The fifth annual Asheville Film Festival has announced the winner of this year’s Career Achievement Award: Tess Harper, a Golden Globe and Oscar nominee who has made her mark with films ranging from Silkwood to Crimes of the Heart to Loggerheads, the last of which was filmed in North Carolina.
Besides working with some of the best directors in the business, Harper has “shared the screen with Robert Duvall, Meryl Streep, Sissy Spacek, Jessica Lange, Warren Beatty, Dustin Hoffman and Bruce Willis — and held her own with them all,” notes an announcement from festival organizers. “As part of the Asheville Film Festival honors,” it adds, “several of her best works will be screened throughout the event.”
Visit www.ashevillefilmfest.com for more about the film fest, which takes place Nov. 8 to 11 at multiple venues in Asheville.
— Jon Elliston, managing editor
Photo: Tess Harper in Tim Kirkman’s Loggerheads