Hamptons Film Festival to honor Julie Andrews

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The Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) announced that they will honor Oscar-winning actress Julie Andrews with a Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the festival’s 25th anniversary. The 25th annual Hamptons International Film Festival will take place over Columbus Day weekend, Oct. 5-9, 2017.

Well known for her defining roles on stage in My Fair Lady and Camelot and her classic screen performances in Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music, the multi-talented Andrews is a Kennedy Center Honoree (2001), a Disney Legend inductee and the recipient of the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award. She is a bestselling author of over 30 children’s books as well as the first installment of her autobiography, Home: A Memoir of My Early Years (2008) and is now working on the companion sequel. Andrews just completed directing a revival of My Fair Lady which is currently touring though Australia, and is the co-creator and star of “Julie’s Greenroom,” a newly released series on Netflix which teaches young children about the theatre and the arts. 

“Julie Andrews is a true icon and captured the hearts and imaginations of children and adults alike the moment she first appeared on screen in Mary Poppins,” said HIFF co-chairman Alec Baldwin. “Since then she has never ceased to amaze and stands as a true role model and inspiration. We are proud to honor her at the festival and celebrate her incredible career.”

HIFF and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will co-present a special screening of Andrews’ film Victor/Victoria on Saturday, Oct. 7 in East Hampton. Andrews will participate in a post-screening conversation with Baldwin and a special award presentation with special guests.

“We are thrilled to honor Julie Andrews, whose incredible and diverse career speaks for itself,” said HIFF executive cirector Anne Chaisson. “We look forward to celebrating the milestone of our 25th anniversary, and welcoming back the Academy for this special celebration.”

For more information, visit www.hamptonsfilmfest.org.