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BSFC Press Release - January 20, 2010

 

BOSTON SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS ANNOUNCES AWARDS CEREMONY

 

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STAR OF ACCLAIMED DRAMA THE HURT LOCKER, JEREMY RENNER, TO BE FETED AT BOSTON SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS AWARDS CEREMONY

 

JULIA CHILD’S NIECE TO ACCEPT AWARD FOR MERYL STREEP

 

BOSTON — Jeremy Renner, star of the acclaimed Iraq War drama The Hurt Locker, will accept his best actor honor from the Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC) at the BSFC’s third annual awards ceremony Saturday, February 6 at 7 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA.

 

Renner, who plays a volatile soldier defusing bombs, has made a career out of playing edgy characters. His past credits include the title role in Dahmer, as well as roles in The North Country and 28 Weeks Later.

 

Also attending will be Philadelphia Cousins, niece of celebrated chef and author Julia Child, who will accept the BSFC award for Meryl Streep, the BSFC awardee for best actress for her performance as Child in Julie & Julia.

 

Other special guests are expected as well and veteran arts and entertainment critic and BSFC member Joyce Kulhawik will emcee the evening.

 

Tickets to the event are available to the public through the Brattle Theater. There will be a pre-event cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. at Casablanca restaurant in Harvard Square and a screening of The Hurt Locker following the awards presentation. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, January 20th.

 

The ceremony will also honor several members of the Boston film community cited by BSFC for their contributions in 2009. Local awardees include Gerald Pearyand Amy Geller, director and producer of For the Love of Movies; Haden Guest, David Pendleton and the staff of the Harvard Film Archive; and David Bramante of the Stuart Street Playhouse.

 

In addition to commending Renner’s performance, the BSFC cited The Hurt Locker with a record four other awards including best film. The BSFC honored Kathryn Bigelow as best director, Barry Ackroyd for cinematography and Chris Innis and Bob Murawski for film editing.

 

The BSFC’s annual awards ceremony has become a much-anticipated event for the Boston film community. The BSFC’s first awards ceremony in 2008 featured Frank Langella, named best actor for Starting Out in the Evening. In 2009, producer Maureen A. Ryan presented the acclaimed documentary Man on Wire, which went on to win the Academy Award.

 

Formed in 1981, the BSFC is made up of 20 professional film critics working in the print and broadcast media in and around Boston. Visit the BSFC website at www.thebsfc.org for more information on the organization and for a complete list of winners.

 

For more information or to purchase tickets to the awards event, visit the Brattle Theatre website at www.brattlefilm.org

Members of the BSFC will also be on hand to introduce films that are part of the Brattle’s Best of 2009 series which runs from February 5th through February 11th.

 

Event sponsors are The Boston Phoenix, The Boston Globe and Big Picture Framing.