Tarantino to be feted early by Santa Barbara fest

Posted by · 5:28 pm · August 26th, 2009

Quentin TarantinoThe press release, in part:

Santa Barbara, CA – In recognition of his contributions to the world of film, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival is honored to present the fourth annual KIRK DOUGLAS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN FILM to the legendary, Academy Award-winning writer/director/producer/actor Quentin Tarantino.  The black-tie Gala dinner, sponsored by Chopin Vodka, will take place at The Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Barbara on Thursday, October 22.

“We are beyond excited to be able to honor a man who has turned filmmaking on its ear,” commented SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling.  “He has forever changed the direction of American cinema.”  The award’s namesake, Kirk Douglas, will present the award to Tarantino.

As a writer, director, producer and actor, anything Tarantino touches becomes an instant cinematic classic.  He has not only established himself as one of the most celebrated filmmakers of his generation, but his dedication and diverse producing efforts consistently demonstrate his respect for both those who came before and the ones just now breaking in.

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  • 1 8-26-2009 at 5:45 pm

    El Rocho said...

    Good for him.

  • 2 8-26-2009 at 7:47 pm

    brian said...

    Don’t know if I would say that as an actor, anything he touches becomes an instant cinematic classic. Don’t know if I would say that at all.

  • 3 8-27-2009 at 2:00 am

    Robert Hamer said...

    I definitely wouldn’t say that, brian, considering he was the executive producer of Hostel.

  • 4 8-27-2009 at 9:25 am

    John H. Foote said...

    Just what he needs…another stroking of that massive ego…come on, he’s made just one masterpiece, “Pulp Fiction”…

  • 5 8-27-2009 at 10:44 am

    davidraider88 said...

    One more than most directors and I believe it says Classic not Masterpiece, which is a big difference.