michael Caine, which was presented at the Berlin Film Festival 2021.
Aubrey Plaza’s name thus joins those of previous Icon Award winners: screenwriter David Franzoni (2017), Oscar winner for “The Gladiator,” and actors Matthew Modine (2018), Claire Forlani (2019) and Claudia Gerini (2020).
In the meantime, the screening of the ten competition movies and ten competition documentaries continues at the Cinema Ariston in Sestri Levante until Friday 28 and on MyMovies.it until Sunday, May 30. The winners will be announced and awarded on Sunday at 6 pm at the Riff Lounge in Piazza Matteotti.
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