MONTE HELLMAN HONORED AS "ROAD TO NOWHERE" PREMIERES AT PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
January 17, 2011 Los Angeles, CA - The U.S. Premiere of Monte Hellman's "Road to Nowhere" took place Saturday evening before a full house at the 2011 Palm Springs International Film Festival where the acclaimed director's first feature film in more than two decades was a Special Presentation of the festival's Monte Hellman Retrospective. Hellman was presented with the festival's Maverick Award and, joined by influential filmmaker Roger Corman and writer/director Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart), participated in a post-screening panel discussion moderated by Steven Gaydos at the Annenberg Theatre at The Palm Springs Art Museum.
"Monte Hellman's first feature film in 21 years is one of his finest and deepest, a twin peak to his 1971 masterpiece 'Two Lane Blacktop.'" "-VarietyAbout The Palm Springs International Film Festival
"A certifiable masterpiece... sculpted with light and movement, bodies and sounds, Hellman goes for the essence: hurt and doubt." -Film Comment
"Hellman's first feature film in two decades is a triumphant return for one of cinema's masters." -Sight and Sound
"'Road to Nowhere' may also be as significant to the indie feature as 'Avatar' is to the popcorn movie"- The New York Times
The Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) is one of the largest film festivals in North America, welcoming 130,000 attendees each year for its lineup of new and celebrated international features and documentaries. The Festival is also known for its annual Black Tie Awards Gala, honoring the best achievements of the filmic year by a celebrated list of talents who in recent years have included Clint Eastwood, Kate Winslet, Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Sean Penn, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ron Howard, Anne Hathaway, Jeff Bridges, Danny Elfman and many others.
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