2020 Film Festival
Festival Guest of Honor
Award-winning actor, director, and screenwriter, and 2020 Independent Spirit Award nominee. Karen Allen screened her short film A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud, based on a short story by Carson McCullers. Afterwards, Karen taught a masterclass on directing actors.
An American film and stage actress. After making her film debut in Animal House(1978), she became best known for her portrayal of Marion Ravenwood opposite Harrison Ford in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), a role she later reprised for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008). She also co-starred in Starman (1984) and Scrooged (1988). Her stage work has included performances on Broadway, and she has directed both for stage and film.