41st Chaplin Award Gala: Rob Reiner

April 28, 2014, 7:00pm
Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center 

Join us as we salute the acclaimed director of some of the most popular and
influential motion pictures of the past few decades, Mr. Rob Reiner.

Award presented by cinema legend, and 1998 Chaplin Award recipient,
Martin Scorsese

Scheduled to Appear:
         Billy Crystal              Michael Douglas
    Michael McKean             Robin Wright
James Caan             Meg Ryan

The event will celebrate the range of Reiner’s work from the pure comedy of This Is Spinal Tap and The Princess Bride to the intense drama of Stand by Me, the romantic comedy of When Harry Met Sally…, as well as his extensive on-screen work highlighted with the role of Michael “Meathead” Stivic in the landmark television series All in the Family.

The annual Chaplin Award Gala is the Film Society’s major fundraising event, helping to support the organization’s ongoing work in education, artist development, and cross-cultural film outreach.


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——— Rob Reiner Classics on the Big Screen! ———
Leading up to the Gala on April 27 and 28, don't miss two days of beloved
Reiner classics, including A Few Good Men, Misery, The Princess Bride, and
Stand by Me. Plus, as an added bonus, Chaplin Award Gala ticket buyers
will receive a pair of complimentary tickets to any film of their choice in the
Rob Reiner film series. Tickets may be redeemed day-of screening on a
first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability.
See the schedule here

——— Chaplin Forever! ———
For the 100th Anniversary of Chaplin’s character “The Little Tramp”, Jaeger-LeCoultre has invited the Musée de l’Elysée to pay homage to the beloved actor and producer Charlie Chaplin with an exhibition retracing the most famous momentsof his career. “Chaplin Forever!” will be on display in the Furman Gallery, April 25 – May 4.The exhibition will be inaugurated in the presence of Carmen Chaplin, his granddaughter.

7:00 p.m. Chaplin Award Tribute
9:00 p.m. 
VIP Gala Dinner 

Tickets on sale now!

Tribute-only tickets start at just $25

To purchase tickets:

Online here
In person at the Avery Fisher Hall & Alice Tully Hall box offices
(Mon – Sat 10am – 6pm & Sun 12pm – 6pm)
Phone CenterCharge at 212.721.6500 (Mon – Sun 10am-9pm)

The seating chart for Avery Fisher Hall is available here.

Directly following the Chaplin Award Gala Tribute, a special dinner will be hosted for guests in honor of Mr. Reiner. Attendees will include industry colleagues, actors, filmmakers and more. A limited number of tickets and tables are still available for purchase. For information and tickets, please contact the Film Society's Development Office at 212.875.5685. Pricing information is also available here.

Founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international cinema, the Film Society of Lincoln Center presents the prestigious New York Film Festival, New Directors/New Films, and annual programs including Dance on Camera, Human Rights Watch Film Festival, Latinbeat, New York African Film Festival, New York Asian Film Festival, New York Jewish Film Festival, Open Roads: New Italian Cinema, NewFest, and Rendez-Vous with French Cinema.

In addition to these programs, the Film Society operates the Walter Reade Theater, the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, and publishes the nation’s most respected journal on cinema, Film Comment.

Chaplin Award
This celebration of Mr. Reiner is the continuation of a 41-year tradition at the Film Society that honors a distinguished film artist whose body of work and lifetime of achievements represent a significant contribution to the art of film.

Past honorees include luminaries such as Meryl Streep, Bette Davis, Alfred Hitchcock, James Stewart, Dustin Hoffman, Audrey Hepburn, Michael Douglas, Tom Hanks, Barbra Streisand, and of course, the iconic Charlie Chaplin. See the complete list.

When do tickets go on sale?
Tickets are on sale now. 

What is the overall flow of the evening?
The evening’s festivities kick off with the Gala Tribute at 7:00 p.m., directly followed by a private VIP Dinner for Mr. Reiner and guests at 9:00 p.m. (see pricing here).

What is the dress code?
The evening’s attire is cocktail.

What are the ticket prices?
Tickets range from $25-$350.

Are tickets tax-deductible?
For Tribute-Only tickets, the face value of each ticket less $150 is tax-deductible. Please consult your tax advisor as to your individual circumstance with regard to tax deductibility.

How many tickets may I purchase?
Up to four tickets may be purchased by an individual ticket-buyer.

How will I receive my tickets?
Tickets will be sent to you in the mail if purchased before April 15. Tickets purchased after will be held at will call.

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I’m traveling from out-of-town to attend the gala. Where should I stay?
The preferred hotel for the gala is the Trump International Hotel and Tower, located at 1 Central Park West. Special packages may be available closer to the event.

What are the seating options?
A seating chart for Avery Fisher Hall is available here.

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