Sun Valley Film Festival Trots Out Socially Conscious Fare: ‘Impact With Gal Gadot’ and ‘The Good Lord Bird’

Sun Valley Film Festival Trots Out Socially Conscious Fare: ‘Impact  With Gal Gadot’ and ‘The Good Lord Bird’
“The evolution of art is in constant flux,” says Ethan Hawke. “I don’t know what the future will bring.”

Hawke, one of this year’s Vision Award recipients at the 10th iteration of the Sun Valley Film Festival, has been championing independent cinema since he first emerged on the big screen as a teenager in such films as “Explorers” and the Oscar-winning “Dead Poets Society.” By the time he starred as intellectual slacker extraordinaire Troy Dyer in Ben Stiller’s now-cult classic “Reality Bites,” Hawke was the pop cultural embodiment of Generation X and the epitome of 1990s 20-something, post-collegiate ennui.

A four-time Oscar nominee — most recently for his 2014 turn in Richard Linklater’s experimental drama “Boyhood” — Hawke’s debut small-screen project, the Showtime pre-Civil War miniseries “The Good Lord Bird,” comes to the Sun Valley fest as not only a rousing example of American historical fiction, but Hawke’s unwavering commitment to high-quality,
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