David O. Russell to be honored at Nantucket Film Festival

Director David O. Russell, whose movie “Silver Linings Playbook” received an Academy Award nomination for best adapted screenplay, will be honored with the Screenwriting Tribute Award at this summer’s Nantucket Film Festival, organizers announced Wednesday. Russell, who also directed “The Fighter” and just wrapped “American Hustle,” will be presented the award by Oscar nominee Glenn Close. Russell will also take part in the festival’s “In Their Shoes” program, along with actress Mariel Hemingway and director Barbara Kopple. The Nantucket Film Festival takes place this year from June 26-30.

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