Gere and “Hachi” open Aruba Film Festival

Richard Gere will kick off the inaugural Aruba Film Festival on June 4th with “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale,” the story of one dog’s undying loyalty to his owner and friend.

Richard Gere will receive the Golden Aruba humanitarian award. Bernardo Bertolucci will receive a Golden Aruba for outstanding achievement in film.  Both are scheduled to participate in a panel during the festival.

Richard Gere

Richard Gere at Aruba Film Festival

Aside from Gere and Bertolucci, other guests making the trek to the Caribbean island, 17 miles off the coast of Venezuela, include Arriaga, Martin Scorcese’s long-time editor, Thelma Schoonmaker and thesp Patricia Clarkson.

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