Palm Springs Fest to Honor Michael Douglas

PSIFF’s Icon Award will be handed out at screening of “Solitary Man”

The Palm Springs International Film Festival last week announced the final honorees for its 2011 Awards Gala, but that doesn't mean the festival has finished finding people to salute.

Michael DouglasPSIFF on Monday announced that Michael Douglas will receive its Icon Award, which will be handed out not at the main awards ceremony, but before a January 13 screening of "Solitary Man" in the festival's Talking Pictures: The Contenders series.

“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to honor Michael Douglas at a time when both his creative prowess and his contributions to world cinema have never been more evident – or more deserving of celebration," said PSIFF festival director Darryl Macdonald in the press release announcing the honor. "Simply put, he’s an American treasure.”

In addition to the screening of "Solitary Men," the evening in celebration of Douglas will include film clips from his past work and an onstage conversation with Peter Bart.