Room starring Brie Larson - Mill Valley Film Festival
Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay star in 'Room'. Directed by Lenny Abrahamson. (Photo from poster courtesy Element Pictures)

Actress Brie Larson will take time out of her incredibly busy schedule (Free Fire, Kong: Skull Island, Trainwreck) to attend the upcoming 38th edition of the Mill Valley Film Festival.

There, MVFF organizers say, she’ll receive a “Spotlight” award in advance of the screening of her new film Room.

Per the email update: “Brie Larson has built an impressive career as one of the more versatile young actresses working today. She garnered numerous 2014 Best Actress award wins and nominations for her performance in Destin Daniel Cretton’s Short Term 12. Her dramatic role as “Grace” earned her Best Actress wins at the Locarno Film Festival and Gotham Awards, and a Best Actress nomination at the Critics’ Choice Awards. Up next, she will be seen in the Martin Scorsese executive produced ‘70s crime thriller,Free Fire, opposite Sharlto Copley, Cillian Murphy and Armie Hammer.”

Room is based on Emma Donoghue’s bestseller and tells the story of the bond between mother and child through the eyes of five-year old Jack (Jacob Tremblay). The film, shot in Ireland, also stars Joan Allen.

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Sacramento native Larson has been known to try her hand, rather successfully, at directing and writing. Her short, The Arm, won a prize (Best Comedic Storytelling) at last year’s Sundance Film Festival.

Stay tuned to Stark Insider for more details on the date/time and venue for the Brie Larson Spotlight and Room screening.

With Clinton Stark contributing from Mill Valley.