Viggo Mortensen to receive Dennis Hopper Award; screen “Wild Horses and Renegades”

Cross-posted from Chicago Tribune

STEVE POND reporting for REUTERS writes:

Viggo Mortensen. Photo: IMDB.com.
Viggo Mortensen. IMDB Photo.

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Viggo Mortensen will receive the fourth annual Dennis Lee Hopper Award at this year’s inaugural AMFM Fest in California’s Coachella Valley, Film 4 Change announced on Thursday.

Mortensen, an actor, writer, poet and visual artist, will receive the award at a ceremony in the desert town of Cathedral City on June 16, on the final day of the four-day festival that draws its name from the phrase “Art, Music, Film and More.” His art will also be exhibited at the fest, which will include a screening of the Alex Kleinert documentary “Wild Horses and Renegades,” in which Mortensen appears.

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