Actor Alfred Molina will be this year’s King Vidor Award honoree at the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival.
Molina made his big screen debut in “Raiders of the Lost Ark” in 1981. He’s had critically acclaimed roles in “Frida,” “Boogie Nights,” “Spiderman 2,” “Chocolat,” and many other films.
The King Vidor Award is named for American film director, producer and screenwriter King Wallis Vidor, who lived for some time in San Luis Obispo County. It recognizes excellence in filmmaking.
The award presentation will take place on Saturday, March 16 at the Fremont Theatre in San Luis Obispo. Turner Classic Movies’ Ben Mankiewicz will host a discussion of Molina’s career and there will be a screening of the film “Chocolat.”
The evening will also include the presentation of the George Sidney Independent Film Awards.
Tickets are $15 for students and $20 for the general public. They can be purchased online.
The 2019 San Luis Obispo International Film Festival takes place March 12-17.