Texas Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

The Texas Film Hall of Fame Gala March 8 will be star-studded, most assuredly.

It's not every day that you get to see Ann Richards, Sissy Spacek, Dan Rather, and Jack Valenti in the same room together, much less in a converted airplane hangar awash in bunting and chablis. But on Friday, March 8, 2002, that's exactly what's planned at Austin Studios' mammoth Hangar Four for the Austin Film Society's Second Annual Texas Film Hall of Fame Gala. Inductees at this year's blowout include actress and Amarillo native Cyd Charisse, Cast Away and Apollo 13 screenwriter William Broyles, legendary director Terrence Malick (Badlands, Days of Heaven), and a Red-Headed Stranger named Willie Nelson, among others. Presenters include Spacek, who will induct her Badlands director; Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden; Cheech Marin; Bill Wittliff; and some guy with a zaftig coif named Lovett. Dennis Hopper will also be on hand to accept the Frontier Award -- given to Texas films of particular impact and influence -- on behalf of the cast and crew of Giant. More info on how you, too, can be a part of history in the making (so to speak) is available at www.austinfilm.org/fame2002.

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