DCFF ’12: Scifi Legend now a Lifetime Achiever

LouisvilleKY.com is excited to continue our coverage of the 4th annual Derby City Film Festival, taking place February 17-19th at the Clifton Center, with today’s announcement of a surprise, career-spanning award for one of the event’s Best Actor nominees.

With as intense of a stare as ever, Henriksen has still got it.

News comes from Derby City Film Festival‘s Kristofer Rommel and company that industry veteran and science fiction legend Lance Henriksen is to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s festival. Now only three weeks out from the event, confirmation of Henriksen’s attendance and big-time recognition comes in addition to previous news of the actor’s nomination for a Best Actor award, alongside on-screen son Sean Elliot, for his role in director Scooter Downey’s ‘It’s in the Blood’. Credited for appearances in nearly two-hundred projects over the past four decades, Henriksen and his achievements will be honored prior to the screening of ‘It’s in the Blood’, which makes its Kentucky debut at 8:00pm on Saturday, February 18th, and is itself a finalist for the festival’s Best Feature Film.

A not-so-chipper-looking Lance from the set of 'It's in the Blood'.

Henriksen will of course be sticking around after ‘It’s in the Blood’ for a live Q&A alongside Louisville natives (and Ballard grads) Downey and Elliot, but the actor perhaps most famous for his role as Bishop in the ‘Aliens’ franchise will also be available to festival goers for an autograph session in promotion of his new biography Lance Henriksen – Not Bad For a Human, Saturday afternoon from 3-4:00pm.

The grizzly actor is also famous for roles in 'Close Encounters...', 'The Right Stuff' and 'Terminator'.

As introduced previously, ‘It’s in the Blood’ is the story of a father (Henriksen) and son (Elliot) stranded deep in the woods, and how their quest for survival leads to a confrontation with both the horrors of their past and some increasingly sanity-questioning, stomach-churning madness of the darkest and most unnerving kind. Nominated for three total awards and screening with the short film ‘Endless’, ‘It’s in the Blood’ and its Q&A will be followed Saturday evening by the subsequent presentation of Kristofer Rommel’s own short film ‘Wireface: In the Beginning’ alongside the feature length project ‘Overtime’, which was shot in Louisville and features professional wrestler Al Snow and others.

More information on DCFF ’12, including ticketing, available via the festival’s website.

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