“Killers of the Flower Moon” to Receive Palm Springs Film Festival’s Vanguard Award

Leonardo DiCaprio and Lily Gladstone in
Leonardo DiCaprio and Lily Gladstone in "Killers of the Flower Moon"

Martin Scorsese gave us another poignant drama with Killers of the Flower Moon, and he’s getting credit where credit is due. This critically acclaimed historical epic will be honored with the Vanguard Award at the upcoming Palm Springs Film Festival this winter.

The festival’s chairman Nachhattar Singh Chandi said it’s an honor to present the Vanguard Award to Scorsese’s latest cinematic masterpiece and described it as a must-see film of the year.

Killers of the Flower Moon is a powerful and important film not only for its cinematic poetry, but also as a complicated story about the suspicious murders of members of the Osage Nation, one that fully illustrates the evils of racism and corruption,” said Chandi in a statement.

Killers of the Flower Moon draws inspiration from David Grann’s non-fiction book of the same name, and it sheds light on the series of murders of the members of the Osage Nation in 1920s Oklahoma after oil was discovered on their tribal land. The film’s ensemble cast includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Lily Gladstone, and Jesse Plemons.

Killers of the Flower Moon had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival where it was met with rave reviews this spring. It hit the theatres on October 20 and earned $137 million worldwide so far.