Legendary actor Lance Henriksen will be the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award during the 2012 Derby City Film Festival in February. Henriksen, who’s career spans 4+ decades and includes credits in nearly 200 films, television shows and video games, will be attending the festival in support of his role in the film “It’s in the Blood”.
Henriksen is probably best known for his role as Bishop in the “Aliens” and “Aliens vs. Predator” films and video games, but he has also appeared in the classic films “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”, “The Right Stuff” and “Terminator” among others. In the late 90’s he played Frank Black in the television series “Millennium”. and more recently he has lent his voice talents to video games like “Transformers”, “Call of Duty” and “Mass Effect”.
“It’s in the Blood” is a feature film from Louisville natives and Ballard High School graduates Scooter Downey & Sean Elliot and is up for three awards including Best Feature Film and two Best Actor Nominations for stars Henriksen & Sean Elliot. “Blood” tells the tale of a father (Henriksen) and son (Elliot) who become stranded in the wild and must confront the horrors of their past to escape with their lives. However, this wilderness is not what it seems, and as they deteriorate, so to does their concept of reality: horrifying creatures, ghostly apparitions, is it all in their heads, or could the truth be far more terrible? “It’s in the Blood” screens at 8:00 PM on February 18th with the short film “Endless”. There will be a Q&A with the films stars and production team follow the screening.
Henriksen will be taking part in some of the festival’s activities including panels and the awards presentation & symposium. He will also be promoting his new biography, “Lance Henriksen – Not Bad for a Human” which was released in 2011. An autograph session has been scheduled for Saturday afternoon from 3:00 – 4:00. Henriksen will be available to sign memorabilia or copies of his biography. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. The autograph session is only available to DCFF attendees and you will be required to show your ticket or pass to take part. The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Henriksen prior to the screening of “It’s in the Blood” on Saturday. Henriksen will be available for interviews with the media during the weekend of the festival beginning Friday the 17th. Please contact DCFF for details.
The 2012 Derby City Film Festival runs February 17th – 19th at the Clifton Center in Louisville, Kentucky. The full festival schedule and film descriptions are available on the festival website. Tickets for all films and screening groups are also on-sale through the website. More information on the festival can be found at: www.derbycityfilmfest.com
or by calling the DCFF office at 502-454-7801. Additional details about the upcoming festival will be released in the coming weeks.
For media interested in attending please contact the DCFF office.