At this year's festival, on April 8, 2011, they're presenting a Lifetime Achievement Award to Susan Sarandon
. Yes, that Susan Sarandon. Meaning that Susan Sarandon is going to be in Sonoma. At the Sebastiani Theatre. In person.
Be still our beating hearts.
Festival Director Kevin McNeely says in press-release-ese, "We look forward to welcoming Ms. Sarandon and having her enjoy our unique Festival where we celebrate the very best in film, food & wine.
"We say: It's SUSAN SARANDON!And also, holy cow.
And furthermore, why isn't her incredible "Church of Baseball" speech from Bull Durham on YouTube? Instead, enjoy this Lionel Richie-assisted montage: