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FLIFF 2017: A wink and a nod to Burt Reynolds

FLIFF 2017: A wink and a nod to Burt Reynolds

Florida film legend Burt Reynolds will be the featured guest at opening festivities for the 2017 Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, running Oct. 27-Nov. 19 in theaters across South Florida.

Reynolds will attend a Nov. 3 screening of his latest film, the bittersweet comedy “Dog Years,” which kicks off the 32nd edition of the festival at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood. The 81-year-old actor, director and producer will receive a FLIFF lifetime achievement award, which he can put next to the same award he accepted from the festival in 1991.

In “Dog Years,” which includes “Modern Family” actress Ariel Winter, Ellar Coltrane (“Boyhood”) and a cameo from Chevy Chase,...