Saturday, April 25
10:30 pm, W San Francisco Hotel
181 Third Street
The Midnight Awards honor a dynamic young American actor and actress who have made outstanding contributions to independent and Hollywood cinema and who bring striking intelligence, exemplary talent and extraordinary depth of character to their roles. The third annual Midnight Awards go to Evan Rachel Wood and Elijah Wood.
This after-hours cocktail reception is one of the Festival's most sought-after special events and a key event for the city's most discerning film lovers. With a relaxed late night talk show format, it is a unique opportunity to mingle with the actors in an intimate setting. Beth Lisick, local literary luminary and budding actor (Everything Strange and New), will interview the two recipients, show film clips of their work and present their awards.
Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served, accompanied by live musical entertainment. Festive dress is required! You must be 21+ to attend.
Special thanks to Miracle Pictures.
Evan Rachel Wood
Born in 1987 into a theater family in Raleigh, North Carolina, Evan Rachel Wood started acting in outdoor plays and television before 2002's Little Secrets. Her breakthrough performance in Catherine Hardwicke's controversial Thirteen (2003)-as a teen mired in drugs, sex and petty crime-earned Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nods. Equally memorable roles followed, including Pretty Persuasion (2005), Running with Scissors (2006) and Across the Universe (2007), until 2009's turn as Mickey Rourke's estranged daughter in Darren Aronofsky's The Wrestler. Wood voices alien Mala in Battle for Terra, the animated feature in SFIFF's New Directors section.
Born in 1981, Elijah Wood made his film debut with a cameo in Back to the Future Part II (1989). He has contributed remarkable performances to such critically acclaimed films as The Ice Storm (1997), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Sin City (2005), Everything Is Illuminated (2005) and Bobby (2006), as well as playing the unforgettable Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy. He was the voice of Mumble in the animated film Happy Feet (2005). Elijah's next project is the upcoming Iggy Pop biopic The Passenger.
Midnight Award Previous Recipients
2008 Rose MacGowan/Jason Lee
2007 Rosario Dawson/Sam Rockwell