Jeremy Irons at the San Francisco International Film Festival

Jeremy Irons was at the Sundance Kabuki Cinema in San Francisco on Wednesday 30 April for “An Evening with Jeremy Irons” – a Q&A session, moderated by Noah Cowan (Executive Director of SFIFF), followed by a screening of Reversal of Fortune from an original 35mm print.

On Thursday afternoon, Jeremy introduced a screening of his documentary film Trashed.

On Thursday evening, at the Regency Ballroom, Jeremy Irons was present to accept the Peter J. Owens Award for Excellence in Acting. This award honours an actor whose work exemplifies brilliance, independence and integrity.

From the San Francisco Film Society – A nice biography of Jeremy Irons

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VIDEO – On the Red Carpet with Jeremy Irons (and others) at the San Francisco International Film Festival Awards Gala

Here are some video clips of Jeremy’s Q&A with Noah Cowan:

Jeremy Irons…. His voice…in real….!!! #JeremyIrons #sfiff

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Storytelling hour with Jeremy Irons #SFIFF

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"…and there was a deserted beach with turtles giving birth…" I could really listen to Jeremy Irons tell stories forever.

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How Jeremy Irons prepared for playing twins in David Cronenberg's Dead Ringers. #SFIFF

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Jeremy Irons at #SFIFF ranting about how James Earl Jones was the better-drawn lion than him in The Lion King. Epic

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Jeremy Irons to Receive Award at San Francisco International Film Festival

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Jeremy Irons will be the recipient of the Peter J. Owens Award for excellence in acting at the upcoming 57th San Francisco International Film Festival, kicking off this week and running April 24 through May 8.

The award will be presented on May 1. The SF Film Society and its year-round programming will be the beneficiary of the star-studded fundraiser honoring Oscar winner Irons (“Reversal of Fortune”), who will be filling the shoes of Bruce Wayne’s trusty butler Alfred in the upcoming “Batman vs. Superman” mashup from Zack Snyder.

Meanwhile, Richard Linkater is the recipient of the Founder’s Directing Award; Stephen Gaghan the recipient of the Kanbar Screenwriting Award; and John Lasseter the recipient of the George Gund III Craft of Cinema Award.

Previous recipients over the past decade of the Owens Award are Harrison Ford (2013), Judy Davis (2012), Terence Stamp (2011), Robert Duvall (2010), Robert Redford (2009), Maria Bello (2008), Robin Williams (2007), Ed Harris (2006), Joan Allen (2005) and Chris Cooper (2004).

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An Evening with Jeremy Irons
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30
7:30 pm Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
1881 Post Street (at Fillmore)
$20 members, $25 general

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Join the Festival for a very special award night celebrating the career of one of cinema’s great acting talents, Jeremy Irons. Named for the longtime San Francisco benefactor of arts and charitable organizations, Peter J. Owens (1936-1991), this award honors an actor whose work exemplifies brilliance, independence and integrity. The evening will include a clip reel of career highlights and an onstage interview with the artist, followed by a film screening.

FILM SCREENING
The evening includes a special screening of a representative film from the career of the honoree. Film to be announced.