David O. Russell’s American Hustle has earned the Ensemble Performance Award from the 25th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival. Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, and Jeremy Renner will be honored at the 2014 PSIFF during the awards gala set for Saturday, January 4th at the Palm Springs Convention Center.
Previously announced festival winners include Julia Roberts, Steve McQueen, Sandra Bullock, Bruce Dern, and Matthew McConaughey.
“David O. Russell has created a viscerally powerful film,” stated Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. “American Hustle grabs you from the start and is populated by a group of eminently believable characters as brought to life by this brilliant cast. The Palm Springs International Film Festival is proud to present the entire cast of American Hustle with our 2014 Ensemble Performance Award.”
The Palm Springs International Film Festival will take place January 3-13, 2014.
The American Hustle Plot:
A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most extraordinary scandals of the 1970s, American Hustle tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) is forced to work for wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of New Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that’s as dangerous as it is enchanting. Jeremy Renner is Carmine Polito, the passionate, volatile political operator caught between the con artists and Feds. Irving’s unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down.