Philip Seymour Hoffman’s family honored | WHEC.com

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s family honored | WHEC.com

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) – The brother and mother of the late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman have been honored by a film festival being held in family’s western New York hometown.

The High Falls Film Festival in Rochester opened Sunday with the local premiere of “Dog Bowl,” a short film written and directed by Gordy Hoffman, who grew up in nearby Fairport and now lives in Los Angeles.

The festival also honored Philip and Gordy’s mother, Marilyn O’Connor, with the festival’s Rochester Film Legacy Award. The award honors a filmmaker or film supporter based in the Rochester area whose passion and dedication embodies the city’s film legacy.

Gordy and Philip credited their mother with inspiring their passion for movies.

The film festival resumes Thursday and runs through Nov. 16.

Phillip Seymour Hoffman died of a drug overdose in Manhattan in 2014.

 

 

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