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22nd Oldenburg International Film Festival honors Joanna Cassidy with Tribute

02.09.15

“I think I scare people. I really have to watch myself.” – Joanna Cassidy

 

The 22nd Oldenburg International Film Festival has its guest star in Joanna Cassidy, a Hollywood icon who can look back on nearly fifty successful years in the film industry.

 

The actress will present her latest film, the neo-noir thriller “Too Late” alongside the director, Dennis Hauck, at the international premiere gala in Oldenburg. In addition, the festival will honor her with a Tribute and will screen "Blade Runner", "Under Fire" and "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" that she will also introduce.

In 1974 Cassidy moved from San Francisco to Los Angeles, initially to work in television. She took on cameo appearances in TV’s “Mission: Impossible” and “Starsky & Hutch”. In cinema, she appeared in the 80s in films that have long since become classics. After her breakthrough on the big screen with her role of the replicant Zhora in Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner", she acted with the likes of Nick Nolte and Gene Hackman in Roger Spottiswoode's "Under Fire", one the best films of the year, according to the film critic Roger Ebert. Cassidy’s performance was highly praised and her role as a clever, strong, and independent woman established her cinematic image. Joanna Cassidy also left a lasting impression alongside Bob Hoskins in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" by Robert Zemeckis, the pioneering mixture of live action and cartoon, film noir and family film.

Joanna Cassidy is one of the very few actresses of her generation that never had a problem working with TV and cinema projects simultaneously. Some of her more recent work includes the path-breaking series “Six Feet Under” as well as “Body of Proof“, “Call Me Fitz” or currently, “Odd Mom Out”. She stood in front of the camera for more than 150 projects, was nominated for multiple Emmys, and won the Golden Globe for “Buffalo Bill” in 1984. The Oldenburg International Film Festival is pleased to welcome Hollywood star Joanna Cassidy in September as its guest of honor.