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Palm Springs Film Fest Gala To Honor Rock´s U2

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"...a vision without a promise is just a fantasy, and we're not interested in that." - Bono.

 

Love it.

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"...love letters Mandela wrote to his wife Minnie from his prison cell" - The Desert Sun.

 

Of course that would be his wife Winnie.

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"Steve McQueen has challenged intolerance his entire career." - Bono.

 

I'm thinking he's referring to the Steve McQueen who was in the movies 'The Magnificent Seven,' 'The Sand Pebbles,' etc. Unless he was referring to a different Steve McQueen, then unfortunately it should be the past tense.

 

It's good to see U2 get a visionary award.

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Wrong Steve McQueen.  Steve McQueen was presented the Director of the Year award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival for his film "12 Years a Slave"

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Wrong Steve McQueen.  Steve McQueen was presented the Director of the Year award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival for his film "12 Years a Slave"

Yeah, that Steve McQueen, 'cause the other one was an actor and he's dead.

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So what did they actually get this award for? 

Because Bono rhymes with Sunny Bono, Mary Bono, Jose Bono & Edward de Bono !!!

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So what did they actually get this award for? 

 

 

The award is traditionally introduced by gala honorary chairwoman Mary Bono, widow of the festival founder and award namesake. So it could be a case of, “Mrs. Bono meet Mr. Bono,” lead singer of the band being considered for an Academy Award for Best Original Song.

“We normally present the Sonny Bono Visionary Award to a director,” festival chairman Harold Matzner said in a statement, “but for our 25th anniversary we wanted to take the occasion to celebrate U2, a visionary group and the world’s premier rock band, for their unparalleled humanitarian work against extreme poverty, disease and social injustice. Their latest song ‘Ordinary Love’ from the film ‘Mandela' is an ode to Nelson Mandela … whom the band worked with in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa.”

 

 

VISION OVER VISIBILITY

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