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Darren Aronofsky Snags Woodstock Film Festival’s Maverick Award

Director Darren Aronofsky (“Noah,” “Black Swan”) will take home the 2014 Honorary Maverick Award, the annual kudo handed out every year by the Woodstock Film Festival in upstate New York.

The award honors industry types for vision, creativity, independence and social activism. Past recipients include Richard Linklater, Christine Vachon, Woody Harrelson and Tim Robbins, among others.

The 15th annual festival runs Oct. 15-19, with a film slate still to be set. Maverick honor will be presented to Aronofsky Oct. 18 at Backstage Studio Productions in Kingston, N.Y.

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