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Berkshire International Film Festival Starts Tomorrow

The  Berkshire International Film Festival starts tomorrow May 15, and goes through Sunday, May 18th. The festival will be awarding Actor Kevin Bacon with its annual Achievement in Film Award, to be given on Friday at the Mahaiwe Theatre.

Mr. Bacon’s acting career spans some 30 years and over 60 films beginning with his break-out role in “Animal House.”  His incredible and diverse career has garnered numorous awards and  nominations.  His roles include such films as “Diner,” “Footloose,” “The River Wild,” “Apollo 13,” “The Woodsman,”  “The Big Picture,” “Mystic River” and the upcoming Ron Howard film “Frost/Nixon.”

“We are thrilled to be honoring such a talent as Kevin Bacon at this year’s BIFF,” said director Kelley Vickery. “He not only has had an  incredible career as an actor, but also as a director and a musician.  We are pleased to honor him as an artist and as a member of our Berkshire community.”

The evening will begin with a cocktail reception on the stage of the Mahaiwe Theatre followed by the Tribute which will include special guests and film clips.  A selection of Bacon’s films will be screened throughout the BIFF weekend.  Last year’s recipient of the award was acclaimed director Arthur Penn.

For passes, tickets, sponsor and volunteer opportunities and further information on the Berkshire International Film Festival, visit our website at www.biffma.com or call 413-528-8030.

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