Jamie Foxx to be honoured at Palm Springs Film Festival

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Los Angeles, Dec 27 | Actor Jamie Foxx will get the spotlight award at the Palm Springs Film Festival in January 2020 for his role in “Just Mercy”.

“Just Mercy” tells the true story of a lawyer attempting to free a man wrongfully convicted of the murder of an 18-year-old girl.

“In ‘Just Mercy,’ Jamie Foxx gives a moving and truly remarkable performance as Walter McMillian, a man sentenced to death for a murder, for which he was wrongly convicted,” festival chairman Harold Matzner said, reports variety.com.

“This is an inspiring drama that brings an important story about how our justice system can fail to the big screen. It is a story that audiences should see. It is our honour to present the spotlight award, actor to Jamie Foxx.”

Foxx, a Grammy and Academy Award winner, began his career as a stand-up comedian.

Later he joined the cast of “In Living Color” and then starred in his own comedy, “The Jamie Foxx Show”.

Foxx joins this year’s previously announced honourees: Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet”), Antonio Banderas (“Pain and Glory”), Laura Dern (“Marriage Story”), Jennifer Lopez (“Hustlers”), Zack Gottsagen (“The Peanut Butter Falcon”), Joaquin Phoenix (“Joker”), Martin Scorsese (“The Irishman”), Charlize Theron (“Bombshell”) and Renee Zellweger (“Judy”).

Past recipients of the spotlight award include Bryan Cranston, Andrew Garfield, Sam Rockwell and J.K. Simmons.

The festival will be held from January 2-13.

Source: IANS

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Bangalore, April 02, 2020 : The nationwide lockdown to combat Coronavirus outbreak in the country has led to severe difficulties for the poor and homeless people. In an effort to help the needy, Greenwood High International School, has come forward to do their bit to the cause. The school have undertaken the initiative to prepare food for 300 underprivileged families every day and distribute  in and around Sarjapur area with the help of Sarjapur police station. This would be a continuous support from the school authority towards the needy people until the lockdown ends. While distributing the food, the school authority also followed the social distancing norms and ensured that necessary precautionary measures like masks and gloves were used in the entire process to provide clean and hygienic food to the people.

Speaking on this initiative, Ms. Niru Agarwal, Trustee, Greenwood High said: “As much as we believe in inculcating the values of benevolence and philanthropy among our students, we practise these ourselves too. Greenwood High has always been compassionate to help those in need and we continue to do so. We are mindful of contributing to the society in multiple ways and are proud to leverage our sources towards such an important cause. Several NGOs, individuals and businesses are pitching in to help the citizens and government through various initiatives with the hope that humanity would survive these dreadful times of coronavirus onslaught. We believe that only by active collaboration between all the members of the society, we will be able to overcome the impact of this pandemic.”

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