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Martin Scorsese to honor Darren Aronofsky at new film festival


Martin Scorsese is set to honor fellow director Darren Aronofsky at the inaugural First Time Fest film festival in New York next month.

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Scorsese will present the first John Huston Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinema to the "Black Swan" director during the event, which celebrates first-time filmmakers. First Time Fest, which was co-founded by Tony Bennett's daughter, Johanna, and producer Mandy Ward, will screen a dozen films in competition and both the jury and audience will select a Grand Prize winner.

The victor will be offered theatrical distribution and full international sales representation from the American film distributor Cinema Libre Studio. A number of debut movies from filmmakers who went on to prominence, such as John Huston's "The Maltese Falcon," will also be presented at the festival, which will take place March 1-4.

Feb 22, 2013 1:14PM
I've been hesitant to spend time watching "The Black Swan" because of the other two films of his that I'm not sure about. In "Pi," Aronovsky has his main character use a more radical solution for his problem rather than take a little more time to seek another path; in "Requiem For A Dream," all the central characters throw what little they have for a day's worth of satisfaction, if that.  The devices Aronofsky uses appear gimmicky, at least to me.
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