2018 VAIL FILM FESTIVAL PRESENT EXCELLENCE IN ACTING AWARD TO AYA CASH

Critics’ Choice Nominee Aya Cash honored for role in indie hit Mary Goes Round

VAIL, CO – The Vail Film Festival will honor Aya Cash with the 2018 Excellence in Acting award for her incredible work in ‘Mary Goes Round’ and for her varied and nuanced performances in both film and television. Aya stars in Mary Goes Round, playing Friday, April 6th at 8:30pm at the GMC Theater. The awards ceremony takes place Saturday, April 7th at the same venue.

In 2015, Cash received a Critics’ Choice Television Award nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her lead role in the FX/FXX series You’re the Worst. Other credits include Brotherhood, Law & Order, Mercy, and The Newsroom. Cash was also a series regular in the 2011 Fox comedy Traffic Light.

In Mary Goes Round, written and directed by Molly McGlynn, Aya plays Mary, a substance abuse counselor who gets arrested for a DUI. She returns to her hometown of Niagara Falls and learns that her estranged father is dying of cancer. He wants her to form a bond with her teenaged half-sister that she’s never met.

“We’re excited to screen the Colorado Premiere of Mary Goes Round and to honor Aya Cash,” says Festival Director, Corinne Hara, “Our programming team fell in love with her honest, raw and heartfelt performance. Aya’s ability to make you laugh and cry in the same breath is a testament to her talent and dedication to her craft.”

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About the Vail Film Festival
Celebrating its 15th year, the Vail Film Festival is widely recognized in the international filmmaking community for supporting emerging and critically acclaimed talent from around the globe.

The Vail Film Festival is presented by the Colorado Film Institute. More information can be found at http://www.VailFilmFestival.com.

About the 2018 Vail Film Festival Sponsors
2018 Vail Film Festival premiere sponsors include GMC as the Official Vehicle, Vail Resorts as a signature partner and Stella Artois as the Official Beer. For all 2018 supporting sponsors, please visit http://www.vailfilmfestival.com.

About GMC
GMC is proud to be the official sponsor of the Vail Film Festival, and the exclusive partner of Vail Resorts. GMC’s lineup of premium trucks and SUVs is built for those who want the best of the best, making it a perfect fit for the active lifestyle of Vail residents and guests. Led by a family of award-winning Denali trucks and SUVs, every GMC is rated PG for Professional Grade, sets the industry benchmark for refinement, and represents the pinnacle of craftsmanship and capability. GMC is for those who seek excellence in all that they do, and recognizes all the artists who pursue perfection in their craft. Bravo! Details on all GMC models are available at http://www.gmc.com, on Twitter at @thisisgmc or at http://www.facebook.com/gmc.

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Vail Film Festival
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