In today’s film news roundup, Jason Reitman
wins the John Cassavetes
award, the documentary “Race Against Time” gets a release and the Ray Harryhausen Foundation is planning “Force of the Trojans.”
The Denver Film Festival has selected Jason Reitman as the recipient of its 2018 John Cassavetes Award for his work as a director, producer and writer.
The award was established in collaboration with Cassavetes’ spouse Gena Rowlands
in 1989 and is presented to a film artist who has made a significant contribution to the world of filmmaking and whose work reflects the spirit of the late Cassavetes.
Reitman will screen his latest film, “The Front Runner
,” on Nov. 8 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, followed by the presentation of the award. Reitman will be joined by his co-writers Matt Bai
and Jay Carson
for an onstage conversation about the film.
Reitman received Academy Award nominations for producing, directing