Olivia Wilde will receive the 2011 Maui Film Festival Female Shining Star Award, said Barry Rivers, Director of the event, which began June 15 at the Wailea Resort in Maui. The Female Shining Star Award honors a film artist, still in the ascendance of her career—with many magnetic performances both behind and ahead of her—whose very presence on screen guarantees as much light as heat. Wilde will be presented the Female Shining Star Award at one of evenings at the Celestial Cinema located at the Wailea Gold & Emerald Golf Course.
Following her Award Presentation, there will be a screening of “Sun City Picture House,” a new short film, Executive Produced by Wilde and Maria Bello. “Sun City Picture House” is a stunning and uplifting documentary about building a movie theater amidst the rubble of the aftermath of the powerful 2010 earthquake, which devastated Haiti and the last of the island’s old colonial movie theaters.
“As the festival with a reputation for honoring film artists for their lifelong achievement as well as those luminaries very much still in the ascendance of her journey, the Maui Film Festival is thrilled to honor Olivia Wilde with the 2011 Maui Film Festival Female Shining Star Award,” said Festival Director Barry Rivers.
Wilde will next be seen opposite Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford in the Universal fantasy-action film “Cowboys & Aliens,” being released on July 29th. Directed by Jon Favreau, the film takes place in the year 1873 and tells the story of a stranger who stumbles into the rough and tumble desert town of Absolution.
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