Actor Matthew Modine ("The Dark Knight Rises" and "Full Metal Jacket") will be the recipient of the 2013 Indie Maverick Award on opening night at this year's HollyShorts Film Festival, running August 15-22, 2013 in Hollywood.
The festival will screen Modine's short film "Jesus Was A Commie" on opening night and a block of his short films on closing night.
In its ninth year, the HollyShorts Film Festival has previously honored filmmakers such as Paul Haggis, David Lynch, Eli Roth, and last year, Joe Carnahan.
Modine will speak with the festival’s filmmakers during the theatrical special screening of ShortsHD’s presentation The Short Films of Matthew Modine, a collection of Modine’s short films spanning two decades that will close the festival on Thursday, August 22 at 9:30pm.
The Short Films of Matthew Modine includes: When I Was a Boy (1993), Smoking (1995) Ecce Pirate (1996), To Kill An American (2005), I Think I Thought (2007), and Jesus Was A Commie. His shorts range in genre – ironic comedy, drama, historic adventure, and documentary narrative.
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