Director Penn hospitalised with pneumonia
Penn, 86, was to set receive an award at the event in Waterville on Wednesday (15Jul09).
The director's son, Matthew, says Penn - whose other films include The Miracle Worker, Alice's Restaurant, The Left Handed Gun and Little Big Man - remained in doctors' care on Tuesday (14Jul09) in a New York hospital but is expected to recover.
A special guest will now receive the honour for the filmmaker, according to festival officials.
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