SLO FILM FESTIVAL: APRIL 25-30 2024 ENCORE MAY 1-5

KING VIDOR CEREMONY

SPONSORED BY: Hotel San Luis Obispo

Join us for our most highly anticipated afternoon as we celebrate an exclusive and intimate conversation with our King Vidor recipient, Heather Graham at the Hotel San Luis Obispo.

We’re very excited to announce this year’s King Vidor Recipient, Actress and Director – Heather Graham.

Graham will receive the King Vidor Award at an official ceremony on Saturday, April 27 at the Hotel San Luis Obispo.  A noon reception starts the festivities, followed by a “Conversation with Heather Graham.”  A screening of her film, Chosen Family, which she wrote, directed and stars in, is scheduled for 5pm at the historic Fremont Theatre. 

Heather Graham discovered her passion for acting at an early age and caught the attention of filmmakers with her breakout role in Gus Van Sant’s Drugstore Cowboy, for which she received an Independent Spirit Award nomination. She went on to land unforgettable roles in the 1997 classic Boogie Nights, for which she received the MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance, in 1999’s Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and in 2009’s The Hangover alongside Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifinakis.

In 2023, Graham could be seen in a variety of films including: The Other Zoey, a rom-com from director Sara Zandieh, alongside Andie MacDowell and Patrick Fabian; Netflix’s holiday film Best Christmas Ever with Brandy Norwood, Jason Biggs and Matt Cedeño; Suitable Flesh, which is streaming on Shudder, with Barbara Crampton; horror film Oracle; and opposite Dennis Quaid in MGM & LightWorkers’ On A Wing And A Prayer. She also appeared in the Apple TV+ series Extrapolations.

Graham has expanded into writing, directing, and producing, proving herself to be a leading multi-hyphenate talent.  The critically acclaimed, Half Magic, a film she wrote and directed, was released in theaters and on VOD in February 2018.

Written and directed by Graham, Chosen Family, made its world debut at the 2024 Santa Barbara Film Festival. Additionally, she’s set to star opposite Tom Hopper in Place of Bones which is set for a 2024 release.

SATURDAY, APRIL 27 | HOTEL SLO BALLROOM
12PM – 1PM | Mimosa Pre-Reception
All-Access Passholders & Limited Tickets

1PM – 2PM | A Conversation with Heather Graham
All-Access Passholders & Limited Tickets

3PM – 5PM | King Vidor Afterparty at the Festival Lounge
All-Access Passholders Only

5PM | Screening of Heather’s new film Chosen Family – Fremont Theater

Visit our HISTORY page for more information about the past recipients!

Can’t get enough of King Vidor? Watch one of his films H.M. PULHAM, ESQUIRE (1941) during our encore week in Paso Robles.

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12:00 PM — Hotel San Luis Obispo Ballroom

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RUN TIME: 90 Minutes

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