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Published: 08/16/2011
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Wendi Gelfound Albuquerque Film Festival marketing@abqfilmfestival.com

Three Film Icons, One Film Festival

Madsen, Stockwell, and Wexler to be honored at the 2011 Albuquerque Film Festival
Albuquerque, NM – August 11, 2011 – It’s a celebration of film as the 2011 Albuquerque Film Festival (AFF) honors actors Michael Madsen and Dean Stockwell along with cinematographer Haskell Wexler for their inspired careers and achievements in film at the Albuquerque Film Festival Legend Awards (August 18-21, 2011).
 
AFF has crafted an outstanding lineup of festivities featuring Madsen, “AFF Maverick Award” recipient and revered poet. Madsen will appear at a book signing and poetry reading prior to the screening of Reservoir Dogs at the KiMo Theatre. He will also participate in the Dennis Hopper Memorial Bike Ride – leading a pack of Harley riders down Central Boulevard to the screening of Hell Ride. Director, writer and co-star, Larry Bishop, will also attend the film screening – part of AFF’s Midnight Movies with Michael Madsen series.
In addition to recognizing the works of Madsen, AFF will present several other awards. “Dennis Lee Hopper Award” recipient, Dean Stockwell, will appear at The Guild Cinema for the screening of Married to the Mob, which earned him an Academy Award nomination. Haskell Wexler, best known for his work on One Flew Over the Cookoo’s Nest and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf, will receive the “AFF Cinematography Award” and present a screening of Matewan. Madsen, Stockwell and Wexler will all be on hand to accept their awards at the Closing Night Ceremony of the AFF Legend Awards at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Albuquerque.
 
Additional highlights of the festival include screenings of films across various genres and a slew of film workshops and panels hosted by esteemed industry players including Todd Jefferson, Tony Mark, Giancarlo Esposito and Joshua Michael Stern.
 
For complete AFF 2011 program listings, tickets and festival passes, visit ABQfilmfestival.com or find us on Facebook.

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