We were so excited to hear that Academy Award-winning director, screenwriter, producer and film historian Martin Scorsese will be honored with the American Riviera Award, marking the first time the award has been bestowed on a director.
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will present the award at the Arlington Theatre on January 30 to Scorsese, whose latest films, Hugo
and the HBO documentary George Harrison: Living in the Material World
were released to critical acclaim this fall, for the Fest’s 27th edition, which runs January 26- February 5, 2012. The American Riviera Award is sponsored by Bridlewood Estate Winery.
“Honoring Scorsese has been a dream of SBIFF’s for many years,” says Fest Executive Director Roger Durling, “We’re thrilled that it’s happening during a year when this contemporary master of cinema is breaking new ground with Hugo.”