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Bruce Dern to appear at Plaza Classic Film Festival

Plaza Film Festival (Credit: KFOX14)

Two-time Academy Award nominee Bruce Dern will appear at the El Paso Community Foundation Plaza Classic Film Festival in August.

Dern will appear for on-stage interviews with Alexander Payne’s "Nebraska" at 7 p.m. Friday, August 10 and Hal Ashby’s "Coming Home" at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, August 11, both in the Plaza Theatre. Tickets are $10 for each appearance.

Dern will sign autographs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, August 11 in the El Paso Community Foundation's Foundation Room located on ;333 N. Oregon Street.

Admission is free, but there will be a charge for autographs.

Dern, 82, was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for the 2013 comedy/drama Nebraska and for Best Supporting Actor for 1978's Vietnam War-era drama Coming Home.

Dern has played a variety of heavies, odd balls, straight men and unusual characters in a career that spans six decades and more than 150 movies and TV shows.

They include "Black Sunday," "The Cowboys," "The Great Gatsby," "Family Plot," "The King of Marvin Gardens," "The Hateful Eight" and the upcoming "Emperor and White Boy Rick."

Bruce Dern joins Ali MacGraw as this year's PCFF special guests. MacGraw will appear with "Love Story" at 7 p.m. Friday, August 3 and the El Paso-filmed "The Getaway" at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, August 4, both in the Plaza Theatre.

Tickets are $10 for each. She will sign autographs from 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, August 4 in the Foundation Room.

The 11th annual Plaza Classic Film Festival will be August 2-12 in and around the Plaza Theatre and will feature more than 90 movies, including "The African Queen," "Vertigo," "Traffic," "Fiddler on the Roof," "Amadeus," "No Country for Old Men," "Tootsie," "The Godfather" and "Glory Road."

Tickets are on sale now at the Plaza Theatre box office, ticketmaster.com and at 800-745-3000.

Festival passes are on sale at plazaclassic.com/tickets and at 915-533-4020.

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