An Italian film museum has announced that Kevin Spacey will receive a lifetime achievement award and teach a master’s class there early next year.
nzo Ghigo, president of the National Museum of Cinema in the northern city of Turin, said classes and awards honoring Mr. Spacey’s contributions to the development of cinema will take place on January 16.
The event will also include a screening of Kevin Spacey’s film, though Ghigo did not indicate that.
The announcement comes two weeks after a grand jury in the US concluded that Mr. Spacey had not molested actor Anthony Rapp when he was 14 years old, while both are relatively unknown actors in the productions. Broadway plays in the 1980s.
On October 21, a federal jury in the New York civil case discussed for more than an hour before deciding that Mr. Rapp, now 50, had failed to prove his charges.
We are honored that such a prestigious guest as Kevin Spacey has chosen Turin and our museum for its long-awaited return to an audience event.Enzo Ghigo, National Museum of Cinema
Mr Spacey, 63, has “clearly denied” the charges.
In a US civil case, all charges need to be proven “on a probabilistic basis” and not by criminal standards as “beyond all reasonable doubt”.
“We are honored that a distinguished guest like Kevin Spacey has chosen Turin and our museum for a long-awaited return to an audience event,” said Ghigo.
Stella della Mole Award winners include actresses Isabella Rossellini and Monica Bellucci, and director Dario Argento.
Mr Spacey shot his most recent film, The Man Who Drew God, directed by Franco Nero, in Turin.
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“Now, out of all the cities in the world, he chose Turin for a master class.
Domenico De Gaetano, Director of the National Museum of Cinema, said: “He could not have given us a better gift than this.
Mr. Gaetano plans to interview Spacey about his career at the January event.
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