Swiss Film Festival Salutes John C. Reilly
John C. Reilly may have been the perennial No. 2 in the “shake-and-bake” racing duo in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, but over the years he’s definitely proven he’s leading-man material.
So much so, in fact, that there will be a tribute to the actor at the 63rd annual Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland.
On Aug. 7, the festival, which takes place in the little town of Locarno on the Swiss-Italian border, will screen the European premiere of the indie comedy Cyrus (which opens stateside in limited release today), starring Reilly and directed by Jay and Mark Duplass. At the premiere, Locarno will also be holding a special tribute to Reilly’s eclectic career, including his iconic roles in Boogie Nights, Gangs of New York and Step Brothers.
Locarno will also be saluting French filmmaker Philippe Parreno during a preview screening of his short film The Invisible Boy. During the tribute, Parreno’s 2006 documentary _Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait _ will also be shown.
The full lineup for the Locarno Film Festival—including further details on what the Reilly tribute will entail—will be announced July 14.
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