Christopher Lloyd was honored this weekend with a Lifetime Achievement Award in a ceremony immediately preceding the World Premiere screening of Arnold Grossman’s The Boat Builder on Friday, November 6 at Cinema Paradiso – Ft. Lauderdale.
The award, which celebrates the actor’s prolific career in film, television and theater, was presented to Christopher Lloyd as part of the Opening Night celebrations for the 30th Anniversary Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. The ceremony preceded a sold out World Premiere screening of The Boat Builder.
The Boat Builder is a story about “the building of a dream,” written and directed by Arnold Grossman and starring Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Taxi), Jane Kaczmarek (Malcolm in the Middle), and David Lascher (Hey Dude, Sabrina the Teenage Witch).
Christopher Lloyd stars as Abner, an embittered old mariner and widower living a solitary life. Withdrawn from his family and the tight-knit community of his small marine town, he is a grumpy and unsociable man who seems to live in the past – only finding comfort in the countless hours spent building a sailboat in his yard. When neglected young orphan Rick (Tekola Cornetet) wanders onto Abner’s property hiding from local bullies, the two find common ground and form an unlikely bond which changes their lives in unexpected ways.
The Boat Builder is set to make its Colorado Premiere at the 38th Denver Film Festival – where it is in competition for the Festival’s True Grit award for Best Colorado Produced Film – on Friday, November 13, 6:30pm at the UA Denver Pavilions.