The Virginia Film Festival announces special guest

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A two-time Academy Award-winning actor will be a special guest at the upcoming Virginia Film Festival.

Christoph Waltz will attend the festival in Charlottesville in November.

"We are thrilled to announce that Christoph Waltz will be joining us for the 2018 Virginia Film Festival," said VAFF Director Jody Kielbasa. "Our audiences will not only have the chance to hear from someone who is clearly one of the leading actors working today, but also one is at the very tip of his game, and whose stat is still on the rise. He is truly one of the most interesting and talented actors of his time, and brings a sense of or originality to every role that makes it nearly impossible to imagine anyone else in it."

Waltz will appear with Academy Award-winning producer Mark Johnson for "A Tribute to Christoph Waltz" on Nov. 3, which will combine an onstage interview with clips of scenes from Waltz's career.

Waltz is best known for his work with Quentin Tarantino in the 2009 film "Inglourious Basterds," which won him a Golden Globe and the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.

He won a second Golden Globe and Academy Award in 2012 for his work in "Django Unchained."

Other films that he has been in include "Spectre," "Big Eyes," and "Green Hornet."

Festival officials also announced program additions including "If Beale Street Could Talk" and "At Eternity's Gate."

The first film is set in 1970s Harlem around the story of a young African-American couple whose love is shattered when one ends up in prison after being falsely accused of a crime and the other races to prove his innocence before their child is born.

The second takes a look at Vincent Van Gogh. It is not a forensic biography of the famous painter but is scenes based on his letters, common agreement about events in his life that present as facts, and moments that were invented.

The Sundance Award-winning documentary "Matangi/Maya/M.I.A." will also be screened. It charts the rise of a London Sri Lankan immigrant through the ranks of the music industry.

Tickets are currently on sale for many of the events that will be taking place during the film festival.