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Montreal fetes Dreyfuss

Fest to award Disney for lifetime achievement

MONTREAL — The Montreal World Film Festival this year will fete Richard Dreyfuss and Walt Disney.

Dreyfuss will receive the Grand Prix Special des Ameriques at a ceremony at the Imperial Cinema on Sept. 4. The ceremony will include a screening of the Dreyfuss pic “Mr. Holland’s Opus.”

“I am very happy to give this prize to Richard Dreyfuss, who has one of the most impressive track records in American cinema,” said festival president Serge Losique.

Also on Sept. 4, a Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented at the Gesu Theatre to Diane Disney Miller on behalf of her late father. The homage to Disney will include film clips, music and a panel discussion. Other guests include actress Hayley Mills, Oscar-winning matte artist Peter Ellenshaw and film critic Leonard Maltin.

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