Michael Shannon, David Gordon Green, Richard Linklater and Henry Cisneros to present Texas Film Awards

Joel Edgerton as Lucas, Michael Shannon as Roy, Jaeden Lieberher as Alton and Kirsten Dunst as Sarah in director Jeff Nichols  sci-fi thriller "Midnight Special." (Ben Rothstein)

Joel Edgerton as Lucas, Michael Shannon as Roy, Jaeden Lieberher as Alton and Kirsten Dunst as Sarah in director Jeff Nichols sci-fi thriller “Midnight Special.” (Ben Rothstein)

Critically acclaimed actor Michael Shannon will attend the Texas Film Awards March 9 to present to his longtime collaborator, Jeff Nichols. Shannon has starred and been featured in “Shotgun Stories, “Take Shelter,”  “Mud,” “Midnight Special” and “Loving.”

Texas Film Hall of Fame member and critically acclaimed director David Gordon Green will present the Rising Star Award to Tye Sheridan. Green directed Sheridan in the excellent, Texas-shot film “Joe,”JOE, in which Sheridan co-stars alongside Nicolas Cage. 

Henry Cisneros, the former mayor of San Antonio, will present documentarian Hector Galán with the Austin Chronicle Ann Richards Award. Cisneros was the first Hispanic-American mayor of a major U.S. city and was Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development under President Clinton. Cisneros has collaborated with Hector Galán on several documentary projects, providing narration for his acclaimed films Children of Giant” and “Chicano!”

And, last but not least, screenwriter/filmmaker Richard Linklater, the founder and artistic director of the Austin Film Society, and member of the Texas Film Hall of Fame, will present Shirley MacLaine with her Lifetime Achievement Award. MacLaine starred with Jack Black in Linklater’s 2012 east Texas-set film, “Bernie.”

Linklater founded the Austin Film Society in 1985 to showcase films from around the world that were not typically shown in Austin.

The Texas Film Awards/Texas Film Hall of Fame gala dinner takes place March 9.


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