And the Maverick goes to…

The Woodstock Film Festival will bestow its highest honor – the Honorary Maverick Award – upon director Richard Linklater during the 10th annual festival in October.

The director of “Slacker” and “Dazed and Confused” as well as “Waking Life” and “A Scanner Darkly” will receive the award during the festival’s Gala Awards Ceremony on Saturday, October 3 at BackStage Productions in Kingston.

Presenting the award will be actor Ethan Hawke, who has appeared in such Linklater films as “Before Sunrise,” “The Newton Boys,” “Tape” and “Before Sunset.”

In addition, the festival will screen Linklater’s new film, “Me and Orson Welles.”

Previous recipients of the WWF Honorary Maverick Award include Kevin Smith, Christine Vachon, Barbara Kopple, Tim Robbins, Les Blank, D.A. Pennebaker & Chris Hegedus, Woody Harrelson, Mira Nair and Steve Buscemi.

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