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January 13th, 2014 by Marc Comments

The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival is delighted to announce that Hollywood legend Richard Dreyfuss and renowned filmmaker Terry Gilliam will attend the 2014 festival this February.

Both guests will attend screenings at the festival and will be honoured with a Volta Award, an award created by the festival to celebrate individuals who have made a significant contribution to the world of film. The awards are named after the Volta Picture Theatre, Ireland’s first dedicated cinema, established by James Joyce. The announcement of these high-profile guests continues the remarkable legacy of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival of securing the biggest names in international cinema talent to attend the festival each year.

The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival runs at venues throughout Dublin from February 13th – 23rd 2014. The jam-packed lineup for the full festival programme will be announced on January 20th, with over 130 films and themed strands, along with a host of special guests.

Richard Dreyfuss will attend the festival for a screening of his latest film, Cas & Dylan. He will participate in a Q&A session following the massively popular Jameson Cult Film Club screening of one of his most famous films, Jaws, which will be a must-attend event for film lovers. Tickets for the Jameson Cult Film Club are always one of the hottest, most-sought after tickets of the Festival. Cas & Dylan, Dreyfuss’ latest film, is directed by Jason Priestley and features Dreyfuss as a dying doctor, determined to die on his own terms, who inadvertently ends up on the lam with a 22 year old tearaway. Richard Dreyfuss is one of the most popular and recognisable film stars of all-time, starring in iconic films such as Jaws; Close Encounters of the Third Kind; Stand By Me; Nuts; Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Mr. Holland’s Opus and Stakeout. In 1977, he was the recipient of Best Actor Oscar for his extraordinary performance in The Goodbye Girl.

Terry Gilliam is one of the most eclectic and renowned filmmakers of his generation, with his groundbreaking feature film Brazil frequently being mentioned in top ten lists – it was nominated for two Academy Awards, including Best Original Screenplay, co-written by Gilliam. The filmmaker will attend the Festival for a screening of his latest film, The Zero Theorem, starring Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Thierry and David Thewlis. The film tells of a reclusive computer genius who is working on a theorem to discover the meaning of life. Gilliam’s versatile style has led him to be recognised as a filmmaker constantly pushing cinematic boundaries with his distinctive vision. As a member of the Monty Python troupe, he took a number of small roles in some of the Python feature films and co-directed Monty Python and the Holy Grail. He is best known for his work on The Fisher King; The Adventures of Baron Munchausen; Time Bandits; 12 Monkeys; and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

The twelfth Jameson Dublin International Film Festival takes place from 13th to 23rd February 2014. The festival will open with the Irish premiere of John Michael McDonagh’s Calvary. The festival annually highlights Dublin as the city of ‘Film in February’ and consistently attracts the biggest names in world cinema to the event. A key annual event in Dublin’s cultural calendar, the festival continues to build a respected international reputation among industry and cinemagoers alike, creating a unique festival atmosphere for all audiences.

The funders and sponsors of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival include: Jameson Irish Whiskey, The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon, Bord Scannán na hÉireann / the Irish Film Board, American Airlines, Toyota, Cineworld, The Merrion Hotel, The Irish Times, RTÉ, Windmill Lane, Wells Cargo,, Film Base and The Church.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….