News Release from Austin Film Society's Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards
2009 TEXAS FILM HALL OF FAME AWARDS HONORS RUSHMORE
WITH LUKE WILSON ON HAND TO ACCEPT AWARD,
ANNOUNCES BROADCAST PARTNERSHIP WITH KLRU
"(Austin, TX) - The Austin Film Society (AFS) is pleased to announce that Luke Wilson will accept the Tiffany & Co. Star of Texas Award on behalf of RUSHMORE, the critically acclaimed Wes Anderson film made in Houston, at the ninth annual Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards, presented by AT&T, on March 12, 2009 at Austin Studios.
Both Anderson and co-writer Owen Wilson, Luke's brother, hail from Texas and used their early prep school experiences as fodder for the wry script that garnered exceptional critical acclaim and launched both into Hollywood careers. RUSHMORE follows precocious teen Max Fischer (Jason Schwartzman), a scholarship student at the exclusive Rushmore Academy, as he navigates his friendship with wealthy industrialist Herman Blume (Bill Murray) and his crush on widowed teacher Rosemary Cross (Olivia Williams). The film will be honored with the Tiffany & Co. Star of Texas Award, which is given each year to an outstanding Texas film. Past recipients include URBAN COWBOY, GIANT and THE LAST PICTURE SHOW." ....
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