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Salma Hayek, Holly Hunter, John Boyega Among 2017 SCAD Savannah Film Festival Honorees


By Cameron McAllister

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the SCAD Savannah Film Festival has decided to pull out all the stops. Taking place October 28 through November 4, the festival will honor special guests Salma Hayek, Holly Hunter, Patrick Stewart, Aaron Sorkin, Robert Pattinson and John Bodega.

Salma Hayek Pinault will accept the Outstanding Achievement in Cinema Award. John Bodega will receive the Vanguard Award. Georgia-born Academy Award-winner Holly Hunter will be presented with the Icon Award. Robert Pattinson will receive the Maverick Award. Writer and director Aaron Sorkin will accept the Outstanding Achievement in Directing Award, presumably for his directorial debut “Molly’s Game.” Patrick Stewart will be presented with the Legends of Cinema Award.

Additional honorees and programming announcements are still forthcoming. Tickets go on sale October 2nd. For more information, visit


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