The top prize at the 62nd Venice Film Festival went to a film screening at the Walker on December 11. Brokeback Mountain, the latest from filmmaking partners Ang Lee and James Schamus won the Golden Lion for Best Film. To be screened as part of Lee’s Regis Dialogue and Retrospective (Nov. 11–Dec. 13), the film is a gay cowboy drama written by Annie Proulx, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Shipping News.
Also taking top awards was George Clooney’s second directorial effort, Good Night. And, Good Luck, which screens here October 7. David Strathairn, who will introduce the Walker screening, won the Coppa Volpi for Best Actor for his role as Edward R. Murrow in the film. The Osella for Best Screenplay went to George Clooney and Grant Heslov.