Malvern native Adam McKay, the writer and director who took home the Oscar for best adapted screenplay for The Big Short, will be honored this week by the Philadelphia Film Society with the Lumiere Award for lifetime achievement, writes Gary Thompson for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
“I love it every time I get back to Philly even for a day or two, because it’s Philly, and because it’s where I fell in love with film,” said McKay, a Great Valley High School graduate.
During the ceremony, the Philadelphia Film Society will also screen his latest movie, Vice, the Dick Cheney biopic that has already received six Golden Globe nominations.
It stars an unrecognizable Christian Bale in the lead role. It follows the soft footsteps of the political career of the man whom the director believes had an unprecedented and dangerous power behind the curtain, while presenting an impassive face to the public.
The director’s next project will be a series of documentaries about global capitalism and the environment, which is a constant worry to him.
“Things are changing so fast in the world,” McKay said. “Global warming will change our world in ways we can’t even fathom.”
Read more about Adam McKay in the Philadelphia Inquirer here.