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Munich Film Festival to honor Alexander Payne with retrospective

(Merie W. Wallace)

The last time Alexander Payne was honored at the Munich Film Festival, it was in 1997, when he won the High Hopes Award—predecessor for the CineVision Award—for Citizen Ruth. And now, the festival has announced that this year will feature a complete retrospective of all of Payne’s work.

The festival will play every one of Payne’s films, including but not limited to Election, About Schmidt, Sideways, The Descendants and Nebraska. The retrospective will also feature Payne’s shorts and TV shows, such as King of California, The Savages, and more.

And to top off the retrospective, there will be a gala held in Payne’s honor on June 26, where the director will speak about his life and career at Filmmakers Live in the Gasteig Black Box.

The Munich Film Festival takes place from June 25 to July 4.