Meg Ryan to be honoured at Sonoma Film Festival

Los Angeles, March 8 (IANS) Actress Meg Ryan will be honoured with the Sonoma Salute Award at the 19th Sonoma Film Festival (SIFF), a five-day programme dedicated to the best in film, food, wine and spirits.

During a tribute event in Sonoma, California on March 31, the actress-director will be celebrated with a special screening of “Ithaca”, her 2015 directorial feature film debut, reports variety.com.

SIFF will start from March 30.

Starring in over 40 films, Ryan’s most memorable acting performances include “When Harry Met Sally” (1989), “Sleepless in Seattle” (1993) and “You’ve Got Mail” (1998).

More recently, she starred in “In the Land of Women” (2007), “Serious Moonlight” (2009) and episodes of Lisa Kudrow’s Hulu comedy “Web Therapy” in 2013.

Screenwriter and SIFF supporter Robert Mark Kamen, whose writing credits include the “Transporter”, “Taken” and “Karate Kid” franchises, will also be honoured at the festival.

This year’s festival, which will present over 100 films, will open with “Louder Than Bombs” and conclude with the French romantic comedy “The Sense of Wonder.”

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