SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Director Mary McGuckian's INTERVENTION was named Best Feature at the 2007 San Diego Film Festival and the film's star Jennifer Tilly garnered the Best Actress award for her powerful, raw and emotional portrayal of "Jane" who confronts the possible disintegration of her marriage as her husband "Mark" played by Rupert Graves goes through drug rehabilitation.
The Sixth Annual San Diego Film Festival announced the winners after its Sept. 27 – 30 four-day run which featured more than 100 film premieres and the country’s largest screenwriting conference in collaboration with the American Screenwriters Association.
About Jennifer Tilly’s performance in INTERVENTION, McGuckian says, “Every electric moment of what she does is suffused with a dynamic combination of instinct and intellect… Improvising the role in collaboration with the most eclectic talented company of actors a director could hope for.” The film also stars Charles Dance, Donna D’Errico, Gary Farmer, Colm Feore, Kerry Fox, Rupert Graves, Ian Hart, Andie MacDowell, Russell Means, Bill Paterson, John Sessions and Sara Stockbridge.
In INTERVENTION, an improvised drama, issues erupt during the program's family weekend, when through the process of group therapy, rebuilding and resolving confused relationships is all-consuming and frequently results in a series of emotional and physical meltdowns.
Directed by Mary McGuckian, produced by Jeff Abberley, Martin Katz and Mary McGuckian, INTERVENTION is executive produced by Julia Blackman, Gary Hamilton, Douglas E. Hansen and Patrice Theroux, and co-produced by Steve Harrow and Rob How. Faye Villalba acts as Associate Producer. Original music by Nicky ‘Misschief’ Shaw.
Jennifer Tilly is funny, sexy, compassionate, and compelling - often all at once. Her breakthrough movie role tapped into all of those qualities as she portrayed failing singer Blanche "Monica" Moran in Steve Kloves' The Fabulous Baker Boys, opposite Jeff and Beau Bridges. A few years later, Jennifer earned an Academy Award nomination for her portrayal as the aspiring, but hopelessly untalented, actress Olive Neal in Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway. She has become well-known to filmgoers for both major studio and independent films. In Tom Shadyac's blockbuster Liar Liar, she kept pace with star Jim Carrey. Her steamy performance opposite Gina Gershon helped make the Wachowski Brothers' Bound a breakout indie success at the Sundance Film Festival and then in theatrical release.
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