"He continues to make films with gay and lesbian storylines, and one of his constant themes is the Israeli-Palestinian struggle," Coombes explains. "He's looking for peace."
The New York-born, Jerusalem-raised Fox is somewhat amused at following in the footsteps of previous MGLFF career achievement award recipients Gregg Araki (Mysterious Skin) and François Ozon (Swimming Pool).
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April 27 through May 6 at Regal South Beach Cinema in Miami Beach, the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, the Colony Theatre in Miami Beach, Sunrise Cinemas at Gateway in Fort Lauderdale, and the Flamingo South Beach in Miami. Visit www.mglff.com for a complete schedule.
"It's a little confusing," says the openly gay Fox, age 42, who co-wrote The Bubble with life partner Gal Uchovsky. "These awards go to older people. And you can even get anxious wondering if such an award means you're too old, that you're at the end of your career. But to be appreciated in this way is a nice thing to happen."