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Boston film festival to honor Martin, Spacek

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Steve Martin and Sissy Spacek will receive the Boston Film Excellence Awards, festival organizers said.

Forty feature films and 24 shorts from 17 countries are being featured at the festival, which opened Friday and runs through Sept. 16.

Martin will receive his award Monday prior to a screening of his new film, "Novocaine," a thriller co-starring Helena Bonham Carter and Laura Dern.

Spacek, who won an Oscar for 1980's "Coal Miner's Daughter," will receive her award Tuesday. She stars in "In the Bedroom," a drama playing at the festival.