Ed Asner will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award Saturday at 8 p.m. from the West Coast edition of the Florida-based Sunscreen Film Festival. The presentation will take place at the Arclight Theater, 831 S. Nash St., El Segundo, off Rosecrans Avenue. Asner stars in the film Good Men screening at the festival.
“Mr. Asner has played a number of great characters in his long and storied career," said Festival Director Tony Armer. "He’s highly respected and we wanted to take this opportunity to thank him and honor him at this first West Coast version of Sunscreen.”
Officially, this first West Coast version takes place in "the South Bay area of Los Angeles." Unofficially, that means Manhattan Beach and El Segundo.
Festival films and events began Friday and end on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased online at http://sunscreenfilmfestival.com/festival-2013/schedule.html.
An awards ceremony and party is set for Saturday from 9:15-11 p.m. at The Belamar Hotel, 3501 N. Sepulveda Blvd. The opening Friday night party was held in Manhattan Beach at Manhattan Beach Studios.
A VIP or Day Pass is required to attend the awards ceremony and party.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is sponsoring the SSFF and its Spanish Language Filmmaker Showcase. Sunscreen is one of only 23 festivals to be sponsored by the Academy for 2013.