Regina King will be honored with the Chairman’s Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) for her work in If Beale Street Could Talk. King will receive the award January 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Past recipients of the honor include Amy Adams, Richard Gere, Jessica Chastain and George Clooney.
“Whether she’s acting, producing or directing, Regina King is an amazing creative talent,” said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. “In her latest film If Beale Street Could Talk, she gives an outstanding performance as Sharon Rivers, a mother supportive of her daughter whose fiancé is thrown in jail for a crime he didn’t commit. For her performance in this challenging role, which has received much critical acclaim, it is our honor to present the Chairman’s Award to Regina King.”
If Beale Street Could Talk hits theaters December 14. PSIFF runs January 3-14.