September 25, 2008

Savannah Film Festival to Present Lifetime Achievement Awards to Malcolm McDowell, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Peter Bart

Savannah, Ga. - The Savannah College of Art and Design will present Lifetime Achievement Awards to actor Malcolm McDowell, songwriters Alan and Marilyn Bergman, and Variety magazine editor-in-chief Peter Bart at the 11th annual Savannah Film Festival Oct. 25¬Nov. 1.
SCAD will begin presenting the Lifetime Achievement Awards Oct. 25, the festival's opening night. A special screening of McDowell's film Never Apologize (2007), about the late, great British stage and film director
Lindsay Anderson, will be preceded by a screening of A Clockwork Orange (1971). McDowell is a Golden Globe nominee, recently known for his work in the television series "Heroes" (2007).

Grammy- and Oscar-winning songwriters Marilyn and Alan Bergman are widely known for their work in Yentl (1983) and The Way We Were (1973).
Peter Bart will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award in Entertainment Journalism, which previously has been given to Roger Ebert and Charlie Rose. Actor Bill Pullman will screen his latest film Your Name Here in the professional competition. Other guests set to attend include James Franco, who co-stars in Gus Van Sant's upcoming Milk (2008), as well as Troy Garity, John Hart, Scott Prendergast of Kabluey (2007) and
Christine Vachon. Additional key film industry personalities will be added in the upcoming weeks.

Award presentations and film screenings will be held at the historic Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St., and Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Workshops and other presentations will take place at the Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St.
Passes to the Savannah Film Festival are available for purchase through the SCAD box office, 216 E. Broughton St., online at, or by phone at 912.525.5050.
A limited number of individual tickets to screenings and workshops will be available at the SCAD box office beginning Oct. 1. Morning and afternoon screenings and panels will be $5 for the general public, $3 for students,
senior and military, and free for SCAD students, faculty and staff with a valid SCAD ID.
The price for tickets to the evening screenings will be $10 for the general public and $5 for SCAD students, faculty and staff with a valid SCAD ID.
Group discounts are available.