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San Diego Film Festival – Gus Van Sant Tribute Evening

By on Sep 27, 2012 in Festivals, Film

The San Diego Film Festival held a special tribute for award-winning director screenwriter, producer, actor, author – and musician – Gus Van Sant on Thursday, September 27th at the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla. Personal messages from actor and comedian Robin Williams and actor, film director, writer, and producer, Ben Affleck were played on screen. “Way to go, you’re the best” said Williams. Guest speakers included the inspiration behind Kate Hudson’s character in the film Almost Famous, Pennie Lane, and actress, film director, producer, author and 3 time Oscar Nominee, Diane Ladd. Lane spoke about her first time meeting Sant and her admiration for entertainers. She said she never wanted to be famous and spoke about how many people prefer to be behind the scenes including Sant. “Gus, I know how much you hate to be the...

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