Versatile actor Elliott Gould, known for his numerous roles in several major motion pictures including the movie M*A*S*H, his Oscar-nominated performance in Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, and more recently, his portrayal of old-time con artist Reuben Tishkoff in the trilogy Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve and Ocean’s Thirteen, will receive the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award at the 22nd annual Sedona International Film Festival. Gould will be presented with the award during An Evening With Elliott Gould at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27 at the Sedona Performing Arts Center, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road. Gould’s film NEED NAME will be screened that evening and a Q&A with the actor will follow.
“Elliott Gould has created an incredibly compelling legacy as both an actor and a human being,” said Sedona International Film Festival Executive Director Patrick Schweiss. “The roles he has played reflect the breadth of his talents and have resonated with a very diverse audience base. And his life is one that so many people can identify with because of the challenges and obstacles he’s faced and overcome. I am personally really looking forward to hearing his stories.”
Gould will be introduced by his longtime friend and renowned film critic Jeffrey Lyons, who is returning to the Sedona International Film Festival for the second consecutive year. The Brooklyn-born Gould’s career includes his portrayal of Trapper John in Robert Altman’s M*A*S*H as well as Philip Marlowe in Altman’s The Long Goodbye (1973) and Robert Caulfield in Capricorn One (1978). Gould also has an extensive career in television, hosting Saturday Night Live six times and leading the situation comedy E/R along with recurring appearances on Friends as Ross and Monica’s father. Married at one time to Barbra Streisand, he earned critical acclaim for his portrayal of an older mobster in Warren Beatty’s Bugsy (1991) and made a noteworthy appearance in American History X. Gould’s appearance and screening are just one of many highlights for this year’s Festival when 165 films from shorts to documentaries to full-length features will be screened on six theaters in Sedona from Feb. 20-28. The 2016 Festival kicks off with back-to-back concerts by iconic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Chicago and the premiere screening of the documentary about the band, Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago on Feb. 20 and 21.
Among the additional special events and highlights: Actor Mike Farrell (M*A*S*H) in his one-man global-warming themed show, Dr. Keeling’s Curve, introduced by his wife, Shelley Fabares (Coach, The Donna Reed Show); a performance by Roslyn Kind, Barbra Streisand’s younger sister; Gene Kelly: The Legacy featuring his wife, Patricia Ward Kelly. Actor Paul Sorvino will be in Sedona for a screening of his newest family comedy adventure Hybrids. Films will run all day beginning Saturday, Feb. 20 on four screens at Sedona Harkins 6, 2081 W. Highway 89A; the Mary D. Fisher Theater, 2030 W. Highway 89A, and the Sedona Performing Arts Center at Sedona Red Rock High School, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road.