Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio to Receive Cinema Vanguard Award

Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese Santa Barbara Festival
Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese on the set of 'The Wolf of Wall Street' (Photo © Paramount Pictures)
Filmmaker Martin Scorsese and actor Leonardo DiCaprio will be the recipients of the Cinema Vanguard Award at the 29th Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Frequent collaborators, Scorsese and DiCaprio’s recent project – The Wolf of Wall Street – is easily their most controversial film to date. The movie’s dividing audiences as to whether it glamorizes former stockbrocker Jordan Belfort’s criminal behavior while minimizing the impact his criminal actions had on his victims.
The 2014 Santa Barbara Film Festival runs January 30th through February 9th. The awards presentation will take place on February 6, 2014 at Arlington Theatre.
“Scorsese and DiCaprio’s partnership has become a legendary cinematic pas de deux recalling other great collaborations like John Ford and John Wayne, Fellini and Mastroianni, John Huston and Bogart – and even Scorsese and De Niro,” said SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling.
Per the official announcement, the Cinema Vanguard Award “was created in recognition of those who have forged his/her own path, taking artistic risks and making a significant and unique contribution to film.”
Past honorees include Amy Adams, Jean Dujardin & Bérénice Bejo, Nicole Kidman, Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Stanley Tucci, Christoph Waltz, Kristin Scott Thomas and Ryan Gosling.
Source: Santa Barbara International Film Festival
-Posted by Rebecca Murray

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