|Bruce Dern and Will Forte star in “Nebraska”|
The 16th annual Savannah Film Festival has announced Alexander Payne’s “Nebraska” as its opening night selection on October 26th with both Payne and lead actor Bruce Dern scheduled to attend. The film premiered earlier this year at Cannes, where Dern took home the award for Best Actor and the film was in contention for the Palme d’Or. Dern, who was honored by the Savannah Film Festival in 2006, will present Payne with an Outstanding Achievement in Cinema Award on behalf of the festival.
The Savannah Film Festival marks only the second American date for the film, after its New York Film Festival bow later this month. The film will be released in cinemas on November 22nd.