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Spacey, Bening to be honored

BOSTON — The Boston Film Festival will honor Kevin Spacey and Annette Bening at this year’s 15th edition, which will include the U.S. bow of “American Beauty,” which both topline. The fest runs Sept. 10-20.

Due to the conflict with the Jewish New Year on the first two nights of the fest, fest director Mark Diamond announced that the opening night party has been moved back to Sunday, Sept. 12.

Nearly 50 films are on the schedule, including four world premieres and 15 directorial debuts. Among the tyro directors making their bow are Sam Mendes (“American Beauty”), Eric Styles (“Dreaming of Joseph Lees”), Audrey Wells (“Guinevere”), Frank Whaley (“Joe the King”), Deborah Warner (“The Last September”), Pip Karmel (“Me Myself I”), Hampton Fancher (“The Minus Man”) and Tim Roth (“The War Zone”).

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