Rome Film Festival to Honor Bill Murray, Ron Howard’s ‘Pavarotti’

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Credit: Photo by GUILLAUME COLLET/SIPA/REX/Shutterstock Bill Murray Opening Ceremony and Tribute to Bill Murray, Marrakech Film Festival, Morocco; December 4, 2015

Reprinted from Deadline Hollywood by Andreas Wiseman on June 24, 2019.

The Rome Film Festival (October 17 – 27) has revealed a sneak peak of its 2019 edition, which will include a lifetime achievement award for Bill Murray, presented by director Wes Anderson.

Murray will take part in an ‘in conversation’ session hosted by his regular collaborator Anderson. Also giving talks at the Italian festival will be Hirokazu Kore-eda, Olivier Assayas, Bertrand Tavernier, and writer Bret Easton Ellis.

The event revealed today that its Official Selection will include Pavarotti by Ron Howard who will be on hand to present the film. The Selection will feature around forty films that will compete for the BNL People’s Choice Award. …

Deadline Hollywood 6/24

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